The great manufacturer influx of the early 2000s began with the arrival of Jaguar as a manufacturer-backed team in 2000. 

The carmaker had bought out the Stewart GP team fresh from its freak win at the Nürburgring with Johnny Herbert in the wet and signed almost-1999-title-winner Eddie Irvine for a huge fee. 

Rumour has it that the Ford CEO at the time shouted ‘Who the hell is this Ed Irvine’ when he found out he was the company’s highest-paid employee. 

The striking green car was designed by Gary Anderson, the same chap responsible for the Jordan 191 and 197 cars in our list. He worked almost exclusively for Jordan during his 12-year career in F1, switching to Stewart/Jaguar between 1999 and 2001. Sadly the car was a bit rubbish, only scoring four points.