China Unveils A1 GP Team

China has joined the A1 Grand Prix series with the launch of its team today at the 800-year old Diaoyutai State Guest House

China Unveils A1 GP Team

The unveiling of what organisers claim to be the country's first-ever motorsport team, was witnessed by high government officials, foreign diplomats and Chinese celebrities.

China becomes the latest country to join the championship, scheduled to start in September.

"A1 Grand Prix is a brand new concept for the world of motorsport emerging from the revolutionary thinking of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum and spreading throughout the world," said Liu Yu, the president of China's team.

"A1 Grand Prix belongs to the whole world. As a member of this international family, A1 Team China will strive to realise the A1 dream and create a glorious championship."

A1 Grand Prix Founder Sheikh Maktoum added: "It is a great honour to hand over the Chinese car to 1.3 billion potential fans. I am sure the Chinese people and industry will be backing their national team and I wish them the best of luck in achieving their high aspirations.

"I would like to extend my thanks to the Chinese government and people for the warm hospitality they have given me throughout my stay here."

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