Team Lotus confirm Philippe Adams

Team Lotus Powered by Mugen Honda Lotus Confirms Philippe Adams For immediate release 22 August 1994 Team Lotus are pleased to confirm that rising Belgian star Philippe Adams will compete for the team during the forthcoming Belgian ...

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Lotus Confirms Philippe Adams

For immediate release 22 August 1994

Team Lotus are pleased to confirm that rising Belgian star Philippe Adams will compete for the team during the forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix.

24 year old Philippe had his first taste of Formula One power during a two day test session at Silverstone earlier in the week, when he completed 66 laps of the Grand Prix circuit.

Peter Collins, Managing Director:

"Philippe will be competing at Spa-Francorchamps for Team Lotus, and I am pleased to have given him not only his first run in a Formula One car, but the opportunity to compete in his home Grand Prix.

"Philippe was comfortable with the 107C during recent testing at Silverstone and acclimatised himself well to the car. He will also be racing for Team Lotus at Estoril and Jerez."

Philippe Adams:

"I am very excited about competing in my first Grand Prix. It is exactly ten years since I started my motor-racing career, and things have come such a long way since then in what seems such a short space of time!

"I had no problems with the power of the Lotus when I tested earlier in the week. What I found most difficult was to know the limit of the car - where to change gear and brake. I was happy with my performance as I was able to improve the car very consistently by continual work on the set-up.

"It was also good for me to get a run in the wet as I am sure these will be the weather conditions in Spa-Francorchamps at the weekend!"

Philippe Adams

Date of birth     19 November 1969
Lives             Mouscron, Belgium
Nationality       Belgian
Marital Status    Married to Christine, one son Axel

Philippe started his racing career in karts in 1981, age 14, and continued in karts until progressing to the European Opel Lotus Championship in 1988. He then competed in the British Formula Three Championship for two seasons, finishing in sixth place in the series on both occasions.

In 1991 Philippe moved to Japan to take part in the Japanese Formula Three Championship, finishing 12th overall. He also made guest appearances in the Japanese Formula 3000 and Touring Car Championships.

Philippe moved back to England to contest the 1992 British Formula Three Championship, finishing second in the series, and the 1993 British Formula Two Championship, which he won dominantly.

Philippe currently leads the Belgian Touring Car Championship having won 5 of the 9 races to date, with 5 rounds remaining.

-- Alan F. Perry Internet Lotus Cars Mailing List esprit@netcom.com

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Collins
Teams Team Lotus