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
1996
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1996 season

While on several continents a financial crisis occurred,in 1996 there were several attempts to enter the Formula One, or even tore-enter the Formula One. During the season Forti Corse were declared bankrupt after the British Grand Prix and took no further part in the championship.  Damon Hill became the drivers champion with Williams, after his father did as well years earlier. Arrows FA17 Bridgestone test carIn the early months of
1995
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1995 season

In the aftermath of the 1994 season a lot of safety measures had been taken, and many more were announced to make the Formula One safer for the drivers. Several team did not make it into the 1995 season.  Team Lotus left the Formula One as team, though the team would be used by Pacific Grand Prix under the name Pacific Team Lotus. Despite being on the entry list, the
Pacific Grand Prix
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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
Eric Broadley
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Eric Broadley and the bad choice for Mastercard

Yes the title seems to tell this is a article written by an critical Formula One journalist with a different view on what happened with the Lola Mastercard Formula one Team in 1997. The team went bankrupt after the Brazilian Grand Prix, where the T97/30 stayed in the pit box. Eric Broadley knew it was too early to enter the Formula One, but he had no other option to deploy