European F3 runner-up Felix Rosenqvist to test A1GP 'revival' car

Formula 3 European Championship runner-up Felix Rosenqvist is to test this week as part of a Swedish team that could contest a 'revival' of the A1GP series

European F3 runner-up Felix Rosenqvist to test A1GP 'revival' car

Rosenqvist and fellow Swede John Bryant-Meisner will be in action at Navarra on Friday and Saturday as they assess the nascent Formula Acceleration 1 series.

FA1 is a Dutch initiative from the leading figures behind GP2 team MP Motorsport, using the old A1GP Lola-Zytek chassis.

Teams will be given the cars at the beginning of the test and operate them for the duration, before handing them back to the FA1 organisers.

A1GP cars to top new race bill

The Swedish squad will be run at the test by German Formula 3 Cup team Performance Racing, which ran cars in A1GP.

Performance boss Bobby Issazadhe said: "We're dipping our toes into it and seeing what it's about. We're reviving our old A1GP team for the test, including our engineer David Luff.

"We will not just assess the cars and infrastructure, but also the possibility of launching a project that allows us to showcase the true talent of Swedish motorsport.

"To that cause, I'm glad that the first two to take driving duties will be Felix and John - two great kids and two very gifted drivers.

"But F3 remains our bread and butter, and we are hoping to do German or British next season, or both."

Both Rosenqvist (in 2010) and Bryant-Meisner (this season) have won races in German F3 with Performance.

Rosenqvist said: "I'm looking forward to trying out the new FA1 car; it certainly seems to be a bit of a beast, with wide tyres and a 550bhp engine.

"It can only add to my experience, and it'll be good to work with Bobby and the rest of Performance Racing again following our successful season together in 2010.

"FA1 is not part of the plan for my future competitive career, but I'll obviously do my best to help the team out with the evaluation of the car at Navarra - and I'm sure I will enjoy it a lot!"

shares
comments
Stephane Proulx - a tragic enigma
Previous article

Stephane Proulx - a tragic enigma

Next article

Top 10 Superstars drivers of 2013

Top 10 Superstars drivers of 2013
Rating the best drivers of the century so far Plus

Rating the best drivers of the century so far

Autosport's Top 50 feature has been a staple of the magazine for the past two decades since its first appearance in 2002. Here are the drivers that have featured most prevalently during that time

General
Jan 7, 2022
The best motorsport moments of 2021 Plus

The best motorsport moments of 2021

Motorsport produced one of its greatest years of all-time in 2021 despite a backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 challenges and an ever-changing racing landscape. Through the non-stop action Autosport has collected the finest moments from the past 12 months to highlight the incredible drama and joy motorsport generates

General
Dec 31, 2021
The racing comeback artists who resurrected long-dormant careers Plus

The racing comeback artists who resurrected long-dormant careers

Making it in motorsport can be tough, and sometimes drivers move elsewhere before their best chance arrives. Here are some of those who made it back

General
Dec 26, 2021
The hidden racing gem attracting ex-F1 heroes Plus

The hidden racing gem attracting ex-F1 heroes

It’s rarely mentioned when it comes to assessing the best national contests, but the Brazilian Stock Car series that reaches its climax this weekend has an ever-growing appeal. Its expanding roster of ex-Formula 1 names has helped to draw in new fans, but it's the closeness of competition that keeps them watching

General
Dec 10, 2021
The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under Plus

The one-time Schumacher rival rebooting his career Down Under

Joey Mawson made waves in the middle of the last decade, beating future Haas Formula 1 driver Mick Schumacher - among other highly-rated talents - to the 2016 German F4 title. A run in F1's feeder GP3 category only caused his career to stall, but now back in Australia Mawson's S5000 title success has set that to rights

General
May 8, 2021
The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing Plus

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing

OPINION: The greed-driven push for a European Super League that threatened to tear football apart is collapsing at the seams. Motor racing's equivalent, the football-themed Superleague Formula series of 2008-11, was everything that the proposed ESL never could be

General
Apr 21, 2021
The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan Plus

The F1 and Indy 'nearly man' that found contentment in Japan

Having had the door to F1 slammed in his face and come within three laps of winning the Indianapolis 500, the collapse of a Peugeot LMP1 shot meant Japan was Bertrand Baguette's last chance of a career. But it's one which he has grasped with both hands

General
Feb 27, 2021
The female all-rounder who arrived "too early" Plus

The female all-rounder who arrived "too early"

From Formula 3 to truck racing, Dakar and EuroNASCAR via a winning stint in the DTM, there's not much Ellen Lohr hasn't seen in a stellar racing career that highlights the merit in being a generalist. But she believes her career came too early...

General
Feb 17, 2021