Rumour
Old Rumour Mill

The old rumour mill; Verstappen to Jaguar ?

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Old Rumour Mill of Formula One. A special blog dedicated to the old rumours of Formula One. Many rumours appeared during the years. Some were just silly “Alain Prost to move to Benetton in 1992”. Others were just amazing to read “Pedro Diniz to move to Ferrari in 2000”. Every month a new episode of the Old Rumour Mill of Formula One will
Prost Grand Prix
Unraced 1980 - 1989 Unraced 1990 - 1999

Prost Grand Prix ‘s original plan to debut in 1995/96

In early 1997, Alain Prost purchased the Ligier team from Flavio Briatore and even before the start of the season changed the name to Prost Grand Prix. For 1998, the team announced their exclusive contract with Peugeot to deliver them engines. For 1997 Prost Grand Prix drove with the planned Mugen-Honda engine and uses the JS45 designed by Loïc Bigois. However, did you know already in 1989 Alain Prost was
James HUnt
Blog

James Hunt ‘s comeback that never happened

James Hunt, the most flamboyant character the Formula One ever had. The world champion of 1976 withdrew from the paddock during the 1979 season when he was the driver for Walter Wolf’s racing team. After his career in the Formula One Hunt became f1 commentator next to Murray Walker for the BBC. Though, the eventual comeback in the Formula One kept appearing on his path. Sadly, it never happened. In
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
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
1992
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1992 season

1992 was the year of Nigel Mansell after several years he became the world champion with Williams.  Once a respected team, in 1992 Brabham was suffering from financial troubles and would disappear from the grid eventually, to gain attention they contracted Giovanna Amati, after Desire Wilson the first woman to enter a Grand Prix. Andrea Sassetti bought the folded Coloni team and made it’s debut with Andrea Moda Formula.  Andrea
Ghinzani
Top stories Unraced 1980 - 1989

Ghinzani; From Osella driver, to “almost” Osella owner!

1989 seemed to be a perfect year for the small Italian team Osella Squadra Corse.  Cosworth was supplying the team with engines, while Pirelli improved their qualifying and race tyres. Sadly, 1989 would prove to be the last year for the Osella team with Enzo Osella as team owner. At the end of the season the team was for sale, and believe it or not Piercarlo Ghinzani was interested to
Ayrton Senna
Blog F1 1994

Ayrton Senna – His Final Hours by Ibrar Malik

25 Years ago Formula One lost one of its greatest ever drivers. Ayrton Senna's passing was felt across the globe, especially Brazil, which declared three days of official mourning. He had been the world’s most famous racing driver and his death was broadcast live on television in front of millions. The grief felt was on par with the deaths of Princess Diana or JFK, and he is still sorely missed
F1 1994

Funny Stories from an F1 Mechanic Paul West

F1 Mechanic Paul West worked for Williams throughout the 1990’s and is a massive contributor towards the upcoming book. This blog is therefore dedicated to him. Therefore an release date for the F1 1994 book is announced. In January 2019 the book will be published by Performance Publishing. The book will contain 200 rare photo's will be in the book. Some fragments of the book will be published on the
Lamborghini
News Top stories Unraced 2020 - 2029 Unraced F1 engines

Lamborghini will not make it’s comeback in 2021

Recently the rumours suggest that Lamborghini was planning it’s return in the Formula One as engine supplier. Sadly Stefano Domenicali, the chairman of Lamborghini, told the media that the company would not make it’s comeback, due the high costs it takes to design a brand new engine. The story would be amazing, the famous Lamborghini returning to Formula One. Recent months the rumours appeared many times of their comeback. Most