May 23, 2013 20:34

Daft Punk racecar to compete in Monaco Grand Prix

'Random Access Memories' is set to be the fastest selling album of the year so far

Daft Punk racecar to compete in Monaco Grand Prix

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A racecar emblazoned with Daft Punk imagery is reportedly set to compete in the current Monaco Grand Prix.

Pitchfork writes that Britain's F1 Lotus team will be using the customised car in the race. The team's own Twitter page has stated that driver Romain Grosjean is going to #GetLucky, a reference to the band's current single, which has been named the best selling track of the year so far, selling 649,000 copies in just over five weeks.

Lotus have also posted a series of cryptic videos featuring the Daft Punk duo in their trademark crash helmets with the car. Click below to see a fan-made compilation of the clips.

Daft Punk are currently on course for the fastest selling album of 2013 with 'Random Access Memories'. The album was released on Monday (May 20) and is likely to become the fastest selling album of 2013, according to Official Chart data.

Meanwhile, Daft Punk have revealed that they are working on their own remix of 'Get Lucky' and hope to release it next month. They explained in an interview with Radio 1's Pete Tong that they are remixing a number of songs from the album themselves with the 'Get Lucky' remix due in June.

"We're working on some mixes ourselves," Thomas Bangalter told Tong. "So, yes, there will probably be Daft Punk mixes of Daft Punk. Usually, we never mix ourselves, that's something we feel we're interested in doing this time. The first track we're remixing is 'Get Lucky'. That will be out by the end of June."

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