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F1 Lotus Racing introduces Daft Punk car, crashes in practice lap at Monoaco Grand prix

This year, for the Monaco Grand Prix the F1 Lotus race team took one of their cars in a different direction. This time, it is a Daft Punk car.

F1 LOTUS RACING INTRODUCES DAFT PUNK CAR, CRASHES IN PRACTICE LAP AT MONOACO GRAND PRIX

The F1 Lotus race team is one of the best in the worlds. Always dominate and on top of the sport. The are also known for the incredible advertising they do on their car. Last year, they featured The Dark Knight Rises, which of course, was an incredible movie. This year, for the Monaco Grand Prix though, they took one of their cars in a different direction. This time, it is a Daft Punk car.

F1 Lotus Racing introduces Daft Punk car, crashes in practice lap at Monoaco Grand prix

F1 Lotus Racing introduces Daft Punk car, crashes in practice lap at Monoaco Grand prix

The car had originally been teased with a series of videos that you can watch below. The videos no longer than 11 seconds, showed intrigue into the notion that Daft Punk would have a car featured at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated races in the entire world each year. Tickets can start at around $400 and can quickly rise to be even more than that.

But yesterday, during the Free Practice 2, the Lotus Daft Punk race car crashed into the side of the wall, heavily damaging the left side of the car. You can watch the crash above.

Luckily it seems that the cars driver, Romain Grosjean, and the car, will be ready to go on Sunday. ESPN F1 was able to catch up to Romain to talk to him about the situation. He said,

“It locked too late to get up the escape road. It’s not a big deal; it’s a bit of a shame that we lost some time in practice but the car is there, the confidence is there. I went in, it locked when I was already in to the corner, so unfortunately there was nothing that I could really do…The team is doing a great job first on the set-up and then on repairing a car. The beers will be on me on Sunday night!” - Romain Grosjean

F1 LOTUS RACING INTRODUCES DAFT PUNK CAR, CRASHES IN PRACTICE LAP AT MONOACO GRAND PRIX

Even though he crashed in the FP2 after only 1 lap, Romain posted the 7th fastest time, finishing right behind Lotus teammate Niki Räikkönen. If you want to watch the Monaco Grand Prix for a chance to see the Lotus Daft Punk race car, you can watch by your local tv on May 26 at 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 15:00 EEST time.

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