NEWS ARCHIVE

28 FEBRUARY 1995

PACIFIC FORMS ALLIANCE WITH LOTUS

Pacific Grand Prix will shortly announce that it has formed an alliance with the Lotus team and - if it wins a case with the FIA Contract Recognition Board - that Mika Salo will be Bertrand Gachot's team mate for 1995.

27 FEBRUARY 1995

AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

The Formula 1 class of 1995 is now finally settled with 14 teams getting ready to fight over the World Championship.

HOLLOWAY ON THE MOVE

Tim Holloway has been hired by Jordan to assist Gary Anderson in his design and race engineering duties.

HOPES FLOWS FREELY FROM PACIFIC

After what can only be described as an embarrassing season in F1 last year, Keith Wiggins's Pacific Grand Prix is looking ahead to a much better 1995.

LARROUSSE SELLS

The Larrousse Formula 1 team is still in business, but team founder Gerard Larrousse has had to hand over control of the operation to save his team - which entered F1 in 1987 - from closing down.

SENNA - STEERING FAILURE?

The report on the accidents during the San Marino Grand Prix weekend at Imola,Italy last year has finally been made public with the Italian investigators concluding that Ayrton Senna's accident was probably the result of a steering failure.

THE CHANGES BEING MADE AT IMOLA

The Autodromo Ferrari at Imola is currently undergoing considerable changes as a result of the accidents there last Spring which killed Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger and sparked a new safety campaign in F1 racing.

WILLIAMS UNVEILS THE NEW FW17

Williams Grand Prix Engineering last week unveiled its purposeful-looking new chassis, designed by Adrian Newey and Patrick Head and their team of design engineers at Didcot.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD BUT...

The 3.5-liter Ford Zetec-R engine, used last year by Michael Schumacher, was able to rev to 14,500 rpm.

20 FEBRUARY 1995

ARROWS GETTING READY

The Arrows Formula 1 team has had a very low profile this winter, while other teams have been busy signing up drivers and unveiling new cars.

BENETTON - WHY THE NEW CAR WASN'T QUICK

The Benetton team was a little disappointed with initial testing of the new Benetton-Renault B195 last week in Jerez, Spain - but that doesn't mean that the new car is a dud.

BIG CHANGES FOR BARCELONA

The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo near Barcelona, Spain, is currently undergoing major revisions in preparation for the Spanish Grand Prix.

IS THE NEW MCLAREN A WIND-UP?

The unveiling of the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/10 at London's Science Museum last Friday set F1 tongues wagging with its ungainly "mid-ship" wing.

LARROUSSE STILL TALKING

Gerard Larrousse still thinks he can run a Formula 1 team this year, despite the fact that he does not have cars which are in line with the 1995 regulations.

MOSLEY AND LIGIER - A STRANGE LOVE AFFAIR?

The FIA president Max Mosley visited Ligier last week to help the team celebrate the start of its 20th season in Formula 1 racing.

THE END OF A LEGEND AT LOTUS

Team Lotus last week moved out of Ketteringham Hall, the team's home for the last 28 years.

TYRRELL TESTS EXCITING NEW SUSPENSION

The Tyrrell team began testing its new Tyrrell-Yamaha 023 car with its revolutionary "Hydrolink" suspension system at a wet Silverstone, England, last week.

VERSTAPPEN SIGNS FOR SIMTEK

As predicted in F1 Foreign Report (Week 5), Dutchman Jos Verstappen has signed to drive for the Simtek team.

13 FEBRUARY 1995

BERGER TRIES NEW FERRARI

Gerhard Berger gave the new Ferrari 412/T2 its first runs at the Ferrari team's test track at Fiorano last Thursday.

LARROUSSE-DAMS - ON OR OFF?

Jean-Paul Driot, the boss of the DAMS F3000 team, has announced that he has abandoned his plans to enter Formula 1 racing this year - because he cannot find the sponsorship he needs to run the team at what he considers to be a suitably competitive level.

PACIFIC LOSES SALO

The FIA Formula 1 Contract Recognition Board has decided that Mika Salo will not be driving for Pacific Team Lotus this year and is under contract to Tyrrell.

SENNA ACCIDENT REPORT DUE

Frank Williams told British pressmen last week that he expects Italian magistrates to publish their report about Ayrton Senna's fatal accident within the next few days.

TYRRELL UNVEILS 1995 PACKAGE

The Tyrrell team is to reveal details of its 1995 Formula 1 program this evening in the very apt surroundings of the Design Museum in London, England.

WILL THE FIA BAN V12 ENGINES?

The International Automobile Federation (FIA), which runs the Formula 1 World Championship, is thought likely to vote for a ban on V12 engines in Grand Prix racing.

WILLIAMS TO MOVE TEAM BASE

Frank Williams's entire racing empire is to move to a new 28-acre headquarters, a few miles from its existing 6.5-acre facility at Didcot, near Oxford, England.

6 FEBRUARY 1995

ENGINEERING CHANGES AT BENETTON

Race engineer Tim Wright has been recruited by Benetton to look after Johnny Herbert's Benetton-Renault B195.

FORMULA 1 CALENDAR RETHINK

As predicted in the last F1 FOREIGN REPORT, the 1995 Grand Prix calendar has undergone considerable change, just six weeks before the scheduled first race.

FORTI - GETTING READY FOR ACTION

Details of the new Forti F1 team are now emerging.

MCLAREN CONFIRMS MANSELL

Nigel Mansell has finally been confirmed as a Marlboro McLaren Mercedes driver for 1995.

SPICE PLANS BIZARRE F1 PROGRAM

Spice is planning to establish its own Formula 1 team, based on the wrong side of the world - in Australia.

THE OTHER JACKIE O

JACKIE OLIVER has denied stories circulating in Europe that the Arrows F1 team is in difficulties and that he is planning a merger with the Supernova Formula 3000 team.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO... JEAN-PIERRE VAN ROSSEM

IN 1989 the Onyx F1 team was bought by unusual Belgian millionaire Jean-Pierre Van Rossem.

WHO GOES WHERE IN 1995

To keep you up to date with the maneuverings in Formula 1, here is a list of the teams and drivers confirmed for this season: