In a thrilling addition to the Bathurst event schedule, the Australian Racing Group has arranged for a parade of high-performance cars to conduct six 20-minute demonstration laps throughout the weekend.
The lineup will be strictly limited to 10 hand-selected cars, with potential drivers and their respective vehicles encouraged to apply for an entry slot.
The selection criteria favor high-performance vehicles fitted with wings and slick tires, with potential candidates hailing from renowned racing categories like Formula 1, IndyCar, and Formula Renault 3.5.
Vehicles from the S5000 category will also join the demonstration, despite being unable to compete at Mount Panorama due to existing power limitations.
Earlier this year, Mount Panorama had its first encounter with a Formula 1 vehicle, with Liam Lawson navigating the iconic circuit in a Red Bull RB7 during the Bathurst 12 Hour event in February.
Although there was high anticipation, the New Zealander driver did not try to break Jenson Button’s longstanding unofficial lap record, established in a McLaren F1 vehicle.
The parade is set to occur over two sessions each day of the Bathurst International, with the live broadcast of Saturday and Sunday’s events to be featured on Stan Sport.
The Bathurst 12 Hour event is scheduled to occur from November 10 to 12, showcasing the final round of the TCR World Tour before the global final.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bathurst International F1 Demonstration
What new event has been added to the Bathurst schedule?
The Australian Racing Group has added a parade of high-performance cars, including F1, which will conduct six 20-minute demonstration laps throughout the Bathurst International weekend.
How many cars will participate in the demonstration runs?
The field will be limited to 10 hand-selected cars.
What types of cars are eligible to participate in the demonstration runs?
Cars eligible for the demonstration runs are high-performance ‘wings and slicks cars’ from racing categories such as Formula 1, IndyCar, and Formula Renault 3.5. S5000 category cars will also be a part of the demonstration.
Did a Formula 1 car previously lap Mount Panorama?
Yes, earlier this year, Liam Lawson drove a Red Bull RB7, a Formula 1 car, around the Mount Panorama circuit during the Bathurst 12 Hour event.
Will the demonstration runs be broadcast live?
Yes, the demonstration runs will be broadcast live on Stan Sport over two sessions each day of the Bathurst International weekend.
When is the Bathurst 12 Hour event taking place?
The Bathurst 12 Hour event is scheduled to occur from November 10 to 12.