Johnny Herbert
F1 1994

Johnny Herbert and his time at Benetton

The upcoming book details what can be learnt about the1994 Benetton controversies whenever other drivers sat within the car, like Herbert. So what was the Grand Prix winner’s view of driving it? Johnny Herbert had been tipped for F1 stardom before sustaining serious leg injuries following a horrific multi-car pileup during anF3000 race in the summer of 1988. Despite not having fully recovered, the Englishman bravely returned to racing at
1994
F1 1994 Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1994 season

1994 would change the Formula One forever, especially after the dark Grand Prix weekend in Imola. First Rubinho crashed badly with his Jordan 194, however he only broke his arm. On Saturday, Roland Ratzenberger died due a horrible accident during the qualification session, 12 hours later Ayrton Senna would die when his steering wheel from the Williams broke. Only bad things happened in 1994 ? No Nigel Mansell made his
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
Blog F1 1994

Martin Brundle at McLaren in 1994

During the winter of 1993/1994 F1 was subjected to infighting, politicking and accusations that cheating was rife within the sport, all of which is explained within the upcoming book. During this time Martin Brundle took a massive gamble with his F1 career, as he refused offers from the likes of Jordan in order to secure the prized race seat at McLaren vacated by the Williams bound Ayrton Senna.  There was
Mansell
F1 1994

Mansell’s comeback in 1994

Nigel Mansell won the 1992 F1 world championship comfortably before announcing his shocking switch to American Indy car racing for the following year. He had become fed up with protracted contract renewal negotiations so departed his beloved Williams and F1 on sour terms. Given these circumstances, it makes Mansell’s return to both for 1994 all the more remarkable. The newest blog from Ibrar Malik. The upcoming book provides more detail,
1994
F1 1994 Interviews

Interview with Ibrar Malik the Author of F1 1994

On the 13th of August I had an interview with Ibrar Malik, the writer of the book: 1994 – The Untold Story of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season. Better still, it was a conversation between two fans, two fans who share the same passion for the same season. 1994 Is probably the most controversial season in Formula One history. Illegal software, wheel banging on the tracks, and sadly some
Benetton
F1 1994

Working Within Benetton During the 1990’s

“Berger was the thickest driver I have worked with, Alesi was a close second”…those are the forthright views of a former Benetton mechanic who is ready to let rip!  The ex-Benetton mechanic has kindly contributed towards the upcoming book, but cannot be named because he still works in F1. However, his anonymity means he can be brutally honest. An amazing article by Ibrar Malik! Benetton started 1996 with high hopes
Ayrton Senna
Blog F1 1994

Ayrton Senna – His Final Hours by Ibrar Malik

25 Years ago Formula One lost one of its greatest ever drivers. Ayrton Senna's passing was felt across the globe, especially Brazil, which declared three days of official mourning. He had been the world’s most famous racing driver and his death was broadcast live on television in front of millions. The grief felt was on par with the deaths of Princess Diana or JFK, and he is still sorely missed
F1 1994

Funny Stories from an F1 Mechanic Paul West

F1 Mechanic Paul West worked for Williams throughout the 1990’s and is a massive contributor towards the upcoming book. This blog is therefore dedicated to him. Therefore an release date for the F1 1994 book is announced. In January 2019 the book will be published by Performance Publishing. The book will contain 200 rare photo's will be in the book. Some fragments of the book will be published on the
Pacific
F1 1994

Reynard and the Benetton B194 and Pacific PR01

What Does The Most Successful and Worst Car of 1994 Have in Common? Answer; they shared the same ancestor. The Pacific PR01 car failed to finish a race in 1994 whereas the Benetton B194 won eight Grand Prix’s, yet amazingly the two cars originated from the same 1991 design. It’s just the Pacific was a less refined version of the Benetton. Many thanks to my friend Ibrar Malik. As you