History will be made this November at the 50th running of the Macau Grand Prix when a modern Formula 1 car takes to the legendary Guia street circuit for the first time ever, it was announced today. The Jordan Ford EJ13, piloted by 1996 Macau ...
History will be made this November at the 50th running of the Macau Grand Prix when a modern Formula 1 car takes to the legendary Guia street circuit for the first time ever, it was announced today.
The Jordan Ford EJ13, piloted by 1996 Macau Grand Prix winner Ralph Firman, will take to the 6.2km track in front of thousands of spectators on November 15 and 16.
The demonstration will form part of a major celebration of the 50th Macau Grand Prix, and also be a fitting tribute to Teddy Yip, who passed away in July this year aged 90. The legendary Ayrton Senna took victory in Macau's first Formula 3 race in 1983 with Yip's fabled Theodore Racing Team, and his contribution to the event over the years is incalculable.
The co-ordinator of Macau Grand Prix Committee, João Manuel Costa Antunes commented: "Like thousands of motorsport fans in the region, we are looking forward to celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Grand Prix with the spectacle of a modern Formula 1 car on the streets of Macau. The demonstration will add to the tremendous event we have planned for this year, and be a celebration of all the extraordinary achievements of Teddy Yip, who contributed so much to the event."
Chief Executive of Jordan Grand Prix, Eddie Jordan added: "I have great memories of Macau, particularly as part of Theodore Racing when we ran Ayrton Senna, and I'm very proud to take part in this unique event and further strengthen Jordan's links with China."
The Macau Grand Prix has long been recognised as a testing ground for future Formula 1 stars, and the roll of honour includes Michael and Ralf Schumacher, David Coulthard, and Jordan Ford driver Firman.