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David Brabham on Imola 1994

David Brabham wrote this post last year on the 20th anniversary of that fateful weekend at Imola.

We had just returned from the first GPs of the year, in Brazil and then Japan, where our small, underfunded Simtek Grand Prix team got two finishes – quite a milestone. Two away races meant we weren’t able to test much; we were heading to Imola to develop the car and strengthen our technical understanding for what was going to be an exciting but hard season ahead.

I was living in Monaco at the time. My teammate Roland Ratzenberger also lived there, so we would run along the waterfront as part of our demanding fitness training. Roland was new to F1, he had reached his dream and was working hard to prepare for Imola. I was in my second year in F1, having driven for Brabham four years prior…

Source: Brabham Dynasty :: David Brabham Blog: Imola 1994

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