EuroBrun’s first Formula 1 car was ER188, race in 1988. It was designed by Mario Tolentino, and was powered by a normally-aspirated 3.5-litre Cosworth DFZ engine. For the 1989 Formula One season the team entered just one car for rookie Gregor Foitek. The ER188 was updated to ER188B specification and used a Judd CV V8 engine and Pirelli tyres. The team would only make it through pre-qualifying once, in the opening race of the season in Brazil, and then Foitek failed to qualify. For the German Grand Prix new ER189, a much slimmer car with appealing lines, designed by George Ryton was ready. For its debut at the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim the car was presented in the well-known orange Jägermeister livery. The German herb liqueur brand had supported Brun before at Le Mans and Group C racing. But Gregor Foitek failed to pre-qualify the car both at Hockenheim and at the Hungaroring. From Monza onwards Oscar Larrauri, who had driven for the team the previous year, took over but the Argentinian never pre-qualified either. Oscar Larrauri for many years had been part of Walter Brun’s successful Group C Racing Team in the World Sportscar Championship. He raced in the World Sportscar Championship, IMSA GT Championship, Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, and All Japan Sports Prototype Championship during his career. See also ER189 in the black alpha livery used in the Japanese Grand Prix.
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