The place for discussion of all aspects of the gprejects.com website
by Simtek 11 Apr 2016, 10:45
This is a revamp of a previous thread in the Jean-Denis Délétraz Memorial Forum that listed every reject. The purpose of this new list is to denote the drivers and teams that are profiled or not, whether by us or by F1 Rejects. Hopefully this should serve as a future aid for anyone wanting to write a profile of an existing reject. The chances of us being allowed to republish the old F1 Rejects content remain slim at best, but in case that changes at any point in the future I would discourage anyone from attempting to write a new profile on any rejects marked in blue. Only a fraction of all reject drivers and teams have been profiled, so there are still hundreds of stories that remain untold. I have decided to discount the Indy 500 altogether to reduce headaches, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see a Rodger Ward profile!

The reject criteria, as originally laid out by Jamie and Enoch on F1 Rejects, are listed below.

All a former Formula One driver needs to do to escape eligibility for this site is to have been successful in F1. Specifically, they must have scored ...
  • a 4th, 3rd, 2nd or 1st place, or
  • a 5th place, plus any other top-6 result, or
  • three or more 6th places

All a former Formula One team needs to have done to get a page on this site is ...
  • to have appeared as an entrant at at least one Grand Prix weekend and
  • to have scored 6 points or fewer under the 1991-2002 scoring system, assuming every car was eligible for points
How hard can that be? Very!

Our definition of a "team"

The history of teams, constructors and privateer entrants in F1 is a long, complicated and very interesting one. But for the purposes of this website, we've had to make certain decisions as to what we will consider a "team" eligible for a profile here, and what we won't. With this in mind, we present the following four guidelines...
  • includes teams attempting to enter F1 as a constructor at some point in their lifetime
  • includes privateer teams entering F1 in partnership with a chassis-maker

  • does not include privateer teams only utilising customer chassis
  • does not include constructors supplying customer chassis to teams
Of course, these are just guidelines, and we reserve the right to do whatever the heck we want, and profile whomever and whatever we want! But we'll try to stick to the above.

In addition, drivers killed in a Formula One car (or Formula Two during 1952-53), or have died as a result of injuries sustained in a Formula One car, but still technically hold reject status, are not eligible for a profile here. Any articles of this nature are more likely to take the form of a tribute than a full profile that would be posted in the driver profile section of the website.

Key
Profiled on F1/GP Rejects
Profile under construction/unpublished
Unprofiled
Currently writing their own story in F1

Drivers

A
Carlo Abate
George Abecassis
Kenny Acheson
Philippe Adams
Kurt Adolff
Kurt Ahrens, Jr.
Christijan Albers
Alexander Albon
Jaime Alguersuari
Ray Allen
Giovanna Amati
Conny Andersson
Marco Apicella
Peter Ashdown
Ian Ashley
Gerry Ashmore
Bill Aston

B
Luca Badoer
Julian Bailey
Marcel Balsa
Fabrizio Barbazza
John Barber
Skip Barber
Paolo Barilla
Michael Bartels
Edgar Barth
Giorgio Bassi
Erwin Bauer
Zsolt Baumgartner
Don Beauman
Günther Bechem
Derek Bell
Paul Belmondo
Tom Belsø
Olivier Beretta
Allen Berg
Georges Berger
Antonio Bernardo
Enrique Bernoldi
Enrico Bertaggia
Mike Beuttler
Gino Bianco
Werner Bickel
Hans Binder
Clemente Biondetti
Pablo Birger
Harry Blanchard
Michael Bleekemolen
Hans Blees
Alex Blignaut
Trevor Blokdyk
Raul Boesel
Menato Boffa
Ewald Boisitz
Roberto Bonomi
Juan Manuel Bordeu
Franco Bordoni
Slim Borgudd
Luki Botha
Christophe Bouchut
Sébastien Bourdais
David Brabham
Gary Brabham
Giovanni Bracco
Bill Brack
Ernesto Brambilla
Toni Branca
Gianfranco Brancatelli
Eric Brandon
Tony Brise
Peter Broeker
Warwick Brown
Adolf Brudes
Gianmaria Bruni
Clemar Bucci
Ronnie Bucknum
Ivor Bueb
Sébastien Buemi
Luiz Bueno
Ian Burgess
Luciano Burti
Roberto Bussinello
Tommy Byrne

