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Virgin FIA Entry: Marussia Virgin Racing Car 24: Timo Glock Car 25: Jerome d’Ambrosio Engine: Cosworth V8 Team Principal: John Booth Technical Director: Nick Wirth Race Engineer Car 24: Mark Hutchison Race Engineer Car 25: Dave Greenwood Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 19 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Manor Motorsport When F3 team Manor Motorsport were given a place on the F1 grid in 2010 they commissioned Wirth Research to build them a car. Brawn sponsor Virgin became title sponsor and Virgin Racing was born Virgin Racing With Cosworth engines, Xtrac gearboxes and drivers Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi Virgin Racing embarked on...

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Hispania FIA Entry: HRT F1 Team Car 22: Narain Karthikeyan Car 23: Vitantonio Liuzzi Engin:e Cosworth V8 Team Principal: Colin Kolles Technical Director: Geoff Willis Race Engineer Car 22: Angel Baena Race Engineer Car 23 Richard Connell Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 19 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Campos Racing Having run cars in lower formulae former F1 driver Adrian Campos secured one of the 3 places for new teams in F1 for 2010. He commissioned Dallara to build a chassis and signed a deal to use Cosworth engines and Xtrac gearboxes. They also announced that Bruno Senna, nephew of Ayrton, would drive for them. Struggling for...
Team Lotus FIA Entry: Team Lotus Car 20: Heikki Kovaleinen Car 21: Jarno Trulli Engine: Renault V8 Team Principal: Tony Fernandes Technical Director: Mike Gascoyne Race Engineer Car 20: Juan Pablo Ramirez Race Engineer Car 21: Gianluca Pisanello Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 20 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Team Lotus Tony Fernandes' 1Malaysia F1 team lay claim to one of the most iconic names in F1, Team Lotus. Team Lotus, under the guidance of one of the greatest innovators in F1 Colin Chapman, was in F1 from 1958 to 1994. They took part in 491 Grands Prix, winning 73 races, 7 Constructors Titles, 6 Drivers Championships, 102 poles...
As we have a place for past teams now I thought I'd open the forum by doing a thread on who I consider to be the worst F1 team ever! Andrea Sassetti bought the old Coloni team, did a deal with Simtek for the unused 1990 Brabham Chassie and set about starting a bright future for his new Andra Moda Formula One team with drivers Alex Caffi and Enrico Bertaggia at the helm for the 1992 season They turn up in South Africa the first race and oh dear the cars aren't built yet. Oh well use the old ones! "ermmmm Mr Sassetti you owe us $100,000 for entering a new team." "We're not a new team argues we just have new cars, new engines, new owners, new colours and a new name thats all!" "Yeah whatever your excluded." "Crumbs!" Oh well not a great...
When you consider the names of Formula One teams that are not in Formula One anymore, the entry list has a few glaring omissions. Lotus really should be one of them but Formula One is missing the name of one of its great teams and one of its great champions. Brabham's history can be split into three sections. The first was the time of the man himself, Sir Jack. They won a couple of titles in the mid-60s, with Sir Jack the only man to win a World Title with his own team, and it seems unlikely that will ever be repeated. Denny Hulme is the only man to literally beat his boss to the world title in 1967, and unsatisfied he moved to McLaren to try again! The second is Bernie's Brabham, which had run Niki Lauda up to his retirement but is...
Teams that have been in F1 but aren't any more are legion, the record books are strewn with long-discarded F1 team names. Teams that have succeeded in F1 but aren't here any more are much thinner on the ground, Lotus, Maserati and Brabham are a few examples. Such teams are remembered, talked about, and figure in everyday conversation, at least among petrolheads "of a certain age". There are other teams that have been in F1, aren't here any more, but despite a lack of achievement (wins, WDCs and WCCs) have nevertheless made an impact. This isn't a thread devoted to heroic failures, however, it's about celebrating that some teams seem to put a lot more back into F1 than they ever took out, and prime among that ever so rare breed has...
Today he's a joke figure who wears ridiculous shirts. But once Eddie Jordan was a team principal, possibly still a joke figure, admittedly, but his team did not do too badly. Their first season was in 1991, with a green and blue 191 which goes down as one of the very best debut cars ever, and they finished 5th in the WCC. The other debutant that year was Lamborghini/Modena, who did not impress. The next year saw Andrea Moda enter the fray. Entering F1 was not easy, but Jordan did it with flying colours. They picked up their first pole position at Spa in 1994, and their first win (and one-two) at the same venue 4 years later. They then went on to their year of years, where Heinz-Harald Frentzen led Jordan to 3rd in both Championships...
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