Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes Formula 1 car to appear at brooklands motoring festival
Formula 1™ stars Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are to drive the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ car at this year's Brooklands Motoring Festival: The Double Twelve over 28/29 June.
The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team drivers will make a number of appearances in the car during the weekend as they take to the handling circuits at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey and thrill the crowds.
Lewis commented: "The Festival will be a great chance to see Heikki and I perform in a relaxed environment before the British Grand Prix the following weekend. It's a fantastic warm-up to the race – there really is nothing like the support of your home crowd to get you in the right frame of mind."
Heikki added: "We are both looking forward to driving at Brooklands, the birthplace of motor-racing. It is the opportunity of a lifetime to follow in the footsteps of many racing legends where so many records were made and broken."
Sir Stirling Moss will also be in attendance during the Festival and is expected to please the crowds with a driving appearance.
Mercedes-Benz World and Brooklands Museum will jointly organise the two day Festival which will establish ‘The Double Twelve' as a unique Concours d'Elegance.
Competitors will perform a series of driving tests and have their vehicles judged against the exacting criteria of a Concours d'Elegance by a select panel of experts. The tests will take place in thrilling and evocative environments such as the Members' Banking and the notorious Test Hill of the original circuit, as well as on the modern handling circuits at Mercedes-Benz World.
Points awarded for both car and test will be added to give an overall score, ensuring that the overall winner will be the best driver using the best-kept vehicle.
The Festival is guaranteed to be an action-packed weekend of entertainment, with performances from the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Display Team and a Blue Eagles Helicopter Display. The weekend is set to appeal to everyone from motoring and motor sport enthusiasts through to families looking for a special day out.