F1 Lotus to attack Goodwood hillclimb

| 10 May 2012

The only V12-powered Lotus Formula 1 car ever built, the 102, is set to blister up the 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb at this year’s Festival of Speed from 28 June–1 July.

The car was designed by Frank Dernie and powered by a Lamborghini engine. Its best result was finishing fifth at the Hungarian Grand Prix, driven by Derek Warwick.

Its 1990-season F1 driver, Martin Donnelly, will guide the car up the Goodwood course as the centrepiece of 40 Lotus cars that will tackle the climb as part of a celebration of the marque.

Meanwhile, the car’s owner Andrew Morris will be rowing 2587 miles with adventurer Roz Savage across the Atlantic from Canada to London, navigating through the Bristol Channel and via the inland waterways in time for the Olympic opening ceremony on 27 July.

Lord March said: “I wish Andrew and Roz the best of British in safely and successfully rowing across the Atlantic and back into London.  I also look forward to watching Martin tackling the Festival of Speed hillclimb in his Lotus 102.”

You can find out more from Goodwood's website.