Philippe Adams

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Philippe Adams
Born (1969-11-19) 19 November 1969 (age 45)
Mouscron, Belgium
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Belgium Belgian
Active years 1994
Teams Lotus
Races 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1994 Belgian Grand Prix
Last race 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix

Philippe Adams (born 19 November 1969 in Mouscron, Belgium) is a racing driver.[1]


Early career[edit]

Adams first began in motorsport at the age of twelve, racing karts, before beginning in car racing in 1984.[2] In 1992, Adams competed in the British Formula Three Championship, finishing second overall in the season.[1] Adams went onto the British Formula Two Series for 1993, winning the championship.[1]

Formula One (1994)[edit]

Adams racing in the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix for Team Lotus.

Adams and his backers agreed with Team Lotus to find $500,000 to earn a pay-drive with them for two rounds of the 1994 Formula One season.[1] Part of the funding for this came from an insurance policy taken out against his Belgian Procar race at Spa alongside the F1 race, which he won. He retired from the Belgian round, but managed to finish 16th in the Portuguese round.[1] In between these two races, regular driver Alex Zanardi qualified a strong 13th for his home race. Adams was also intended to race at Jerez, but the team gave the drive back to Zanardi.[3]

After Formula One[edit]

Adams never returned to Formula One opting to return to the national scene,[1] primarily in production car and sportscar racing.

Complete Formula One results[edit]


Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1994 Team Lotus Lotus 109 Mugen-Honda V10 BRA PAC SMR MON ESP CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL


  1. ^ a b c d e f "DRIVERS: PHILIPPE ADAMS". Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Philippe Adams - Biography". F1 Rejects. 4 April 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  3. ^ Diepraam, Mattjis. "Bus stop tourist". 8W - Who?. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Yvan Muller
British Formula 2 champion
Succeeded by
José Luis Di Palma

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