09/07/2012 08:45 BST | Updated 09/07/2012 08:47 BST

Johnny Herbert Drives Villain's Vehicle From New Batman Film The Dark Knight Rises (VIDEO)

The Dark Knight Rises is arguably the year's most anticipated film, and Sunday's British Formula One Grand Prix heightened anticipation as Johnny Herbert got behind the wheel of one of the film's new motors.

Used by new villain Bane's mercenaries in the film to inflict terror upon Gotham City, Le Mans winner Herbert took the tank-like vehicle round for a lap at Silverstone last week.

The Lotus F1 team featured featured the new film's logo at the weekend's GP, as the Christopher Nolan-directed blockbuster ramps up its publicity.

The Dark Knight Rises is out on 20 July.

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