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Lotus to run special livery in Spain for painter
Sunday 04th May 2014, 18:35 by TF1T Staff
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The Lotus F1 team will run a special one-off version of their livery featuring a sidepod dedicated to commemorate Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death and Lotus are marking the event by running a tweaked livery at the Spanish Grand Prix.
"This is the first time a Formula 1 team has publicised a Spanish cultural event so prominently," said co-owner Gerard Lopez.
"We will promote the El Greco exhibition – for no commercial fee - to a global TV audience of over 600 million people. Through this the legend of El Greco will be displayed in support of Spanish Culture and cultural tourism in Spain."
A commemorative helmet will be presented to the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and to His Majesty King Juan Carlos I during his planned visit to the Lotus motorhome at the Circuit de Catalunya on the Sunday of the race.
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