It seems last year during the summer period I have been sleeping, or partying too much of course. There were speculations all over in the media of Bernie Ecclestone bringing Brabham back on the grid by taking over the Sahara Force India Formula One team!? So how serious was the media with their speculations? We all know there is some truth behind this. So Bernie what happened? Of course, Bernie
2017 is the year of the rumours. A hand full of teams announced their interest of entering the Formula One in the coming years, several engine suppliers such as Illien and Cosworth have been rumoured to return to the F1 in 2021. Probably the most interesting rumour was the fact that, besides of China F1 Racing Team Ltd., there was another Chinese F1 team that announced their interest in Formula
A couple of years ago I questioned myself for the first time why there were no Chinese F1 teams nor drivers active in the Formula One. Oké, Ho-Pin Tung was a couple of years active for Williams. Born in Velp he is a fellow Dutchman, it seems he only uses his Chinese nationality if he can make some publicity out of it. However, the summer of 2017 changed it, when
December 2014, the announcement came that the Caterham F1 Team would be on the grid in 2015. The FIA gave Caterham the special dispensation to use their 2014 in the 2015 Formula One season. To guarantee the teams future in the Formula One and give them some more time to find a new investor for the team. What many don’t know is the fact that the Caterham CT07 was already
Hispania Racing, better known as HRT Formula 1 Team, entered Formula One in 2010 together with Lotus Racing and Virgin Racing. USF1 was already bankrupt before it completed a Formula One design. From the beginning HRT had financial issues, though the small team overcame these and managed to stay in F1 for three years. At the end of the 2012 season the money ran out and the team exited F1.
Who doesn’t remember the Spanish HRT team? They originally entered F1 under the name of Campos Meta 1, but quickly rebranded to Hispania, and then HRT because the team was in financial trouble even before their car had turned a wheel. But there was a second Spanish-based team which had attempted to join the Formula One grid in 2010 and also 2011. This was Epsilon Euskadi, the team from the
Manor Racing a Formula One team with a short history in the Formula One. But a team that gained after they survived in 2014 a lot of fans around the world. A team that knew very hard times with the terrible dead of one of their top drivers Jules Bianchi, who scored in 2014 even two points for the team, and the terrible accident with Maria de Villota. This season
The Durango team, led by Ivone Pinton and Enrico Magro, had one unfulfilled dream: to enter Formula One! Over the years the team announced on a number of occasions that they were ready to enter F1, and yet somehow they never actually managed it. This is the story of a small team with big dreams! The small Durango team entered F3000 in the early 1990s failing to win a single