1992
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced projects of the 1992 season

1992 was the year of Nigel Mansell after several years he became the world champion with Williams.  Once a respected team, in 1992 Brabham was suffering from financial troubles and would disappear from the grid eventually, to gain attention they contracted Giovanna Amati, after Desire Wilson the first woman to enter a Grand Prix. Andrea Sassetti bought the folded Coloni team and made it’s debut with Andrea Moda Formula.  Andrea
1991
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1991 season

Ayrton Senna and Nigel Mansell dominated the Formula One in 1991 , which ended in favour of Ayrton Senna. 1991 was probably also the best season for the “smaller” teams such as Dallara, Brabham, Minardi, Lola and so on as they managed to score on regular base points. Eurobrunn and Onyx left the Formula One, while the Life went out of the Life Formula one team. On the other hand,
1990
Projects 1970 - 1999

Unraced Projects of the 1990 season

1990 was in all aspects not that spectacular. Zakspeed and Rial disappeared from the grid due financial issues and Life Racing Engines made its debut, note this is basically the First team, powered by their controversial V12 engine concept. Besides a season that was dominated by McLaren it was also an season with interesting Unraced Projects. Brabham-Yamaha BT58YIn 1990 Brabham debuted with the BT58, during the first Grand Prix Stefano
Jordan 191Y
Unraced 1990 - 1999

Jordan 191Y interim car for Yamaha

The Jordan Grand Prix team made a perfect debut season in 1991, powered by the Ford V8 engine the team was successful. For 1992 Eddie Jordan managed to make a deal with Yamaha. Yamaha would provide Jordan their newest V12 engine the Yamaha OX99. After the season ended the Jordan 191Y interim car appeared on the track. While Jordan’s debut in the Formula One was an big success, ending fifth
Brabham BT58Y
Top stories Unraced 1990 - 1999

The forgotten Yamaha test car; The Brabham BT58Y

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
Zakspeed
Unraced 1990 - 1999 Unraced 2000 - 2009

How Zakspeed tried to re-enter the Formula One

Erich Zakowski left Formula One at the end of January 1990 when his Zakspeed team tested their Zakspeed–Yamaha 891B for the final time at Estoril and then Paul Ricard. The F1 project had become too expensive and after a disastrous 1989 season the team’s main sponsors ended their support of Zakspeed. However, as with many other former F1 team bosses, Erich’s son Peter Zakowski wanted to return Zakspeed to Formula
Unraced 1990 - 1999

Zakspeed-Yamaha 891B

The Zakspeed-Yamaha 891B was the last Zakspeed car to be driven on a circuit. After the team's biggest sponsor left they had no other option but to stop their Formula One activities. The Zakspeed 891B was slightly updated compared to the 891 they entered the 1989 season with. In January the 891B was tested twice during Formula One winter test sessions. The "new" Zakspeed seemed to be pretty good judging