The Ferrari 642 (also known as the Ferrari F1-91) was a Formula One racing car designed by Steve Nichols and Jean-Claude Migeot and was used by Scuderia Ferrari in the 1991 Formula One season. It was a development of the team's 641 chassis, which had mounted a championship challenge in 1990. Formula One standings for 1991 Click on the Driver to see 1991 race-level statistics for that driver. Previous year Next year. Retro: The point-less minnow F1 teams of 1991 Six of the 18 teams that appeared in the 1991 Formula 1 season failed to score a point, whether through lack of funds to build and test new parts, under-par engines or management musical chairs. Ayrton Senna thoroughly dominated the early races of the '91 season, but it soon developed into a tense two-way battle as Nigel Mansell clawed his Williams-Renault into contention. The official review somehow squeezes all the highlights of a dramatic and exciting year into 162 minutes. Previously sold as 3491 F1 1991 Nearly Mansell! F1 1971 - 1980: F1 1981 - 1990: F1 1991 - 2000: F1 2001 - 2010: F1 2011: Pre-War Single Seaters and Grand Prix cars: Indy Cars: Formula 2 Cars: F5000 Cars: Post-War.© LAT Images Magazine: F1 1991 retrospective special
Ayrton Senna's battle for his third Formula 1 world title in 1991 is part of a special issue of Autosport magazine, out today (14 January).
Senna and McLaren-Honda started the season as the dominant combination but faced a new challenge from the Williams-Renault team and Nigel Mansell.
In our 1991 special, we argue that Senna's campaign - both on and off track - make it the greatest of his F1 crowns, while Williams co-founder Patrick Head is brutally honest about his team's failings that season.
F1 1991 Australia
Fan favourite Jean Alesi talks about the troubles at Ferrari that year, and we pick out some of the unsung heroes of the season, including rookie Mika Hakkinen.
Autosport's technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge looks at the response from McLaren and Honda to the rise of Williams, as well as some of the less-heralded machines: the cars from the six teams that failed to score a point in 1991.
Michael Andretti was arguably the best driver outside of F1 in 1991 and David Malsher-Lopez recalls his superb Indycar title, while Lewis Duncan hears from motorcycle racing legends Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz about their epic battles.© LAT Images Magazine: F1 1991 retrospective special
F1 1991 Monaco
There's also a summary of some of the other big events from the motorsport world that year, most notably the arrival of Ross Brawn's Jaguar XJR-14 and the World Rally Championship duel between Lancia's Juha Kankkunen and Toyota driver Carlos Sainz.
Bringing things more up-to-date, Nick Tandy talks about completing his endurance racing sextuple crown, with successes in the 24-hour classics at Le Mans, Daytona, Nurburgring and Spa, and the Sebring 12 Hours and Petit Le Mans.
F1 1991 Standings
Amid all the news from the club racing scene, we also speak to Gary Prebble - winner of more races on UK soil than any other driver in 2020.
Finally, Mitch Evans reveals the story of the Australian Supercars deal he could have signed when he was just 15, while the British Touring Car Vauxhall Astra Coupe is the latest subject of our new 'In defence of' series.
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