American racing legend Mario Andretti will demonstrate a Lotus Formula 1 car at the opening of the new Circuit of The Americas grand prix venue on Sunday.
The Circuit of The Americas will host its first F1 race on Nov. 18 and is being officially opened this weekend. As part of the festivities, 1978 World Champion Andretti will drive Lotus's 2010 F1 car – from the team's days as Renault – at the track.
Actor and sports car racer Patrick Dempsey is also set to demonstrate the R30. This will be the Grey's Anatomy star's first run in an F1 car.
Completing the Lotus lineup at Austin will be its reserve driver Jerome d'Ambrosio, who recently stood in for the banned Romain Grosjean in the race team at Monza.