Mercedes AMG Petronas to make Caribbean debut
TOP GEAR FESTIVAL Barbados and the Barbados Tourism Authority announced today that Lewis Hamilton will appear on the track behind the wheel of his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car during an adrenaline-fuelled motoring weekend on May 17 and 18.
Fans can expect to hear the spine-tingling roar of the F1 W04’s Mercedes-Benz Formula One engine as the Mercedes AMG Petronas car makes history with its Caribbean debut by appearing at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit.
It will be a chance for motor enthusiasts to witness Lewis drive in only his second season with Mercedes – having joined the Silver Arrows works team for the 2013 season – and achieving five pole positions in his F1 W04.
Vice president of the Barbados Tourism Authority in the United Kingdom Petra Roach was excited about the development.
“By bringing the F1 W04 to Barbados, we’re bringing the thrill of Formula One to the festival. Having been driven by Lewis and his team mate Nico Rosberg during last year’s season, it achieved three race wins, nine podium appearances and eight pole position,” she said.
Petrol-heads are in for a for a thrilling weekend of high-octane motoring action as Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in a non-stop schedule of motoring antics that will see The Stig and the Top Gear Live Stunt Driving Team take to the track in a series of thrilling stunts, races and challenges as well as legendary drivers from Global Rally Cross compete in the first round of their 2014 season. (PR)