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Blog Stand-in drivers

Formula one’s almost stand-in drives

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.
stand-in
Blog Stand-in drivers Top stories

Formula one’s mostly forgotten stand-in drivers part 1

Stand-in drivers, the drivers we mostly forget about though play sometimes a huge roll for teams. They are often at short notice in the car for most various reasons. During the covid pandemic, we have seen several stand-in drivers, well not really stand-in like Russell taking place in the Mercedes because of Hamilton or Kubica instead of Kimi. However, do you remember Anthony Davidson who stand-in at Minardi in 2002
1990
F1 Testing Testing 1990 – 1999

Overview Formula One Testing In 1990

You can’t imagine it now though there were years in the Formula One there were plenty of test drivers per team. 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
Ferrari 639
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1988 season

As there are over 650 Unraced F1 projects from the period 1885 – 2020 I decided before to publish articles of unraced projects per year. This is easier for you to see which attempts happened a specific year. Of course, it is easier for me as well as researching and writing an article takes a lot of time, which I don’t always have.  If you are interested in one of
Minardi
Minardi

Drivers who almost moved towards minardi

Minardi is probably one of the few teams in the rich history of the Formula One with plenty of rumoured drivers to drive for the team. Even more rumoured are the takeovers of the Minardi F1 Team. As to quote Paul Stoddart in 2005 “Over 40 groups were interested in taking over Minardi”. Let’s uncover history and see the almost driver moves for Minardi. 1984 – Minardi M184 Debut with
1994 the Untold
F1 1994 Motorsport reviews

Book review: 1994 the Untold Story by Ibrar Malik

The Formula One was dominated years by McLaren and Williams. Both won several titles during the 1980s and the 1990s, until 1994 arrived. With Senna moving towards Williams and McLaren left with Peugeot engines. And Benetton… well they had some German Michael Schumacher. The season would be full of scandals, false claims and sadly the loss of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger. 1994 the untold Story by Ibrar Malik goes
1994 The Untold Story
F1 1994 Motorsport reviews

Boek review: 1994 The untold Story door Ibrar Malik

1994 is misschien wel het meest controversiële seizoen dat de Formule 1 heeft gekend in haar rijke geschiedenis. Het seizoen werd voornamelijk gekenmerkt door het git zwarte weekend op Imola. Waarbij Ronald Ratzenberger en Ayrton Senna het leven lieten. Maar waar vooral Benetton en Michael Schumacher de dienst uit maakte in vele controverses en betichtingen van vals spel. Ibrar malik probeert met zijn boek “1994 The Untold Story of a
Ayrton Senna
F1 1994

Ibrar on what Caused Senna ’s Crash?

One of the most fundamental mysteries of the 1994 Formula One season was why Ayrton Senna, one of the sport’s greatest ever drivers, crash fatally at a relatively easy corner? To this day, no-one knows for certain why Ayrton Senna crashed. Many theories of varying credibility have been put forward. My personal view is Senna, desperate to break free from the car behind, carried a bit too much speed into
Old
Old Rumour Mill

The old rumour mill; Verstappen and Williams

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Old Rumour Mill of Formula One. A special blog dedicated to the old rumours of Formula One. Many rumours appeared during the years. Some were just silly “Alain Prost to move to Benetton in 1992”. Others were just amazing to read “Pedro Diniz to move to Ferrari in 2000”. Every week a new episode of the Old Rumour Mill of Formula One will