Many were surprised to see EuroBrun return to Formula One in 1990, given that neither Gregor Foitek nor Oscar Larrauri managed to make it through pre-qualifying – and certainly few predicted the team would expand to two cars once again. The EuroRacing concern had cut ties over the winter, leaving Walter Brun in sole charge. With an updated version of 1989’s car and the same engine as before, the team would have an uphill struggle in 1990, but with the talented Roberto Moreno at the wheel there was always a chance.
33. Roberto Moreno
The affable Brazilian clearly has loads of talent – winning the 1988 International F3000 title in an unsponsored car was no mean feat – but just can’t seem to parlay it into a decent drive. Scoring AGS’ first point in 1987 didn’t lead to anything and in 1989 he struggled manfully with the Coloni-Ford, managing to qualify rather more often than either of his team-mates. A move to Minardi fell through, so here he is at the struggling EuroBrun outfit…
34. Claudio Langes
Born in Brescia, Langes started karting early and showed promise, winning the 125cc Italian title at 18 and moving into European Formula 3 where he spent several fruitless seasons with the Trivellato and Anson teams before signing for Eddie Jordan Racing and then Barron Racing and having much better results. Moving into F3000 for 1986 he struggled once more with stints for the ill-fated FIRST team but in 1988 he moved to Forti Corse and found much better results. Although he only recorded meagre results, at least some of this was down to accidents. Nonetheless, his move into F1 with EuroBrun seems to have rather more to do with the sponsorship he had amassed than any huge amount of natural talent.