The worst teams in the history of Formula 1: Existence F1 team
Any discussion of the best F1 teams will always give different opinions and cause some controversy. Some teams are already forgotten, some underrated and some overrated. Similarly, when it comes to the worst teams in the history of Formula 1. The following is an F1 team that, to say the least, did not celebrate in the fastest circus.
LIFE F1 TEAM
Existence F1, a racing team that came to life as a kind of equity fund in the late 1980s, when turbo engines were already banned in Formula One. Any ban is the reason for many new ideas in F1 and one of those ideas was the engine W 10. One 11 The cylinder engine was also made by engineer Franco Rocchi, but his Formula 1 product was completely inappropriate because it was significantly heavier and taller than competing engines. These shortcomings, however, did not prevent the Italian businessman Ernest Vita from buying the engine for resale to interested parties, which were nonexistent.
The problem with Vita's business model was that it was selling a heavy, complex, tall and slow engine to people with far more money than it had at the same time, and everyone was already developing their own engines that were much better.
When no one was bitten by Vita's bait, he said to himself: “ Well, I'll create your F1 team and then we'll see who has a ridiculously heavy, tall, complex and slow engine! “
Vite named the team after himself (Vita in English = Existence) and started work, which was not a great deal due to lack of money. The Existence team then decided not to make the chassis itself, but to buy it and put Vitin V in it 12 engine.
Since Vita didn't have the money to buy a quality F1 car, he decided to buy a FIRST F1 chassis, which was so bad that the team abandoned the Formula One project before it even started. in the first race.
When engineer Richard Divila viewed the finished product of a FIRST F1 chassis, he was disturbed by gearbox castings, errors suspension, chassis mold and steering column and a dangerous steering column. He told the team that the car was a time bomb and warned potential drivers not to enter it as it was a death trap.
The Existence teams didn't stop it, though, and Vita bought a chassis and installed his unusual V
Brabhama was then replaced by Italian light Bruno Giacomelli, and Existence F1 was also tested with an engine