Saturday, April 29, 2006

Prodrive to Enter Formula 1

FIA announced yesterday that Prodrive will enter a 2 car team in 2008.

Prodrive has been around for over 20 years, but always behind the scenes, managing motorsports teams for manufactures like BMW, Ford, Aston Martin. They've had great success with Subaru in WRC.

The 2008 F1 regulations introduce some new rules that should make for easier passing:
The rear wing is split in two, and bodywork at the front of the car will change to make the cars behave better in traffic.

Surprisingly, F1 cars will go down in weight from 605kg to 550kg. One of the reasons given was the cost of buying and transporting high density ballast!

Photos from Prodrive website.
Categories:Cars Sports

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