The Thoroughbred Grand Prix (TGP) is at the pinnacle of historic motorsport. Its fans get a taste of classic old school Formula 1 and thrill to the sights and sounds of the cars driven by legends such as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Keke Rosberg. The series features the great Grand Prix cars raced between 1966 and 1985 re-creating the spectacle of the legendary 3 litre Formula 1 era on the great Race Circuits of the World.
The field covers a 20-year period of Formula 1 racing and, naturally, there is a vast speed differential between the elder cars such as Jackie Stewart’s Tyrrell 001 and the latter machines like the Steffan Johannsen Tyrrell 012 and Brabham BT49. To level the playing field, the series is split into 4 classes according to age and design characteristics of the cars. In addition, all cars must run with a 40mm ground clearance, which effectively limits the downforce of the ground effect cars.
TGP has been continuously running a series for Formula 1 cars since 1994 and for several years, organised the Historic Formula One Championship on behalf of the FIA.
For 2013, TGP is taking a rest. The economic situation means we cannot ensure suitable grids at TGP races to provide the kind of quality racing we want to deliver. So 2013 will be a year for reflection and planning.