F1: New Zealand's new Formula 1 team? | Car News

Nearly 40 years after the Formula 1 team was founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren, New Zealand has expressed its willingness to create a team New F1 team To continue from 2011

Is this serious or just propaganda?

News (or rather a press release) on this topic was published on the site www.powerboat-world.com . It was announced that the New Zealand company Shotover Jet intends to manufacture a single-seat F1 car and enter it in the 2011 World Championship.

Queensland-based Shotover Jet is a world-leading manufacturer of jet boats with 40 years' experience designing and manufacturing these high-speed boats.

The company's president explains that the manufacture of such a boat and a single-seater F1 boat is not much different.

“Hydrodynamics are very similar to aerodynamics. This is a natural evolution for us,” said Clark Scott, managing director of Shotover Jet.

“We have some of the best designers, mechanical engineers and specialists in the world. All the technology we have developed can be transferred to F1. We have been working on aerodynamic shape concepts for a long time and obtained very exciting results in the wind tunnel. We have also developed our own engine concept and are working with A major supplier of engines based in Europe to improve.

Shotover Jet says it is in final talks with major sponsors and the engine manufacturer.

The press release notes that it is evaluating a test track located on New Zealand's North Island, several of which are modeled after those found at European circuits.

We can finally read that the pilots are preferred to be New Zealanders, but any other option will be evaluated.

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Is all this really serious?

picture: www.powerboat-world.com

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