Lewis Hamilton to race Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car at Top Gear Festival Barbados

Formula One aficionados and motoring enthusiasts alike will see Lewis Hamilton in action, doing what he does best, as he tears around the track in the extraordinary Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 car.

Formula One aficionados and motoring enthusiasts alike will see Lewis Hamilton in action, doing what he does best, as he tears around the track in the extraordinary Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 car.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday, March 24, 2014 – Top Gear Festival Barbados and the Barbados Tourism Authority announced today that Lewis Hamilton will appear on track behind the wheel of his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car during an adrenaline-fuelled motoring weekend on 17 and 18 May.

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.

Formula One aficionados and motoring enthusiasts alike will see Lewis in action, doing what he does best, as he tears around the track in this extraordinary car. This is their chance 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.

Lewis Hamilton full lap in the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W04 (Credit: YouTube)

Petra Roach, Vice President of the Barbados Tourism Authority UK, commented: “Following the announcement of Lewis joining the already star-studded Top Gear Festival Barbados line up, we now bring you the exciting news that we are uniting Lewis Hamilton and his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One car at Bushy Park Circuit!”

She continued: “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 positions. Riding on this wave of success, we’re excited to bring the car to Barbados for an unmissable weekend of top racing action.”

Bushy Park Circuit BarbadosBushy Park circuit paving in progess earlier this year. (Credit: Bushy Park Inc./Facebook)

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.

Tickets to this thrilling motoring weekend are limited. Visitors are encouraged to book early so as not to miss the most exciting new event on Barbados’2014 entertainment and motoring calendar. Bushy Park is a short drive from the island’s capital Bridgetown and from the international airport. Media buzz is growing on Twitter with the announcement of Lewis Hamilton’s appearance in the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04.

Tickets are on sale and priced at BBD$75 (approx. £22) for a general admission ticket, BBD$200 (approx. £59) for a Club House ticket and BBD$500 (approx. £149) for a VIP Marquee ticket. Children’s tickets are available, and start from BBD$50 (approx. £15) for a general admission ticket. For more information on

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