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Formula 1 and Ben-Gurion Racing to Make Historic Jerusalem Debut

Formula 1 and Ben-Gurion Racing to Make Historic Jerusalem Debut

June 12, 2013

Robotics & High-Tech

When Formula 1’s Peace Road Show comes to Jerusalem this Thursday and Friday, BGU’s student racecar team, Ben-Gurion Racing, will be circling the city along with cars and drivers representing Ferrari, Mercedes and Audi.

Ben-Gurion Racing (BGR), Israel’s only team to have entered the prestigious Formula SAE competition in Italy, will showcase its latest racecar model driven by a student driver.

The BGR team is comprised of a group of students from BGU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, who built their latest racecar in cooperation with students from Jerusalem’s Betzalel Academy for the Arts who helped with the car’s design.

For those familiar with the streets of Jerusalem, the cars participating in the Peace Road Show will travel from the Cinematheque to the Sultan’s Pool, on to the Tower of David, through Mamilla Boulevard, past the King David Hotel, on to Liberty Bell Park, by the Old Train Station, and back to the Cinematheque.

The event is free to the public to encourage all the city’s residents to participate in this international event.

“Jerusalem joins other leading cities in the world which hold motorsports events attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators who contribute greatly to the city’s economy, tourism and world image,” says Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, a former race car driver.

Read more on The Jerusalem Post Web site >>