China Formula Grand Prix

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China Formula Grand Prix (CFGP) (Chinese: 中国方程式大奖赛) , formerly known as Asian Geely Formula International Open Competition, is an open wheel formula racing class in China.

The car, co-designed by Geely, China's biggest private-owned vehicle producer and racing cars production company Van Diemen, marks the first time that a Chinese domestic car producer is involved in the racing car design.[1]

CFGP uses a 1.8-litre 4G18 engine; the car weighs 490 kg and has a maximum speed of 240 km/h. The engine can produce 140 bhp at 6,300 rpm and 172 N/m of torque at 4,100 rpm. After an adjustment to the ECU, the engine can rev up to 8,500 rpm producing 200 bhp.[2]

Promotion[edit]

In 2008, reports of the AGF Sepang race appeared on Reuters's huge electronic TV screen at Times Square in New York.[3]

2011 season calendar[edit]

  1. 11–12 June Chengdu International Circuit, Chengdu
  2. 13-14 Aug Ordos International Circuit, Ordos
  3. 15-16 Oct Goldenport Park Circuit, Beijing
  4. 19-20 Nov Guangdong International Circuit, Zhaoqing

2012 season calendar[4][edit]

Official Testing 1–2 May Guangdong International Circuit, Zhaoqing

  1. 19–20 May Guangdong International Circuit, Zhaoqing
  2. 28–29 July Ordos International Circuit, Ordos
  3. 18-19 Aug Goldenport Park Circuit, Beijing
  4. 17-18 Nov Chengdu International Circuit, Chengdu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Geely Formula Aims to Breed Local Formula Drivers china.org.cn (China Daily April 25, 2006)
  2. ^ CFGP introduction
  3. ^ Geely racing car showed up at Times Square in New York
  4. ^ 2012 Race Calendar China Formula Grand Prix. Retrieved on 12 July 2012.

External website[edit]