C
Phil Cade
Keith Campbell
John Campbell-Jones
Adrián Campos
John Cannon
Eitel Cantoni
Piero Carini
Johnny Cecotto
Eugène Chaboud
Jay Chamberlain
Karun Chandhok
Colin Chapman
Dave Charlton
Pedro Chaves
Andrea Chiesa
Max Chilton
Ettore Chimeri
Johnny Claes
David Clapham
Kevin Cogan
Bernard Collomb
Alberto Colombo
Franco Comotti
George Constantine
John Cordts
Chris Craft
Jim Crawford
Alberto Crespo
Antonio Creus
Tony Crook
Geoffrey Crossley

D
Hermano da Silva Ramos
Chuck Daigh
Yannick Dalmas
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Jorge Daponte
Alfred Dattner
Anthony Davidson
Colin Davis
Mário de Araújo Cabral
Jorge de Bagration
Alain de Changy
Bernard de Dryver
Luigi de Filippis
Maria Teresa de Filippis
Peter de Klerk
Casimiro de Oliveira
Giovanni de Riu
Max de Terra
Alejandro de Tomaso
Emilio de Villota
Ernie de Vos
Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lucas di Grassi
Frank Dochnal
José Dolhem
Martin Donnelly
Robert Doornbos
Fritz d'Orey
Ken Downing
Bob Drake
Paddy Driver
Piero Drogo
Geoff Duke
Piero Dusio

E
George Eaton
Guy Edwards
Paul Emery
Tomáš Enge
Marcus Ericsson
Harald Ertl
Nasif Estéfano
Bob Evans

F
Corrado Fabi
Pascal Fabre
Carlo Facetti
William Ferguson
Ralph Firman
Ludwig Fischer
Mike Fisher
John Fitch
Theo Fitzau
Jan Flinterman
Gregor Foitek
George Fonder
Norberto Fontana
Asdrúbal Fontes Bayardo
Franco Forini
Philip Fotheringham-Parker
A. J. Foyt
Giorgio Francia
Patrick Friesacher
Joe Fry
Hiroshi Fushida

G
Beppe Gabbiani
Giancarlo Gagliardi
Patrick Gaillard
Divina Galica
Nanni Galli
Óscar Alfredo Gálvez
Fred Gamble
Néstor García-Veiga
Frank Gardner
Jo Gartner
Tony Gaze
Geki
Piercarlo Ghinzani
Gimax
Antonio Giovinazzi
Helm Glöckler
Óscar González
Aldo Gordini
Horace Gould
Jean-Marc Gounon
Keith Greene
Georges Grignard
Olivier Grouillard
Brian Gubby
Miguel Ángel Guerra
Roberto Guerrero
Esteban Gutiérrez

H
Peter Hahn
Hubert Hahne
Bruce Halford
Duncan Hamilton
David Hampshire
Walt Hansgen
Mike Harris
Cuth Harrison
Brendon Hartley
Gene Hartley
Rio Haryanto
Masahiro Hasemi
Naoki Hattori
Paul Hawkins
Boy Hayje
Willi Heeks
Theo Helfrich
Brian Henton
François Hesnault
Hans Heyer
Peter Hirt
David Hobbs
Ingo Hoffmann
Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Gus Hutchison

I
Yuji Ide
Jesús Iglesias
Taki Inoue
Chris Irwin

J
John James
Max Jean
Tony Jefferies
Leslie Johnson
Bruce Johnstone
Tom Jones
Juan Jover

K
Oswald Karch
Ken Kavanagh
Rupert Keegan
Eddie Keizan
Joe Kelly
David Kennedy
Loris Kessel
Bruce Kessler
Nicolas Kiesa
Leo Kinnunen
Hans Klenk
Ernst Klodwig
Mikko Kozarowitzky
Willi Krakau
Rudolf Krause
Kurt Kuhnke
Masami Kuwashima

