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Live Action

 

Live action at the Festival isn’t confined to the races ! Here’s what else you can expect at DHF 2018…

1993 EUROPEAN GP CELEBRATION – F1 CAR TRACK DEMOS

On-track F1 car demonstrations on the Saturday and Sunday of the event, plus static displays on all three days will celebrate that unforgettable day in April 1993, when the crowds flocked to Donington Park as the circuit played host to its first Grand Prix in 55 years. Torrential rain made the track treacherous as, starting from 4th position, Ayrton Senna battled it out with Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher to win by an incredible 80 seconds.

The F1 cars on show pay tribute in particular to Ayrton Senna, and were either driven by him or against him during his career up to 1993. They include:

  • A Camel Lotus/Judd 101/3 campaigned in 1989 by Nelson Piquet and Satoru Nakajima
  • Gerhard Berger’s 1992 Canadian GP-winning McLaren MP4/7A-8 (courtesy of the Donington Collection museum)
  • A 1993 Benetton B193B raced that year by Michael Schumacher and Riccardo Patrese
  • The McLaren MP4/8 that was Senna’s test car for the 1993 Donington Park race (courtesy of the Donington Collection museum)

HISTORIC RALLY CARS AND KARTING

Look out for the tyre smoke as the mighty Group B rally cars do their thing, with spectacular displays on the Melbourne Loop. The British Historic Kart Club will also be out on the Loop, demonstrating their nimble little machines dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

GO WALKABOUT!

Each lunchtime of the festival, the pitlane will be open so visitors can get a driver and team’s eye view behind the scenes at the circuit. And you can even pose for your very own ‘victory’ photos on the podium.

THE INFIELD

The infield is a wonderful place to head for. Not only can you wander round dozens of car club displays, you’ll also find some amazing viewing points to enjoy all that race action.

TAKE A DREAM RIDE

The very generous members of the Sporting Bears Motor Club are giving Festival visitors 10-mile passenger rides on public roads in the Donington Park area in one of their classic and supercars in exchange for donations to a very worthwhile charity, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research.

 

 

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