Irvine and Wurz at Minardi

Eddie Irvine and Alexander Wurz are to join the ranks of Minardi drivers for the Altech South African F1x2 Charity Grand Prix at Kyalami on August 9. The event is being held to give race-starved South Africans a thrill and to raise money for Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and the Unite Against Hunger charity.

The current driver line-up for the event includes Johnny Herbert, Marc Gene, Nicolas Kiesa, Gianmaria Bruni, Bas Leinders and South African rising star Alan van der Merwe. There will be eight two-seater Minardis in South Africa and they will take part in back-to-back 10 lap races. The events will be supported by a number of other racing activities in the course of the three-day festival. Previous Minardi events which help to bring F1 closer to the people have been huge successes.

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