The place for current RWRS universe and "canon" historical series
by Butterfox 11 Jun 2021, 20:21
Ligier supports option C: Zunino clearly needs a bunch of driver briefings.

VDS supports option C, Bernie wants to run things the British way, that means running it like British Leyland.

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by Frogfoot9013 13 Jun 2021, 15:50
Autosport wrote:Dywa To Miss French GP, No Reason Given
Another twist in the tumultuous tale of the turbulent Dywa team has taken place today, with the annoucement that the enigmatic team will not be taking part at the upcoming French Grand Prix. Dydo Monguzzi's refusal to provide a reason for the team's absence as only fanned the flames of speculation surrounding his team that have been raging since the International Trophy just over a month ago.
At that non-championship race, Dywa made headlines by entering an all-female lineup of Italians Ottavia Cacciatori and Lena Troscchi, the latter of whom was making her first start in a racing car just over a year after almost losing her life in that infamous Dywa GP race at Rouen. Furthermore, their cars eschewed the traditional plain-white scheme for a vibrant red-black livery, notably containing the sponsorship of l'Unità, the newspaper of the Italian Communist Party. Whilst Cacciatori did about as well as anyone could in a Dywa, finishing the race seven laps down, Troscchi was another two laps behind her, and both cars wrought havoc on the track as moving chicanes, drawing the ire of the rest of the paddock.
At the Monaco Grand Prix, Dywa made further headlines by releasing Beppe Gabbiani to replace him with Lena Troscchi, again drawing ire from many of the teams, most notably Boro. The presence of Troscchi, a noted communist, on the grid at a venue like Monaco did not sit well with the ACM, and they put pressure on Dywa to not run her. Dywa ulitmately acquiesced and Ottavia Cacciatori, already at the track to compete in Procar, was drafted in at short notice to replace her. This series of events gives Lena Troscchi quite possibly the record of shortest career in Formula 1 to date.
The team would go under the radar again until the San Marino Grand Prix, where they would yet again be embroiled in controversy; just days before the race, the team announced it was releasing Arsenio Matarazzo to be replaced by promising youngster Teo Fabi, who had previously turned down an offer to drive in the International Trophy for the team. However, the team would find themselves turned away at the gates by the circuit, apparently because they had not paid the necessary fees to compete. Many immediately suspected more sinister motivations for the exclusion. The ousted Matarazo quickly found himself a new spot in the Merzario team, replacing Renzo Zorzi, his teammate from the previous year. Allegedly, Renzo Zorzi was seen with Ottavia Cacciatori drowning their sorrows in a local pub not long after pre-qualifying had concluded at Imola.
All this has led some to suspect that Matarazzo's ousting was precisely why the Imola organisers refused to let Dywa in, and was also part of why Merzario suddenly replaced Zorzi with Matarazzo. Whether or not it is in any way connected to Dywa's impending absence at Dijon-Prenois is unclear; as stated earlier, no reason has been given, and perhaps we will never know why. In any case, it is highly unlikely that this will be the last we hear of the Dywa team this year and we can be sure of more sudden twists and turns in this bewildering saga.
Last edited by Frogfoot9013 on 15 Jun 2021, 09:09, edited 1 time in total.

James Hunt, commentating on the 1991 German Grand Prix wrote:The Benettons looking very smart together on the track, mostly because they're both going so slowly.
by pasta_maldonado 14 Jun 2021, 20:00
1979 FFSA French Grand Prix - Pre-Qualifying
Image
Image

1. Alfa Romeo 2:29.032
2. Boro-Ford 2:30.563
3. Hesketh-Ford 2:30.847

4. Interscope-Ford 2:32.325
5. Rebaque-Ford 2:33.294
6. Minardi-Ford 2:33.639
7. Ensign-Ford 2:34.554
8. Merzario-Ford 2:37.501
9. Spartec-Ford 2:39.370
10. Martini-Ford 2:45.361


1979 FFSA French Grand Prix - Qualifying
Image
Image

1979 FFSA French Grand Prix - Race
Image
Image

Fastest Lap: Jody Scheckter - 1:40.521
Drive of the race: Ronnie Peterson: A retirement 6 from home ruined what was a sure shot at second place.
Reject of the race:Keke Rosberg: Should have been there to mop up the Williams / Sheckter / Peterson spillage. Nil points will leave the Finn with plenty of explaining to do.
Dishonourable mentions: Thomas Nurmester - worst drive of the year and he still manages to steal a win. Williams will be ruing a double retirement on a weekend Nurmester was 13th on pace after lap 1.

