Hamilton to star at Barbados speed fest

Lewis Hamilton, three-time Formula 1 champion.
Lewis Hamilton, three-time Formula 1 champion.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will make a unique high-speed contribution to the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the island’s Independence at the wheel of his Formula 1 car during the inaugural Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park (May 7/8).
Falling almost two years to the day since Top Gear Festival Barbados launched the redeveloped facility to a worldwide audience, Barbados Festival of Speed will open another new chapter in the venue’s history.
The nine-hour program will be packed with a broad cross-section of motoring and motor sport action on two and four wheels, including British Superbike and Micro Banger Champions from the U.K., Monster Truck and Stunt Bike stars from the U.S., along with local and regional content, including the Suzuki Challenge Series Swift Cup and SR3 Cup.
Hamilton will make an almost 10,000-mile round trip to the island between rounds four and five of his 2016 F1 campaign.
On the previous Sunday, he will be aiming for a hat-trick of wins in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, while the following weekend, he will be hoping to repeat his 2014 win in the Spanish GP at Barcelona, which was achieved just one week before his debut at Bushy Park.
A Barbados Festival of Speed Gala Dinner with Hamilton will also be part of the weekend’s agenda.