Superleague Formula, which aims to brings together "two of the world's most exciting and popular sports", football and motor racing, has announced a six race schedule for 2008, though no dates are given.
The series will debut at Donington in August, with further races at the Nurburgring, Zolder, Estoril and Jerez. A race is planned for Italy -scene of the series' launch in April, but it is has not yet been decided at which venue.
The series, which will operate out of Barcelona, has been approved by the Spanish Motorsport Federation for inscription in the official FIA 2008 calendar and it is understood that it will be finally approved at the World Motor Sport Council in December.
It is planned that twenty teams representing clubs from fifteen countries - including Italy's AC Milan and the champion clubs of the Netherlands, Portugal and Greece: PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto and Olympiacos - will compete in the inaugural 2008 season
Series organisers are also in the process of negotiating with a number of teams of similar calibre in the UK, as well as FC Barcelona, Valencia and Real Madrid, (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy), Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille (France), Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 (Germany), Basel (Switzerland), Galatasaray (Turkey), Anderlecht (Belgium), Goteborg (Sweden), Moscow Lokomotiv (Russia), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Flamingo (Brazil) and Club America (Mexico), Shanghai Shenua (China), Samsung Bluewings (Korea) and a small number of clubs in the USA.
All of which brings us to our joke of the day:
Q: What has Lewis Hamilton got in common with the England football team?
A: They both got ****** by McLaren.