For the first time, Formula 1’s internationally renowned race cars and drivers
will traverse the capital’s streets.
The event, scheduled for June 13 to
14, is part of Formula 1’s “Peace Road Show” and will feature world-class cars
and drivers representing Ferrari, Mercedes and Audi, among others. The cars will
be exhibited before the show at the Old Train Station from June 9 to
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, a former race car driver who has competed
in events in Israel and abroad, said he was delighted the city had been chosen
by Formula 1, joining the ranks of Monaco, New York, Moscow, Rotterdam and Sao
“Jerusalem joins other leading cities in the world which hold
motor sports events attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators, who
contribute greatly to the city’s economy, tourism and world image,” Nir said in
an interview with Ynet.
He added that “the planned track is beautiful and
attractive, combining the Old City walls and Jerusalem’s unique landscape with
one of the most popular sports in the world.”
The cavalcade is scheduled
to travel from the Cinematheque to Sultan’s Pool and the Tower of David, through
Mamilla Boulevard, continue past the King David Hotel to Liberty Bell Park, on
to the Old Train Station and then back to the Cinematheque.
Challenge” cars will also participate in demo drives, as will drift cars with
powerful V8 engines. Chris Pfeiffer of Germany, one of the world’s most renowned
stunt riders, will showcase a high-speed, daredevil performance.
public is invited to view the event for free from special viewing areas along
the route. Tickets for access to raised seating spots will be available for