L
Jean-Louis Lafosse
Franck Lagorce
Jan Lammers
Pedro Lamy
Tony Lanfranchi
Adolf Lang
Hermann Lang
Claudio Langes
Oscar Larrauri
Gérard Larrousse
Roger Laurent
Giovanni Lavaggi
Chris Lawrence
Charles Leclerc
Michel Leclère
Neville Lederle
Geoff Lees
Arthur Legat
Lamberto Leoni
Les Leston
Pierre Levegh
Guy Ligier
Roberto Lippi
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Lella Lombardi
Ricardo Londoño
Ernst Loof
André Lotterer
Henri Louveau
Pete Lovely
Roger Loyer
Jean Lucas
Jean Lucienbonnet
Erik Lundgren
Brett Lunger

M
Mike MacDowel
Herbert MacKay-Fraser
Lance Macklin
Damien Magee
Jan Magnussen
Guy Mairesse
Helmut Marko
Tarso Marques
Leslie Marr
Tony Marsh
Eugène Martin
Gianni Marzotto
Michael May
Timmy Mayer
Raymond Mays
François Mazet
Gastón Mazzacane
Kenneth McAlpine
Perry McCarthy
Allan McNish
Graham McRae
Roberto Merhi
Harry Merkel
François Migault
John Miles
Ken Miles
André Milhoux
Manfred Mohr
Thomas Monarch
Franck Montagny
Andrea Montermini
Peter Monteverdi
Robin Montgomerie-Charrington
Dave Morgan
Bill Moss
Herbert Müller
Gino Munaron
David Murray

N
Kazuki Nakajima
Shinji Nakano
Emanuele Naspetti
Massimo Natili
Brian Naylor
Tiff Needell
Jac Nelleman
Patrick Nève
John Nicholson
Helmut Niedermayr
Brausch Niemann
Hideki Noda
Lando Norris
Rodney Nuckey

O
Robert O'Brien
Mike Oliver
Danny Ongais
Karl Oppitzhauser
Arthur Owen

P
Joaquín Palacio
Nello Pagani
Torsten Palm
Jolyon Palmer
Giorgio Pantano
Massimiliano Papis
Tim Parnell
Al Pease
Roger Penske
Luis Pérez-Sala
Larry Perkins
Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi
Josef Peters
Alfredo Pián
Charles Pic
Ernie Pieterse
Paul Pietsch
Teddy Pilette
Luigi Piotti
David Piper
Renato Pirocchi
Antônio Pizzonia
Luigi Platé
Jacques Pollet
Ben Pon
Sam Posey
Charles Pozzi
Jackie Pretorius
Ernesto Prinoth
David Prophet
David Purley
Clive Puzey

Q
Dieter Quester

R
Ian Raby
Bobby Rahal
Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Brian Raubenheimer
Ray Reed
Alan Rees
Lance Reventlow
John Rhodes
Alex Ribeiro
Ken Richardson
Fritz Riess
John Riseley-Prichard
Richard Robarts
Francis Rochat
Alberto Rodríguez Larreta
Franco Rol
Alan Rollinson
Tony Rolt
Bertil Roos
Ricardo Rosset
Alexander Rossi
Huub Rothengatter
Lloyd Ruby
Jean-Claude Rudaz
George Russell
Troy Ruttman
Peter Ryan

S
Bob Said
Stéphane Sarrazin
Ian Scheckter
Albert Scherrer
Domenico Schiattarella
Heinz Schiller
Jean-Louis Schlesser
Bernd Schneider
Rudolf Schoeller
Rob Schroeder
Adolfo Schwelm Cruz
Vern Schuppan
Archie Scott Brown
Piero Scotti
Wolfgang Seidel
Günther Seiffert
Bruno Senna
Chico Serra
Doug Serrurier
Tony Settember
Hap Sharp
Brian Shawe-Taylor
Tony Shelly
André Simon
Sergey Sirotkin
Rob Slotemaker
Moisés Solana
Alex Soler-Roig
Vincenzo Sospiri
Stephen South
Mike Sparken
Scott Speed
Keith St. John
Peter Stæchelin
Gaetano Starrabba
Will Stevens
Chuck Stevenson
Ian Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
Siegfried Stohr
Hans Stuck
Otto Stuppacher
Danny Sullivan
Andy Sutcliffe
Toshio Suzuki
Jacques Swaters

