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Mercedes F1 factory visit – 10 winners announced
Posted By: James Allen  |  07 Dec 2012   |  10:05 am GMT  |  17 comments

Ten lucky fans will be going behind the scenes at the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS factory in Brackley, England next Monday 10th December. We have been running a competition this week with over 700 entries in 48 hours.

Thanks to Mercedes and our partners UBS we have this opportunity to go behind the scenes to experience how a Formula 1 team factory works, to visit the various departments and to see where Lewis Hamilton’s and Nico Rosberg’s 2013 F1 car is being built.

The ten lucky winners, selected at random are:

Victoria Palmer
Hitul Mistry
Nikki Ponsford
Carwyn Bowen
Sean Craddock
Lee Aspinall
Santino Sirignano
Sarah Irwin
Patricia Figueras

To get a sense of what our visitors will experience, click here

They will get to see where the engineers work, the different departments of an F1 factory, where individual parts of an F1 car are fabricated and where the car is assembled, as well as the race bays where the mechanics work on the cars between races.

Refreshments will be served at the start of the event and there will be lunch afterwards.

And James will be there to accompany them all the way and to give insights into any areas of interest they may have in current F1, including race strategy.

The Tour takes place on Monday December 10th, with arrival at 09-30am for a 10am start.

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  1. Truth or Lies says:

    Well done to all have a great day.

  2. Stuart Harrison says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Enjoy!

  3. Sufyaan Patel says:


    IF there are any drop-outs (of which I guess is unlikely), please can you let me know :)


  4. Patricia Figueras says:

    OMG – Cannot believe I have been selected.

    1. Philippe H. says:


    2. MISTER says:

      hehe. Lucky you! Congratz

  5. Baghetti says:

    Great news, I’m so looking forward to it!!

    [Thanks we go your message and all the other's winners messages too.

    Apologies if you got an error message - Mod]

  6. Seán Craddock says:

    Hey James,

    Thanks for the great prize! I want to confirm that I can attend on Monday,

    [Great - we got your message - Mod]

  7. Chris says:

    Well done guys, I went to the Williams factory once (way back in 96), it’s a once in a lifetime kind of experiance.

    James quick question, other than the German Grand Prix,do you think Mercededs would have chosen any other race to win other than China from a commercial point of view? Maybe Monaco?

  8. Galapago555 says:

    Congrats to all the winners, enjoy!

  9. Gerald Diehl says:

    Hope i gonna win :D

  10. Santino Sirignano says:

    Wow i cant believe i have been chosen! Really looking forward to it :D worth the 170 mile journey and over night stop over on the Sunday! Thank you so much :) How can i confirm i will be attending? :)

    1. Santino Sirignano says:

      I have sent an email to confirm :)

    2. Baghetti says:

      Only170? Lucky you…:-)

      1. Santino Sirignano says:

        How far are you travelling? :)

      2. Baghetti says:

        I just drove 550 km, not sure what the mile-equivalent would be, but i think it is more than 170…:-)

  11. Hitul Mistry says:

    I confirm I will be there.


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