Gallery: New Formula 5000 car makes its public debut

The brand new Formula Thunder 5000 prototype is making its public debut at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, complete with a fresh livery. Photographer Richard Craill captured the car's first run perfectly.

Check out that airbox...

Check out that airbox...
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The chassis is based on a Swift Formula Nippon car

The chassis is based on a Swift Formula Nippon car
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Retro styling is a key part of the category's appeal

Retro styling is a key part of the category's appeal
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Experienced Aussie open-wheeler driver Tim Macrow behind the wheel

Experienced Aussie open-wheeler driver Tim Macrow behind the wheel
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Singaporean tyre marker Giti is providing the wide slick rubber

Singaporean tyre marker Giti is providing the wide slick rubber
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Sitting on the pit apron at Sydney Motorsport Park

Sitting on the pit apron at Sydney Motorsport Park
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The FT5000 car about to head out for its first public appearance

The FT5000 car about to head out for its first public appearance
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The retro feel goes as far as the driver working on the car

The retro feel goes as far as the driver working on the car
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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Tim Macrow
Article type Special feature