mobile chicane posing as an f1 team
those bloody minardis are just mobile chicanes
An Italian Formula One team, originally founded in 1979 by Giancarlo Minardi, and entered F1 competition in 1985. Their debutant season was rocky at best: The M185 was originally designed to accept an Motori Moderni turbo engine, as was necessary to even have a hope of competitiveness in the turbo era's heyday. Unfortunately, the engine wasn't ready in time, and the team had to make do with Cosworth DFVs, a legendary powerplant that was sadly far eclipsed by the turbo engines that were then dominant. Badly down on power and quite unreliable, driver Pierluigi Martini was only classified three times. (one on a technicality, he finished just twice)
This set the persistent tone of Minardis lifetime as a backmarker. Despite this, the team survived for 20 years, despite crippling financial woes in many years, and changes of ownership. The team's final owner, Australian aviation business owner Paul Stoddart saved the team from dire straights, at the end of the 2001 season, money was incredibly tight, and the teams existence was uncertain. Minardi cars continued to grace the (back of the) grid for four more seasons. When the team was finally sold in September 2005, Minardi had scored no wins, no podiums, only led one lap (during the 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix, with Martini driving) and only 38 points in 20 years of competing.
Despite the unenviable track record, Minardi was a well respected member of the paddock. In the increasingly corporate atmosphere of Formula One, Minar...
A formula one team that established back in 1985. Probabably one of the most unsuccessful F1 teams to date having never won race, made podium and their best ever race finish being fifth. Each year they gouge millions and millions or dollars out of oblivious sponcers so they can keep their inferior cars spinning off and blowing engines. Even with all that I still personally have compassion for Minardi as they have always had some of the best looking cars on the grid.
A double DNF for Minardi again.
Probably the coolest person there ever was and ever will be.
Man I wanna be like Minardi!
My mom says when I grow up I can be a Minardi too!