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World Championship Career
Year Engine Driver Race Start Won Pod Class Best 1+2 Pole Front Best Lap Pts Pos
1992 Judd P McCarthy, RP Moreno 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 26 0 0 -
Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos April 5, 1992 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa August 30, 1992 Race results
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Not so much unlucky or underfunded as downright useless. Bought by by Andrea Sassetti, a shoe manufacturer from Italy, from the remnants of Coloni, its brief history was a catalogue of disasters. It entered the 1992 campaign with a two-year-old car and missed the first grand prix in South Africa because the US$100,000 season's entry fee had not been paid. Sassetti angrily claimed it was not a new team as he had simply taken over Coloni. In Mexico, the team arrived with all its equipment but the cars were still being built and neither ran. In San Marino, driver Perry McCarthy was refused a super licence. By Canada the team was without engines because Sassetti had failed to pay the bills, and the French Grand Prix was missed after transporters got stuck in a blockade. By August the FIA wearily warned Sassetti he had to get his act together as it had become apparent McCarthy was there to make up numbers and the team could not fund two cars. At Spa, Sassetti was arrested in the paddock over alleged forged invoices, and when the team arrived at Monza it was turned away by the FIA who banned it for bringing the sport into disrepute.

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Aug 30, 1992

Perry McCarthy at the La Source hairpin

Jul 26, 1992

Andrea Moda boss Andrea Sassetti in the paddock

May 31, 1992

Perry McCarthy negotiates the Loews Hairpin in his Andrea Moda

May 31, 1992

Perry McCarthy comes over the crest at Casino Square in his Andrea Moda

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