A1GP: Brands Hatch loses season finale
By LJ Hutchins
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
A new date has been added to this year’s truncated A1GP season – with the result that Brands Hatch will no longer be hosting the final race of the year.
Instead of visiting Kent for the season finale, as has happened for the past two years, the series will now end with a rescheduled Mexico City date, replacing a race that had to be moved to accommodate a pop concert.
This year’s championship has seen two races cancelled and a slated date in March never filled in addition to the rescheduling of the Mexico City event, which will now take place on the weekend of May 22.
The Brands Hatch race is scheduled for the weekend of May 1 and includes a charity ball being hosted by A1 Team Great Britain.
A1GP CEO Pete da Silva said: “It is very important for the series to go back to Mexico City, especially as it won the award for being the best run event of Season Three.
“The fans have always given us a warm welcome, and it will be great to let them witness the finale of what has been a very exciting first season for the A1GP Powered by Ferrari cars.”
The approval is subject to the completion of FIA-stipulated track changes that will allow the granting of the necessary licence. This work is due to start soon.
A1GP has visited Mexico every season with Fundidora Park in Monterrey the venue in season one and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City the venue for seasons two and three.