1996 Benetton B196

Benetton Formula Ltd. carved out a chunk of Formula One history in 1992, where World Champion Formula One racing driver, Michael Schumacher made his name driving the B192, the predecessor to 1996 Benetton’s B196.

In the skilful hands of French Formula One driver Jean Alesi and his Austrian teammate Gerhard Berger, the B196 proved to be a fierce competitor when it made its debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 1996.

During the season, the B196 racked up a several points and nabbed a number of podium finishes.

As a contributor to the vibrant Benetton Formula Ltd legacy, anyone who gets the opportunity to test drive or own this car has a piece of Formula One history in their hands.  

Notable entrants: Mild Seven Benetton Renault

Notable drivers:  

Jean Alesi 

Gerhard Berger 


  • Brakes Disc
  • Chassis Carbon-fibre Monocoque
  • Constructor Benetton Formula Ltd
  • Debut 1996 Australian Grand Prix
  • Displacement 3,000 cc | 183.1 cu in| 3 L.
  • Drive Type RWD
  • Engine Configuration Renault RS8 72º V10
  • Engine Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
  • Front Suspension Double wishbones, pushrod
  • Power 750 Hp @ 14500 min-
  • Production 1996 only
  • Rear Suspension Double wishbones, pushrod
  • Transmission transverse 6-speed semi-automatic
  • Weight 595 kg
  • Wheel Base 2990 mm