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
1998
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1998 season

In 1998, the grooved tyres, with three grooves, were introduced in the Formula One. Mika Häkkinen was too strong for Michael Schumacher and became world Champion that year.  It would also be the last year for the Tyrrell Racing team. In addition, did you know that Zakspeed was seriously working on a comeback on the grid? Dome F106 During the season it became known that Dome was working on an
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
Dome F106
Debunked Projects

Debunked: Dome F106 rumors

The Dome F106 is one is one of the unraced projects nothing is known of. The first time I heard of the Dome F106 as a concept Formula One car was years ago on a forum.  There are other websites that mention the car as the supposed successor of the Dome F105, which never debuted. So what is true and what isn’t? We all know that the Japanese manufacturer Dome
Shannon Racing
Unraced 1990 - 1999

When Shannon Racing announced their F1 plans

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?
Paul Stoddart
Minardi Unraced 1990 - 1999 Unraced 2000 - 2009

Paul Stoddart attempts to enter the F1 before Minardi

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
Stefan GP
Blog

Will stefan GP ever appear on the grid?

Will Stefan GP ever appear on the Formula 1 grid? It’s a question many had in the past and many still have after Zoran Stefanovic announced he spoke with Ross Brawn about the plans to enter the Formula One with his own team in 2019. Zoran tried it in the past a couple of times and was close when he took had an agreement with Toyota Motorsports where he acquired
Eyckmans Grand Prix
Unraced 1990 - 1999

Eyckmans Grand Prix; A Belgian dream!

The 1990s is probably one of the most famous decades in Formula One. While front-running teams such as Williams and Benetton pushed limits with the latest technology, many smaller teams struggled financially or stopped racing altogether. But that didn’t stop the queue of new teams and individuals wanting to be a part of F1 – there were many announcements made during this time of new teams. One of them was
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