In 1995, Jos Verstappen drove for Simtek, due financial problems the team folded after the Monaco Grand Prix. The situation was this critical that sponsor Barbara bought food for the employees of the team! Stories on the internet say that four weeks after the Grand Prix Jos Verstappen tested with a Simtek Mugen-Honda at Silverstone. To bring the team back on the grid for the rest of the season. It
In 1990, Eddie Jordan told the world that he would enter the Formula One in 1991 as constructor. The Irishman was in the 1970s a competitive driver himself, and in the 1980s a successful constructor in the lower Formulae series. Eddie Jordan Racing would debut the Jordan 911 in November 1990, but weeks later it would became the Jordan 191. Before I continue the story I have to say this,
Since the early days of Motor sports, Great Britain is the place to be if you want to develop yourself as a professional driver. Many international race classes visit one of the circuit in Great Britain, and many teams have their headquarters there. However, when they try to setup a British championship it does not go that well. The British F3000 championship in 1997 is a great example of it.
Yamaha has never been a big engine supplier in the Formula One, since they entered the Formula One with the Zakspeed team the company only struggled to make their engines reliable. For the 1990 season, the company failed to supply a team, they decided under the leading eye of Takaaki Kimura to reorganize the engine department. This resulted in a new alliance with the Brabham team. And de creating on