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Sauber was keen to sign Verstappen in 2002

Jos Verstappen had a contract for 2002 with the Orange Arrows team. However, Tom Walkinshaw contracted Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Verstappen was left without a seat for the season. It would only take a couple of days before Verstappen would appear in the news again. This time he was linked with the Sauber Team. Would he eventually appear on the grid in 2002? Well that was not the case. Enjoy the
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The Orange Arrows formula 1 summer of 2002

It’s the summer of 2002, the Orange Arrows team from Tom Walkinshaw is on the edge of bankruptcy. It’s the summer Paul Stoddart loves to see Walkinshaw burning and will have the ultimate payback in 2003 when purchasing most of the team’s assets in favour of his Minardi team. Moreover, it is the summer of many rumours in and outside the paddock. Arrows is sold to an American, Arrows is
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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
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Beste Max Verstappen fan, ja jij !

Beste Max Verstappen fan, afgelopen weekend was een thuis race, een race waar we vroeger al watertanden van kregen toen Jos The Boss nog rond reed in zijn Arrows en Tyrrell, dat prachtige circuit waar we in de jaren massaal naar toe gingen om onze held, ja papa van, toe te juichen. Beste Max Verstappen fan… … wat schaam ik me dood voor jou, ja jij die 150 euro betaald
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F1 1994

Paul Tracy ’s Benetton Test, September 1994

Many believe Schumacher ran illegal driver aids during 1994 because one of Benetton’s former drivers, Jos Verstappen, once claimed so during an interview in 2011. This along with all the other arguments are analysed extensively in the book however, what is not commonly appreciated is five other drivers stepped inside the B194 that year also. Schumacher, Lehto, Herbert and Allan McNish all drove the 1994 Benetton and their views on
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XXXV Grote prijs van Nederland in 2020?

Oké ik ben klaarblijkelijk een van de weinige die geen voorstander van een Nederlandse Grand Prix, omdat ik het vertrouwen mis dat de Grand Prix na drie jaar nog steeds goed bezocht zal worden door de Nederlandse race Fans. Nu kwam dus het nieuws naar buiten dat de gemeente Zandvoort 4 miljoen zou willen vrij maken om te investeren in de infrastructuur, dat is fijn maar doe het niet alleen
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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
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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