Motorexpo in the RaceRoom
There are thrills and spills aplenty on offer at this year’s Motorexpo in the RaceRoom, where visitors can challenge each other on state-of-the-art simulators to win a unique Formula One experience. The fastest driver will be given
the chance to live the life of an F1 star for the day and drive a real F1 car at Hungary’s famous Hungaroring circuit, courtesy of Lotus Cars and the Lotus Renault GP team’s I-Race Programme. Participants will be able to pit their skills against those of former F1 World Champion, Nigel Mansell OBE, who will set his own time on the simulator.
The prize includes return flights for the winner and a friend to Budapest, all transfers, accommodation at the five-star Four Seasons hotel, cocktail reception and dinner, breakfast and lunch at the Hungaroring circuit, and a full-day driving experience, including Formula Renault 2.0, Lotus GT4 and a Formula One single-seater.
Anyone visiting Motorexpo can be in with a chance of scooping this fantastic prize, by heading for the RaceRoom – situated in Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf – between Monday 6 and Sunday 12 June, and getting behind the wheel of one of the state-of-the-art F1 simulators to post a race time.
Motorexpo’s CEO, Graeme Carver, said: “To celebrate the Lotus Cars display at the 2011 Canary Wharf London Motorexpo, we are giving visitors the chance to win an exclusive racing experience that will put them behind the wheel of an outstanding open-wheel racer at one of the world’s most challenging circuits.
“Race your friends, colleagues and even former F1 world champion, Nigel Mansell OBE, to see who is the fastest,” Carver continued. “The person who sits at the top of the leader board at the end of the event will win this once in a lifetime experience. Good luck to all those who visit Motorexpo!”
Not only is Motorexpo Britain’s biggest free motor show, it is also the most interactive, taking advantage of the urban environment in and around the Canary Wharf estate. Visitors are encouraged to touch and explore the diverse range of vehicles on display throughout the indoor and outdoor public spaces, and they can also get behind the wheel of many exciting new cars.
At the 2011 London event, for example, visitors will be able to experience the latest electric and low-carbon vehicles in a unique new feature entitled ‘Drive the Future’. Visitors can test drive the yet-to-be-launched Vauxhall Ampera, as well as the compact Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the sporting Tesla Roadster.
Motorexpo is completely free for all members of the public to attend. There are no tickets and no queues, with easy access to the event via a wide variety of transport options. Visitors can take the bus, London Underground or Docklands Light Railway. Alternatively, there is space for 2,900 cars within Canary Wharf’s four underground public car parks.
Motorexpo is open daily from 10am to 6pm (Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June) and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 12 June. Entry is free. For further details about the Motorexpo RaceRoom please visitwww.motorexpo.com/raceroom