Digitech

Digitech-Mercedes
F1 Racing Team

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Digitech 1997 Car

What is Digitech?

Digitech is one of the teams competing in the Internet Amiga F1GP Championship.

Team History

Digitech started out as a struggling team in 1994, then named Analogistix, when the Internet Amiga F1GP Championship was created. The drivers were Oliver Roberts and Lionel Vintenat. Analogistix rarely impressed in 1994 with only one podium finish. 1995 started off in much the same way, but after only 4 rounds Lionel retired and Oliver was mysteriously absent for rounds 6-8. The drivers clearly weren't comfortable with the car. All this was set to change when Oliver returned at Hockenheim...

After previously using an analog joystick, Oliver went back to using a normal digital joystick. The change in performance was impressive. Oliver managed to finish on the podium for 5 of the remaining 8 races, which included his first career win at the final race in Adelaide. This took Oliver up to 2nd place in the drivers' championship behind Rob Buis who dominated most of the season.

Next season, it was all change team-wise. Due to the fact that the team no longer used analog joysticks, the name was changed to Digitech and a promising rookie driver, Alan Strang, joined the team to help with the championship challenge. The season started off pretty well for both drivers, with a win for Oliver at Phoenix. Oliver became the champion that season after 12 podium finishes, including 3 wins. It wasn't easy though - rival Rene Smit narrowly missed out, only 7 points behind. Rene's excellent performance helped give rival team Nightmare on Pit Lane the constructors' championship, with Digitech having to settle for 2nd place.

In the 1996/97 season, Alan left to set up his own team and Robert Schaftlein joined the team. Robert managed a string of top 5 and top 10 finishes, until he was forced to retire at Silverstone. Michal Janak joined the team in time for Hockenheim, fresh from some good results with Magia-Chrysler. Michal did superbly finishing in the top 3 in the remaining 7 races (including 3 wins). Meanwhile, Oliver continued his crusade and managed 12 pole positions and 11 wins. All this produced Digitech's first constuctors' title, and Oliver claimed the drivers' championship once again.

Driver Profiles

Oliver Roberts (Great Britain)

Oliver is the reigning champion and has been competing in the championship since it started in 1994. He finished 6th in his first championship, and he has won the last 2 championships.

Michal Janak (Czech Republic)

Michal finished an impressive 3rd in his first season last year in his Magia-Chrysler car (which he also drove for the first half of the 1996/97 season). Michal joined the team midway through the 1996/97 season and again, finished the season in 3rd place (narrowly missing out on 2nd).

1997/98 Season Summary

Qualifying

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Oliver Roberts2
Michal Janak12

Race

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Oliver Roberts1
Michal Janak2

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Last modified: Fri Nov 07 23:00:17 1997