1991 Life Grand Prix Series season
|1991 Life Grand Prix Series|
|Previous: N/A||Next: 1992|
The 1991 Life Grand Prix Series season was the first season of the Life Grand Prix Series, a Life L190 one make series.
Teams and drivers
A pink background indicates a team/driver ineligible for championship points.
- 1 - Cave Armstrong injured his legs at the Jarama GP following a collision with Dimitry Vitkin, and was forced to miss the next three races. He was substituted by Mike Boullier.
- 2 - Dimitry Vitkin was banned for six races after causing a serious collision with Cave Armstrong at Jarama. Additionally, Trabant Rennsport was forced to run only one car at the following French GP due to shortage of spare chassis. Following this, Vitkin was sacked immediatedly and replaced by North Korean Kim Jong-Sung.
- 3 - Richard Arthurs was severely injured in a high-speed accident at Jarama, and couldn't take part in the next nine races. As no other replacement was nominated, the LGPS council appointed Joachim Dumm, originally set to drive the second Scuderia Rifiutare car before the team scaled down to a one-car operation, as his replacement for the French GP. Graham was retained in the seat even after Arthur's recovery, causing tension within the team.
- 4 - Richard Richardson fractured a rib in a crash at Jarama, and was sidelined for over a month. American Jamie Murphy replaced him until he was again fit enough to race.
- 5 - Charles Jericho suffered a concussion in an accident at Jarama, and was not cleared to take part in the next race due to health concerns. The team's test driver Baccus Young stood in for him.
- 6 - Joachim Dumm was banned for two races after a collision with Michael Balzary in France, and Team Sandinista terminated his contract immediately. The team's test driver Rachel Graham had recovered from the shock caused by Richard Arthur's accident and was ready to substitute for him from the Italian GP onwards.
- 7 - Marky Howard suffered minor fractures to his ankles in a crash at Paul Ricard, forcing him to sit out the next two GPs. He was replaced by Algernon Bell.
- 8 - Joe Bloggs' negative comments about the HURT Racing car and the team in general resulted in him being sacked after the French GP. Test driver Bazza the Bogan took his place.
- 9 - Billy Bob Barron was seriously injured in a crash at Monza. The team's test driver John Smith took his place until Barron's recovery.
- 10 - Larry Chapman broke his tibia in the same crash with Barron, and had to sit out for two months. Con Wellholme replaced him for the time being.
- 11 - Jan van der Maeyede injured his ankle in an off-track incident between the Italian and Austrian GPs. He was replaced by Greek rookie Apostolos Alianopoulos for the duration of his injury.
- 12 - After the Austrian GP, Herbalife Racing decided to downscale into a one-car operation and sack Danilo di Longo. To keep 30 regular entrants in the series, the LGPS council granted the Zeroforce team from Liechtenstein their second entry. The team would debut at the Czechoslovakian GP with Rockets to Russia driver Algernon Bell.
- 13 - After the German GP, Pieter Kickert joined Foster's Good Call, taking all remaining funds of his team with him. This gave Garagist Racing team a permanent entry after debuting in Germany as a guest entrant.
- 14 - Winton Racing opted to have Apostolos Alianopoulos drive their car in Sweden to give Sam Winton some much-needed rest.
- 15 - After Larry Chapman's recovery, Start 'n' Park Racing decided to give Con Wellholme three more races in the place of Johnny Gunselman.
- 16 - Apostolos Alianopoulos drove for his third team during the same season when Garagist Racing Team entered him as a non-championship entry for the Belgian GP.
- 17 - Bazza the Bogan retired permanently after his crash at Rouen-Les-Essarts. HURT Racing replaced him with Will Roberts.
- 18 - Ronald Tenpecost was injured in the accident with Bogan at Rouen-Les-Essarts. As no replacement was named in time, the LGPS council appointed Apostolos Alianopulos to the seat.
- 19 - Gio van Dycke was also injured at Rouen-Les-Essarts in a separate incident. Dimitry Vitkin returned to the team as his substitute.
- 20 - Zeroforce opted to give Natascha Zaugg some race experience, and replaced their regular driver Algernon Bell with her for three races.
- 21 - After the British GP held at Silverstone, James Davies quit the series enraged at the unreliability of his car which had cost him many potential wins during the season. His team was taken over by Al Smith Racing Enterprises, who signed wayward driver Apostolos Alianopoulos to the race seat. This vacated Alianopoulos' substitute seat at RIC, so Danilo di Longo was appointed there by the LGPS council.
- 22 - Michael Balzary's constant retirements ruined his motivation, and he was replaced by test driver Jonny Greenwood for Estoril. After the two US rounds Balzary left the series permanently to concentrate on his band, and Greenwood replaced him for the last round held at Suzuka.
- 23 - Foster's Good Call entered Alianopoulos as a guest entrant for the Watkins Glen and Suzuka rounds with a separate Greek entry. Jose Braggia took his seat at Al Smith Racing.
- 24 - Yuki Yoshino was banned for the remainder of the season for dangerous driving at the Watkins Glen round. He was replaced by Eddie Pulaski.
- 25 - Mattias Kjellerup debuted as a non-championship second entry with Garagist Racing Team at the last round in Japan.
|Track||Date||Fastest driver||Fastest team|
|Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi||23rd March||James Davies||Team James Davies|
|24th March||James Davies||Team James Davies|
** No fastest lap was recorded due to rioting on the track
|GP||Date||Title||Track||Pole position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Winning team|
|1||December 1||Life Grande Prêmio do Brasil||Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Dave Wilson||Dave Wilson||Pedro Capilé||V.I.D.A.|
|2||Gio van Dycke||Ret||1||Ret||Ret||1||Ret||Ret||Ret||1||Ret||Ret||INJ||INJ||INJ||Ret||1||Ret||Ret||56|
|3||Leonhard von Gottorp||1||2||Ret||NC||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||1||2||Ret||Ret||Ret||35|
|24||Jan van der Maeyede||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||INJ||INJ||3||5||Ret||Ret||9||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||6|
|27||José Pablo Mazzacane||9||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||3||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||4|
|34||Danilo di Longo||6||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||1|
|35||Billy Bob Barron||Ret||6†||Ret||Ret||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||Ret||Ret||Ret||1|
|39||Bazza the Bogan||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret||9||Ret||INJ||INJ||INJ||INJ||0|
† Driver did not finish, but was classified due to being among the last six cars running * Non-championship guest entry ineligible for points