The Formula Superfund 2005 Championship chassis, the SF01, has been presented to international media and teams and drivers from all Formulas at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Representing the championship at the press conference was Martin Schneider, Head of Motorsport development for Superfund, John Travis, SF01 Designer and Paul Cherry of Force 10 Technology, and Karl Wendlinger, the Formula Superfund Development Driver.

Martin Schneider, head of motorsport development for Superfund, confirmed the three objectives of the championship to be powerful cars for the drivers, reasonable budgets for the teams and exciting close racing and good entertainment for the fans. He also said that the Formula Superfund grid would consist of twenty cars and drivers of 15 different nationalities.

"We are happy that with the Formula Superfund car we have created a package for the teams that is low-cost, easy-maintenance and high durability," he said. "The teams told us these are their priorities and so we have made that our brief. For the drivers and the spectators the car has incredible power and the high level of downforce will allow for close and exciting racing. The response from the teams has been positive and immediate so we wanted to present the car to the teams and drivers who hadn't yet seen it as soon as possible so they had a fair chance to sign up."

Test driver Karl Wendlinger discussed the testing programme which has seen six drivers behind the wheel and has taken place at Magny Cours, Brno and the Nurburgring, stating that he was particularly impressed with the SF01's power, downforce and grip adding that the car had worked well mechanically from the first shakedown.


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