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The 'World Cup of Motorsport' is announced

It was a noble idea that involved a few heavy-hitting names in the driver line-up. On this day in 2004, A1 Grand Prix was announced as the 'World Cup of Motorsport'. Sadly, it was a championship that only lived a short life. Article continues under video Launched a year before any racing would take place, A1GP saw all teams competing on a level playing field with a spec Lola chassis, powered by Zytek engines. The championship would only run for four seasons and, in that final year (2008-2009), the cars were changed to be based on the 2004 Ferrari Formula 1 car, with the series adding 'Powered by Ferrari' to its name. The championship worked on the basis that its team personnel and drivers...
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