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British American Racing in 1999: Debut Season That Was All Hype with No Results

Coming into Formula 1 as a brand new team can be very difficult, as Caterham, Marussia and HRT have demonstrated over the past few seasons. The sheer amount of money required to put together a Formula 1 team can stop teams in their tracks. Proposed teams have collapsed due to a lack of funds before they ever really began, including Mastercard Lola, USF1, DAMS and Dome.Each of these failed teams were run by people with motorsport experience, but money stopped them from ever taking part on a serious level in Formula 1. Tyrrell were, sadly, on the way to their demise due to financial problems and in December 1997 the team was bought out by British American Tobacco and Craig Pollock paying around 30 million pounds for the team.Ken Tyrrell ...

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