If you call yourselves petrolheads, you may have already seen the video of what looks like a Ferrari Formula 1 driving on a highway. It is a very
If you call yourselves petrolheads, you may have already seen the video of what looks like a Ferrari Formula 1 driving on a highway. It is a very unusual picture, and as is logical, what it generates the most – in addition to curiosity – are questions. The first question is, if it really is a Ferrari Formula 1. And the answer is negative. In fact, it is a GP2 Series car, and to be more specific an Italian-made Dallara GP2/08. A single-seater from 2008 with very high performance, although not as high as that of a Formula 1.
Therefore, it is not a Ferrari. Yes indeed, wears a livery similar to that of the most iconic Scuderia on the planet – albeit with modifications, such as a curious altered Marlboro logo. It has been commented that the car was sighted on the German Autobahn, although in reality, it was driving on motorways in the Czech Republic at legal speeds. Interestingly, this is not the first time this car has been sighted: its previous sighting took place in 2019 and it seems that since then, the police have been trying to identify its driver.
Dallara built the cars for the GP2 Series, also known as Formula 2. A springboard to Formula 1.
And it’s not that they’re trying to identify him to congratulate him – this would only happen in a hypothetical petrolhead state – but because It is a car not suitable for circulation on the open road. It does not have registration, does not pay insurance, does not have the necessary lighting devices, to mention three very general requirements. All in all, the car is not a road terrorist: it drives in a civilized way at correct speeds.
That yes, to free escape, his 4.0 V8 naturally aspirated engine with 612 hp It sounds identical to that of a Formula 1 car. Weighing just 688 kilos, including the driver, the single-seater not only has Formula 1 looks, but also close performance. At the moment, the identity of the owner remains a mystery, but it is clear that wherever he moves, he attracts considerable attention.
All the cars built for the GP2 Series have been sold to individuals and private teams.