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October events programme

Weekend highlights

Saturday 26 September–Sunday 11 October: School holidays– Race to Te Papa!
A hands-on, motor racing extravaganza. Pit garage demonstrations, real race cars, Kartsport, simulators, science activities, and more. Can you squeeze yourself into the Toyota Racing Series show car?!

Saturday 24–Monday 26 October: Labour weekend– The art of driving
Sports scientists and drivers talk about what it takes to become a successful racing car driver: the strain on the body, the enormous concentration, and the support from car design and racing teams.

Full programme

Date Event Venue
     
Wed 30 September Toyota Racing Series to Te Papa  
11am–5pm B A Racer simulators Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
     
Thursday 1 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
1pm–2pm Formula One – Floortalk for kids Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
5.15pm–6.15pm Formula One – expert floortalk  Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
6.30pm–8pm Science Express – Dr Gary Hermanson – The science of sport Expresso Café, level 4
     
Fri 2 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
1pm–2pm Formula One – Floortalk for kids Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
     
Sat 3 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
11am–12 noon Cars and racing – F1 floortalk Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
12.30pm–2pm Trio at the Top Documentary Screening Soundings Theatre, Level 2
1pm–2pm Formula One – Floortalk for kids Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
2.30pm–3.30pm Panel discussion – coming up through the ranks The Marae, Level 4
     
Sunday 4 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
11am–12 noon Cars and racing – F1 floortalk Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
2.30pm–3.30pm Panel discussion – What's coming up this summer? The Marae, Level 4
     
Monday 5 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
     
Tues 6 October    
All day TRS show car in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Toyota Racing Series at Te Papa Throughout Te Papa
     
Sat 10 October    
11am–3pm B A Racer simulators Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
2pm–3.30pm Trio at the Top – documentary screening Soundings Theatre, Level 2
All day Ferrari Monza in Foyer – Southward Car Museum Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Karts in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
     
Sun 11 October    
2pm Italian Film Festival – Ferrari: Red Footprints screening Soundings Theatre, Level 2
All day Ferrari Monza in Foyer – Southwards Car Museum Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
All day Karts in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
     
Thurs 15 October     
6.30pm–7.30pm Italian Film Festival – Ferrari: Red Footprints screening Soundings Theatre, Level 2
     
Sat 17 October    
12 noon–4pm Gearjammers hotrods on the Plaza The Plaza, outside the entrance
     
Sun 18 October    
10am–3pm Citroen Car Club on the Plaza The Plaza, outside the entrance
     
Sat 24 October Labour Weekend – Drivers Focus  
12 noon–4pm Hutt Valley Motorsport – Street Sprint Scrutineering The Plaza, outside the entrance
1.30pm–2.30pm Panel discussion: What does it take to be an F1-quality driver? The Marae, Level 4
All day Karts in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
11am–12noon Formula One – expert floortalk Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
     
Sun 25 October    
11am–4pm UCOL pit crew experience The Plaza, outside the entrance
All day Karts in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 
11am–12 noon Formula One – expert floortalk Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
12.30pm–1pm Presentation – Chris Button Elite Motorsport Academy Soundings Theatre, Level 2
     
Mon 26 October    
11am–4pm UCOL pit crew experience The Plaza, outside the entrance
All day Karts in the Foyer Wellington Foyer, Level 2 

 

Toyota Racing series - Cars on the grid.
Toyota Racing series – Cars on the grid.

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