The racing series that bills itself as the 'World Cup of Motorsport', A1GP, has secured an entry from the principality of Monaco. Flying the red and white colors of the Monaco flag and carrying the personal blessing of Prince Albert II, the car will contest the full series for the 2009 season.

Headed by a pair of drivers that share the seat, Clivio Piccione and Huberus Bahlsen, Piccione will also take duties behind the wheel, becoming only the second person in A1GP history to play the role of both seat holder (team owner) and driver. At just 24 years old, Piccione has already claimed victories in F3 and GP2 races.

“I am very proud to have been able to put this project together and I believe this new enterprise will bring a lot of excitement and glory to our country. It is a unique situation to be able to take on these two roles. I believe it is a great asset for me not just to be the driver, but to also have a real involvement within the team structure. I am really looking forward to racing for my country in the new A1GP Powered by Ferrari car," says Piccione.

Another addition to the 2009 A1GP season will be a race event in Indonesia. A temporary street circuit will be setup for the race, which will be held at Lippo Village, near Jakarta. The Indonesian event will be the only street race on the calendar. It is scheduled for February 6-8, 2009.

“A1GP is glad to be back in Indonesia once again. Season Four will mark our third visit to the country which always draws a strong and passionate fan base in support of A1Team Indonesia. This race will be of great interest to the world’s motorsport fraternity, as Indonesia will be part of a select group of nations capable of hosting a street circuit. Lippo Village will now join venues like Surfers Paradise, Monaco, Melbourne, Long Beach and also Singapore,” said David Clare, CEO of A1GP Asia Pacific.