F1 Teams of the Past – Pacific Racing

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Pacific Racing were an Formula 1 team that competed during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. They were founded in 1984 by Keith Wiggins to race in the British Formula Ford series, before progressing to Formula 3 and then Formula 3000.

In 1994 they entered Formula 1 with Bertrand Gachot and Paul Belmondo at the wheel.  Unfortunately the car was dreadfully off the pace, and they very rarely managed to qualify.  In fact Gachot only qualifed on five occasions and Belmondo only two.  In 1995, Gachot remained in the team, and, with a place on the grid guarenteed due to lower entry levels, the team got some mileage on the board, this time with Andrea Montermini in the team.

Unfortunately again the car wasn’t up to scratch, and Gachot was dropped mid-season to allow some pay-drivers to race.  Giovanni Lavaggi & then Jean-Denis Deletraz had a go but were way off…

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I am originally from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. I have Asperger's Syndrome. My main passion is Motor Racing. In terms of other interests, I will try anything once but I mostly enjoy Performing Arts and Creative Writing.
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