The little French team had had a season of two halves in 1987, always slowest but reliable finishers early on, but bumped off the grid with more cars coming in later on. Pascal Fabre had been replaced by Roberto Moreno who scored the team’s first point in Australia. Enough to bring them to the notice of the Bouygues construction group, who provided sponsorship, and with the arrival of the talented Philippe Streiff – a team “old boy” who had won their last F2 race in 1984 – from Tyrrell on driving duties, the team could look forward to the season.
14. Philippe Streiff
The French driver had a good 1987, coming second only to his team-mate Palmer in the Jim Clark Cup and scoring “real” points twice , finishing 12 races out of 16. Switching to AGS was a gamble for him given the teams’ relative performances in 1987, but he and the team believed he could help propel them up the grid.