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Unraced projects of the 2006 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 the summarized attempts perhaps, I can give you more info about it.This is the summarized overview of the Unraced projects in 2005.

CDG Wing Concept
In 2006 there seemed to be the same problem as we see in todays Formula 1, the lack of overtaking and parades instead of racing. To tackle this problem the FIA came with the insane idea of the CDG wings. Instead of one rear wing they insisted to place two smaller wings behind each rear wheel. The idea was that more drag would be created and overtaking would be much easier. A study was made, though never implemented in the Formula One. Today you can see a similar concept In the Formula E series. Read the story here.

Direxiv Motorsport
In 2006 there were two Japanese teams active in the Formula One. Toyota and of course the small Super Aguri team from Aguri Suzuki. However, a thirth Japanese team was rumoured. Direxiv Motorsport had shown their interest to debut in the Formula 1. The team was already active in the GP2, Super GT and Formula Nippon. Jean Alesi was hired as their Senior Executive Director. As well Alexander Wurz was offered a management position. It never materialised. Read the story here.

In 2006 another team showed their interest to enter the Formula One in 2008. Supernova was one of the bigger teams in the motor sport. The team was active in several series and a lot of known drivers drove for the team in the International Formula 3 and even in the A1GP series (god what do I miss it!). In the 1990s, the team was interested to enter the Formula One. Somehow, it never materialised. Nor did their attempt for 2008. A year later the team did another bit now for 2010. Read the story here..

Williams-Toyota FW28B
2006 was for Williams more an in between year. The team lost the BMW engines as BMW bought Peter Sauber’s team. In 2006, the team used the Cosworth V8 engine to fill the gap in 2006. For 2007, the team closed the deal with Toyota to supply them with engines.  In the last few months of the season Williams adapted one of their FW28’s to suit the Toyota engines.