Jos Verstappen
F1 1994

The Flying Dutchman After 1994

The Flying Dutchman, Jos Verstappen, the father of current F1 star Max, arrived in the sport with a BANG. On his debut, the 1994 Brazilian GP, he arguably caused one of the most horrific looking multi car pileups ever. This had followed massive hype surrounding the 22-year old that he was F1’s next big thing. Some believed the pressure of debuting for one of F1’s top teams (Benetton) alongside the
Orange Arrows
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Orange Arrows survived 2002, with Verstappen?

Orange Arrows would appear in 2003 on the grid, if they kept Jos Verstappen in 2002?  A question I have in my mind for reasonable time now.  In 2001, the team drove with works Asiatech engines, freely, though it didn’t brought the team much. The result was one point by Verstappen during the Austrian Grand Prix. 2002 looked promising with the Arrows A23, build around Jos Verstappen. Until Tom Walkinshaw
Canada
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Canada 2000 – How Jos the Boss became the Boss!

This blog post is written in memoriam to my father, who would turned 76 today. The Canadian Grand Prix of 2000 is one ofthe best races me and my father ever watched on the Television. I can still feel the thrills when it started to rain during the race, I became so excited because there was an Orange F1 car on the track, with a driver wearing an orange helmet,
Max
Dutch Unraced Blog

Max is ook maar een jochie van 21!

Beste landgenoten ik wil het met jullie hebben over het feit dat men zich niet kan gedragen, men meent zich te moeten provoceren naar andersdenkende toe. Beste Nederlandsche Formule 1 fans… kunnen we effe normaal doen? Max Verstappen is een jochie van 21 dat echt nog wel wereldkampioen wordt. Maar hij is niet special, papa Jos heeft zijn werk gewoon goed gedaan! Inderdaad ik typ gewoon Nederlandsche in plaats van
1994
F1 1994 Interviews

Interview with Ibrar Malik the Author of F1 1994

On the 13th of August I had an interview with Ibrar Malik, the writer of the book: 1994 – The Untold Story of a Tragic and Controversial F1 Season. Better still, it was a conversation between two fans, two fans who share the same passion for the same season. 1994 Is probably the most controversial season in Formula One history. Illegal software, wheel banging on the tracks, and sadly some
Benetton
F1 1994

Working Within Benetton During the 1990’s

“Berger was the thickest driver I have worked with, Alesi was a close second”…those are the forthright views of a former Benetton mechanic who is ready to let rip!  The ex-Benetton mechanic has kindly contributed towards the upcoming book, but cannot be named because he still works in F1. However, his anonymity means he can be brutally honest. An amazing article by Ibrar Malik! Benetton started 1996 with high hopes
Dutch Grand Prix
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Who will host the Dutch Grand Prix?

Its a matter of time before the Dutch Grand Prix will be held 2019, 2020 or 2021. It is more the question on which circuit it will be. Both Circuit Zandvoort and TT-Circuit Assen have the capacity to host the Grand Prix. Rumours about stillborn circuit are arriving as well. Who will host the Dutch Grand Prix? After Max Verstappen made its debut in the Formula One, 20 years after
Formula One
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The Formula one crisis continues in 2018

The 2018 Formula One season officially started today with Australian Grand Prix held on Albert Park. What can we say? The race was, as previous races in 2017, more a parade with less action on the track. Vettel won the race thanks to the Virtual Safety Car, Some say Hamilton had a Software problem, and Kimi was faster than Vettel and Hamilton, but finished 3th. For the rest it was
Bernie Ecclestone
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Goodbye Bernie Ecclestone, you will be missed.

Dear Bernie Ecclestone,  this blog is dedicated to you. A person who has been working in the Formula One for more than 60 years, 6 decades of Bernie in the Formula One WOW how did you do that Bernie ? You tried to qualify yourself for the Monaco Grand Prix in 1958, before you started to be a manager for drivers. To end up as a team boss and later