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The wild and notorious Formula one

Yesterday i purchased a bunch of Autosport magazines from 1987 up to 2000. The first edition I opened showed an article regarding a test drive for Olivier Panis in the Benetton B193, which seemed never happened. He got this opportunity for his results in other series. However, the next article I read was about the IRA bombing Flavio Briatore’s home in London. It raised the question, were especially the early
Lost
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I lost connection with today’s Formula One

Hey there, it has been a while since i posted an article on my website. You have to agree a lot has happened since my last post the 16th of February. Some Russian asshole provoked a useless war, which he is losing. Basically the world became a shithole. Normally I would find my safe haven in the Formula One in these disturbing times. However, I lost connection with today’s Formula
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Weekly column 6: Just some thoughts about the F1

Yep the last weekly column was months ago! Therefore, it is time for a new weekly column. This one is just to share some random thoughts about the F1 these days and the past. There is so much going on at the moment and it seems for the fans harder to understand everything. If it isn’t about the hopping by the FIA it is the teams and the drivers that
Orange Arrows
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The Orange Arrows formula 1 summer of 2002

It’s the summer of 2002, the Orange Arrows team from Tom Walkinshaw is on the edge of bankruptcy. It’s the summer Paul Stoddart loves to see Walkinshaw burning and will have the ultimate payback in 2003 when purchasing most of the team’s assets in favour of his Minardi team. Moreover, it is the summer of many rumours in and outside the paddock. Arrows is sold to an American, Arrows is
Jos Verstappen
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Jos Verstappen and his options for 2004 and 2005

Jos Verstappen had a contract to race for the Orange Arrows team from Tom Walkinshaw. However, just before the start of the season he ditched Verstappen, while the Arrows A23 was built around him, and hired Heinz-Harald Frentzen instead. In 2003, he signed a contract with Minardi. Not the season he expected. So what would it be for 2004? Jaguar, Jordan, perhaps Sauber or stay with Minardi?  We know now
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Final update of the rumoured 2022 teams

The final check-up for the teams or organisations that were interested to debut on the grid in 2022. As we know next season there are new regulations. A few years ago there seemed to be some serious interest for the Formula One. However, we all know Covid-19 happened. As well, some ridiculous fee happened, perhaps were the dreams bigger than the wallet. Let’s have a last look at the teams
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Jordan Vodafone F1 Team

You probably remember the Vodafone sponsorship with the Scuderia from 2002 until 2006. The younger once probably remember it as the main sponsor for McLaren from 2007 until 2013. Or if you’re a nut like me you remember the branding on the front wing of the Benetton B201. What many probably forgot or simply don’t know is that Jordan Grand Prix was in negotiations with Vodafone for a sponsor deal.
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Dutch Autosport 1894 – 1949

History books are telling us that the first race for motorised vehicles was held on the 22nd of July 1894. The race known as Paris-Rouen, a trip of 126 Kilometre won by Jules Albert, Count de Dion in a De Dion Bouton. Of course, I disagree with this idea as previously competitive races were held like in Manchester. However, the first time the Netherlands had their first taste with autosport