Four former Formula 1 race cars will take to the track and be on display at the 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500.
The Adelaide-based 1985 Toleman TG185, 1987 Larrousse Lola LC87, 1988 Larrousse Lola LC88 and 1994 Footwork Arrows FA15 (pictured above) will relive memories of the Adelaide Grand Prix over the course of Supercars’ season-opening event.
The cars will be on display at a new precinct known as the ‘Tracks of the World’, showcasing the cars, food and culture of five international tracks, including the Le Mans circuit of France, Germany’s Nürburgring, America’s Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Monaco Grand Prix and Adelaide’s own street circuit.
“We are doing everything we can to bring fresh and exciting ideas to the people – this concept brings an extra dimension of motorsport action, whilst also providing a premium, international food and beverage offering,” says Superloop Adelaide 500 General Manager, Alistair MacDonald.
“Formula 1 is the pinnacle of international motor racing, and we are thrilled to bring the sport, as well as its extensive history, back to Adelaide.”
The demonstration follows on from the success of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, which is headlined by Adelaide Grand Prix-era Formula 1 cars.
“This will be the first time the car will drive the circuit in a race format since the 1988 Adelaide Grand Prix,” says Brenton Griguol, owner of the Larrousse Lola LC88.
“It was last driven by Philippe Alliot and is still in its original condition. I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to drive this car around the famous street circuit and to demonstrate the technology and sound of the 1988 Cosworth V8.”
The Superloop Adelaide 500 will take place from February 28 to March 3.
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