T
Toranosuke Takagi
Noritake Takahara
Kunimitsu Takahashi
Luigi Taramazzo
Gabriele Tarquini
Dennis Taylor
Mike Taylor
André Testut
Mike Thackwell
Alfonso Thiele
Eric Thompson
Leslie Thorne
Sam Tingle
Desmond Titterington
Tony Trimmer
Esteban Tuero
Guy Tunmer

U
Toni Ulmen
Bobby Unser
Alberto Uria

V
Nino Vaccarella
Piero Valenzano
Eric van de Poele
Giedo van der Garde
Dries van der Lof
Syd van der Vyver
Gijs van Lennep
Basil van Rooyen
Stoffel Vandoorne
Jean-Éric Vergne
Jacques Villeneuve, Sr.
Ottorino Volonterio
Jo Vonlanthen
Rikky von Opel
Mauritz von Strachwitz

W
Fred Wacker
David Walker
Peter Walker
Heini Walter
Rodger Ward
Pascal Wehrlein
Volker Weidler
Peter Westbury
Ted Whiteaway
Graham Whitehead
Bill Whitehouse
Brian Whitehouse
Robin Widdows
Eppie Wietzes
Mike Wilds
Jonathan Williams
Desiré Wilson
Justin Wilson
Vic Wilson
Joachim Winkelhock
Manfred Winkelhock
Markus Winkelhock
Roelof Wunderink

Y
Sakon Yamamoto
Alex Yoong

Z
Alessandro Zanardi
Emilio Zapico
Renzo Zorzi
Ricardo Zunino

Teams

#
1Malaysia

A
AFM
AGS
Amon
Andrea Moda
Apollon
Arzani-Volpini
Aston-Butterworth
Aston Martin
Automobili Turismo e Sport

B
Behra-Porsche
Bellasi
BMW Lola
Boro
Bugatti

C
Camoradi International
Coloni
Connew

D
De Tomaso
Derrington-Francis

E
Eifelland
Emeryson
EMW
ENB
ERA
EuroBrun

F
Fondmetal
Forti
Frazer Nash
Fry

G
Gilby

H
Haas-Lola
Hill
HRT
HWM

J
JBW

K
Kauhsen
Klenk
Kojima

L
Lamborghini
LDS
LEC
Life
Lyncar

M
Maki
Manor
Martini
MasterCard Lola
McGuire
Merzario
Midland
Milano

O
Onyx
OSCA

P
Pacific
Parnelli

R
Racing Point
RAM
Rebaque
Rial

S
Scarab
Scirocco
Shannon
Simtek
Spirit
Spyker
Stebro
Super Aguri

T
Tecno
Token
Trojan

Z
Zakspeed
by dr-baker 11 Apr 2016, 13:02
Simtek wrote:
Key
Profiled on F1/GP Rejects
Profile under construction/unpublished
Unprofiled
Currently writing their own story in F1

Drivers
E
Bernie Ecclestone

The argument could be made that Mr B. C. Ecclestone is still currently writing their own story in F1 (albeit no longer as a driver or team boss).

watka wrote:I find it amusing that whilst you're one of the more openly Christian guys here, you are still first and foremost associated with an eye for the ladies!
dinizintheoven wrote:GOOD CHRISTIANS do not go to jail. EVERYONE ON FORMULA ONE REJECTS should be in jail.
MCard LOLA
by This 12 Apr 2016, 03:57
dr-baker wrote:
Simtek wrote:
Key
Profiled on F1/GP Rejects
Profile under construction/unpublished
Unprofiled
Currently writing their own story in F1

Drivers
E
Bernie Ecclestone

The argument could be made that Mr B. C. Ecclestone is still currently writing their own story in F1 (albeit no longer as a driver or team boss).

And indeed still regularly getting a ROTR

Fabulously Floofy.
by SuperAguri 22 Apr 2016, 08:31
It may be worth putting at the top of the list what makes a reject driver or team, as I am sure we all know it, however any newbies might not have the faintest idea what the list is about.

<@Ataxia> these people are making a mess of their crepe suzettes
by dr-baker 22 Apr 2016, 10:45
SuperAguri wrote:It may be worth putting at the top of the list what makes a reject driver or team, as I am sure we all know it, however any newbies might not have the faintest idea what the list is about.

