The Lotus team has announced a partnership with The Dark Knight Rises for this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

As part of the deal with the latest Batman movie, both Lotus F1 Team cars - in addition to the team's garage, driver helmets and overalls - will feature the film's iconic logo throughout the Grand Prix weekend.

The Tumbler vehicle from the movie will also be performing an on-track display with the Lotus F1 Team car and drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean today [Thursday] before being on display to fans throughout the weekend.

"This season we have been the dark horses in the championship fight, so this partnership with The Dark Knight Rises is a fantastic match," Lotus team boss Eric Boullier said. "Our car, the E20, looks superb with the Batman branding and we are looking forward to seeing the reaction of our numerous fans when it takes to the Silverstone circuit this weekend.

"We are certainly hoping for an epic conclusion for The Dark Knight Rises E20 in the Grand Prix."