Category: 1988

Ayrton Senna + Marlboro McLaren + Monaco (1988…

Ayrton Senna + Marlboro McLaren + Monaco (1988 – 1993) = winning mix

by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Tadahiko Taira Yamaha YZR 500 1988

Tadahiko Taira Yamaha YZR 500 1988

Pierfrancesco Chili, Honda NSR500, 1988 GP F…

Pierfrancesco Chili, Honda NSR500, 1988 GP France Paul Ricard

Eddie Lawson Yamaha YZR-OW98 500 1988

Eddie Lawson Yamaha YZR-OW98 500 1988

Kevin Schwanz Suzuki and Wayne Rainey Yamaha D…

Kevin Schwanz Suzuki and Wayne Rainey Yamaha Dutch GP Assen 1988.

1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1…

1988, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 McLaren MP4/4, 1.5-liter turbocharged RA168E V6 engine built by Honda

In its final year of development  the 1.5 litre Honda  RA168E V6 turbo engine was at times putting out in excess of 700bhp. The MP4/4 won all but one of the season’s 16 Grand Prix races and scored three times the number of points as seconds place Ferrari in the Constructors Championship. Its success was not diluted by rule changes for the 1988 season. These brought in a further reduction in fuel capacity to 150 litres and a mandatory 2.8-bar turbo boost limit.

Masahiro Shimizu Ajinomoto Honda NSR250 1988

Masahiro Shimizu Ajinomoto Honda NSR250 1988