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  • Lexus CT 200h in world’s first hybrid-only race

    Each year, in the days prior to the Australian GP in Melbourne, there is a demonstration race known as the Celebrity Challenge. The event pits a group of Aussie celebs in a one-make race around the Albert Park F1 circuit and in the past has included cars such as the MINI Cooper and Fiat 500. This year celebrities will use the new 2011 Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback, making the event the world’s first hybrid-only race to be staged globally. Interestingly, the hybrid-only race also coincides with the reintroduction of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) to F1 this year. Unlike...

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