Spyker
Book reviews

Spyker: Geen plek voor kleine Jongens

Ik liep onlangs onze lokale boekhandel binnen om sigaartjes te halen. Op weg naar de balie werd mijn aandacht onttrokken aan een Spyker F8-VII op de cover van een boek. Het boek genaamd “Geen plek voor kleine jongens” van Nando Boers. Gaat over het turbulente jaar van Spyker in de Formule 1. Hoe alles begon in 2005 vol positieve energie, en hoe alles in 2007 vervolgens van kwaad naar erger
Jaguar
Formula Never Happened

Jaguars 2004 offer for Verstappen

Jos Verstappen drove in 2003 for the Minardi team, and if you ask me, he did a marvellous job with the PS03B. For 2004, he could even stay with the team according to Paul Stoddart. Only did Verstappen had other thoughts, as he did not want to race for a backmarker in 2004.  There were a few options left Jordan, Sauber and Jaguar Racing. Let Jaguar Racing made an offer
Laurent Delahaye
Blog Forgotten F1 drivers

Laurent Delahaye and the F1 test that wasn’t

Laurent Delahaye born in Perpignan the 6th of January 1977 had a promising career in karting. Together with Patrice Gay and Christophe Ravier it seemed they had a great future in the autosport. However, after some seasons of autosport Delahaye disappeared from the scene. What has been long forgotten is the fact that Delahaye was rumoured to test for Minardi in 1999. So who was Laurent Delahaye and how was
Minardi
F1 Testing Minardi

Cancelled and rumoured Minardi tests

Many drivers tested for the Minardi team during the years. There are also a bunch of drivers that should test though did not test with the car for many reasons. As well, there are some unknowns of drivers if they did or did not test. Like Taki Inoue that seemed to have tested with the M195B.Several sources state that he did. Several sources say he didn't. What to think of
Minardi
F1 Testing Minardi

Overview of The Minardi Test Drivers

Scuderia Minardi and later Minardi F1 Team, the small Italian team we all love. They did what many team didn’t they survived 20 years in the Formula One on a tight budget. Their hay days were in the early 1990s when Gustav Brunner designed the M193 and Aldo Costa the M191. However, always with a tight budget it meant that many drivers were able to fulfil their dream to a
Esteban Tuero
Blog F1 Testing Forgotten F1 drivers Minardi

Esteban Tuero’s Minardi test that never happened

We write the 28th of October 1996 when Minardi arrives at Misano for a youngster test. Andrea Boldrini (1996 Italian F3 champion), João Barbosa (1996 runner-up champion Italian F3) and Esteban Tuero are the drivers that will take place behind the wheel of the Minardi M195B. Two years later Esteban Tuero would debut for Minardi with the M198. Only to retire just before he would test with the Minardi M01
Jos Verstappen
Blog Old Rumour Mill

Jos Verstappen and his options for 2004 and 2005

Jos Verstappen had a contract to race for the Orange Arrows team from Tom Walkinshaw. However, just before the start of the season he ditched Verstappen, while the Arrows A23 was built around him, and hired Heinz-Harald Frentzen instead. In 2003, he signed a contract with Minardi. Not the season he expected. So what would it be for 2004? Jaguar, Jordan, perhaps Sauber or stay with Minardi?  We know now