Diniz Grand Prix
Unraced 2000 - 2009

The forgotten story of the Diniz Grand Prix Team

It is probably one of these stories people forgot about. We al know that Phoenix Grand Prix bought the Prost Grand Prix assets for 4 million dollar, and thought they could enter the Formula One in 2002. We all know it did not happened after several trials. However, there was another buyer interested in the team if we have to believe the rumours. Former Formula One driver and Prost shareholder
Direxiv Motorsport
Unraced 2000 - 2009

Direxiv Motorsport and their attempt to enter the F1

When you look at the history of Formula One you see a lot attempts from Japan to either enter the Formula One as a constructor, as an engine supplier or as a sponsor. Not to forget to mention excellent drivers as Aguri Suzuki and Takumo Sato who came from Japan. In 2006 there were two Japanese teams, Toyota who tried for years to reach the top, and Super Aguri which
Phoenix F1
Top stories Unraced 2000 - 2009

Phoenix Grand Prix team; The Phoenix that did not rise from its ashes

The legend says that the phoenix will rise from its ashes.  Formula One almost had its own phoenix legend, with a new team named Phoenix Grand Prix, rising from the ashes of the bankrupted Prost Grand Prix. The investors behind the project bought the assets and entry of the Prost team, or at least they thought they had. Here is the story of one of the most mysterious Formula One
Zakspeed
Unraced 1990 - 1999 Unraced 2000 - 2009

How Zakspeed tried to re-enter the Formula One

Erich Zakowski left Formula One at the end of January 1990 when his Zakspeed team tested their Zakspeed–Yamaha 891B for the final time at Estoril and then Paul Ricard. The F1 project had become too expensive and after a disastrous 1989 season the team’s main sponsors ended their support of Zakspeed. However, as with many other former F1 team bosses, Erich’s son Peter Zakowski wanted to return Zakspeed to Formula