Formula 1 drivers have used performance enhancing drugs claims expert 12 August, 2013 Cognex (tacrine) Even Formula 1 is not immune to doping, according to a French expert. From 2003 to 2005, Marc Sanson was head of the Conseil de Prevention et de lutte Contre le Dopage, the French anti-doping council. Recently, the French senate revealed an explosive report about doping, with particular attention to the troubled world of cycling. But according to Italian media reports, the senate also paid attention to other sports, including the use of beta-blockers in golf. Sanson is also quoted as claiming that Formula 1 drivers have also used performance-enhancing drugs. “For many years,” he said, “drivers have used tacrine, a product used in the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, in order to remember the circuits more easily.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.