1997
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1997 season

In 1997 Jacques Villeneuve became world champion in a controversial last race, were Michael Schumacher at that time the leader in the championship deliberately rammed Villeneuve whilst trying to defend. While new comer Lola appeared, a year to early, on the grid under pressure of MasterCard. After the Brazilian Grand Prix the team would not re-appear on the circuit. Besides the attempt of Sosprini to take over the team. Arrows
1996
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1996 season

While on several continents a financial crisis occurred,in 1996 there were several attempts to enter the Formula One, or even tore-enter the Formula One. During the season Forti Corse were declared bankrupt after the British Grand Prix and took no further part in the championship.  Damon Hill became the drivers champion with Williams, after his father did as well years earlier. Arrows FA17 Bridgestone test carIn the early months of
1995
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1995 season

In the aftermath of the 1994 season a lot of safety measures had been taken, and many more were announced to make the Formula One safer for the drivers. Several team did not make it into the 1995 season.  Team Lotus left the Formula One as team, though the team would be used by Pacific Grand Prix under the name Pacific Team Lotus. Despite being on the entry list, the
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
1993
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1993 season

1993 the year that Mansell left the Formula One, and Alain Prost became for the 4th time in his career the world champion. Sadly, it was also the year were several teams left the Formula One due financial issues. Brabham and Fondmetal had to withdraw from the grid, while it was certain that Andrea Moda would not re-appear on the grid for several reasons. Brabham – Galmer BT60C Brabham was
1992
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1992 season

1992 was the year of Nigel Mansell after several years he became the world champion with Williams.  Once a respected team, in 1992 Brabham was suffering from financial troubles and would disappear from the grid eventually, to gain attention they contracted Giovanna Amati, after Desire Wilson the first woman to enter a Grand Prix. Andrea Sassetti bought the folded Coloni team and made it’s debut with Andrea Moda Formula.  Andrea
1991
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1991 season

Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell dominated the Formula One in 1991 , which ended in favour of Ayrton Senna. 1991 was probably also the best season for the “smaller” teams such as Dallara, Brabham, Minardi, Lola and so on as they managed to score on regular base points. Eurobrunn and Onyx left the Formula One, while the Life went out of the Life Formula one team. On the other hand,
1990
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1990 season

1990 was in all aspects not that spectacular. Zakspeed and Rial disappeared from the grid due financial issues and Life Racing Engines made its debut, note this is basically the First team, powered by their controversial V12 engine concept. Besides a season that was dominated by McLaren it was also an season with interesting Unraced Projects. Brabham-Yamaha BT58YIn 1990 Brabham debuted with the BT58, during the first Grand Prix Stefano