A1GP & Ferrari: The look of love

A1GP & Ferrari: The look of love

Sceptics might have scoffed at A1GP's tie-up with Ferrari, but the relationship is blossoming, as Andrew van de Burgt explains

It was probably A1GP's rockiest ride yet. Four races cancelled, the financial implosion of main investor RAB Capital and the bankruptcy of Team Great Britain, to name but three of its travails. Yet despite the turbulence, the world cup of motorsport survived season four.

After three seasons of confounding the sceptics, who still hover in the background predicting the series' demise at every corner, A1GP made a bold statement of its intentions for its latest iteration. A landmark deal was cut with Ferrari for the supply of engines and technical assistance with the chassis. Getting the biggest brand in global motorsport onside was a great coup for its admirably devoted boss Tony Teixeira.

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