1 December 2009

Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live 09

I was lucky enough to get tickets for a special event at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey - Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live 09.

An amazing line up of drivers and cars appeared in an environment where fans were able to get within reach of their heroes. Thousands of autographs were signed and a truly memorable day was had by visitors and stars alike. 2008 Formula 1™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his team mate Heikki Kovalainen showed their supreme driving talents with a series of hot laps, and in Lewis’s case, “no-handed” doughnuts in his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-23 race car.

BBC Radio 5 Live pundit and Brawn GP test driver Anthony Davidson demonstrated this year’s championship-winning Brawn GP car in its first public outing since the team won both of this season’s F1 world championships; and the thundering V8 C-Classes from the German Touring Car DTM Championship thrilled the crowds with British drivers Paul Di Resta and Jamie Green behind the wheel. Rounding off the action were displays from Alexander Sims in his F3 Euro Series car and the Mercedes-Benz World Silver Arrows Display Team.

TV commentator Steve Rider interviewed all drivers on the stage including Brawn GP Team Principal Ross Brawn, who give a fascinating insight into his team’s remarkable debut winning season. Formula 1™ legends David Coulthard and double world champion Mika H√§kkinen also met fans of all ages throughout the day with interviews, autograph sessions and driving parades.

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(extracts from honestjohn.co.uk)

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