The BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F189 raced by Italian Andrea de Cesaris at the 1989 Australian Grand Prix will return to South Australia for the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival.
De Cesaris qualified the car in ninth place in Adelaide in 1989, though the Italian spun off and retired after 12 laps in the wet race.
De Cesaris scored the car’s best finish in the 1989 season with third place in the Canadian Grand Prix and finished in 17th place in the championship standings.
The BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F189 is powered by a Cosworth DFR 3.5-litre V8 engine and is being shipped to Adelaide from South Africa, where the car is the outright record-holder at the Simola Hillclimb.
The BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F189 joins the 1986 BMW Benetton B186, 1988 Lola Larrousse LC88 and 1994 Footwork FA15 as Adelaide Grand Prix-era cars appearing at the 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival.
Other Formula 1 cars also announced for the festival include: 1970 March 701, 1974 March 741, 1979 Candy Tyrrell 009/3, 1980 Williams FW07B and 2000 Arrows A21.
The 2017 Adelaide Motorsport Festival will be held at Victoria Park on December 9 and 10.
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