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mario wrote:
Pacific Edge wrote:Was refreshing to see companies like Mastercard and Pennzoil in F1, pity this experience may have scared them off F1 for good. Although with Mastercard, it was a considerable own goal

Pennzoil did come back in later years as a minor sponsor of Haas...


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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p1zXscsAIsQ

A YouTube video by The Race decides that MasterCard Lola was the worst F1 team of the 1990s, beating Life into second place and Andrea Moda into 4th place! Upon starting watching the video, I was sure that Andrea Moda would beat Lola to the top spot, and Life would have been a good choice to have pushed Lola to 3rd in the rankings. Basically, lists like this are always somewhat subjective depending on the criteria used. Still, at least MasterCard Lola has won something, eh?

And they stated.that on Rosset's qualifying lap in the Lola, he got stuck in 4th gear. I don't remember reading that when I put the first post of this thread together, or have I just forgotten?
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I'd have voted for Andrea Moda based on how ludicrous the whole venture was on the track and behind the scenes. Admittedly a big chunk of my opinion also comes from reading Perry McCarthys hilarious book but he was in the middle of it, after all. I guess, Andrea Moda at least turned up to more races than Lola.

I recall reading that the two Lola cars were actually included in the PS1 F1 1997 game but had to be taken out due to the team folding? I may have that wrong.
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CoopsII wrote:I'd have voted for Andrea Moda based on how ludicrous the whole venture was on the track and behind the scenes. Admittedly a big chunk of my opinion also comes from reading Perry McCarthys hilarious book but he was in the middle of it, after all. I guess, Andrea Moda at least turned up to more races than Lola.

I recall reading that the two Lola cars were actually included in the PS1 F1 1997 game but had to be taken out due to the team folding? I may have that wrong.

I own that one for N64 but Lola aren't in it sadly :cry: whether they're in the code somewhere but unavailable? I don't know.
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CoopsII wrote:I'd have voted for Andrea Moda based on how ludicrous the whole venture was on the track and behind the scenes. Admittedly a big chunk of my opinion also comes from reading Perry McCarthys hilarious book but he was in the middle of it, after all. I guess, Andrea Moda at least turned up to more races than Lola.

I recall reading that the two Lola cars were actually included in the PS1 F1 1997 game but had to be taken out due to the team folding? I may have that wrong.

They were included in some early beta versions (as seen here) with placeholder graphics (McLaren liveries that still featured West logos as well!), but were taken out before release. They were still in the manual though, with just a note added that they were removed due to the team folding.
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Nuppiz wrote:They were included in some early beta versions (as seen here) with placeholder graphics (McLaren liveries that still featured West logos as well!), but were taken out before release. They were still in the manual though, with just a note added that they were removed due to the team folding.
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I do now remember seeing them in the manual when I bought my copy back in 1998. Pre internet, pre F1 Rejects I had no idea they weren’t actually in the game until it loaded up, imagine my disappointment etc. Right, I thought, I’ll play as Jacques Villeneuve instead to cheer myself up….
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CoopsII wrote:I do now remember seeing them in the manual when I bought my copy back in 1998. Pre internet, pre F1 Rejects I had no idea they weren’t actually in the game until it loaded up, imagine my disappointment etc. Right, I thought, I’ll play as Jacques Villeneuve instead to cheer myself up….

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