A total of seven – including one current! – Formula 1 drivers will be participating in this year’s running of the V8 Supercars ArmorAll 600 round on the Gold Coast, the unique championship event where the series’ driver are paired with an international-series driver.
The likes of Mika Salo, Jan Magnussen, Sebastien Bourdais and Gianni Morbidelli will all be making their second appearance at the event, while one-time F1 driver Stephane Sarrazin will also be joined by fellow ex-F1 driver Christian Klien as V8 Supercars debutants.
Vitantonio Liuzzi will become the first ever current F1 driver to compete at the event, where he will partner Tony D’Alberto in the Wilson Security Racing entry.
The announcement was made at today’s launch of the ArmorAll 600, with series bosses also confirming that Team Penske IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves would be joining team-mates Will Power and Ryan Briscoe as part of the North American series’ growing contingent of drivers, which also includes Scott Dixon, Alex Tagliani, Simon Pagenaud and Bourdais.
So far, the (updated) provisional entry list reads as follows:
|1.||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||TBA|
|2.||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Ryan Briscoe|
|3.||Tony D’Alberto Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|4.||Stone Brothers Racing||Alex Davison||Marc Lieb|
|9.||Stone Brothers Racing||Shane van Gisbergen||Scott Dixon|
|47.||Stone Brothers Racing||Tim Slade||Helio Castroneves|
|5.||Ford Performance Racing||Mark Winterbottom||Will Power|
|6.||Ford Performance Racing||Will Davison||Mika Salo|
|55.||Rod Nash / FPR||Paul Dumbrell||Christian Klien|
|7.||Kelly Racing||Todd Kelly||Jörg Bergmeister|
|11.||Kelly Racing||Greg Murphy||Oliver Gavin|
|15.||Kelly Racing||Rick Kelly||Richard Westbrook|
|16.||Kelly Racing||David Reynolds||Alex Tagliani|
|8.||Brad Jones Racing||Jason Bright||Stephane Sarrazin|
|14.||Brad Jones Racing||Jason Bargwanna||TBA|
|21.||Britek / Brad Jones Racing||Karl Reindler||Fabrizio Giovanardi|
|12.||Triple F Racing||Dean Fiore||Gianni Morbidelli|
|17.||Dick Johnson Racing||Steven Johnson||Joey Hand|
|18.||Dick Johnson Racing||James Moffat||Dirk Müller|
|19.||Tekno Autosports||Jonathon Webb||TBA|
|30.||Lucas Dumbrell||Warren Luff||Marino Franchitti|
|33.||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Lee Holdsworth||Augusto Farfus|
|34.||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Simon Pagenaud|
|39.||Paul Morris Motorsport||Russell Ingall||Jan Magnussen|
|49.||Paul Morris Motorsport||Steve Owen||Boris Said|
|61.||Walkinsaw Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Patrick Long|
|88.||Triple 8 Race Engineering||Jamie Whincup||Andy Priaulx|
|888.||Triple 8 Race Engineering||Craig Lowndes||Sebastien Bourdais|