If you can't remember quite how Jordan became Force India or exactly how the farcical Andrea Moda team found itself on the F1 grid, this is the page for you.
Each team (or, in reality, the ones we've got round to doing) is shown as part of a bloodline, some of them uninterrupted, others including multiple name changes and yet others with whole years missing, usually for reasons related to having sod-all money.
Clicking a team name opens a pop-up window with more details on that team, while clicking the team names in red open a window that chronicles the sorry story of that team's demise. Significant dates are marked by little "i" symbols and can also be clicked.
In addition, there are a number of ways of filtering the display. You can specify the following two date ranges:
- The "racing between" range (at the top of the display) is used to filter the display to show only those teams that were actively competing in F1 between the selected years.
- The "display" range (at the top and bottom of the dates on the left of the display) is used to select the seasons shown in the display.
For example, you may wish to see all seasons between 1950 and 2013 but see teams that are still racing today. In this case, you'd set both the "racing between" dropdowns to "2013", the top "display" dropdown to "1950" and the bottom "display" dropdown to "2013", then just click the "show bloodlines" button to update the display.
You can also select teams by name using the list below. Activate the list by clicking the "pick the teams to show from this list" option and then click the names of the team(s) you'd like to include in the display. Hold down the "Ctrl" key (or the "Cmd" key if you're lucky enough to be using a Mac) when you click to select multiple team names. Having selected your team(s), set the display range using the dropdowns at the top and bottom of the years on the left of the display.
When you've set your display criteria, click the "show bloodlines" button.
If we've omitted a date that you think should be included here, spur that lazy excuse for a sub-editor
into action by sending him the details. Perhaps you remember Ralf Schumacher turning up for a race weekend and not looking as if he was loathing every minute of it or maybe you happened to be in the Jordan motorhome on the day that Eddie Irvine [text removed on legal advice]
with a couple of grid girls and a large piece of gâteau. Possibly you can even recall the FIA issuing a ruling that didn't go Ferrari's way. Whatever you have, send it in and as long as it sounds as if it might be true, we'll probably use it.