Vincenzo Sospiri (ITA) (Mastercard Lola F1 Team), Lola T97/30 - Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 (Australia 1997)

Vincenzo Sospiri (ITA) (Mastercard Lola F1 Team), Lola T97/30 - Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 (Australia 1997)

Mastercard Lola: decided to enter its own team for the 1998 season. However, commercial pressures from main sponsor Mastercard meant it eventually debuted at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix. An in-house V10 engine wasn’t finished in time and so the garish-liveried T97/30 used an underpowered Ford V8. The car’s worst flaw was its aerodynamics, which is no surprise considering it hadn’t been anywhere near a wind tunnel. Vincenzo Sospiri and Ricar

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Vincenzo Sospiri at Melbourne 1997 in a MasterCard Lola, considered by many as the most disastrous teams of the last 25 years in F1.

Vincenzo Sospiri at Melbourne 1997 in a MasterCard Lola, considered by many as the most disastrous teams of the last 25 years in F1.

Vincenzo Sospiri - Lola T91/50 Cosworth DFV Tickford - Eddie Jordan Racing - Brands Hatch Formula 3000 Trophy - 1991 International F3000 Championship, round 7 - © Antsphoto

Vincenzo Sospiri - Lola T91/50 Cosworth DFV Tickford - Eddie Jordan Racing - Brands Hatch Formula 3000 Trophy - 1991 International F3000 Championship, round 7 - © Antsphoto

Vincenzo Sospiri

Vincenzo Sospiri

Vincenzo Sospiri - Reynard Cosworth 93D Judd - Mythos Racing - BRDC International Trophy - 1993 International F3000 Championship, round 2 - © Antsphoto

Vincenzo Sospiri - Reynard Cosworth 93D Judd - Mythos Racing - BRDC International Trophy - 1993 International F3000 Championship, round 2 - © Antsphoto

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