You can’t imagine it now though there was a time a lot of drivers tested in the Formula One. 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 all bits
Besides the stand-in drivers there is also another group. The almost stand-in drives. Why would you cover these? Well, if you see the names that appear during the research of the subject and see the story behind it. These are worth sharing! Most of the almost drives are long forgotten by the most fans. It makes it only more worthwhile to dive into these stories and uncover the full story.
In 1997 Jacques Villeneuve became world champion in a controversial last race, were Michael Schumacher at that time the leader in the championship deliberately rammed Villeneuve whilst trying to defend. While new comer Lola appeared, a year to early, on the grid under pressure of MasterCard. After the Brazilian Grand Prix the team would not re-appear on the circuit. Besides the attempt of Sosprini to take over the team. Arrows
What Does The Most Successful and Worst Car of 1994 Have in Common? Answer; they shared the same ancestor. The Pacific PR01 car failed to finish a race in 1994 whereas the Benetton B194 won eight Grand Prix’s, yet amazingly the two cars originated from the same 1991 design. It’s just the Pacific was a less refined version of the Benetton. Many thanks to my friend Ibrar Malik. As you
Remember the Formula One in the mid 1990’s when teams as Forti, Pacific, Lola, Larrousse, and Lotus dominated the back of the starting grid? If you do, you know you watch Formula One’s best era. In 1994 Pacific Racing, later known as Pacific Grand Prix, joined the Formula One circus. Drivers as David Coulthard drove with the team in the Formula 3000. After just two season, the team left the
The last twenty five years, of Team Lotus’ relationship with Formula One has been turbulent, with lots of gossip and lots of rumours. They left F1, came quickly back, left again, almost came back, and then finally returned with two teams, only to leave once more at the end of 2015. Will it be forever, or will they return? Time will tell. For now enjoy this amazing roller coaster ride
Giovanni Lavaggi is one of the drivers that has been underrated during his career called an Paydriver. His nickname in the Formula one was Johnny Carwash and still many remind him as the driver that just sad in its Minardi during the German Grandprix of 1996. For me, for us, he is one of the drivers we still love after all these years. His Formula 1 career isn't what it