Rial

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Flag of Germany svg.png Rial
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Full Name Rial Racing
Base Fußgönheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Founder(s)
Team Principal(s) Flag of Germany svg.png Günter Schmid
Technical Director
Noted Former Drivers
Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea de Cesaris Formula One


Rial is a German alloy wheel manufacturer and former Formula 1 racing team. Ex-ATS owner Günter Schmid purchased the company in 1987, with Rial racing being formed in late 1988 for an entry in the 1989 Formula One season.

History

Rial made their Formula One debut in 1989 with the lineup of Stefan Johansson and Christian Danner. Danner only managed to make the grid on one occasion in the first half of the season and was subsequently replaced by popular Italian driver Andrea de Cesaris. The team failed to score any points all season.

De Cesaris remained in 1990 with the Italian being joined by Finnish youngster JJ Lehto. The pairing was much stronger and de Cesaris was able to score the team's first points with a fifth place finish in the Belgian Grand Prix - allowing the team to finish ninth in the Constructor's standings.

This uptick in performance saw them get a partial investment from Porsche - who saw the Fußgönheim outfit as the perfect base for a potential assault on the series. Despite the increased investment, Rial could not keep hold of Andrea de Cesaris who instead accepted a seat with Oreca. Rial's lineup would see Formula 3000 graduate Michael Bartels be joined by former Osella driver Nicola Larini. Bartels would partly share the drive with the team's reportedly preferred candidate Bernd Schneider - who was racing in the World Touring Car Masters with Vauxhall and race the Rial when his schedule allowed.

Formula One Results

Year Team Chassis Engine # Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts WCC
1989 Rial Racing Rial ARC1 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 BRA SMR MON FRA USA CAN GBR GER HUN SOV POR ITA BEL JPN AUS MEX 0 14th
38 Flag of Sweden svg.png Stefan Johansson DNPQ DNPQ 11 DNPQ 9 DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ Ret 10 DNQ Ret 12 DNPQ DNQ 13
39 Flag of Germany svg.png Christian Danner DNPQ DNPQ 14 DNPQ DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ
Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret Ret 14 DNQ DNPQ DNQ 14
1990 Rial Racing Rial ARC2 Lamborghini 3512 3.5 V12 USA BRA PAC SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 2 9th
31 Flag of Italy svg.png Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret 15 9 11 Ret Ret DNQ 14 Ret 11 5 14 Ret Ret Ret
32 Flag of Finland svg.png J.J. Lehto 9 Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12
1991 Porsche Rial Racing Rial ARC3 Porsche 3512 3.5 V12 USA BRA PAC SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR ESP JPN AUS
0 12th
31 Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Bartels DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret
Flag of Germany svg.png Bernd Schneider 14 Ret 16
32 Flag of Italy svg.png Nicola Larini Ret 12 13 7 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 8
1992 Porsche Rial Racing Rial ARC4 Porsche 3512 3.5 V12 RSA MEX BRA PAC ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS 1 9th
31 Flag of Austria svg.png Karl Wendlinger Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 Ret 10 6 14†
32 Flag of Germany svg.png Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 10 8 Ret Ret Ret
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