Posted by Iris Hami on Jun 6, 2013 3:44:22 PM
Formula One Drivers will turn Israel’s capital city into one of the most beautiful circuits in single-seater auto racing history.
Israeli motor-sports fans have a reason to rejoice next week as the Formula One “Jerusalem Peace Road Show” is truly a dream come true! The June 13-14 event will make history when the sleek F1 cars zip through the streets of Jerusalem against the background of the Old City Walls.
Seeing and hearing proper Formula One cars in front of such a spectacular backdrop will be a very unusual experience, not only for the spectators, but for the drivers as well.
Currently there are only four road circuits currently in use for Formula One, the most famous being the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, Monaco. In Jerusalem the Old City walls will deliver a unique experience as cars with the most advanced developments in automotive engineering speed past the ancient sites.
Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing. Circuit races or Grand Prix events are popular internationally.
The Jerusalem event will include Ferrari Challenge cars, drifting cars and Grand Prix motorcycles. In addition to the showcase race, sports cars and racing cars will be on display at the Old Jerusalem Train Station (the first station) from June 9-13
Italian driver Giancarlo Fisichella will drive a Ferrari Formula One car around the city circuit. Retired Italian motorcycle racer Massimiliano “The Roman Emperor” Blaggi, winner of the 2012 World Superbike Championship will put on a show.
It is great to have a chance to see/drive a Formula One car on the streets of a city as fascinating and full of history as Jerusalem. The event will attract thousands along the track-a genuine circuit that will wind up and down, through the hills and at one point will run right next to the Old City Walls. It will be a unique and utterly amazing experience for everyone!
While motor sports are popular the world over, the sport in Israel is still in its formative years. Motor sport made its debut in Israel in 1985 and saw the formation of its Motor-Sport Association in 1990. It was in 2011 that Israel’s Culture and Sports Ministry made motor races legal in Israel.
Mayor Nir Barket said “It will be an historical event to see a Formula One car with the background of the walls of Jerusalem. It will also be beneficial to the economy, tourism and the promotion of the city all over the world. Jerusalem has over 5000 years of history but, it cannot and must not stand still. Instead it must embrace the modern day. Ours is a city that is open to everyone and it is important to send a message of peace without any political meaning: We hope to have everyone together to see this most beautiful display of motor sport up close”
I AM THERE!