A total of twenty-four local and international celebrities with feature in the line-up for this year’s Australian Grand Prix, with Lexus providing a fleet of hybrid CT-200H cars for the event that will see up to two ‘drivers’ take the honours in what is typically a fender-bending show in the lead-up to Sunday’s race.

The celebs can compete for outright race honours and for the Le Mans-inspired ‘Index of Efficiency’ concept for demonstrating the best fuel economy during the race.

”[The] CT-200H is a fun yet frugal sports luxury hybrid hatch. The Celebrity Challenge gives Lexus the ability to demonstrate that hybrids can be fun to drive – while still being environmentally conscious,” said Peter Evans – Lexus’ Corporate Manager in Australia – as part of today’s announcement.

“Lexus is excited about showing off the environmental credentials of the CT 200h by taking advantage of its innovative hybrid driveline in this exciting racing format,” he added.

This year’s event marks Lexus’ return to fielding vehicles for the Celebrity Challenge after a two-year hiatus.

“The Celebrity Challenge adds even more fun and glamour to an already action-packed schedule at the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix this March,” added Australian Grand Prix Corporation boss Andrew Westacott.

The celebrities already confirmed include former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, horseracing celebrity Kate Waterhouse, retired champion swimmer Giaan Rooney and TV presenter Kelly Landry.

We’ll let you know as more celebrity drivers are confirmed.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.

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