January nomeromania 18 - Tiago Monteiro, 2006
In 2006, for the first time in the history of Formula 1 was in the team under a Russian license. One of its pilots was the Portuguese Tiago Monteiro, who under the number "18".At the end of 2004, the Midland company, founded by the canadian businessman of Soviet origin Alex Schneider, interested in participating in Formula 1, and in early 2005 she bought Eddie Jordan's team Jordan. In 2006, the team was renamed Midland F1 Racing and claimed under the Russian license, its pilots began to Tiago Monteiro and Narain Karthikeyan, a test pilot with the Russian Roman Rusinov.The car, the Midland M16 is in fact Jordan EJ15 2005. And if in the season of 2005 the results were not very good apart from the catwalk to the USA where it was launched just six cars, in 2006 they were just a failure. Monteiro finished in 11 races out of 18 and the best result was 9th place in Hungary, but then gave points only for getting into the top eight. So the season of the Portuguese finished with a zero point balance, at the 21st position and is. the other team.