1994
F1 1994

Did a Return to Simpler Cars in 1994 Contribute to the Accidents?

Ibrar's latest and last blog about the 1994 season in the Formula One. Many thanks for the amazing blog posts, the interesting and forgotten information you where able to re-discover. Enjoy the last blog from Ibrar! He will take a well deserved sabbatical the coming time. Following the tragedies of the 1994 San Marino GP, a mass-media hysteria gathered and called for immediate repercussions but couldn't agree on what they
1994 the Untold
F1 1994 Motorsport reviews

Book review: 1994 the Untold Story by Ibrar Malik

The Formula One was dominated years by McLaren and Williams. Both won several titles during the 1980s and the 1990s, until 1994 arrived. With Senna moving towards Williams and McLaren left with Peugeot engines. And Benetton… well they had some German Michael Schumacher. The season would be full of scandals, false claims and sadly the loss of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. 1994 the untold Story by Ibrar Malik goes
1994 The Untold Story
F1 1994 Motorsport reviews

Boek review: 1994 The untold Story door Ibrar Malik

1994 is misschien wel het meest controversiële seizoen dat de Formule 1 heeft gekend in haar rijke geschiedenis. Het seizoen werd voornamelijk gekenmerkt door het git zwarte weekend op Imola. Waarbij Ronald Ratzenberger en Ayrton Senna het leven lieten. Maar waar vooral Benetton en Michael Schumacher de dienst uit maakte in vele controverses en betichtingen van vals spel. Ibrar malik probeert met zijn boek “1994 The Untold Story of a
Imola 1994
Blog F1 1994

25 years ago; Imola 1994 changed the Formula One

Imola 1994, the San Marino Grand Prix, held in the weekend of 30th April would change the Formula One completely. There is only one word needed to describe this Grand Prix weekend… horrible! What happened in 1994 was something never seen in modern Formula One. In 1982 the last fatality happened with the dead of Riccardo Paletti in the Osella, just a few weeks after Gilles Villeneuve sadly died. Imola
1994 The untold story
F1 1994

Give Away! 1994: The Untold Story Audio book!

1994: The untold Story is one of those few books you need to have in your bookshelf, as I’m currently still completing the review of it. The book gives an good insight of the 1994 season with all it’s controversies and tragic events happening during the season. Was the Benetton B194 from Schumacher different from its teammates? You can all read it in the book. Recently Ibrar published the audio
Imola
F1 1994

Mike’s memories of Imola 1994

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of that horrific race weekend and the passing of two F1 drivers there will be 3 separate blogs over the coming days. Tomorrow’s blog pays tribute to Roland Ratzenberger and how his accident helped spark an important safety legacy within F1. Wednesday’s blog will remember Ayrton Senna’s final 24 hours. However, today’s blog gives a more personal recollection. Mike Fairholme is well known and respected
Schumi
F1 1994

The battle of 1994: “Hill vs Schumi”

1994, is in many ways a weird and unexplainable season. With lots of gossip and rumours of illegal software used on the car of Schumi, the dead of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna and let’s not forget the battle between Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher.  Both drivers reached a point they started to hate each other.  Ibrar’s new blog is about this specific Feud between Hill and Schumi. “I do
Lehto
Blog F1 1994

JJ Lehto ‘s career after Benetton

1994 was supposed to be the year JJ Lehto became one of F1’s top drivers, but the season ended his Grand Prix career. How did such a golden opportunity turn into a poisoned chalice?  After beating former race winner Alboreto to the second Benetton seat for 1994, Lehto would have been forgiven for thinking regular podium visits were just around the corner. This was the Finn’s first top F1 drive after
Johnny Herbert
F1 1994

Johnny Herbert and his time at Benetton

The upcoming book details what can be learnt about the1994 Benetton controversies whenever other drivers sat within the car, like Herbert. So what was the Grand Prix winner’s view of driving it? Johnny Herbert had been tipped for F1 stardom before sustaining serious leg injuries following a horrific multi-car pileup during anF3000 race in the summer of 1988. Despite not having fully recovered, the Englishman bravely returned to racing at
Ligier
Blog F1 1994

The Day Schumacher Drove a Ligier

The upcoming book details what is learnt about the Benetton controversies when Schumacher tested a Ligier for one day in December 1994. For instance was the German as impressive when not driving a Benetton? Before we answer this let us remember the background surrounding this test. In early 1994 the Ligier team were in financial trouble following their team owner, Cyril de Rouvre, having been jailed on fraud charges. Benetton