Two-seater ride under the hammer for Australian flood victims 17 Jan 2011
The organisers of this year's Australian Grand Prix are to auction off a ride in a two-seater Grand Prix car to raise funds to support the victims of the recent floods in Queensland. The eBay-based auction begins on January 17 and will draw to a close on January 28.
The winning bidder will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime ride around the spectacular Albert Park street circuit during this years event. The two-seater car is powered by a 700bhp-plus V10 engine and features chassis construction, suspension, brakes and tyres not dissimilar to the cars competing in the 2011 championship.
To experience the power of a two-seater Formula One car, hitting speeds of 300 kilometres per hour is normally a money-cant-buy opportunity, so by auctioning this amazing experience we hope to raise a significant amount to support Queenslanders, explained Andrew Westacott, acting CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
Former Australian Formula One World Champion - and Queensland resident - Alan Jones agreed, saying This is a fantastic initiative and hopefully motorsport fans show their support in contributing to such a crucial cause.
The Australian Grand Prix will take place at Albert Park from March 25-27. For further information and to place a bid, click here.