I know how a driver or team is unrejectified, but to be honest, the definition for becoming a reject initially seems to be a bit more vague and woolly...

watka wrote:I find it amusing that whilst you're one of the more openly Christian guys here, you are still first and foremost associated with an eye for the ladies!
dinizintheoven wrote:GOOD CHRISTIANS do not go to jail. EVERYONE ON FORMULA ONE REJECTS should be in jail.
MCard LOLA
by tommykl 22 Apr 2016, 12:56
dr-baker wrote:
SuperAguri wrote:It may be worth putting at the top of the list what makes a reject driver or team, as I am sure we all know it, however any newbies might not have the faintest idea what the list is about.

I know how a driver or team is unrejectified, but to be honest, the definition for becoming a reject initially seems to be a bit more vague and woolly...

Well, I'd qualify it as being a driver who entered a Grand Prix weekend with the intention to compete in the race itself, as opposed to a designated reserve or Friday driver.

kevinbotz wrote:Cantonese is a completely nonsensical f*cking alien language masquerading as some grossly bastardised form of Chinese

Gonzo wrote:Wasn't there some sort of communisim in the East part of Germany?
by dr-baker 22 Apr 2016, 14:51
tommykl wrote:
dr-baker wrote:
SuperAguri wrote:It may be worth putting at the top of the list what makes a reject driver or team, as I am sure we all know it, however any newbies might not have the faintest idea what the list is about.

I know how a driver or team is unrejectified, but to be honest, the definition for becoming a reject initially seems to be a bit more vague and woolly...

Well, I'd qualify it as being a driver who entered a Grand Prix weekend with the intention to compete in the race itself, as opposed to a designated reserve or Friday driver.

I used to assume it was somebody who actually took part in a qualifying or pre-qualifying session, but this definition seems rather strict compared to some others' definitions.

watka wrote:I find it amusing that whilst you're one of the more openly Christian guys here, you are still first and foremost associated with an eye for the ladies!
dinizintheoven wrote:GOOD CHRISTIANS do not go to jail. EVERYONE ON FORMULA ONE REJECTS should be in jail.
MCard LOLA
by tommykl 22 Apr 2016, 17:52
dr-baker wrote:
tommykl wrote:
dr-baker wrote:I know how a driver or team is unrejectified, but to be honest, the definition for becoming a reject initially seems to be a bit more vague and woolly...

Well, I'd qualify it as being a driver who entered a Grand Prix weekend with the intention to compete in the race itself, as opposed to a designated reserve or Friday driver.

I used to assume it was somebody who actually took part in a qualifying or pre-qualifying session, but this definition seems rather strict compared to some others' definitions.

Indeed. I chose to use this definition to include the likes of Masami Kuwashima, Jorge de Bagration and Ricardo Londono-Bridge, but not Chanoch Nissany, Giorgio Mondini or Enrico Toccacelo.

kevinbotz wrote:Cantonese is a completely nonsensical f*cking alien language masquerading as some grossly bastardised form of Chinese

Gonzo wrote:Wasn't there some sort of communisim in the East part of Germany?
by dr-baker 22 Apr 2016, 21:00
I agree that the likes of Susie Wolff don't really qualify as a Reject. But those that were on the entry list but didn't turn up or just never turned a wheel? Could they really be said to have done enough to be eligible?

watka wrote:I find it amusing that whilst you're one of the more openly Christian guys here, you are still first and foremost associated with an eye for the ladies!
dinizintheoven wrote:GOOD CHRISTIANS do not go to jail. EVERYONE ON FORMULA ONE REJECTS should be in jail.
MCard LOLA
by Simtek 22 Apr 2016, 21:11
dr-baker wrote:I agree that the likes of Susie Wolff don't really qualify as a Reject. But those that were on the entry list but didn't turn up or just never turned a wheel? Could they really be said to have done enough to be eligible?

Jorge de Bagration got a profile on F1 Rejects despite only appearing on the original entry list for the 1974 Spanish GP, so I think it's only fair that the likes of Geoff Duke, Peter Monteverdi and Erik Lundgren are also an option for any prospective writers. I think all three would make for a fascinating read.

