With less than three months to go before the opening round of the new A1 Grand Prix series at Brands Hatch, the first engines and chassis have begun rolling off the production line and into the hands of the teams.

In a closed ballot held at A1 Grand Prix's London office last week, teams representing Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, India, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa and another yet-to-be-announced European entry, were each allocated a separate chassis and engine, forming one of their two A1 race cars.

To maintain A1 Grand Prix's unique level playing field, each chassis and engine will be stored at the A1 Technical Innovation Centre at Silverstone, although the twelve pre-selected teams will be given access to the centre from Monday to start preparations for the first race.

The ballot was conducted by A1 Grand Prix founder Sheikh Maktoum in the presence of A1's global operations manager John Wickham, in-house legal counsel Bene Mercer and witnessed by an independent notary public.

 

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