Lotus to conduct filming day at Brands Hatch next week


Modern-day Formula 1 machinery will return to Brands Hatch next week as Lotus F1 Team completes a filming day at the former host of the British and European Grands Prix.

All of the teams enter the season with an allocation of two ‘filming days’, during which they can are restricted to 100km using Pirelli’s promotional tires. Any other in-season testing is banned in F1.

Lotus will use one of its days next week, announcing that it will be conducting an open filming session that is free for the public to attend in the UK.

“Lotus F1 Team will be at Kent’s Brands Hatch this 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,” a statement reads.

“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.”

Brands Hatch used to alternate hosting the British Grand Prix with Silverstone, but last welcomed the event back in 1986 before it moved north on a permanent basis, where it remains to this day. It also hosted the European Grand Prix in 1985.

The circuit still remains a favorite for national series in the United Kingdom, with the British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship being its two biggest events. The Blancpain GT series will also be visiting the Kentish circuit in two weeks’ time.

For more information on the filming day, check out Lotus F1 Team’s most recent tweets that provide all of the information.