Andrea Moda Formula, commonly known as just Andrea Moda, was a Formula One team that competed only during the 1992 season. The team was formed following Andrea Sassetti's purchase of the struggling Coloni team late in 1991, and was named after Sassetti's fashion company, also called Andrea Moda.
The team's existence was brief but eventful. For the first race of the 1992 season, the South African Grand Prix, the team turned up with two old Coloni cars because its own model was not yet ready. The team was not allowed to participate however, as it had not paid the $100,000 deposit required for entry into Formula One. Their second race, the Mexican Grand Prix also saw them fail to make it onto the track, this time because the cars were not assembled in time to take part.
The drivers for these first two races were nominally Alex Caffi and Enrico Bertaggia, but neither of them managed to sit in the car at a Grand Prix meeting. From the third race of the season, the Brazilian Grand Prix onwards, the team employed Roberto Moreno and Perry McCarthy. Unfortunately McCarthy was initially refused the Super License required for participation in Formula One events, and so was unable to take part in Brazil and Moreno failed to make it out of pre-qualifying, but at least a car had finally made it on to the track.
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