Comas’ Larrousse Ford…

Posted: October 4, 2016 in F1, Fotos
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Eric Comas contesting the Monaco Grand Prix in his Larrousse LH94 Ford, 15 May 1994…

Comas qualified and raced this aging car and engine to 13/10th, good going in the tough F1 world of the mid-nineties. Up front, the race was won by Schumacher’s Benetton from Martin Brundle’s McLaren Peugeot.

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Comas came to F1 in 1991 via French F3 and European F3000, he was champion in 1988 and 1990 respectively. He contested 63 Grands Prix making his debut at Phoenix, the USGP on 10 March 1991 for Ligier in a JS35 Lamborghini V12. He scored a total of 7 championship points racing a Ligier JS37 Renault, Larrousse LH93 Lamborghini and Larrousse LH94 Ford in 1992, 1993 and 1994 respectively. His last point in the 1994 German GP was also the last for Larrousse.

Post GP racing he moved to Japan to contest the All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship winning the GT500 title in 1998 and 1999 for Nissan racing a factory Nismo Skyline GT-R. He shifted to Toyota and continued his run of success and later raced privateer Nissans before creating Comas Racing Management to nurture the careers of young up and coming, mainly French, drivers

Comas has now effectively retired, running Comas Historic Racing, which provides paying customers rides in Alpine Renaults in historic rallies.

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Comas in his Lola T90/50 Mugen F3000 car at Donington in April 1990 (Ingham)

Imola 1994…

A bizarre incident in the horrific ’94 Imola weekend involved Comas and his Larrousse’ departure from the pitlane during the red flag after Senna’s accident, click here to read about the incident and its poignant circumstances.

http://viewingperspectives.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/imola-at-20-why-did-erik-comas-stop-at.html

Credit…

Getty Images, Darrell Ingham

Tailpiece: Monaco 1994…

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