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Lotus reserve driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio was the star of the show on Thursday night, performing a demonstration run to launch the 2012 Grand Prix Ball. Later in the evening, British national anthem God Save the Queen was played on the car’s engine.
Once again, the event took place on the grounds of London’s Hurlingham Club, with the weather somewhat better than it was at Silverstone today. The Lotus demonstration run included dramatic burnouts and donuts, to the delight of the elegant guests.
“This has been our biggest year to date, raising our most money ever for CLIC Sargent, and what better way to top of the night than with Lotus F1 Team and Jérôme doing their amazing showcase for the guests,” said Jonny Dodge, CEO of the GP Management company which organised the event.
Also present was F1 team owner turned BBC television pundit Eddie Jordan; following his Silverstone sky walk earlier in the day, the Irishman was providing musical entertainment as well as Sophie Ellis-Bextor. All proceeds went to charity CLIC Sargent.
UK television viewers will be able to see the best moments from this year’s Grand Prix Ball, aired on Sky’s F1 Show on Friday night.
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