Spyker versus fighter jet

Spyker F1 vs. F-16 fighter jet at Volkel Air Force Base On Friday 20 April there will be an exciting encounter between the world of Formula 1 and military aviation at the Royal Netherlands air force base, Volkel. During this exclusive meeting,...

Spyker F1 vs. F-16 fighter jet at Volkel Air Force Base

On Friday 20 April there will be an exciting encounter between the world of Formula 1 and military aviation at the Royal Netherlands air force base, Volkel. During this exclusive meeting, Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One driver Christijan Albers will race his F8-VII F1 challenger against air force pilot Ralph Staal's F-16 fighter jet.

This publicity event, named 'Full Throttle', has been organised by the Royal Netherlands Air Force to raise awareness of their recruitment program.

The Spyker team holds historical ties with the Royal Netherlands Air Force; back in 1913, the first commander of the air force drove a Spyker car and from 1915 the air force flew seven Farman F22 planes, built under licence by Spyker. Today Spyker still uses air force concepts to build its GT cars, known as the Spyker Squadron. The logo of Spyker also holds an air plane propeller.

Dutch company Spyker and the contemporary Royal Netherlands Air Force also have much in common today. Both are exclusive, sporting, adventurous, disciplined and professional, driven to perform at the highest level.

-credit: spyker

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Christijan Albers