26 Jan 2019
Some of the world’s most famous tracks will be front and centre of a new look 2019 Superloop Adelaide 500 when the four-day event kicks off on February 28.
The new precinct, known as the ‘Tracks of the World’, will showcase the cars, food and culture of five international tracks, including the prestigious Le Mans circuit of France, Germany’s Nürburgring, America’s Indianapolis 500, the Monaco Grand Prix and our very own Superloop Adelaide 500.
To complement the Tracks of the World offering, four former Formula 1 race cars will light up the track as part of spectacular on track demonstrations before being on show throughout the precinct.
Event fans can expect to taste German pretzels and beer, American hot dogs as well as some of Adelaide’s best local produce alongside the historic collection of Formula 1 cars.
Superloop Adelaide 500 General Manager, Alistair MacDonald, said the latest offering further emphasises the event’s reputation as an innovative world class motor racing event.
“We are doing everything we can to bring fresh and exciting ideas to the people - this concept brings an extra dimension of motorsport action, whilst also providing a premium, international food and beverage offering,” he said.
“Formula 1 is the pinnacle of international motor racing, and we are thrilled to bring the sport, as well as its extensive history, back to Adelaide.”
Reliving history, the privately owned Larrousse Lola LC87 and LC88, Toleman TG185 and the 1994 Footwork Arrows FA15 cars will take to the Adelaide Parklands street circuit, the location of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix from 1985-1995, in a spirited demonstration driven by their respective owners.
Adelaide businessman and owner of the LC88, Brenton Griguol, is thrilled with the opportunity to drive his Larrousse around the famous street circuit and bring the exhilarating sound of the Formula 1 to thousands of motorsport enthusiasts.
“This will be the first time the car will drive the circuit in a race format since the 1988 Adelaide Grand Prix,” said Griguol.
“It was last driven by Philippe Alliot and is still in its original condition. I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to drive this car around the famous street circuit and to demonstrate the technology and sound of the 1988 Cosworth V8.”
Joining the Larrousse cars is the TG185, which was Toleman Motorsport’s last Formula 1 car before they were taken over by main sponsor Bennetton in 1986.
Driven by former Brabham driver Teo Fabi of Italy, the TG185 achieved the team’s first pole position at the German Grand Prix in 1985, held at the famous Nürburgring Circuit. Since its retirement from Formula 1 racing, the TG185 has been successfully campaigned privately in the BOSS Masters Series for retired F1 cars in Europe.
The 1994 Footwork Arrows FA15 was originally raced by Christian Fittipaldi and reached its best result of fourth at the German Grand Prix.
In between their daily on-track appearances, the rare Formula 1 collection will be displayed in the “Tracks of the World” precinct, where fans can take a step back in time.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 will take place 28 February - 3 March, 2019. Tickets are on sale and selling fast, purchase yours here.