Craig Lowndes is set to take the wheel of a historic Formula One car, the 1988 Arrows A10B Megatron, at the upcoming Adelaide Motorsport Festival scheduled for March 16-17, 2024.
The Supercars Hall of Famer, with seven Bathurst 1000 victories and three Supercars championships to his name, is a familiar face at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. In the previous year’s event, the 49-year-old shared the track with F1 star Valtteri Bottas, who drove a Bathurst-winning TEKNO Commodore.
Lowndes will be driving the Megatron that Eddie Cheever raced during the 1988 F1 season. Designed by renowned F1 engineer Ross Brawn, the Arrows A10B achieved fifth place in the 1988 F1 constructors’ world championship, with Cheever securing a podium finish at the 1988 Italian Grand Prix.
Having briefly ventured into F1 in the late 1990s during his ATCC/Supercars title run, Lowndes has also showcased his skills behind the wheel of various historic F1 cars, including 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 sponsored by Repco, traditionally takes place the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix and features a diverse range of categories, including V8 Supercars, Group C and A touring cars, sportscars, and more.
Before his Formula One laps at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, Craig Lowndes is scheduled to team up with Supercars stars Cam Waters and Thomas Randle to share a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour on February 16-18.