The years 1987 to 1994, the time of the Prost-Senna duels and the emergence of Michael Schumacher, who won his first World Championship title in 1994, are seen by many as the Golden Age of Formula One. Boosted by the rise in power of micro-computing, it was also the time of the last great technological innovations such as the steering wheel gear selector, active suspension, ABS and traction control, which were fitted to chassis powered by V8, V10, V12 or even W12 engines. It was a time when clever craftsmen like Ken Tyrrell and Eddie Jordan still managed to figure alongside the big four, McLaren, Williams, Ferrari and Benetton. It was also the time when the last single-seaters made in France came out of the workshops of AGS, Larrousse and Ligier.
This season, grouped together on a grid called Formula Legends 3.5 by Peter Auto, these iconic beasts will be running demonstrations at the Spa Classic, on 12-14 May and the Dix Mille Tours meeting at Paul Ricard circuit on 1-3 September. If you own such a car and would like to enjoy generous track time (four 20-minute sessions at each event), contact Peter Auto.
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