The Perfect Formula for the Perfect Half Term

The Perfect Formula for the Perfect Half Term  
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Motorsport, News, Mercedes Benz
on 02/09/2009

Source: Mercedes-Benz

This February half-term there’s only one place to be, as Mercedes-Benz World gears-up for the upcoming F1™ season by celebrating Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 World Championship win in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1™ car.

With a series of high-octane events guaranteed to whet the appetite of local children and inspire a generation of future racing champions, there will be presentations and exhibitions on F1™, motorsport and AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz throughout the week, all designed to be educational as well as exciting.

Daily talks on AMG will take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm at the AMG Themefield. Children will be treated to an interactive overview of the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz and taken through its 40-year evolution from a tuning firm to a company which produces successful racing sports cars which form the basis of the medical and safety cars in F1™.

Meanwhile, at the ‘Fascination of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport’ exhibition kids can see Lewis Hamilton’s 2007 Formula 1™ racing car while parents will be impressed by the Mercedes-Benz W 154; the actual car raced by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, five times 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.

Half term marks the start of Mercedes-Benz World’s coverage of the F1™ season. 2009 will see key Grands Prix races shown on a large screen, where visitors can enjoy that race-side spirit that so often gets lost when watching from home.

In addition to an in-depth look at motorsport, the half term holiday entertainment will also include opportunities for budding Lewis Hamiltons to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz A-Class or smart with a Kids Driving Experience. And where better to take your very first drive than alongside the world-famous Brooklands race track? As long as children are over 4’11’’ (1.5m) tall, they can take a pit stop at Mercedes-Benz World to be the envy of their friends.

A fully qualified instructor will take them out in a dual-controlled Mercedes-Benz or smart car, where they will be taught how to handle and drive the car in a safe and controlled environment.

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