Lap Charts
Image
Image

Protesting
After each race, you can protest up to one team or driver (for now). To submit a protest, use the Google Form linked below. To confirm your protest has been lodged, please drop a post in the thread along the lines of "team X has lodged a protest against Driver Y at Z Grand Prix".

Link to protest form

Spreadsheet
Budgets have been updated.

Upgrades

Upgrades are OPEN. You may make a total of 1 upgrade in each area between races. Please check the 'Upgrade Prices' tab for an overview of the upgrade costs, and the 'Upgrades' tab to view how many upgrades your car has received this season, and how much the next one will cost.

Ferrari, Renault, and Matra engine upgrades are now available

Please request upgrades using the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:

G Upgrade: (Grip Upgrade; Y/N)
H upgrade: (Handling Upgrade; Y/N)
D upgrade: (Drag Upgrade; Y/N)
M upgrade: (Chassis weight/mass Upgrade; Y/N)

Engine upgrade: Y/N


FISA-FOCA Tensions:
0 - Heaven is a place on Earth
1 - Mild resentment
2 - Severe disagreement
3 - Summit talks
4 - Outright Hostility[/url]
5 - Boycott threatened
6 - Breakaway series

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Aislabie 14 Jun 2021, 20:12
Autosport wrote:<snip>

But of course, all race results will be provisional pending the outcome of a protest by Ferrari that is expected to be supported by their fellow FISA teams, citing the non-attendance of the majority of the grid at the mandatory driver safety briefing at the French Grand Prix. Should this protest be upheld, the win could yet fall for Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and the second-place to Keke Rosberg.

More to follow.
by pasta_maldonado 14 Jun 2021, 20:14
FISA statement to all teams wrote:The following teams will recieve a £100,000 fine for missing the /mandatory/ driver safety
breifing:

- Tyrrell
- Lotus
- Brabham
- March
- Williams
- Ensign
- Boro
- Arrows North Star
- ATS Kauhsen
- Everest
- B&S Fabrications
- Hesketh

Additionally, McLaren will recieve a 50,000 fine as Jacky Ickx did not show up to the driver
briefing.

FISA thanks the following teams for putting driver safety first:

- Ferrari
- Ligier
- Alfa
- Renault
- Interscope
- Merzario
- VDS

FISA also extends thanks to Masahiro Hasemi, who also attended the driver safety briefing.

FISA would also like to remind teams that any future offenses will also receive a further £100,000 fine


Bernard Charles Eccelestone wrote:If we pay this fine, we are submitting to the will of Balestre and his FISA cronies. And we can't have that....


All FOCA teams that skipped the driver briefing for the French Grand Prix will also skip the driver briefing for the British Grand Prix. Consequently, the fines will not be deducted from the budgets yet.

Michelin press release wrote:Skirts are "too dangerous" for Formula One

Michelin have decried the use of ground effects 'skirts' in Formula One, following the retirement of Michelin-shod Ronnie Peterson in the French Grand Prix. The Swede, filling in for the injured Tom Pryce at Tyrrell, was lucky to avoid serious injury when his Michelin tyre delaminated with 6 laps to go in the race.

"The excessive g-forces are too much for the construction of the tyre" a representative said.

The announcement comes as a spending review within the company threatens the exit of the French manufacturer from Formula One.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 14 Jun 2021, 20:28
Autosport wrote:Field: "FOCA have no place in Formula One"
Ted Field has waded into the FISA-FOCA war by offering his opinion on the brouhaha currently developing. "Bernie's fighting a lost cause here. The governing body should call the shots within the sport. To suggest anything else is madness. FOCA don't belong in the sport - they're driving us true Independents out."


Bernie Ecclestone, on the phone to Merzario wrote: Arturo? On yer bike.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Pinkd56 14 Jun 2021, 20:46
Jackie Oliver wrote:I'm not sure how we can be fined for missing something that wasn't scheduled. I understand that administrative errors can occur but to punish busy teams for them is a joke - I demand FISA rescind this sanction or face the consequences.


Sir Blake Clayton is asked to remain silent on the matter.
by Frogfoot9013 14 Jun 2021, 20:53
Dywa, having missed the French Grand Prix, will be making a return to the grid at the British Grand Prix. The team is offering the #35 machine to Enrico Uncini and the #36 machine to Guido Dacco.

