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Spielberg set to host Legendary Turbo Cars in 2015

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For the second year in a row, a Legends Parade will support the Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg that takes place over the weekend of 19-21 June 2015, with cars from the first turbo-charged era of the 1980’s set to liven up proceedings.

Local heroes Niki Lauda and Gerhard Berger will once again participate in the event around the Red Bull Ring layout, which last year saw around 95,000 fans see the event. They will be joined on track by the likes of Alain Prost, Jean Alesi and Martin Brundle, who will all be getting on board some legendary turbo-charged cars this year.

Berger will run his 1988 Ferrari F1-87/88c in the event, the car he took to a famous victory in the Italian Grand Prix that year, the first Italian race after the death of legendary team founder Enzo Ferrari.

“Driving in this car was the absolute highlight for me of last year’s Austrian Grand Prix, of course,” said Berger. “As a driver, you felt in these extremely powerful cars like you were riding a cannonball! The power delivery was brutal.

“We completed entire races with just one hand on the steering wheel, while we changed gears with the other hand. Our feet were working away on the three pedals like they were a piano. You really had to boss it to handle to power.”

Brundle will take to the track in a 1986 Lotus 98T, a car that Ayrton Senna made famous, while both Lauda and Prost will be in McLaren’s they won World Championships on board – Lauda in 1984 and Prost in 1985.

Alesi will be participating in the event in a 1984 Renault RE50-03, while Pierluigi Martini will rekindle his relationship with Minardi and showcase the 1986 Minardi M186-01.

More names and more cars will be revealed closer to the time, but already there is a strong line-up for the Legends Parade, that will take place on 21 June at 12:40, just prior to the Austrian Grand Prix.

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