Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Event

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Event

To celebrate its 2009 racing year and to thank all its racing fans, Mercedes is throwing a party at its Brooklands based Mercedes-Benz world venue.

Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live will offer visitors the chance to meet Lewis Hamilton, his team-mate Heikki Kovalainen, double World Champion Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard and Formula 1 team boss Ross Brawn. Formula 1 drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Anthony Davidson, as well as a host of Mercedes-Benz Touring car and Formula 3 drivers, will also be in attendance.

Remarkably the whole event, held at the legendary Brookland circuit – home of Mercedes-Benz World – will be open free to the public, so this promises to be a memorable day out for the whole family.

Highlights of the day include Lewis driving his MP4-23 – the car in which he memorably won the 2008 Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship. Ross Brawn will also be on hand to showcase his team’s groundbreaking Brawn Mercedes BGP 001, driven by Brawn GP test driver, Anthony Davidson.

The British DTM drivers Susie Stoddart, Jamie Green, Paul Di Resta and Gary Paffett will attend and demonstrate their 500hp V8 AMG Mercedes C-Classes pounding around the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World. Like all the drivers in attendance, they will sign autographs and spend as much time with fans as possible.

Formula 3 Euro Series hotshot Sam Bird returns to Brooklands to demonstrate his Dallara Mercedes, and in the coming weeks Mercedes promise that even more will be added to this already action-packed line-up.

Visitors will be able to register for hot laps in the Mercedes AMGs, and passenger rides at the Off-Road 4×4 centre, or enter the Blindfold Driving Challenge and a fun smart fortwo Egg & Spoon Challenge.

The event is on Sunday 8th November at Brookland, Surrey and if you’d like to attend you need to to register for free entry at www.mercedes-benzworld.co.uk.

Speaking to Mercedes PR Manager, Rob Halloway, he said “..the day itself is a great chance to get up close with these drivers, and the free of charge tickets mean that every guest is a VIP!”.

Sounds like a great way to conclude the motorsport year.