James Hunt, commentating on the 1991 German Grand Prix wrote:The Benettons looking very smart together on the track, mostly because they're both going so slowly.
by pi314159 14 Jun 2021, 21:31
Frank Williams wrote:
On the suggested ban on skirts:

It looks like Michelin are not up to the challenge of Formula 1. I don't know what they're thinking. Are they actuallly suggesting we should change our cars to accomodate their sub-standard product? There are four other tyre manufacturers in Formula 1 who are capable of producing tyres that handle the forces of modern Formula 1 cars just fine. Our partners at Goodyear are supplying fine tyres that produce great grip and last an entire race distance. If Michelin's tyres can't handle g-forces, they should supply Dywa Grand Prix or the Citroen 2CV cup.

On the missed driver briefing:
We will not pay the fine. It is the responsibility of the race organizers to make sure the schedule is correct and FISA cannot expect our drivers to be present at an unscheduled meeting. Contrary to Mr. Balestre's claims, FOCA and all teams represented by it are committed to driver safety. I'd like to remind everyone that it was Bernie who ensured that Dr. Sid Watkins is now present at the track in case of any medical emergency.

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by Butterfox 14 Jun 2021, 21:47
Seems engine upgrade isn't counted in the budgets yet, will it happen after France then?

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by CaptainGetz12 14 Jun 2021, 22:08
Santino di Colombo-Ricci wrote:We are not paying a fine for not attending an event that was not on the official FISA schedule. We will be filing a lawsuit if FISA attempts to force us to pay the fine.

As for FOCA, half the teams within face bankruptcy if they went along with Mr. Ecclestone for however long this goes for. If he wants us to boycott more driver briefings after France (if they are on the FISA official schedules) he better give some financial support back to the teams too to offset these crippling fines, or he will find FOCA crippled when half the teams close their doors.


None of Scuderia Everest's potential buyers comment on this matter.

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by pi314159 14 Jun 2021, 22:26
Aurora F1 entrants Graham Eden Racing have decided to take their Chevron B41 cars to Silverstone to have a crack at the world championship... or the Tony Brise trophy, more likely.

Name: Graham Eden Racing
Chassis: Chevron B41 (just assign suitable stats)
Engine: Ford Cosworth (1977 or 78 spec)
#57 Tiff Needell
#58 Luciano Sighinolfi

pasta_maldonado wrote:The stewards have recommended that Alan Jones learns to drive.
by Aislabie 15 Jun 2021, 09:38
Page 51 of Motor Sport Magazine wrote:Sighinolfi confirmed to drive for Graham Eden Racing

Luciano Sighinolfi, the erstwhile B&S Fabrications driver and former Dywa GP team owner, has agreed with his team that he be allowed to drive the British Grand Prix for Graham Eden Racing. On the matter, team principal Bob Sparshott said, "Sighinolfi is an important part of our future plans, and we delight in him getting the opportunity to gain further F1 experience. We wish him the best of luck this weekend."
by pasta_maldonado 15 Jun 2021, 21:12
Little Known F1 Facts thread, gprejects.com, canon universe wrote:BilvioSachot wrote: Apparently, during the FISA-FOCA war Hasemi decided to go against the FOCA teams and attend the driver briefings at the French Grand Prix. Anyone know why?

Truppe wrote: maybe he couldn't read the signs? :bellm:

TommyHK wrote: You joke, but that's not far from the truth. He later said in an interview with Fuji TV in the 90s that he was trying to go to the toilet and couldn't read the signs, so he accidentally walked into the briefing and was too embarrassed to leave... :Krautmeir:

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by CaptainGetz12 03 Jul 2021, 00:35
Santino di Colombo-Ricci wrote:Grazzi, Grazzi! I knew you had it in you Piencarlo! Show them why we're the best!

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?
by Aislabie 05 Jul 2021, 23:19
PastaSport Magazine wrote:
Sighinolfi looking for full-time drive in 1980, considering options outside B&S

Image
A Graham Eden Racing car that's close enough for me to pretend it's the one Sighinolfi drove.


While Luciano Sighinolfi took a winding route to Formula One, with a brief stint in Dywa GP after a nomadic career in Italian Formula Three, it is hard to argue against the fact that he has impressed since he arrived. In his occasional World Championship entries for B&S Fabrications and Graham Eden Racing, he has yet to prequalify. Not that anyone expected him to: the March-Renzo, Spartec-Ford and Chevron-Ford cars were all some way off the pace.

