On paper Adams' record was good: three years in British F3 culminating in second place in the 1992 championship, and, after appeal, belatedly crowned 1993 Halfords British F2 champion.
With the once dominant Lotus marque heading for oblivion, it was perhaps no surprise, given their parlous state in the autumn of 1994, that they were more than keen to run him for a reported cash injection of $500,000.
The hapless Belgian looked out of his depth at Grand Prix level and must have been glad to return to the Belgian Procar series with Audi, where he was an extremely competitive proposition. Though often a race winner, he narrowly failed to land the title in both 1994 and 1995. He has subsequently found success in a BMW M3, winning a group N race at Magione, Italy, in 1997.