"This will be the first time the new Fiat 500 has taken part in motor sport, recreating another part of the original 500’s heritage"

Celebrity Challenge

Four months ago the Fiat 500 lit up the automotive industry and has taken the world by storm, even though it has not gone on sale yet in most countries it is one of the most sought after cars already. Last week the organisers of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix announced that their Celebrity Challenge will be racing the new Fiat 500, and showed the first ever right-hand drive version of the new 500. But more importantly maybe is that this Fiat 500 is also the first ever racing version.

The Australian GP visitors are in for quite a treat with of course the F1 race, but also a V8 Supercars race, 2-hour Kiss concert and now they will be witnessing the first new Fiat 500 in action. Famous Australian sports people will be given the honour to race the car, with Luke Darcy (Aussie Rules star) and Ben Tune (Wallaby speedster) being the two latest additions to the Sporting Legends line-up.

“After so many years of battling it out on the footy field, I can’t wait to get behind the wheel at Albert Park to take part in a completely different kind of battle," said Darcy.

“I’ve always wanted to take part in the Celebrity Challenge. To be given the chance to experience this with so many fantastic sports people is an added bonus.” said Tune.

The Australian Grand Prix will take place March 13 to March 16 2008.

Gallery: Fiat 500 at 2008 Australian F1 Grand Prix