What has been most impressive, however, is how he has established himself as a very safe pair of hands. In three non-championship races, he has recorded finishing positions of 14th (BRDC International Trophy), 12th (Race of Champions) and 4th (Tony Brise Memorial Trophy). Even in Dywa GP, a stint of his career that was ultimately overshadowed by a brutal accident involving Sighinolfi and Lena Trosschi, he finished two out of the three races he competed in, finishing third and fifth respectively.

With a burgeoning reputation, Sighinolfi now feels that he has earned the opportunity of a full-time drive in 1980. He is rumoured to have set his sights on the Scuderia Everest team, around which circle suggestions that they are to be bought out and rebranded by Enzo Osella ahead of the following season. Further details will be reported as they emerge.
by pasta_maldonado 20 Jul 2021, 22:32
1979 Tony Brise Trophy - Qualifying
Image
Image

1979 Tony Brise Trophy - Race
Image
Everyone else retired. Unfortunately I overwrote the second page with the lap charts!

Fastest Lap: Elio de Angelis - 1:16.728
Drive of the race: Danny Ongais - It may be NC, but a win is a win. Just what the doctor ordered for the beleaguered Interscope team.
Reject of the race: Emerson Fittipaldi - de Angelis at least put the Alfa where it should have been. Emmo spent his TBT jobbing out to privateers and making a case for his imminent retirement.

1979 Tony Brise Trophy - Lap Charts
Image
Image

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 01 Aug 2021, 16:42
1979 Marlboro British Grand Prix - Pre-Qualifying
Image
Image

1. Hesketh-Ford 3:04.049
2. Ensign-Ford 3:05.297
3. Boro-Ford 3:05.383

4. Interscope-Ford 3:05.912
5. Alfa Romeo 3:06.643
6. Minardi-Ford 3:06.762
7. Rebaque-Ford 3:07.443
8. March-Ford 3:09.030 (Madom)
9. Chevron-Ford 3:09.893
10. March-Ford 3:10.315 (BF1T)
11. Merzario-Ford 3:11.566
12. Spartec-Ford 3:12.844
13. VDS-Ford 3:15.821
14. Dywa-Renzo 3:48.759


1979 Marlboro British Grand Prix - Qualifying
Image
Image

1979 Marlboro British Grand Prix - Race
Image
Image

Fastest Lap: Didier Pironi - 1:15.090
Drive of the race: Jean-Pierre Jabouille: Clinical drive to hold off Pironi to take Renault's first (championship) race win.
Reject of the race: Alfa Romeo: From best of the rest to DNPQ. Shambolic performance from Autodelta.

Lap Charts
Image
Image

Protesting
After each race, you can protest up to one team or driver (for now). To submit a protest, use the Google Form linked below. To confirm your protest has been lodged, please drop a post in the thread along the lines of "team X has lodged a protest against Driver Y at Z Grand Prix".

Link to protest form

Spreadsheet
Budgets have been updated.

Upgrades

Upgrades are OPEN. You may make a total of 1 upgrade in each area between races. Please check the 'Upgrade Prices' tab for an overview of the upgrade costs, and the 'Upgrades' tab to view how many upgrades your car has received this season, and how much the next one will cost.

Please request upgrades using the following form:

Code: Select all
Team:
User:

G Upgrade: (Grip Upgrade; Y/N)
H upgrade: (Handling Upgrade; Y/N)
D upgrade: (Drag Upgrade; Y/N)
M upgrade: (Chassis weight/mass Upgrade; Y/N)

Engine upgrade: Y/N


FISA-FOCA Tensions:
0 - Heaven is a place on Earth
1 - Mild resentment
2 - Severe disagreement
3 - Summit talks
4 - Outright Hostility[/url]
5 - Boycott threatened
6 - Breakaway series[/quote]
Last edited by pasta_maldonado on 01 Aug 2021, 16:53, edited 1 time in total.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by pasta_maldonado 01 Aug 2021, 16:52
Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy
A non-championship race will be held at Anderstorp in honour of Gunnar Nilsson who tragically passed away in 1978. Only 26 cars are allowed to enter the race. Arrows and Ensign have been given free entry as they employed Nilsson, as have Team Västkuststugan who employed him in F2.

A flat travel fee of £15,000 will apply to all other entrants.

Teams running a Swedish driver get free entry.

Any driver currently signed to drive for all races for a team will automatically race for you if you so choose in the Trophy. You are free to sign different drivers, however, they will be subject to an RNG. Drivers for non-champiosnhip teams will also be subject to RNG. Wages do not have to be paid to any driver competing in a non-championship Grand Prix. However, injuries may still occur.

