Mission Zero to bring a touch of Formula 1 history to Road Transport Expo

Hayley Tayler
June 14, 2023

Formula 1 fans are in for a real treat on the Mission Zero stand at this month’s Road Transport Expo (RTX), with a guest appearance from Michael Schumacher’s actual Benneton B192 racing car.

First introduced during the 1992 F1 season, the B192 - also shared by Schumacher’s team mate Martin Brundle - propelled Benneton to a third place victory in the World Championship that year.

​It is still going strong today and continues to race at Goodwood and Silverstone under the ownership of Lorina McLaughlin, the British Women Racing Drivers’ Club President.

Visitors can get up close to the B192 during their time at RTX and look inside the cockpit of an actual F1 vehicle.

“We are honoured to bring this extraordinary racing car to the expo, allowing fans to relive the golden era of Formula 1 and witness the legacy of Michael Schumacher.

"It’s a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the road transport industry,” said Nick Caesari, CEO Mission Zero.

Road Transport Expo takes place from 28-30 June at NAEC Stoneleigh. It is completely free to attend for visitors, so make sure to book your free ticket today!

The B192’s story…

With the purchase of the Toleman team in 1985, Italian fashion giant Benetton acquired the services of South African–born designer Rory Byrne.

For the next decade, his genius would dominate Benetton’s drawing office.

In 1992 Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) acquired a stake in the team and supplied the engineering talent of Ross Brawn.

The team had already signed up-and-coming driver Michael Schumacher towards the end of the previous season.

The all-new, Byrne and Brawn designed B192 made its debut at the fourth race of 1992 at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Built around a carbon-fibre composite monocoque with a fully stressed works Ford Cosworth V8, the design formed the basis of the successful Benettons that followed.

Although broadly following the same design parameters as the B191—with pushrod suspension in front and rear, Ford HB V8 power, and a noticeable lack of either semi-automatic gearbox or active suspension—it was immediately apparent that the car was a considerable improvement on its elder siblings.

It was not as sophisticated as the Williams, McLaren and Ferrari cars, but the very sound design made the B192 instantly competitive.

Shared by Martin Brundle and Michael Schumacher, the B192 propelled the team to third in the World Championship.

Schumacher was particularly successful, finishing second at the B192's debut in Spain.

Later in the year, he scored his maiden Grand Prix victory at Spa, exactly one year after making his Formula 1 debut, and like his team, finished third in the Drivers Championship.

Together, Schumacher, Byrne and Brawn would go on to win seven world championships.





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Hayley Tayler

Hayley Tayler has worked across Road Transport Media’s portfolio of publications, including Commercial Motor and Motor Transport, since 2008 in a number of editorial roles from news reporter to urban editor. She now specialises in events and projects content for the business, including the Road Transport Expo and a series of industry research reports.

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