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Free admission to Lotus F1 Team filming event

Thursday, April 23 2015

Lotus F1 Team will be at Kent's Brands Hatch on Monday 27 April for a special filming event that will see modern Grand Prix machinery take to the circuit for the first time in many years. The venue will be open to the public free of charge all day.

All three of the team's drivers, Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer, son of circuit owner Jonathan, will take the wheel of the Enstone-outfit's 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid. A Grand Prix-winning Lotus 72 E-5 will also be driven as part of the filming day's activities, with pit-stop demonstrations, side-by-side action, practice starts and hot laps in road-going Lotus cars featuring throughout the day.

Spectators are encouraged to bring Lotus F1 Team flags, banners and clothing to help create a carnival atmosphere, with gates opening at 8:45am. The Paddock Hill and Pit Straight grandstands will be fully open, and food and drink will be available from the circuit's restaurants. Fans also have the chance to win pairs of VIP paddock passes through an online social media competition run by the team and a pit-lane walkabout at lunchtime will enable fans to see a genuine 2015 Formula One car up close and personal. 

This will be the first opportunity for the public to see modern F1 machinery on the famed Brands Hatch circuit since double World Champion Lewis Hamilton drove his title-winning 2008 McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 in a demonstration at that year's DTM event at the track. 

Lotus F1 Team Filming Day Timetable

09:15 - 10:00 Romain Grosjean on-board shots in the E23 Hybrid
10:00 - 10:30 Lotus 72 E-5 on track
10:30 - 12:30 Romain Grosjean on-board and chase vehicle filming in the E23 Hybrid
12:50 - 13:10 Romain Grosjean 3D on-board shots followed by pit-stop practice
13:10 - 14:10 Pit-lane walkabout and lunch break
14:10 - 14:55 Pastor Maldonado pit-stop practice in the E23 Hybrid
14:55 - 15:20 Lotus 72 E-5 on track
15:20 - 15:45 Pastor Maldondo trackside filming in the E23 Hybrid
16:10 - 17:00 Jolyon Palmer driving the E23 Hybrid
17:00 - 17:30 Lotus 72 E-5 on track