Henri JULIEN, an enthusiastic mechanic, created the AGS (Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives) team at Gonfaron in the heart of Provence in 1968.
AGS went through all the stages of single-seater competitions throughout a period of 36 years dedicated to the production, development and operation of these vehicles.
F1 World Championship
In 1986, after winning several F2 titles, AGS joined F1 and became ‘AGS FORMULE 1’.
During the next 6 years, many famous drivers sat behind the wheel of AGS single-seaters in the F1 World Championships and repeatedly scored points in the ‘Drivers’ and ‘Constructors’ classifications: PIRONI, CAPELLI, FABRE, MORENO, STREIFF, TARQUINI, WINKELOCK, DALMAS... Grand Prix de Monaco 91
In 1992, AGS created the F1-LEISURE concept, the first such initiative in the world.
AGS FORMULE 1 made its entire F1 fleet, straight out of the World Championships, available for individuals to experience the ultimate thrill and for managers who want to motivate their clients and staff. A world first!
From now on, sitting behind the wheel of a real F1 like a Grand Prix driver is a privilege available to everyone. 2001/2003:
Between 2001 and 2003 AGS FORMULE 1 designed and built 5 new F1s, 2 of which were two-seaters.
After 10 years experience in teaching people how to drive a Formula 1, AGS FORMULE 1 put the knowledge it had gained at the highest level of the competition into driving courses and built 5 new F1s: the SH01, 02 and 03 and 2 AGSX2 two-seaters, genuine F1s developed by the AGS R&D team and full of the latest technology.
AGS FORMULE 1 now has 14 years experience and a fleet of 26 single-seaters: ARROWS, PROST…
V8 or V10 engines, manual or steering wheel changes, with or without antiskid, vacuum or mechanical timing control, etc.
A unique choice of technology available 140 days per year through the new GRAND PRIX, HIGH-TECH and MASTERS programmes on the most prestigious European circuits (including the PAUL RICARD HTTT and BARCELONA Circuits).