Aeroracing Engineering is a British motorsport team formed by Spanish racing driver Phoenix McAllister, Russian entrepreneur Evgeny Romanov and renowned German engineer Philip Neumann in 2015. The team's base is located in Coventry, England, a city with a long history of automotive design and manufacturing. Aeroracing replaced McAllister's former Team Phoenix which had existed since 2011 but had become hampered by poor results, and a lack of organisation. Starting afresh, McAllister and his partners stated Aeroracing would be, "a serious concern focused almost solely on the engineering side and in producing as fast a car as possible".
Aeroracing compete on all three levels of the RWRS 'ladder', and whilst the F1RWRS operation is the flagship project, the team is represented in both the F2RWRS and F3RWRS as well. For the 2015 F1RWRS season, Aeroracing's main drivers are The Stig and 2012 drivers' champion Pippa Mann.
The 2015 Season
Wasting no time having established the new team, McAllister and the rest of the team set about acquiring the assets of Team Phoenix which had been shut down at the conclusion of the 2014 season. The entries for all three series, plus the cars, equipment and contracts were all transferred over smoothly, with everything moved from Phoenix's old base in Madrid to Coventry by mid-January, allowing Aeroracing to start preparation for the upcoming year almost immediately. Chassis designs for new F1 and F3RWRS cars were already well advanced from the previous year, and McAllister maintained the links with Audi that he'd established under the team's former guise, thus providing Aeroracing with strong factory support for its engines. Using his still large presence in Spain, McAllister was able to secure a significant sponsorship deal with Repsol, as well as energy drinks company Dark Dog, whilst tobacco brand Camel carried over its support from Team Phoenix. This all combined to give the team it's striking yellow/orange/white livery.
Pre-season testing for the F1RWRS delivered promising results, and the ARE-01 car looked quick. It was a massive improvement on the cars ran by Team Phoenix in previous years, and it looked likely that Aeroracing would even be able to challenge for race wins on occasion. For the first race of the year in Adelaide, Douglas Mann drove alongside The Stig as the new team made their debut. Pippa was driving for her own Foxdale team for the first race to help establish the team for the season, and from the second race at Bathurst onwards, she drove for Aeroracing, with Douglas driving for Foxdale. The team's debut was somewhat overshadowed by the double retirement, and The Stig's nasty crash, but he'd proven the potential of the car by running in second for most of the race and was certain to finish on the podium.
Complete F1RWRS Results
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