Lamborghini makes it four manufacturers for F1 Pirelli Hot Laps for rest of 2019
Lamborghini is the latest addition to join McLaren, Aston Martin and Mercedes for Pirelli Hot Laps, held at various F1 weekends.
The F1 Pirelli Hot Laps programme, which started in the 2018 season, is expanding with a fourth manufacturer joining the existing three from the British GP weekend at Silverstone. Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini has joined the fray with a Huracan EVO.
McLaren is already running a 720S with Aston Martin deploying its Vantage and Mercedes its AMG GT R Coupe.The three manufacturers undertook their runs in Chinese GP and Canadian GP in the 2019 F1 season so far and are running in British GP this weekend.
The four manufacturers have already started its Silverstone programme and they will feature in six more races in the 2019 season, which are Germany (Hockenheim), Italy (Monza), Japan (Suzka), Mexico, USA (COTA) and Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina).
Using a bespoke Pirelli garage, the programme has been a success so far with many fans and various celebrities getting a taste of the given circuits, being driven by F1 racers of the respective teams - making their visit an ever-lasting memory.
Kate Beavan, Director of Hospitality and Experiences, F1 said: "We are delighted to expand our incredibly popular, and exhilarating, Pirelli Hot Laps to Silverstone in 2019. Being driven round a Grand Prix circuit in a super car by a professional driver is an experience of a lifetime.
"It is very exciting to welcome the Lamborghini Huracan EVO to five of our races alongside the McLaren 720S, the Aston Martin Vantage, the Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe." At the same time, Pirelli's Giovanni Tronchetti Provera added:
"The F1 Pirelli Hot Laps programme underlines the close relationship between road and track, as we showcase our ultra high performance P Zero tyres on some of the most desirable and prestigious supercars in existence.
"Having inaugurated the Hot Laps programme last year, we now expand to new venues with a new manufacturer, Lamborghini – which, just like McLaren, uses Pirelli tyres exclusively as original equipment. Now, more people than ever can have the chance to enter the unique world of Pirelli during a grand prix weekend."
[Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]