Barbara Behlau
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Simtek’s saviour Barbara Behlau

Barbara Behlau made it happen that Roland Ratzenberger made his debut in the Formula One in 1994 with Simtek. After Ratzenberger’s horrific dead in Imola, Barbara was impressed how the team kept the spirit for Ratzenberger alive within the team. This was one of the reasons she purchased 30% of the stakes in the team. Only a year later during the Monaco Grand Prix she became the true saviour of
1994
Blog F1 1994

How May 1994 changed the Formula 1 forever

It’s 28 years ago that we lost Ronald Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna in Imola. However, many seem to forget that May 1994 was a horrible month for the autosport, more terrible accidents happened. It would change the autosport and especially the Formula one permanently. The focus would shift mostly towards new safety measures to be taken. Let me take you back for a couple of minutes into a period that
Lola T94/30
Unraced 1990 - 1999

The Lola T94/30 announced but never build

Lola MasterCard debuted in 1997 on the grid with the Lola T97/30 badly designed because of a time pressure from MasterCard. As their original plan was to debut in 1998 assumable with their own Lola V10 engine. In 1994, they appeared with the Lola T95/30 on Silverstone where Allan McNish tested the car with no engine cover. However, did you know that the T95/30 would actually be the Lola T94/30?
MiG 194
Unraced 1990 - 1999

MiG 194: German’s forgotten F1 dream?

In 1993, an article was published, assumable in Auto Motor und Sport, regarding an All German Formula 1 team. The car seen on the drawing has been appointed as the MiG 194. The interesting part of the car is the fact it is all German. Only German manufacturers were names in the article. Interesting to see is the name of Michael Schumacher on the car, as well the Audi V10
Team Lotus
F1 1994

Team Lotus’ last hurray; Monza 1994

One of the victims from a turbulent 1994 F1 season was Team Lotus, who finally succumbed to their financial struggles during the year. Like Brabham two years earlier, a once-great name would vanish from F1. Lotus was Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Ayrton Senna first top team in F1, in the case of the former two…their legacies were associated with Ketteringham Hall. The upcoming 1983-1989 print book charts
Minardi
Minardi

Drivers who almost moved towards minardi

Minardi is probably one of the few teams in the rich history of the Formula One with plenty of rumoured drivers to drive for the team. Even more rumoured are the takeovers of the Minardi F1 Team. As to quote Paul Stoddart in 2005 “Over 40 groups were interested in taking over Minardi”. Let’s uncover history and see the almost driver moves for Minardi. 1984 – Minardi M184 Debut with
1994
F1 1994

Did a Return to Simpler Cars in 1994 Contribute to the Accidents?

Ibrar's latest and last blog about the 1994 season in the Formula One. Many thanks for the amazing blog posts, the interesting and forgotten information you where able to re-discover. Enjoy the last blog from Ibrar! He will take a well deserved sabbatical the coming time. Following the tragedies of the 1994 San Marino GP, a mass-media hysteria gathered and called for immediate repercussions but couldn't agree on what they