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
Prost Grand Prix
Unraced 1980 - 1989 Unraced 1990 - 1999

Prost Grand Prix ‘s original plan to debut in 1995/96

In early 1997, Alain Prost purchased the Ligier team from Flavio Briatore and even before the start of the season changed the name to Prost Grand Prix. For 1998, the team announced their exclusive contract with Peugeot to deliver them engines. For 1997 Prost Grand Prix drove with the planned Mugen-Honda engine and uses the JS45 designed by Loïc Bigois. However, did you know already in 1989 Alain Prost was
1997
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1997 season

In 1997 Jacques Villeneuve became world champion in a controversial last race, were Michael Schumacher at that time the leader in the championship deliberately rammed Villeneuve whilst trying to defend. While new comer Lola appeared, a year to early, on the grid under pressure of MasterCard. After the Brazilian Grand Prix the team would not re-appear on the circuit. Besides the attempt of Sosprini to take over the team. Arrows
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
Benetton
F1 1994

Working Within Benetton During the 1990’s

“Berger was the thickest driver I have worked with, Alesi was a close second”…those are the forthright views of a former Benetton mechanic who is ready to let rip!  The ex-Benetton mechanic has kindly contributed towards the upcoming book, but cannot be named because he still works in F1. However, his anonymity means he can be brutally honest. An amazing article by Ibrar Malik! Benetton started 1996 with high hopes
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
F1 1994

Funny Stories from an F1 Mechanic Paul West

F1 Mechanic Paul West worked for Williams throughout the 1990’s and is a massive contributor towards the upcoming book. This blog is therefore dedicated to him. Therefore an release date for the F1 1994 book is announced. In January 2019 the book will be published by Performance Publishing. The book will contain 200 rare photo's will be in the book. Some fragments of the book will be published on the
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
British F3000 championship
Forgotten racing series

Revival of the British F3000 championship

Since the early days of Motor sports, Great Britain is the place to be if you want to develop yourself as a professional driver. Many international race classes visit one of the circuit in Great Britain, and many teams have their headquarters there. However, when they try to setup a British championship it does not go that well. The British F3000 championship in 1997 is a great example of it.
Pacific Grand Prix
Top stories Unraced 1990 - 1999

The untold story of Pacific Grand Prix in the F1

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