Nederland
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XXXV Grote prijs van Nederland in 2020?

Oké ik ben klaarblijkelijk een van de weinige die geen voorstander van een Nederlandse Grand Prix, omdat ik het vertrouwen mis dat de Grand Prix na drie jaar nog steeds goed bezocht zal worden door de Nederlandse race Fans. Nu kwam dus het nieuws naar buiten dat de gemeente Zandvoort 4 miljoen zou willen vrij maken om te investeren in de infrastructuur, dat is fijn maar doe het niet alleen
Formule RP1
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Formule RP1 Benelux Series

Eind 2017 werd de Formule RP1 Benelux series aangekondigd in Nederland en België. De Formule RP1 zou een betaalbare eenheidsklasse moeten zijn waarbij elke coureur de beschikking had over dezelfde wagen, en elke race verwisselde van team/race engineer om zo iedereen gelijke kansen te laten behouden. In 2018 zou de klasse haar debuut maken op het circuit, echter werden de pijlen al snel op 2019 gericht, maar waar is de
Williams
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2019, Williams their last chance?

Spring is coming , Albert Park is almost an circuit again, and the teams are ready for the start of the season as do the fans.  However, is Williams ready for 2019?  I’m not convinced Williams will appear on the start grid in Melbourne as the competitive team it used to be. I believe the team is far from ready for the new season. I have never been a fan
comeback
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Which team should make it’s comeback?

Many legendary team names disappeared during the years, many of those names have been rumoured a couple of times to re-appear on the grid. Some of them did, a couple of times even, think of the Lola and March Engineering names.  Which teams/names would you like to make a comeback on the Formula One grid? These are mine favourites! March Engineering March is one of those teams I would love
Orange Arrows
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Orange Arrows survived 2002, with Verstappen?

Orange Arrows would appear in 2003 on the grid, if they kept Jos Verstappen in 2002?  A question I have in my mind for reasonable time now.  In 2001, the team drove with works Asiatech engines, freely, though it didn’t brought the team much. The result was one point by Verstappen during the Austrian Grand Prix. 2002 looked promising with the Arrows A23, build around Jos Verstappen. Until Tom Walkinshaw
Lehto
Blog F1 1994

JJ Lehto ‘s career after Benetton

1994 was supposed to be the year JJ Lehto became one of F1’s top drivers, but the season ended his Grand Prix career. How did such a golden opportunity turn into a poisoned chalice?  After beating former race winner Alboreto to the second Benetton seat for 1994, Lehto would have been forgiven for thinking regular podium visits were just around the corner. This was the Finn’s first top F1 drive after
Canada
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Canada 2000 – How Jos the Boss became the Boss!

This blog post is written in memoriam to my father, who would turned 76 today. The Canadian Grand Prix of 2000 is one ofthe best races me and my father ever watched on the Television. I can still feel the thrills when it started to rain during the race, I became so excited because there was an Orange F1 car on the track, with a driver wearing an orange helmet,
Chase Carey
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Chase Carey: it’s all about the money

Een paar dagen geleden had Liberty Media haar jaarlijkse bijeenkomst. Hier sprak Chase Carey de waarschuwing maar weer eens uit dat slecht presterende Grand Prix’s, dus races waar niet of nauwelijks aan verdiend wordt zomaar van de kalender kunnen verdwijnen. Of het circuit nu van Historische waarde is of niet.  Beter gezegd als je niet genoeg opbrengt wordt je gedumpt. Ik had een paar dagen nodig om het bericht van
Ligier
Blog F1 1994

The Day Schumacher Drove a Ligier

The upcoming book details what is learnt about the Benetton controversies when Schumacher tested a Ligier for one day in December 1994. For instance was the German as impressive when not driving a Benetton? Before we answer this let us remember the background surrounding this test. In early 1994 the Ligier team were in financial trouble following their team owner, Cyril de Rouvre, having been jailed on fraud charges. Benetton