Post by Brian W Lawrence Post by a425couple Post by keefy
I have read in the last week or so that Franz Tost says Daniil Kvyat
deserves to be in F1 and that Toto Wolff says Pascal Wehrlein
deserves to be in F1. My natural thought is if they deserve it then
give them a drive. Which raises the question in my mind, are teams
allowed to enter 3 cars or are they restricted to 2? Does anyone know
Sadly, one of the changes made a while back, absolutely
limits them to two cars.
I liked the old days when the teams that could, would
occasionally provide a third car for someone they
thought would be interesting & worthwhile.
For example first Lotus in 1968 offered two rides to
that interesting American named Mario Andretti.
Then, three in 1969. And then March offered him
three in 1970.
And in 1970 Ferrari offered him a part time ride,
and he won his first race with them!
By 1975, he was willing to get semi-serious about F1.
I think that maybe the last time a team had 3 cars was the 1983
European GP when Williams entered Jonathan Palmer alongside Rosberg &
Laffite. As it happened Laffite then failed to qualify so only two
Wonder when 3 cars from the same team last raced or finished?
OK, later than 1983 - Germany 1985, Renault fielded 14 Hesnault, 15
Tambay, 16 Warwick. All 3 started but none finished.
In 1984 Renault also entered 3 cars in Portugal - 15 Tambay, 16 Warwick,
& 33 Streiff. Only Tambay finished.
1980 Canada & USA - Tyrrell entered 3 Jarier, 4 Daly & 43 Thackwell. In
Canada all 3 started, but only Jarier finished, Daly & Thackwell went
out on lap one. In the USA Thackwell didn't qualify.
Also in 1980, at the Austrian GP Lotus entered 11 Andretti, 12 de
Angelis & 43 Mansell. Also in Netherlands & Italy. All 3 started in
AUT & NED, Nige DNQd in ITA, only one driver finished.
Tyrrell entered 3 for USA & CDN in 1979, Derek Daly in 3rd car. All 3
started only one finished.
OK, probably more frequent the further back you go, but I'm quitting
at this point. I may return to it in the future.