Chelsea, Leeds United, Benfica, Anderlecht, Olympique Lyon and Lazio Roma are also definitely committed, with organisers publishing the final list of 24 participants before the end of the month. It will certainly contain a number of clubs from Spain and Italy.
The series of races start in 2003 on the Estoril track in Portugal. Each Grand Prix will consist of two heats, with the fastest in the two heats proclaimed winner for the day.
In total there will be 12 races in the 2003/2004 season. Eighteen are scheduled for the following year, including two races in South America. Races in Asia could also be added.
The Premier 1 concept is simple - 24 clubs are given the same materials, so that the drivers have to make the difference. So far, who is to occupy the Feyenoord driver’s seat is unknown although there have been numerous applications from both Dutch and foreign drivers. No final choice has yet been made. Allard Kalff will definitely be at the open day though. The gifted driver and RTL5 race commentator is involved as consultant for the Feyenoord race project.
As of Wednesday, the car will be located on the Olympia side by block BB/CC. Supporters will have the opportunity to get a close look at the car and to take photographs. The Feyenoord racing car was made possible thanks to support from Premier 1 Racing, Denim International, Sign-A-Rama and d.tails Rotterdam.