Lotus to host ’Classic Team Lotus Festival this weekend in the UK
Lotus race cars of varying shapes and sizes, including the new T127 2010 Formula One car, will be on-hand for a very unique celebration this weekend. Billed as the "Classic Team Lotus Festival", the event will feature enough race cars to overwhelm even the most ardent of racing fans.
Among the cars that will be in attendance - apart from the T127, of course - will be each and every F1 Lotus that’s ever been designed. Count all of them and you’ll reach 35. Even better, most of these 35 cars will also be dusted off and taken out for a track demonstration at the Snetertton circuit in Norfolk, UK.
Leading the festivities will be none other than Hazel Chapman, the widow of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, who will officially open the Lotus racing vault, or as they so fondly call it in that part of the world, the Classic Team Lotus F1 Pavilion. Joining Mrs. Chapman will be the Lotus F1 team comprised of drivers Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Fairuz Fauzy, and team principal Tony Fernandes. Despite the supposed ’ban’ in team testing for Formula One, Lotus F1 was able to get a special dispensation to demonstrate the T127 in front of the attending spectators.
Source: Classic Team Lotus