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Formula One thriller at Bushy Park


Trevor Thorpe

Formula One thriller at Bushy Park

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Motorsport history will be made in Barbados in May.
That’s when Mercedes AMG Patronas Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will drive his racing car at Bushy Park.
Top Gear Festival Barbados and the Barbados Tourism Authority said that the Mercedes AMG Patronas Formula One driver will  actually take the wheel at Barbados lone racing venue, in the Top Gear Festival Barbados, during an adrenaline-fuelled motoring weekend on May 17 and 18.
Motoring fans can expect to hear the spine-tingling roar of the F1 W04’s Mercedes-Benz Formula One engine at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit as motorsport history is made in Barbados with the Caribbean debut of the Mercedes AMG Patronas F1 car in the hands of Hamilton, who joined the Silver Arrows works team last year season and chalked up five pole positions in the car.
Vice-president of the Barbados Tourism Authority UK, Petra Roach, said that following the announcement of the F1 driver joining the already star-studded Top Gear Festival Barbados line-up, the BTA now brings the exciting news that Lewis Hamilton would be driving his Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car at Bushy Park.
According to the BTA official, “bringing the F1 W04 to Barbados, we’re bringing the thrill of Formula One to the festival”.
Roach noted that Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg scored three race wins, had nine podium appearances and eight pole positions during last year’s season and riding on that wave of success, they were excited to bring the car to Barbados for an unmissable weekend of top racing action.
And added to the spectacle of high-octane motoring action, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will take part in a non-stop schedule of motoring antics that will see ‘The Stig’, who was in Barbados last week, 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.

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