The Minardi M190 was the 1990 F1 Minardi car designed by Aldo Costa; he is an Italian engineer and now he is the Engineering Director of the Mercedes-Benz F1 team. Costa was born in Parma. After school, he continued studying and graduated from the famous University of Bologna in mechanical engineering. His job at Minardi was his first in his F1 career. He started in 1988 as the chief designer and became the technical director in 1989 after Giacomo Caliri, ex-technical director of the team, left. Costa joined the Scuderia-Ferrari in 1995 and in 1998 became assistant to the team’s Chief Designer, Rory Bryne. When Byrne announced his intention to retire in 2004, Costa was named as his successor. Byrne credited the design of the 2005 Ferrari to Costa. The other father of the M190 was Tomasso Carletti
The car was built by Minardi for the 1990 F1 season. The car was powered by the Cosworth DFR V8 engine and ran on Pirelli tires
It debuted at the 1990 San Marino Grand Prix
Drivers were the Italians
Pierluigi Martini and Paolo Barilla
Paolo Barilla was replaced by
Gianni Morbidelli the last two races of the year.
The M190 did not score any points for the Constructor’s Championship. Its best result was Martini’s 8th place at the Japan Grand Prix in Suzuka
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Chassis No. 015 / 1979;
Engine Ford Cosworth DFV F1, V8 3000 cc, 500 Hp
Gearbox Hewland FGA 400 6-speed
Car completely overhauled in 2014. Monocoque chassis again bought time by Adriano Paramento.
Completely original car, AMS Autoracing Type 277
Chassis No. 62 / 1979; never crashed.
Original engine AMS 413 DOHC 16 valves - 1600 cc, with Lucas Mk1 Fuel injection.
Gearbox Hewland FT 200 5-speed
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