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Dark-Wolf

Dark Wolf were a British team that raced in FF1M. They were formed by Force for the 1998 FF1M Season in which they exceeded expectations by finishing the season in 10th place ahead of the established and previously hugely successful Maestro Motorsport team despite running with less powerful customer Mugen engines. Their first points finish was a 6th place finish for Mark Blundell at the 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix earning the team its first three points.

For its second season in FF1M, Dark Wolf replaced its Mugen engine for the more powerful Peugeot engine and signed Ulsterman Eddie Irvine and Austrian Alexander Wurz. Their second season was an improvement over their first season as both drivers were frequently finishing in the points. Dark Wolf ended the season 8th with a best result of a 5th place each by both drivers

Season 3, and Dark Wolf had completely changed their line-up, with Ferrari engines, FF2M race winner Pedro de la Rosa and unproven Australian driver Mark Webber. Despite a lack of stability, Dark Wolf were steadily improving and were now established midfield runners. De la Rosa achieved their maiden podium finish at the final race at Suzuka. De la Rosa was maintained at Dark Wolf for their fourth season and was joined by Tarso Marques. The Brazilian couldn't match de la Rosa for raw pace, but Pedro was continuously improving in speed and even led for part of the Austrian Grand Prix. Four podium finishes summed up Dark Wolf's fourth season as they ended the season in 6th place.

The 2002 season came along as Dark Wolf maintained De la Rosa and teamed him up with another Spaniard, Marc Gene. De la Rosa was dropped after 3 races when it transpired that the 2002 champion Cristiano Da Matta was available to race. The driver switch paid off handsomely as the Brazilian took his and the team's maiden win in the Austrian Grand Prix. Two more wins followed for Da Matta as Gene took five podium finishes contributing to 2nd place for Dark Wolf in the constructor's championship. Overall, a huge step forward.

Da Matta and Gene were retained for the 2003 as Dark Wolf's main technological feature was the Ferrari turbo. It became apparent how significant the turbo was for the team, dominating the first half of the season with seven wins out of the first nine races. Their early form turned out to be crucial for the rest of the season as they slipped behind FJR and Pedersen in terms of speed, but they had won their first constructor's championship at Monza. Da Matta and Gene both battled for the driver's championship at the final race, with reliability deciding the outcome in favour of the Brazilian.

Results

FF1M

Year Engine Ch. Pos Races Points Wins Drivers Ch. Pos Races Points Wins
1998 Mugen Honda 10th 17 3 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1- Jan Magnussen 23rd 17 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Mark Blundell 18th 17 3
1999 Peugeot 8th 17 22 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1- Alexander Wurz 17th 17 7
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Eddie Irvine 13th 17 15
2000 Ferrari 7th 17 27 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro De La Rosa 12th 17 17
22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1- Mark Webber 15th 17 10
2001 Ferrari 6th 17 46 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro De La Rosa 7th 17 44
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Tarso Marques 20th 17 2
2002 Ferrari 2nd 16 115 3 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro De La Rosa 17th 3 2
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta 2nd 13 68 3
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 7th 16 45
2003 Ferrari 1st 16 163 9 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta 1st 16 83 6
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 2nd 16 80 3
2004 Ferrari V10 2nd 17 140 6 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Cristiano Da Matta 2nd 17 89 4
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 4th 17 51 2
2005 Ferrari V10 8th 17 39 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso 12th 17 27
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 16th 17 12
2006 BMW V8 6th 17 61 2 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 15th 17 16
22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli 5th 17 45 2
2007 Mercedes V8 1st 17 149 4 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 10th 17 25
[1] Sebastian Vettel 1st 17 124 4
2008 Mercedes V8 8th 17 25 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1- Mark Webber 19th 10 6
[2] Nico Rosberg 13th 7 10
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 16th 17 9
2009 BMW V8 7th 15* 35 [3] Nico Rosberg 10th 15 26
22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 20th 15 9
2010 Ferrari V8 8th 18 50 [4] Heikki Kovalainen 10th 18 29
22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli 16th 18 21

Retro

Year Chassis/Engine Ch. Pos Races Points Wins Drivers Ch. Pos Races Points Wins
1950 Ferrari 3rd 1 3 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Alberto Ascari 4th 1 0
[5] Louis Chiron 22nd 1 0
1986 Lotus/Renault 3rd 10 42 2 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Andrea de Cesaris 21st 10 0
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Ayrton Senna 2nd 10 42 2
1987 McPherson/Ferrari 4th 10 30 [6] Gerhard Berger 9th 10 12
22px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1- Stefan Johannson 7th 10 18

FF2M

Dark Wolf also have an FF2M team, known as OrangeBull in their first season and Light Wolf for the subsequent seasons.

Season Engine Ch. Pos Races Points Wins Drivers Ch. Pos Races Points Wins
2001 Renault 6th 12 54 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Enrique Bernoldi 14th 12 16
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1- Christijan Albers 8th 12 38
2002 Renault 3rd 12 93 2 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene 23rd 1 0
22px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1- Bjorn Wirdheim 7th 11 39
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1- Christijan Albers 4th 12 54 2
2003 Renault 8th 12 32 22px-Flag of Sweden.svg-1- Bjorn Wirdheim 10th 12 32
22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Ferdinando Monfardini 21st 12 0
2004 (Asia) Renault 5th 8 49 1 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1- Neel Jani 6th 8 37 1
22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Gianmaria Bruni 11th 8 12
2004 (Europe) Renault 2nd 8 68 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1- Neel Jani 8th 8 33
22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Gianmaria Bruni 7th 8 35
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