The first jet turbine car to race in Formula One made its debut in Britain on Friday (March 19) at the hilly, twisting Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.
GV Car being uncovered
CU Name "Lotus" on car nose ZOOM OUT TO GV car
MV Jet engine in rear of car
CU Fittipaldi at wheel of car TILT TO Colin Chapman
GV Fittipaldi & Chapman with car
GV Pits at Brands Hatch - SOUND STARTS
MV Jet car pulls into pit
CU Car nose TILT UP TO mechanic working on car
GV & TV Car out of pits & along track (2 shots)
MV Car past camera in rain (2 shots)
GV Car towards camera over finish line & past
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Background: The first jet turbine car to race in Formula One made its debut in Britain on Friday (March 19) at the hilly, twisting Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. The car, a Lotus 56B, which has been raced in secret trials at another British circuit, Snetterton, is driven by Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi. Friday's run was in practice sessions for Sunday's (March 21) Race of Champions. Visnews was at Brands Hatch to film this historic event in motor racing history.