MasterCard Lola were a British Formula One that competed at the start of the 1997 Formula One Season. While the team intended to begin racing in F1 in 1998, pressure from main sponsor MasterCard lead to a début in 1997. This lead to a seriously under-prepared car and the forced use of an old Ford engine rather than the Lola engine being designed.

At the Australian Grand Prix, Vincenzo Sospiri was eleven seconds off pole and five seconds off the 107% time, and Ricardo Rosset was a further two seconds behind him. While the team arrived at the Brazilian Grand Prix, they did not run and were never heard from again.


Prior to Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

Formula One World ChampionshipEdit

F1 SummaryEdit

YearCarEngineTyreNo.DriversRoundsWCC PtsWCC PosTest driversReport
Italy Vincenzo Sospiri
Brazil Ricardo Rosset
0NCItaly Andrea MonterminiReport


Entries 2
Starts 0
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 0
Distance Raced 0 km (0 mi)
Races Led 0
Laps Led 0
Distance Led 0 km (0 mi)

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Driver Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WCC Pts WCC Pos
1990 Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe
Sospiri T97/30 DNQ DNP 0 NC
Rosset DNQ DNP
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
ItalicsScored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols


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