News Richard Craill January 4, 2023 (Comments off) (144)

Three-seat F1 car set for Adelaide

THE UNIQUE three-seat Arrows Formula 1 car is the latest addition to the ever growing list of Formula 1 cars destined for the 2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

The unique Formula 1 three-seater will be on track and give fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience a grand prix car at the event next March.

The Arrows A21 is powered by a 720-horsepower 3.5-litre Hart V10, the same engine as the Arrows A21 Formula 1 car it’s based on. The engine revs to 15,000 RPM with a top speed of 330km/h.

The two passengers sit side-by-side behind the driver. With the Arrows A21 featuring a comparable aerodynamic, engine and brake package to the Formula 1 car, it’s the closest experience fans can get to driving a grand prix car. 

The Arrows A21 will feature in a number of demonstrations across the 2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, with fans having the chance to win a hot lap in the three-seater with a giveaway soon to be launched. 

Other Formula 1 cars already confirmed for the 2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival are a pair of 1989 Brabham BT58s, as driven by Martin Brundle and Stefano Modena during the 1989 Formula 1 season.

The BT58s were the first Formula 1 cars confirmed for the 2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival, which returns to Victoria Park on March 25 and 26, 2023 with a record number of categories, headlined by classic Formula 1 cars. 

The Judd-powered V8 BT58 scored Brabham’s last podium finish at the 1989 Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of Modena.

The 2023 Adelaide Motorsport Festival will celebrate the history of the Brabham team founded by Australian legend Sir Jack Brabham; commemorating the team’s 30-year history in Formula 1 30 years since its closure and on the 40th anniversary of its last Formula 1 drivers’ championship win (Nelson Piquet in 1983).

A 1988 Arrows A10B Megatron, as driven by Eddie Cheever during the 1988 Formula 1 season is the other confirmed F1 car for the event.

The A10B was designed by legendary Formula 1 technical director Ross Brawn and is powered by a BMW turbocharged engine that was rebadged as a Megatron, in the last season of the turbocharged Formula 1 era of the 1970s and 1980s.

Arrows claimed fifth place in the 1988 Formula 1 constructors’ world championship, with Cheever scoring a third place in the A10B at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.

More Formula 1 cars, sportscars, rally cars, touring cars and others attending the event will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Held on the Victoria Park section of the Adelaide Street Circuit, the action at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival is fast, furious and frequently changing, with a different category of vehicles on track every 10 to 15 minutes, including more open-wheelers headlined by classic Formula 1 cars, V8 Supercars alongside Heritage Touring Cars, a special Invitational category alongside Demonstration sessions, a Shootout for the fastest cars and more. 

Tickets for the event are on-sale now and available via the Adelaide Motorsport Festival website.

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