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
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
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
During the early 1990s, Formula one was booming by many investors. Commercial managers from companies saw the opportunity to gain much more customers and money by investing in the Formula One. It is one of the main reasons so many new teams were announced in the media, and tried their luck in the Formula One. One of these teams was the Mexican GLAS F1 team from Fernando González Luna. Luna
Ask yourself first the question; do I remember the Shannon Racing Team? Maybe the older readers will say yes the Shannon Racing Team who entered the British Grand Prix in 1966 with the Shannon SH1, driven by Trevor Taylor. Sorry but it is the wrong answer. I mean the Shannon Racing Team, which was active in both Formula3 and Formula 3000 around Europe in the mid-1990s. Still no bells ringing?
Remember the Formula One in the mid 1990’s when teams as Forti, Pacific, Lola, Larrousse, and Lotus dominated the back of the starting grid? If you do, you know you watch Formula One’s best era. In 1994 Pacific Racing, later known as Pacific Grand Prix, joined the Formula One circus. Drivers as David Coulthard drove with the team in the Formula 3000. After just two season, the team left the
We all remember our self the self-claimed Nigerian Prince Malik Ado Ibrahim who became the co-owner of the Arrows team in 1999. He promised the team an investment of 125million via his company T-Minus, the company’s logo was seen big on the side pods of the Arrows A20. In the end, there was no money and Malik left the Formula One via the backdoor. Leaving Arrows in a horrible situation.
Paul Stoddart is a well-known person in the Formula one paddock. Previously as Minardi Team Boss and more recently he is back in the paddock with his Minardi X2-seaters, which he gives demonstrations with during Grand Prix Weekends. However, did you know Paul Stoddart tried to enter the Formula One 20 years ago by made a bid on the Tyrrell team, which he sponsored with his European Aviaton? What do
You could say that the 1990s was one of the most interesting decades for the Formula One. Besides of the technical revolution, remember the Benetton B193, and the many teams that entered the Formula One this period. There were also a lot of rumours about teams that tried to came back in the F1, such as Vanwall, and rumours about new projects. One of these unknown projects was Partner F1,
Peugeot has a long and impressive history in pretty much all forms of motorsport. Hugely successful in rallying, Peugeot has won the WRC Manufacturers’ Title five times (bettered only by Citroen), the Dakar Rally four times, and both the ERC and IRC three times. They’ve also enjoyed success in touring car racing and sportscars, winning at Le Mans three times as well as the 1992 World Sportscar Championship. But there