FPAUDI: Model driver signs for 2008

Abercrombie and Fitch pin-up to race in Formula Palmer Audi A professional model has signed to race in the 2008 Formula Palmer Audi Championship. As well as being one of the hottest young motorsport talents around, 21 year Paul Rees also models...

Abercrombie and Fitch pin-up to race in Formula Palmer Audi

A professional model has signed to race in the 2008 Formula Palmer Audi Championship. As well as being one of the hottest young motorsport talents around, 21 year Paul Rees also models for American clothing company, Abercrombie and Fitch.

Rees finished seventh in last year's Formula Renault Championship and in 2006 he raced in Formula BMW. Paul is the son of 1960s Formula 2 and Formula 1 driver, Alan Rees.

Testing at Bedford Autodrome this week ahead of the FPA season, Paul was confident of doing well in the single-seater world of FPA: "This is my first test in the FPA machine and I am very impressed with how it drives and a little surprised by the amount of power it has. I have one aim this year and that is to win the championship, I know that once I have a bit more practice I will be bang on the pace and able to win races.''

With some of the FPA grid returning for their second year in the series, Paul is not worried about any potential advantage they might have: "Drivers who are racing again this year will know the cars much better but I have the advantage of knowing all the tracks we race at as I have done them all in BMW and Renault. I chose to run in FPA as it is the most level playing field."

The first round of the Formula Palmer Audi Championship is at Donington Park on 12/13 April 2008.

-credit: formula-palmer-audi.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Paul Rees