A1 GP Might Close Its Doors for 2009/10
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Ferrari initially signed a multi-year contract with the A1 GP championship for providing engines to the series, and their sudden withdraw from the sport will more than likely come as a blow to the championship officials.
The A1 GP series had scheduled its first round this season on October 25th, at Surfers Paradise, but the situation now seems more delicate than ever. In addition to the uncertainty on the news, Ferrari have declined to either admit or deny the rumors. Which usually means there is certainly some truth to the story.
If the Maranello based manufacturer will indeed terminate their engine supply deal with Tony Teixeira's managed series, that would leave the A1 GP officials in great difficulty in finding a new engine partner with almost a month to kick-off.
British engine manufacturer Cosworth could have been a viable option for the A1 GP, but the short period of time in which the series' officials would have to discuss and ink a new deal, while also supply the new power plants to the teams makes it difficult to arrange. Plus. Cosworth are now at full speed with their engine development for the 2010 Formula One championship, which would leave them little room for another project.
The A1 GP championship is yet to issue a statement on the matter.
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