As for including the criteria, look away from the opening post for a few minutes ;)

And I promised a debate thread on team criteria, didn't I? I do have a section of a rather long post on the matter saved in my drafts (actually, it's been there for about five months!) and I will get on it once I've gotten some college essays out of the way (probably tomorrow, definitely before the end of the month).
by FullMetalJack 24 Apr 2016, 10:16
I was going to ask what the hell Larrousse were doing on that list, but I noticed Venturi and gathered that you're just counting 1993-94.

I like the way Snrub thinks!
by Kuwashima 26 Apr 2016, 12:24
Can I just say seeing this list is awesome. And, boy, we barely scratched the surface, eh? Lots of work ahead, people!

We had our list like this in Excel back in 1999. So long ago. :facepalm:
by Yannick 26 Apr 2016, 18:45
Kuwashima wrote:We had our list like this in Excel back in 1999. So long ago. :facepalm:


I can sense a The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (RIP) reference right there. Don't we all love guys with acronyms as names, HWNSNBM being another?

"I don't think we should be used to finance (the manufacturers') R&D because they will produce that engine anyway" said Monisha Kaltenborn.
"You will never see a Mercedes using a Ferrari engine or the other way round."
by Simtek 27 Apr 2016, 16:25
Added a note regarding reject drivers who were killed in an F1 car (Paletti, Bianchi, Ratzenberger etc.), as they are ineligible for a proper driver profile, though tributes are welcome.
by mario 27 Apr 2016, 19:49
dr-baker wrote:
tommykl wrote:
dr-baker wrote:I know how a driver or team is unrejectified, but to be honest, the definition for becoming a reject initially seems to be a bit more vague and woolly...

Well, I'd qualify it as being a driver who entered a Grand Prix weekend with the intention to compete in the race itself, as opposed to a designated reserve or Friday driver.

I used to assume it was somebody who actually took part in a qualifying or pre-qualifying session, but this definition seems rather strict compared to some others' definitions.

That definition would raise the question of whether Bernie would actually be eligible then, because I recall seeing a suggestion that Bernie's efforts in qualifying were not undertaken with the intention of trying to race. Rather, the suggestion is that, by participating in that qualifying event and therefore technically counting as an entrant, he ensured that the team would receive a cut of the prize money.

Martin Brundle, on watching a replay of Grosjean spinning:
"The problem with Grosjean is that he want to take a look back at the corner he's just exited"
by SuperAguri 28 Apr 2016, 13:41
FullMetalJack wrote:I was going to ask what the hell Larrousse were doing on that list, but I noticed Venturi and gathered that you're just counting 1993-94.


Teams are tricky to sort out... Larrousse (team) Venturi (constructor) scored one point with a 6th, Larrousse as a constructor in their own right did score three 6ths and a 5th so are not technically a reject team.

<@Ataxia> these people are making a mess of their crepe suzettes
by Simtek 30 Apr 2016, 19:18
SuperAguri wrote:
FullMetalJack wrote:I was going to ask what the hell Larrousse were doing on that list, but I noticed Venturi and gathered that you're just counting 1993-94.


Teams are tricky to sort out... Larrousse (team) Venturi (constructor) scored one point with a 6th, Larrousse as a constructor in their own right did score three 6ths and a 5th so are not technically a reject team.

Three 6ths and a 5th add up to just five points. A team needs more than six to escape reject status.
by Simtek 06 May 2016, 01:02
I've edited the teams list as per the criteria proposed in the "Redefining a reject team" thread, however, a brief discussion with Biscione earlier revealed he's more willing to take a relaxed stance on the whole matter, so you can write about Osella or Minardi or whoever you want, just make sure it's good ;)
by Cynon 13 May 2016, 21:04
Simtek wrote:This is a revamp of a previous thread in the Jean-Denis Délétraz Memorial Forum that listed every reject. The purpose of this new list is to denote the drivers and teams that are profiled or not, whether by us or by F1 Rejects. Hopefully this should serve as a future aid for anyone wanting to write a profile of an existing unprofiled reject. The chances of us being allowed to republish the old Jenoch content remain slim at best, but in case they do allow us at any point in the future I would discourage anyone from attempting to write a new profile on any rejects marked in blue. Only a fraction of all reject drivers and teams have been profiled, so there are still hundreds of stories that remain untold. I have decided to discount the Indy 500 altogether to reduce headaches, because who wouldn't want to see a Rodger Ward profile? ;)


This disappoints me because I wanted to see an eventual A.J. Foyt profile. Would be funny only because that probably the greatest racing driver of them all would be technically a GP Reject... ;D

...but the man Foyt says is the greatest sprint car driver of all time, Troy Ruttman, is a GP Reject. Robin Miller did a video short on Ruttman some time ago but it includes none of his lone Grand Prix start in Reims.

