1991
F1 Testing Testing 1990 – 1999

Overview Formula One Testing In 1991

You can’t imagine it now though there were years in the Formula One there were plenty of test drivers per team. Or teams tested in between races to test new aerodynamics or new engines. Or just to cash extra money by letting unknown drivers, who will never arrive, experience the Formula 1.As many of these drivers are long forgotten, and there isn’t a real overview of the test drivers, its
1990
F1 Testing Testing 1990 – 1999

Overview Formula One Testing In 1990

You can’t imagine it now though there were years in the Formula One there were plenty of test drivers per team. Or teams tested in between races to test new aerodynamics or new engines. Or just to cash extra money by letting unknown drivers, who will never arrive, experience the Formula 1.As many of these drivers are long forgotten, and there isn’t a real overview of the test drivers, its
1983
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1983 season

As there are over 650 Unraced F1 projects from the period 1885 – 2020 I decided before to publish articles of Unraced projects per year. This is easier for you to see which attempts happened a specific year. Of course, it is easier for me as well as researching and writing an article takes a lot of time, which I don’t always have.  If you are interested in one of
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 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