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a mysterious Formula 1 racing down a Czech highway

In a museum or on a race track is the only place where you can find a Formula 1. At least legally, since they are also part of private col


In a museum or on a race track is the only place where you can find a Formula 1. At least legally, since they are also part of private collections whose owners may be tempted to go out into the street at the controls of their own car. This is what has happened recently in the Czech Republic, when some drivers witnessed a mysterious Formula 1 car rolling down a highway.

It is not part of the filming of the new ‘Fast & Furious’ movie or an event organized by F1. It is something illegal that only a wealthy car collector could carry out. In fact, it is not the first time that this owner decides to go out with his Formula 1 along a public highway in the Czech Republic, since in the past it has been sighted on two other occasions.

A mysterious Formula 1 driving on a Czech highway

As far as we have been able to know, this single-seater is actually a GP2, specifically a Dallara GP2/08 it is not legal for road use. It is decorated like a Ferrari F1 car, specifically a F2004 like the one driven by Michael Schumacher in 2004 and with which he won his seventh world title. In fact, it is believed that the number 7 that the car wears is a reference to the seven championships achieved by the German, since between 1990 and 2009 no Ferrari driver wore this number.

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Dallara built the GP2/08 between 2008 and 2010, and it is equipped with a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine of Renault origin that sounds as good as a Formula 1 car. 600 horsepower and is linked to a six-speed Hewland semi-automatic transmission that sends all the power to the rear. In the videos that accompany this article, you will see it driving alongside cars of the stature of Corvette, Lamborghini Aventador and even a Bugatti Chiron (test). And thanks to its 688 kilos of weight, it can stand up to any of them.

It has been reported that this is not the first time that the mysterious Formula 1 has hit the Czech roads. A few years ago he was already sighted and the Czech Police asked for help to identify the driver. The owner avoided possible complaints by not being able to be identified by the helmet. In 2019 it would appear again and they could not hunt it down. And everything indicates that in 2022 the authorities will not be successful either.