The new F8-VII race car
|Christijan Albers - Driver
Car & Driver
Spyker MF1 is the team Eddie Jordan started in 1991
and then sold in 2005 to the Midland Group.
Spyker is a car company which owns the team now.
Chassis: Full carbon fibre composite monocoque
Front suspension: Composite pushrods activating
chassis mounted in-line dampers and torsion bars,
unequal length composite aerodynamic wishbones, front
anti-roll bar and cast uprights.
Rear suspension: Composite pushrods activating
gearbox mounted rotary dampers & torsion bars,
unequal length composite aerodynamic wishbones, and
Transmission: In-house Midland MF1 Racing design.
7-speed + reverse longitudinal gearbox with
electrohydraulic sequential gear change
Wheel base: More than 3000mm
Front track: 1480mm
Rear track: 1418mm
Overall height: 950mm
Overall length: Approx. 5000 mm
Overall weight: 601kg (with driver)
Clutch: Triple plate AP racing clutch
Wheels: Forged BBS wheels
Fuel tank capacity: Over 90 kg
Number of Cylinders: 8
Horsepower: More than 700bhp
Revolutions: Approx. 20,000rpm
Valve actuation: Pneumatic
Throttle actuation: Hydraulic
Spark Plugs: DENSO
2007 Car & Driver Introductions
Sutil competed in the F3 EuroSeries alongside
McLaren's British driver Lewis Hamilton in 2002
and won the 2003 Japanese Formula 3 title.
Fairuz Fauzy, 24 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, competed in GP2 last season and is
supported by a host of Malaysian companies. He will complete Friday duties at a selection
of this year's Grands Prix.
Giedo van der Garde, from Rhenen, Netherlands is graduating as an F3 Euroseries race
winner to be a test and Friday driver, while Adrian Valles from Alicante, Spain, runner-up
in the 2005 World Series by Renault championship and GP2 contender, and Markus
Winkelhock will be the test and development drivers for the season. Winkelhock remains
with Spyker for a further season after impressing in the 2006 Friday sessions.
Giedo van der Garde
|Spyker is an auto company. Pretty cool cars!