Prize money will be given out to teams in the usual fashion.


Link in case table does not work properly for you.

Please remember that entries are on a first come first served basis and as a result the entry list will close when it is full.

Please use the following forms for submitting entries:

Code: Select all
Category: Full time / Part-time
Team Name:
Number:
Driver #1:
Driver #2: (if making multiple bids)
Number:
Driver #1:
Driver #2: (if making multiple bids)
Last edited by pasta_maldonado on 01 Aug 2021, 16:58, edited 1 time in total.

Klon wrote:more liek Nick Ass-idy amirite?
by Frogfoot9013 01 Aug 2021, 16:59
Category: Full time / Part-time
Team Name: Dywa
Number: 35
Driver #1: Enrico Uncini
Number: 36
Driver #1: Slim Borgudd
Driver #2: Kaal Wirgin
Last edited by Frogfoot9013 on 01 Aug 2021, 17:29, edited 2 times in total.

James Hunt, commentating on the 1991 German Grand Prix wrote:The Benettons looking very smart together on the track, mostly because they're both going so slowly.
by Miguel98 01 Aug 2021, 17:00
Category: Part-Time
Team Name: Boro
Number: 32
Driver #1: Jean-Pierre Jarier
Driver #2: Huub Rothengatter
Number: 33
Driver #1: Vittorio Brambilla

Mario on Gutierrez after the Italian Grand Prix wrote:He's no longer just a bit of a tool, he's the entire tool set.


18-07-2015: Forever in our hearts Jules.
25-08-2015: Forever in our hearts Justin.
by This Could Be You 01 Aug 2021, 17:02
Category: Full time
Team Name: Hesketh
Number: 7
Driver #1: Bruno Giacomelli
Number: 8
Driver #1: Anders Olofsson
Driver #2: Eje Elgh
Driver #3: Slim Borgudd
Driver #4: Riccardo Patrese

Your Signature Here

Named after HRT, now on HRT
by Nuppiz 01 Aug 2021, 17:13
Team: ATS Kauhsen Racing Team
User: Nuppiz

G Upgrade: Y
H upgrade: Y
D upgrade: Y
M upgrade: Y

Engine upgrade: N

Entry for the Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy
Category: Full time
Team Name: ATS Kauhsen Racing Team
Number: 16
Driver #1: Anders Olofsson (SWE)
Driver #2: Eje Elgh (SWE)
Driver #3: Jochen Mass (GER)
Number: 17
Driver #1: Stefan Johansson (SWE)
Driver #2: Harald Ertl (AUT)

Eurosport broadcast for the 1990 Mexican GP prequalifying:
"The Life, it looked very lifeless yet again... in fact Bruno did one, slow lap"
by Aislabie 01 Aug 2021, 17:25
Category: Part-time
Team Name: B&S Fabrications

Number: 43
Driver #1: Freddy Kottulinsky

Number: 44
Driver #1: Rupert Keegan
Driver #2: Divina Galica
by TomWazzleshaw 01 Aug 2021, 17:57
Team:Interscope
User: Wazzle

G Upgrade: Y
H upgrade: N
D upgrade: N
M upgrade: N

Engine upgrade: N

Category: Full time
Team Name: Interscope Racing
Number: 37
Driver #1: Danny Ongias
Number: 38
Driver #1: Stefan Johansson
Driver #2: Reine Wisell
Driver #3: Torsten Palm
Driver #4: Tommy Borgudd
Driver #5: Conny Ljungfeldt

Biscione wrote:"Some Turkemenistani gulag repurposed for residential use" is the best way yet I've heard to describe North / East Glasgow.
by Butterfox 01 Aug 2021, 18:44
Category: Full time
Team Name: Ligier
Number: 25
Driver #1:Patrick Tambay
Number: 26
Driver #1: Ronnie Peterson (one can always try, you know....)
Driver #2: Jacques Laffite

I don't know what i want and i want it now!
by CaptainGetz12 01 Aug 2021, 23:27
Gunnar Nilsson Memorial Trophy Entrants

Category: Part-Time
Team Name: Scuderia Everest
Number: 23
Driver #1: Piercarlo Ghinzani
Number: 24
Driver #1: Eje Elgh
Driver #2: Stefan Johnansson
Driver #3: Eddie Cheever

Klon wrote:What did poor André do to you for him to be insulted like that?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests