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A walkthrough of the Lotus F1 Manila Speedshow

A walkthrough of the Lotus F1 Manila Speedshow image

Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted May 03, 2013 16:07

An experience of Formula One for the Filipino people

The Manila Speedshow plans to ignite the Filipino passion for motorsports as it opens a weekend long display of speed and excitement.  For the first time ever, Filipinos will experience of seeing a real Formula One car drive on Philippine soil driven by a Filipino-Swiss driver Marlon Stockinger.

Starting with an actual Formula One car demo where Stockinger will drive a Lotus F1 car at the Quirino Grandstand and Mall of Asia. The F1 drive will be supported by adrenaline pumping demo runs by KTM-Ducati Motorcycle Stunt Team; drift demos by Motul/Autoplus, Team Yellow Cab, and Autocraft; Philippine GT racing cars parade; Manila Sports Car Club parade; and a Karting Champions parade.

Racing fans will also be able to experience the motorsport life for a day at the F1 Village at the Mall of Asia Atrium with a ‘Pit Stop Competition’, and a virtual drive of an F1 car in one of the four Lotus-Renault F1 simulators. A ‘Beat Marlon Stockinger’s time’ challenge allows participants to virtually race against Stockinger and get a chance to win a special prize. Lotus F1 merchandise, motorsport products and automotive gear will also be available for purchase. 

We have provided a more detailed schedule below as a walkthrough for the one-of-a-kind experience. The experience is free and some attractions are on a first come, first served basis. Just some words of advice: Go early; be prepared to walk; bring sunblock; bring a few bottles of water; and don’t forget your pen for a possible autograph by any of your favorite race drivers

Event Schedule:

May 4 (Saturday) 

Quirino Grandstand

9:00 AM to 12:00 NN

Unveiling of Lotus Formula 1 cars at Km. 0

Pit Stop Demo

Formula 1 Demo by Marlon Stockinger and Davide Valsecchi

Formula 1 two-seater VIP Ride with Marlon Stockinger

Ducati and KTM Motorcycle Stunt Show

Drift Demo

SM Mall of Asia Atrium

10:00 AM onwards

AVP and Video showing

Exhibition of memorabilia

Meet and greet with Marlon Stockinger

Quirino Grandstand 

12:00 NN

Race Car Parade and Motorcade to SM Mall of Asia

SM Mall of Asia

2:00 pm

Official start of program

Introduction of Marlon Stockinger

Formula 1 demo by Marlon Stockinger and Davide Valsecchi

Formula 1 two-seater VIP Ride with Marlon Stockinger

Ducati and KTM Motorcycle Stunt Show

Drift Demo

Race Car Parade

Pit Stop Demo

Mall of Asia activities

May 5 (Sunday)     

SM Mall of Asia Atrium

10:00 am onwards

AVP and Video showing

Exhibition of memorabilia

Meet and greet with Marlon Stockinger 

SM Mall of Asia

1:00 pm

Official start of program

Introduction of Marlon Stockinger

Formula 1 demo by Marlon Stockinger and Davide Valsecchi

Formula 1 two-seater VIP Ride with Marlon Stockinger

Ducati and KTM Motorcycle Stunt Show

Drift Demo

Race Car Parade

Pit Stop Demo