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Blog Stand-in drivers

Formula one’s almost stand-in drives

Besides the stand-in drivers there is also another group. The almost stand-in drives. Why would you cover these? Well, if you see the names that appear during the research of the subject and see the story behind it. These are worth sharing! Most of the almost drives are long forgotten by the most fans. It makes it only more worthwhile to dive into these stories and uncover the full story.
1992
Testing 1990 – 1999

Overview Formula One Testing In 1992

You can’t imagine it now though there were years in the Formula One there were plenty of test drivers per team. Or teams tested in between races to test new aerodynamics or new engines. Or just to cash extra money by letting unknown drivers, who will never arrive, experience the Formula 1.As many of these drivers are long forgotten, and there isn’t a real overview of the test drivers, its
1991
F1 Testing Testing 1990 – 1999

Overview Formula One Testing In 1991

You can’t imagine it now though there were years in the Formula One there were plenty of test drivers per team. Or teams tested in between races to test new aerodynamics or new engines. Or just to cash extra money by letting unknown drivers, who will never arrive, experience the Formula 1.As many of these drivers are long forgotten, and there isn’t a real overview of the test drivers, its
1965
Projects 1946 - 1969

Unraced projects of the 1965 season

Since the early days of Grand Prix racing many attempts were made to enter the Formula One and pre-war Grand Prix era. The period 1885 - 2021 contains over 650 Unraced projects. Every now and then new projects appear on the surface. To share with you all the stories i decided to summarize the stories per year. Don't you worry, all the stories will be researched and eventually published. This
Lion Grand prix
Unraced 1980 - 1989

Lion Grand Prix, the 12-wheeler f1 car

Once the Formula One was the playground for engineering weirdness and excellence. The best idea’s emerge during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Tyrrell designed the P34, the well-known six-wheeler. Lotus came with the ground effect, and Renault came with the first Turbo engine. There, and there came Lion Grand Prix. A formula 1 car with twelve wheels and powered by a turbine engine! The brainchild of late David Cox. How
70 years
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70 years of unraced F1 cars and teams

This season, 2020, the Formula One celebrates it's 70th season. 70 years of exiting racing, incredible race drivers and of course 70 years of failed F1 ventures! Many are known to the public. However, there are many projects that are unknown to the public. Enjoy the list of some, i believe, unknown attempts to appear in the Formula One the last 70 year! 1950 SVA-FIAT 1500 SVA (Societa Valdostana Automobili)
comeback
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Which team should make it’s comeback?

Many legendary team names disappeared during the years, many of those names have been rumoured a couple of times to re-appear on the grid. Some of them did, a couple of times even, think of the Lola and March Engineering names.  Which teams/names would you like to make a comeback on the Formula One grid? These are mine favourites! March Engineering March is one of those teams I would love
1990
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1990 season

1990 was in all aspects not that spectacular. Zakspeed and Rial disappeared from the grid due financial issues and Life Racing Engines made its debut, note this is basically the First team, powered by their controversial V12 engine concept. Besides a season that was dominated by McLaren it was also an season with interesting Unraced Projects. Brabham-Yamaha BT58YIn 1990 Brabham debuted with the BT58, during the first Grand Prix Stefano
Brabham BT58Y
Top stories Unraced 1990 - 1999

The forgotten Yamaha test car; The Brabham BT58Y

Yamaha has never been a big engine supplier in the Formula One, since they entered the Formula One with the Zakspeed team the company only struggled to make their engines reliable. For the 1990 season, the company failed to supply a team, they decided under the leading eye of Takaaki Kimura to reorganize the engine department. This resulted in a new alliance with the Brabham team. And de creating on