The names Lloyd Ruby and Bobby Unser stood out as well -- and both of them are certainly characters in their own right. Ruby was the Roberto Guerrero of his time as far as bad luck and missed chances are concerned, and Uncle Bobby Unser is almost a larger-than-life person in his own right.

Neat list though. ;D
Last edited by Cynon on 13 Jun 2016, 20:58, edited 1 time in total.

Check out the TM Master Cup Series on Youtube...
...or check out my random retro IndyCar clips.

Dr. Helmut Marko wrote: Finally we have an Australian in the team who can start a race well and challenge Vettel.
by Ataxia 19 May 2016, 14:16
We have a new set of articles for Super Aguri, if you don't stay abreast of the global forum announcements.. The first part is available here, and there should be links to go to the next parts within the articles.

Mitch Hedberg wrote:I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Man, you really like Tide...
by Simtek 13 Jul 2016, 20:50
Sébastien Buemi, Geki, Gimax, Lucas di Grassi and Hermann Lang have all been marked green; profiles are beginning construction by three separate authors, one of whom is being very ambitious ;)

If you can give any assistance in the research of these profiles, please post what you have in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7760
by Simtek 14 Oct 2016, 22:44
Cynon wrote:
Simtek wrote:This is a revamp of a previous thread in the Jean-Denis Délétraz Memorial Forum that listed every reject. The purpose of this new list is to denote the drivers and teams that are profiled or not, whether by us or by F1 Rejects. Hopefully this should serve as a future aid for anyone wanting to write a profile of an existing unprofiled reject. The chances of us being allowed to republish the old Jenoch content remain slim at best, but in case they do allow us at any point in the future I would discourage anyone from attempting to write a new profile on any rejects marked in blue. Only a fraction of all reject drivers and teams have been profiled, so there are still hundreds of stories that remain untold. I have decided to discount the Indy 500 altogether to reduce headaches, because who wouldn't want to see a Rodger Ward profile? ;)


This disappoints me because I wanted to see an eventual A.J. Foyt profile...

As it turns out, Foyt is an eligible reject, as indicated here and supported here.
by Simtek 17 Oct 2016, 15:52
Peter Ryan is now green, despite my declaration of a short sabbatical (now very short!) following the colossus that was Buemi's story. This profile will be mercifully short for me by comparison, though not for good reasons.

I'm also giving myself until the start of next season to have it finished, so this really will feel like a holiday compared to the Buemi project.

This project may also be put on hold if for whatever reason a certain candidate for a Williams drive next year somehow does not get the seat.
by Simtek 25 Jun 2017, 20:17
jp49er80 wrote:Since the F1 Rejects ones are no longer available (to my knowledge), does GP Rejects plan to re-do them?

They are available via the Wayback Machine, but to answer your question, no, we don't plan on retreading old ground. We can't republish them either as we don't have Jamie and Enoch's permission.
by jp49er80 01 Jul 2017, 22:18
Simtek wrote:
jp49er80 wrote:Since the F1 Rejects ones are no longer available (to my knowledge), does GP Rejects plan to re-do them?

They are available via the Wayback Machine, but to answer your question, no, we don't plan on retreading old ground. We can't republish them either as we don't have Jamie and Enoch's permission.


Fair answer. Shame really, as I never got to read them all! :)
by Simtek 29 Sep 2018, 17:21
Collins wrote:I didn't expect such an extensive list. How many people have been working on this?

As many people as there are posts written by you on this forum. ;)

Well, sort of. This list was actually copy-pasted from an older one in the Jean-Denis Délétraz forum, then I just added and removed names as necessary to bring it up to date... And did the colour coding which presumably took several days (I can't even remember!).

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