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MB World Screening Grands Prix For Free

Sat, 09 May 2009
Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey will be second only to the grandstand for Formula 1™ fans this summer, as it screens each of the European Grands Prix for free.

Kicking off with the Spanish Grand Prix over 9 & 10 May, the Brand Experience Centre is inviting fans to its Event Hall to enjoy the race action, from qualifying through to the very last lap, on the big screen. Visitors can cheer on the driver and team of their choice, whilst enjoying entertaining action both on and off the track.

In honour of the host country, Mercedes-Benz World will be adding a Spanish flavour to the weekend with authentic food, in addition to a Grand Prix theme throughout.

Peter O’Halloran, managing director, Mercedes-Benz World, commented: “This season’s new regulations have created some thrilling racing action on-track, and there are now three teams powered by Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines. The results of the European rounds of the championship will help shape the leader board for the season’s final rounds this autumn, and excitement is guaranteed. These are races not to be missed.

“Whether you’re a Jenson Button supporter or love Lewis Hamilton, we’ll be replicating the excitement of the racetrack at Mercedes-Benz World for all to enjoy.”

The Warm Up

In addition to the excitement on the big screen, the Silver Arrows Display Team will be warming up the crowds with dramatic driving performances guaranteed to send pulses racing from 12 noon. Pushing the power and performance of the awe-inspiring 6.2 litre V8-engined Mercedes-Benz AMG performance cars to the limits with precision driving skills on the Handling Circuits and Wet Skid Circle, the drivers will be power-sliding, pirouetting and overtaking to the amazement of the crowd. You can even have a passenger ride for just £10 and experience the thrill for yourself.

Guests are also invited to a pre-race presentation looking at the history of Formula 1™ and the involvement of Mercedes-Benz daily at 1pm. Meanwhile, at the ‘Fascination of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport’ exhibition visitors can see Lewis Hamilton’s 2007 Formula 1™ racing car and the Mercedes-Benz W 154 that raced in the late 1930s and early 1950s; the actual car raced by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, five times Formula 1™ World Champion. Four original racing engines give a rare insight into the workings of motorsport vehicles, while an authentic pit-stop simulation, steep-banked curve and several audio stations take you to the centre of the action.

If the day’s excitement has whetted your appetite for precision driving, then budding Lewis Hamiltons can get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle with one of the many driving experiences available. From a 15 minute Passenger Experience through to the three hour AMG Advanced Experience and Off-Road Experience, there really is something to suit everyone’s taste.

Running from May to August, Mercedes-Benz World will be screening all of the European Grand Prix:
May 9 & 10 Spanish Grand Prix
May 23 & 24 Monaco Grand Prix Weekend
June 6 & 7 Turkish Grand Prix Weekend
June 20 & 21 British Grand Prix Weekend
July 25 & 26 Hungarian Grand Prix Weekend
August 22 & 23 European Grand Prix Weekend
August 29 & 30 Belgian Grand Prix Weekend

To find out more information about any of the events at Mercedes-Benz World please call 0870 400 4000 or visit Mercedes-Benz World is open daily from 10am to 6pm, seven days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day), and admission is free.

* AMG Passenger Experience – £30 for 15 minutes
* AMG Experience – £170 for 1 hour
* AMG Advanced – £470 for 3 hours
* Off-Road Passenger Experience – £30 for 15 minutes
* Off-Road Experience – £110 for 1 hour
* Mercedes-Benz of your Choice - £85 for 30 minutes
* Kids Driving Experience - £40 for 30 minutes
* Kids Driving Experience - £75 for 1 hour
* Young Driver Training - £40 for 30 minutes
* Young Driver Training - £75 for 1 hour


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