Unraced 1990 - 1999

Tyrrell

Il Barone Rampante’s plan to buy Tyrrell

The 1990s it seems the booming era of unraced projects, rumours and wild-west stories. The list of projects in the late 1980s and the early 1990s is immense. There seems to be no end to the list. When you think you have them all, there is another long forgotten consortium that was peeking into the […]

Unraced 2000 - 2009

Arrows just simply announced their return for 2003

The 2002 season was obviously a bizarre year for Orange Arrows, or better said for Tom Walkinshaw. Prost retired after the 2001 season and Walkinshaw with his buddy Nickerson were after the assets of the team to form a “new” team named Phoenix Grand Prix. During the year it became clear that Orange Arrows was […]

Laura's Stories

Colin

Colin Chapman e Lotus: rivoluzione in F1 con un briciolo di mistero.

Quando si parla di Colin Chapman si parla non solo di una figura straordinaria, ricca di talento e genio, ma di un uomo che rivoluzionò, come pochi fecero, il mondo della F1. Carismatico e lungimirante, Colin si è raccontato attraverso il suo team ed ha arricchito la sua figura, grazie alle monoposto che ha creato, […]

Formula never happened

Ferrari

Jos Verstappen declined a Ferrari test contract

Jos Verstappen made it’s debut in 1994 in the Formula One, after showing pure speed during his test for Footwork and McLaren. Eight years later Jos Verstappen had still the speed, though due to bad decisions making he was not on the hotlist anymore for many teams. It seemed the Honda project would finally give […]

Schumacher to replace Massa at Ferrari

I still remember the rumours of Michael Schumacher to replace Felipe Massa. Felipe Massa had a massive accident during the Qualification for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix. Massa was behind the Brawn from Barrichello when a spring came off the car right in his face. As a result, Massa had to retire for the rest […]

Book Reviews

Formule Hopeloos

Formule Hopeloos

Formule Hopeloos, ik voel me best hopeloos bevooroordeeld nu. Hoe schrijf ik een review over dit prachtige boek, waarin ik op voorhand al positief in ben bevooroordeeld, een boek waar mijn naam na drie pagina’s al te lezen is, toch neutraal? Nou dat is nogal een opgave. Ik schrijf deze review dan ook vanuit een […]

Leyton House Racing / March F1

Giovanni

Giovanni Lavaggi’s first Formula One test with March

One of the most underrated drivers in the history of Formula One is Giovanni Lavaggi. Many of you know him as Johnny Carwash and remember him for the burning Minardi at Hockenheim. I personally know him as the last gentlemen driver in the Formula One, and remember him for his willpower to reach what he […]

March

March 921 / March CG911C / March M93

While March (nee Leyton House) was in 1990 positively about their future in the Formule One, this would change only a season later. When in September 1991 Akira Akagi was implicated in a financial scandal involving the Fuji Bank and his Marusho Kosan Company. Therefore, Akagi was arrested and Leyton House moved rapidly into bankruptcy. […]