Marlon Stockinger to be behind the wheel at the Lotus F1 Show at the Manila Speed Show


Marlon Stockinger WSR 3.5 Testing 2

Filipino-Swiss racing sensation Marlon Stockinger will bring his driving skills to the Manila Speed Show this weekend during the Lotus F1 Show from May 4-5. Stockinger will be at the Quirino Grandstand on May 4, and will conclude the F1 car demo at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium on May 5.

The event is presented by Globe Tattoo and will also feature luxury car displays. Fans and racing enthusiasts of F1 will also get the chance to live the F1 life for a day with the Pit Stop Competition. Stockinger was one of seven elite junior racers picked by the Lotus F1 Team to train and compete in the sport. Stockinger is also the lone representative from the Philippines on the team and is the first Filipino to ever win a formula race in Europe.

The Lotus F1 Team (formerly Renault) first began racing under the Lotus banner in the 2012 F1 season. The team placed fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. Its F1 history dates back to the early 1980s. German national and F1 racing legend Michael Schumacher won the Drivers’ Championship with Renault in 1994 and 1995. Fernando Alonso also won the Drivers’ Championship with Renault in 2005 and 2006. The Renault team bagged the top Constructors’ honors in both 1995 and 2006.

“Motorsport 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.” Stockinger made his start in Karting competitions in Europe as a teenager, and in April, he made his debut at the prestigious 2013 World Series by Renault. The series is the gateway for gifted drivers aspiring to take their place in the F1 world.

Shortly after the Manila Speed Show, Stockinger will return to Europe to resume the Formula Renault 3.5 series campaign in Monte Carlo, with several races all over Europe until the season ends in October. With decades-long history and F1 expertise being made available to him, Stockinger is indeed getting the best training in the world with the Lotus F1 Team. Stockinger’s performances will help bring the sport more prestige in the Philippines.

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