Midland cars added to ‘Hall of Fame’

Thu, 12 April 2007, 03:57

Two formula one cars raced under the defunct Midland ownership have been added to the museum of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

According to the Canadian Automotive Collection, the cars are “significant … in Canadian motorsport history” because they contested grands prix under the ownership of departed team owner Alex Shnaider, a naturalised Russian.

But one forum writer on the ‘Inside Track’ website wondered: “These are significant cars in Canadian motorsport history. Really? Why?”

In the grey, black and red colours, F1’s Silverstone based outfit raced as Midland for less than a year before selling to Dutch owners who rebranded the team as Spyker.

One of the cars, meanwhile, is painted in the bright yellow Jordan livery of 2005, representing Midland’s first year of F1 ownership.

The museum is located in Ontario.

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