It was Lamberto Leoni's FIRST Racing team that was running a F3000 team in the late 1980s and decided to dip into Formula One and built his own car in hopes to enter the 1989 F1 season.
Motoring News 1st September 1988.
Autosport 8th September 1988.
Motoring News 14th September 1988.
Motoring News 2nd November 1988.
Motoring News 16th November 1988.
Motoring News 23rd November 1988.
Motoring News 30th November 1988.
Motoring Nes 7th December 1988.
Lamberto Leoni was in London again this week, having overseen a successful crash test of his First 189 at Cranfield the previous week. THis time he was off to see March, but our spies tell us he also had talks with Julian Bailey...
Motoring News 21st December 1988.
The FISA released its proposed entry list for the 1989 Formula One season:
Motoring News 5th January 1989.
Motoring News 11th January 1989.
The FISA releases its final entry list for the 1989 season:
Motoring News 8th February 1989.
Motoring News 1st March 1989.
Motoring News 15th March 1989.
Autosport 29th June 1989.
Then the story of Life begins!