Marlon Stockinger to test-drive a Lotus F1 car, will participate in Lotus F1 Roadshow in Manila


(L to R) Stockinger’s parents, Thomas and Egin; Marlon Stockinger; and Globe Communication Channels Head Bunny Aguilar

Filipino-Swiss race car champ and Globe Tattoo endorser Marlon Stockinger announced today in a press conference at the Salon De Ning that he will be test-driving a Formula 1 car on April 2 in Europe, and that he will be participating in the Lotus F1 Roadshow in Manila.

On April 2, Stockinger will have the chance to sit behind the wheel of an actual Lotus F1 car and test-drive it for 350km with four changes of tires. He also announced the he will soon fly off to Europe to have a seat-fitting for the car that he will be testing.

Two Lotus F1 cars will be flown into the country for the Lotus F1 Roadshow on May 4 and 5 in the city of Manila. Stockinger will have the privilege of driving one of the cars, and since one is a two-seater, lucky individuals will get the chance to be his passenger.

Stockinger reigned as champion in the GP3 Series in Monaco last year, and has also bagged first place in several international races spanning from 2006 to 2012. He is the first Southeast Asian racer to join the Lotus F1 Team as a junior driver, alongside Marco Sorensen (Denmark). This year, he will be competing in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Stockinger is currently an endorser for Globe Tattoo. “Globe Tattoo is one of the first big Philippine brands to come onboard my motor sports career. At the same time, they will be an official partner for the Lotus F1 Roadshow, which I am honored to be a part of,” he said.