Originally posted by ybee02
I would love to get this thread running again for a few months, to see what else can be found out.
An interesting thing to do would be to ferret around for information on the teams that bid for the 'twelfth slot' - the one that Prodrive won but hasn't done anything with. "F1 Entries That Were Stopped From Making It"
AFAIK the wannabes included:
Eddie Jordan (the sound you now hear is that of the barrel being scraped?)
"European Minardi" - Stoddy trying to get back?
DirexiV (McLaren B team)
Carlin, hiding under the name AMT Promotions
BCN, Mr Scalabroni the king of unraced F1 cars popping his head over the parapet again
Craig Pollock (BARam)
and the 'unknowns':
Luxrace - who hell they?
ALK Group - ditto
Filmty Interactive (claimed to have had Cosworths?)
North Western - they were the bus firm when I grew up, taking over a load of Ribble services round Liverpool, but it wasn't that one - some Law firm set this one up!;)
Apparently there were about another dozen proposals that didn't even get to the final stage....