Jordan 191Y
Unraced 1990 - 1999

Jordan 191Y interim car for Yamaha

The Jordan Grand Prix team made a perfect debut season in 1991, powered by the Ford V8 engine the team was successful. For 1992 Eddie Jordan managed to make a deal with Yamaha. Yamaha would provide Jordan their newest V12 engine the Yamaha OX99. After the season ended the Jordan 191Y interim car appeared on the track. While Jordan’s debut in the Formula One was an big success, ending fifth
Jordan 911
Unraced 1990 - 1999

The Jordan 911 and Porsche’s reaction

In 1990, Eddie Jordan told the world that he would enter the Formula One in 1991 as constructor. The Irishman was in the 1970s a competitive driver himself, and in the 1980s a successful constructor in the lower Formulae series. Eddie Jordan Racing would debut the Jordan 911 in November 1990, but weeks later it would became the Jordan 191. Before I continue the story I have to say this,
Arrows A18
Unraced 1990 - 1999 Unraced F1 engines

Arrows A18 powered by Volvo / Hart V10

Arrows Formula One Team powered by Volvo, this was almost a forgotten reality in 1997. The rumours first appeared in May 1996 for a collaboration between The Arrows team and Volvo. The Arrows A18 would already been powered by “badged” Volvo engines. No one took the rumour serious, but the reality was different.Probably the first rumours appeared when Tom Walkinshaw took over the Arrows Formula One Team in 1996. Tom
Fittipaldi Automotive
Unraced 1990 - 1999

Fittipaldi Automotive rumoured return

Fittipaldi Automotive’s last season was in 1982. The team’s results during the season where poor and at the end of the season Emerson and Wilson Fittipaldi decided to pull the plug for their Formula One team. It meant that the design of the stillborn FD10 stopped as well. 16 years later, the rumours appeared of a return.   Fittipaldi Automotive, also known as Copersucar, made its Formula One debut in
Larrousse LH95
Unraced 1990 - 1999

The stillborn Larrousse LH95

Larrousse was probably after Minardi the most beloved team in the Formula One during the early 1990s. A small team that scored their points every season. Even in their last season in 1994, the team had financial issues but kept on going. They even made a start with designing the Stillborn Larrousse LH95. Was it to secure to future? Or was it to ignore the real situation? Larrousse was a
Reynard
F1 1994 Unraced 1990 - 1999

The untold story of Reynard

In early 1991 the rumors appeared in the paddock that Reynard was working in secret on their own Formula One design. The plan was to enter the Formula One in 1992 with their own car. But what was true about the rumors?  Well Adrian was working on their own design, and yes there are photo's of it, but did you know that this Reynard was the ancestor of two car
Super Nova
Top stories Unraced 1990 - 1999

Super Nova Racing and Formula One

Super Nova Racing Limited, as the official name was of the team, was established in 1991 and competed in two seasons of the All Japanese Formula Three Championship before the team moved their headquarters in 1994 to England, to compete in Europe’s International Formula 3000 series.  A year later, the first rumours appeared of Super Nova’s Formula One plans. From buying the bankrupted Team Lotus, to merging with the Arrows
Brabham BT58Y
Top stories Unraced 1990 - 1999

The forgotten Yamaha test car; The Brabham BT58Y

Yamaha has never been a big engine supplier in the Formula One, since they entered the Formula One with the Zakspeed team the company only struggled to make their engines reliable. For the 1990 season, the company failed to supply a team, they decided under the leading eye of Takaaki Kimura to reorganize the engine department. This resulted in a new alliance with the Brabham team. And de creating on
Trebron
Unraced 1990 - 1999

The revolutionary and futuristic Trebron

Sometimes you read an article in a magazine you just cannot believe it is true. One of these articles appeared in an Autosport issue in 1992. When a brand new Japanese Formula One team got announced. The team’s name was Trebron Racing Systems, named after Norbert Hamy the man behind the project. The Trebron team came with bright ideas, and seemed promising to appear on the grid. However, due a