LIGIER GITANES BLONDES
After months of speculation Flavio Briatore finally succeeded in taking control of Ligier. and his press conference to announce that fact in Monaco was a triumph of testiness. So far other outward manifestations of the Benetton chief’s ownership have yet to become apparent, but already it is obvious
that the overweight IS39Bs, hangovers from 1993, are getting too long in the tooth to challenge anything, Renault power notwithstanding. Both Eric Bernard and Olivier Panis have regularly struggled. both in qualifying and the races. Their sole trump card appears to be reliability.