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Lowndes to sample historic F1 car

Supercars
25 Jan
Craig Lowndes will drive a Arrows A10B Megatron at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival
2 mins by James Pavey
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  • Craig Lowndes to drive F1 car at Adelaide Motorsport Festival

  • Lowndes will steer 1988 Arrows A10B Megatron

  • Supercars legend briefly set after F1 in late 1990s

Craig Lowndes will get behind the wheel of historic Formula One machinery at the upcoming Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

The Supercars Hall of Famer will steer a 1988 Arrows A10B Megatron at the March 16-17 event.

Lowndes, a seven-time winner of the Bathurst 1000 and three-time Supercars champion, is a regular at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

Last year, the 49-year-old notably shared the track with F1 star Valtteri Bottas, who lapped a Bathurst-winning TEKNO Commodore.

Lowndes will drive the Megatron that was raced by Eddie Cheever during the 1988 F1 season. It was designed by decorated F1 engineer Ross Brawn.

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The car is powered by a BMW turbocharged engine that was rebadged as a Megatron in the last season of F1's turbocharged era.

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Arrows finished fifth in the 1988 F1 constructors' world championship, with Cheever taking a podium in the A10B at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.

Lowndes, who briefly set sail for F1 in the late 1990s amid his ATCC/Supercars title run, has also driven the likes of a McLaren MP4-23 at Mount Panorama, a Dallara F198 Cosworth at The Bend Motorsport Park, and a Footwork FA15 at the Adelaide Rally Victoria Park.

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival, now backed by Repco, is typically held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix.

It also hosts V8 Supercars among other categories, such as Group C and A touring cars, sportscars and more.

Before his F1 laps, Lowndes will share a Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Supercars stars Cam Waters and Thomas Randle at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour on February 16-18.

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