Florida-born rapper Flo Rida has joined forces with former Formula 1™ ace Heinz-Harald Frentzen for the coming Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia round at the Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix, March 15-18.
The unique partnership will see the American music artist feature on the livery of the Porsche Guest car, to be raced by the German ex-F1 star, Frentzen.
An ARIA Music Award winning artist, Flo Rida will attend the Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix and will also headline Sunday night’s Sidetracked Music Festival at Albert Park.
Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager, Jamey Blaikie, is excited to see Flo Rida involved in the Porsche championship in promotion of his Sunday night Sidetracked concert.
“Being one of the biggest names in music at the moment, it’s great to see Flo Rida on board with major signage on our Carrera Cup Guest car at Albert Park,” said Blaikie.
“Heinz-Harald Frentzen is a massive drawcard for the category, and having Flo Rida involved in the championship is now a greater incentive for people to follow the on-track Porsche action.”
General Manager of Motorsport and Entertainment at the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Craig Fletcher, said that the AGPC was excited to have Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Flo Rida at this year’s event.
“The Australian Grand Prix brings together the pinnacle of Motorsport and the world’s best entertainment,” said Fletcher.
“Seeing his name of the bonnet of a Porsche Carrera Cup car will certainly get Flo Rida’s adrenaline pumping!”
Frentzen’s Porsche will also receiving backing from Jet Travel Insurance – the major sponsor of reigning champion and defending Albert Park round winner Craig Baird.
Frentzen and the Flo Rida-branded Porsche will first hit the track on Thursday March 15 for Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia’s opening practice session.
Thursday March 15
- 2:40pm – 3:00pm Practice (20 minutes)
- 4:50pm – 5:10pm Qualifying (20 minutes)
Friday March 16
- 6:20pm – 6:45pm Race 1 (10 laps)
Saturday March 17
- 12:30pm – 12:50pm Race 2 (8 laps)
Sunday March 18
- 2:10pm – 2:30pm Race 3 (8 laps)