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Marlon Stockinger

Only four more days to go and the first-ever Manila Speed Show featuring the Lotus F1 Team and its junior driver Marlon Stockinger kicks off at the Quirino Grandstand on the morning of May 4 before the event moves in the afternoon to the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

Besides the classic sports cars and memorabilia displays, the two-day event will also feature numerous motorsport exhibitions, from go-karts to drift cars to the Lotus F1 team's Formula 1 car. You can also expect to see the Lotus F1 car being driven every hour by Stockinger himself.

The Lotus F1 team will also fly in some units of its Formula 1 simulator for the public to try. What's more, the prize for those who set the fastest times on the simulators will supposedly join VIPs in being treated to a ride in the two-seater Formula 1 car that the team has also flown in for the event. The best part about the two-day event is that it's free to the public.

The Manila Speed Show has been made possible by Globe Tattoo's sponsorship of Stockinger and the Lotus F1 team, which was eager to celebrate the Filipino-Swiss driver's emergence in the motorsport world after having been handpicked "to be part of a group of seven elite junior drivers to train and compete in the sport."

"Motorsports can be very daunting for young drivers, particularly everything that occurs away from the track," said Lotus F1 team principal Eric Boullier. "We hope to give our drivers the very best preparation possible for their future careers."

Shortly after the Manila Speed Show, Stockinger will return to Europe to resume the Lotus F1 junior team's Formula Renault 3.5 series campaign in Monte Carlo, with several races scheduled all over Europe until the season ends in October.

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