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
Ayrton Senna
F1 1994

Ibrar on what Caused Senna ‘s Crash?

One of the most fundamental mysteries of the 1994 Formula One season was why Ayrton Senna, one of the sport’s greatest ever drivers, crash fatally at a relatively easy corner? To this day, no-one knows for certain why Ayrton Senna crashed. Many theories of varying credibility have been put forward. My personal view is Senna, desperate to break free from the car behind, carried a bit too much speed into
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
Paul Stacy
F1 1994

Paul Tracy ’s Benetton Test, September 1994

Many believe Schumacher ran illegal driver aids during 1994 because one of Benetton’s former drivers, Jos Verstappen, once claimed so during an interview in 2011. This along with all the other arguments are analysed extensively in the book however, what is not commonly appreciated is five other drivers stepped inside the B194 that year also. Schumacher, Lehto, Herbert and Allan McNish all drove the 1994 Benetton and their views on
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
Jos Verstappen
F1 1994

The Flying Dutchman After 1994

The Flying Dutchman, Jos Verstappen, the father of current F1 star Max, arrived in the sport with a BANG. On his debut, the 1994 Brazilian GP, he arguably caused one of the most horrific looking multi car pileups ever. This had followed massive hype surrounding the 22-year old that he was F1’s next big thing. Some believed the pressure of debuting for one of F1’s top teams (Benetton) alongside the
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
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