China Formula Grand Prix

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Formula Geely chassis
Formula Geely engine

China Formula Grand Prix (CFGP), 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]