Lola Pulls Out

After what must be the shortest comeback in the history of Formula 1 the Lola-Ford team packed up and went home before the Brazilian GP announcing that they were withdrawing for the rest of the year.

Having failed to qualify either of their cars for the first race of the year in Melbourne and amidst rumours of trouble with sponsors they have departed without turning a single racing lap. This must be a bitter disappointment for Lola who had plans to build their own engine for next year and become only the second current F1 team — Ferrari of course being the first — to provide their own entire car.

It was certainly a shock for Vincenzo Sospiri and Ricardo Rosset who apparently found out that they were without a ride after reading it in the newspaper.