Race Week event set to grace London in July
A series of events will take place in the capital to give fans a chance to get close to the sport without heading to Silverstone for the race, opening F1 up to a wider audience.
On the Thursday of the British Grand Prix, the Royal Artillery Gardens in London will host a number of F1 events and live demos, making it the perfect way to kick off the race weekend. Just some of the events include:
- Appearance by F1 stars and their cars.
- F1 cars performing high adrenaline stunts for the attending crowds including donuts and burn outs.
- Over 50 historic F1 cars including some of the world’s rarest racing cars such as Ayrton Senna’s 1984.
- Toleman and Michael Schumacher’s 1992 Benetton in which he won his first ever Grand Prix.
- F1 simulators, as used by the teams, in which Race Week attendees can try and beat the times set by F1 drivers.
- F1 memorabilia shopping and a luxury shopping village.
- F1 driver autograph session including driver Q&A sessions.
- The F1 driver’s cricket match (last played in 70s with James Hunt and Niki Lauda).
- Grand Prix Ball, the annual black tie spectacular attended by the stars of F1 – all in support of The Prince’s Trust.
- Black Ball Race Forum – an F1 business forum (in partnership with Sports Pro).
- Post British Grand Prix driver’s party.
- Invitation to young Londoners to learn about apprenticeships in F1.
You won’t want to miss this event, so be sure to head along. You can buy your tickets from www.raceweeklondon.com.
For more information, follow @raceweeklondon on Twitter.
Image courtesy of Race Week London.
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