The point-less F1 teams of 1991
Six of the 18 teams that appeared in the 1991 Formula 1 season failed to score a point, whether through lack of funds to build and test new parts, under-par engines or management musical chairs. Here are their little-known stories
A mammoth 18 teams appeared on the 1991 Formula 1 entry list, back in an era when it was much cheaper to own and operate a grand prix team. Of course, the caveat was that the lesser teams had to undergo the Friday morning hurdle of pre-qualifying, and had to attempt to set a time on a cold, dirty circuit to get into qualifying proper. Even then, with 30 drivers contesting the session, there was no guarantee of making it among the 26 drivers to start the race.
Although the large differences between teams were often offset by the greater attrition of the time, there were still six teams who failed to trouble the scorers. In their honour, we've profiled the unlucky, pointless six.
After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021
The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top
In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.
The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations
A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021
Sainz hopes to repeat Norris "special relationship" at Ferrari F1 team
Ocon and Renault 'touching something' special late in 2020 F1 season