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.
2005 was the last year that privateers, the small teams, appeared on the grid. Minardi was the last team of an era were many tried their luck in the Formula One. Due the coming ban on turbo engines in 1989 and the restrictions, it was financially attractive for teams to try their luck. Most of them failed to even complete two season, some only did a few races before they
"Guys, I'm coming in, I'm having too much grip!" the remarkable words once spoken by Chanoch Nissany. A couple of you will remember it; some will recognize the name Nissany because Williams signed Roy as their test driver for 2020. I bet that many of them out there don’t even know who Chanoch even is, and how he is related to the Formula One. As usual, I was instant a
Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell dominated the Formula One in 1991 , which ended in favour of Ayrton Senna. 1991 was probably also the best season for the “smaller” teams such as Dallara, Brabham, Minardi, Lola and so on as they managed to score on regular base points. Eurobrunn and Onyx left the Formula One, while the Life went out of the Life Formula one team. On the other hand,
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
Coloni used two types of car during the 1990 season. They debuted with the updated Coloni C3B (also known as the FC189B) which was a car that wasn't impressive at all. Later on Coloni introduced the updated C3C (also known as the FC189C). Unfortunately the C3C wasn't an improvement and not what you would expect from a Formula One car. Coloni's results in 1990 show just how terrible both the