Stuck for something to do this weekend? Fear not- Badger’s picked out a real gem for you.
This coming Sunday the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk will play host to the Classic Team Lotus festival, an event celebrating the proud history of the F1 legends and lending some support to their 21st century incarnation. What have they got lined up? It’s pretty special…
The event will see one of every Lotus Formula One on display- that’s right, every F1 car they’ve ever produced. There are some absolute beauties among them, with cars driven by legends such as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi and Ayrton Senna on show. More than half of these will be doing demo runs on the circuit, so there’s chance to see these great machines in the in all their glory.
Both current Lotus F1 drivers, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, will be taking some classic F1 machines out on track, as will ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle. And, if F1 drivers in F1 cars doesn’t do it for you how about this: Lotus technical chief Mike Gacoyne will be doing a lap in the Type 49 once driven by Graham Hill. Now that’s got to be worth seeing.
“It’ll be great a great privilege to see all the cars and the fans who’ve supported our predecessors since day one,” Kovalainen said of the event, whist teammate Trulli described it as “a very rare chance to see so much history in one place.”
The day will end with a lap of the track by Lotus’ 2010 F1 challenger, before the team depart for the European Grand Prix- their 500th in the sport- and will also see a full programme of racing, including the Lotus Cup Europe and the Elise Trophy.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to see some of the greatest cars in Formula One history in one place. If you get the chance don’t hesitate to attend. For now, check out the video below for a little taste of what will be on show this weekend.
For full details visit the Classic Team Lotus Website.