The Toleman TG185, designed by Rory Byrne, was a further modification of TG184. The car had new monocoque (the first produced in-house), and was powered by Hart turbo engine. Due to problems with Pirelli tyres supply, the team missed first three races of the 1985 season. At first, a single car was entered for Italian Teo Fabi, who had previously driven for the team in 1982. From the Austrian Grand Prix onwards, a second car was entered for another Italian driver, Piercarlo Ghinzani, who joined the team from Osella. Fabi won Toleman its first and only pole position at the German Grand Prix, but this was to be the team’s only highlight of 1985. TG185 was extremely unreliable and saw the finish line just twice all year, when Fabi finished 14th in France and 12th in Italy. The car is most notable by its bright Benetton livery with national flags of many countries.
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