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MAY 31, 2005

Portugal launches A1 team

Real Madrid and Portugal international soccer star Luis Figo and Manchester United's assistant manager Carlos Queiros have revealed their plans to run Portugal's entry in the A1 Grand Prix series. The car, which was launched at the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, will run in national colours.

"I have always dreamed and I continue to dream of a Portugal capable to fight for a victory on all fronts," said Figo. "Because of this idea of a competitive country, open to the biggest international challenges, I decided to be associated with the creation of A1 Team Portugal. So that in motorsport as well, we can demonstrate our talent and daring, in a competitive format that provides a level playing field, and to project Portugal as a country of champions."