Bernie Ecclestone’s new series is supporting most of the European Grands Prix. The rapid Alfas retain the same numbers throughout the season and are driven by local celebrities at each event, in order to raise money for charity.
For every race the car completes without being damaged, it earns approximately £2000 for the kitty, with large bonuses being paid for wins. At the end of the season, those who have sat behind the wheel of the car which has earned the most will choose the charity.
All celebrity races are fun, and it remains to be seen whether the responsibility of earning £2000 is enough for the wilder drivers to rein in their enthusiasm.