Ferrari powers up A1GP

Not content with being a major force in Formula One racing Ferrari will soon be the source of all power in A1GP as well.
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The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, as it is rather grandly titled, has revealed the first image of its brand new ‘Powered by Ferrari’ car for use in season four, which begins later this year.

The CAD drawing was released ahead of the car’s inaugural shakedown test in Southern England.
A1GP’s own TV commentator and Formula One legend, John Watson, will have the honour of driving the car for the first time, powered by a V8 Ferrari engine producing in the region of 448kW.

The chassis is based on the design of the highly successful F2004 chassis, incorporating A1GP’s core values to deliver close, exciting racing among a competitive field where overtaking is an essential part of the entertainment.

A1GP Technical Director, John Travis, is overseeing the design, development and production of the car from premises in Bognor Regis in the UK, with Rory Byrne acting as a consultant.Meanwhile the work on the manufacture and supply of the A1GP engine is being overseen by Ferrari’s Jean-Jacques His.

The Powered by Ferrari project was announced late last year, when the most famous name in motorsport signed a six-year agreement to manufacture and supply all A1GP engines for this unique series and provide consultancy on the design of all A1GP chassis from season four onwards.