Formula Superfund car runs

Former grand prix driver Karl Wendlinger put the new Formula Superfund car through its paces in public for the first time on Friday during the official launch for next year's series at the Nurburgring in Germany

Formula Superfund car runs

The Austrian, who is the official development driver for the 2005 car, has said he is already encouraged by his early impressions of the chassis - having previously tested it at Brno.

"I was expecting a very fast, powerful car and I was impressed when I got behind the wheel," said Wendlinger. "The 2005 car worked extremely well from the start. It's a spectacular looking racing car with enough power, downforce and grip to produce some very fast lap times. The cornering speeds are very fast and the new car is going to be very impressive in race conditions."

The series organisers have also confirmed the 10-race schedule that will make up the 2005 championship - including an oval race at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz.

The car will next test at Jerez in the first week of November, with former grand prix driver and Euro F3000 team owner Vincenzo Sospiri in action.



1 May Brno, Czech Republic
15 May (TBA) France
12 June Estoril, Portugal
26 June Monza, Italy
10 July Nürburgring, Germany
24 July Zandvoort, Netherlands
14 August EuroSpeedway Lausitz, Germany
28 August Donington, Great Britain
18 September Zolder, Belgium
16 October Vallelunga, Italy

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