Formula Palmer Audi Championship to cost just €69,950 in 2009 – drives still available
€55,000 Formula Two scholarship prize for 2009 FPA Champion
Places are still available for the 2009 Formula Palmer Audi Championship (FPA), which now costs just €69,950 for a full season including vehicle damage cover.
As well as offering a cost-effective route into the highest tiers of motor racing, FPA’s scholarship prize with the revived FIA Formula Two Championship will benefit drivers through F2’s direct association with the AT&T Williams F1 team. The 2009 FPA Champion will be awarded a €55,000 scholarship towards a full season in the FIA Formula Two Championship, whilst the top three FPA finishers will also receive a full test in the F2 car.
Formula Two already enjoys a close association with F1, as the Formula Two champion will receive a test drive with the AT&T Williams F1 team, whilst the top three finishers will qualify for an FIA Superlicence, required to compete in Formula One Grands Prix.
The 2009 Formula Palmer Audi championship will include 20 races at seven circuits throughout the UK including British Grand Prix venue Silverstone and two rounds on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit supporting the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of series organiser MSV, said: “There is simply no better place to prove your talent than in FPA, where every driver races for the winning team, at a reasonable cost, and in a high performance car. In these difficult economic times, the 2009 Formula Palmer Audi Championship offers surely the best value for money of any formula in the world and with our unique Є55,000 scholarship prize towards F2 for the 2009 FPA champion – you could quickly be on the ladder to Formula One.”
Over the past 11 years, Formula Palmer Audi has established itself as a training ground for talented young drivers with nine series graduates, including inaugural champion Justin Wilson, progressing into Formula One. Other drivers have competed in major international championships such as DTM and the FIA World Touring Car Championship, including triple WTCC champion Andy Priaulx.