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MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS factory tour
Posted By: James Allen  |  04 Dec 2012   |  11:00 pm GMT  |  750 comments

At JA on F1 we are always trying to bring the fans closer to the sport; last month we took ten lucky fans behind the scenes at the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS factory in Brackley, England.

The visit was such a success that we are able to offer another tour!

We have an opportunity to take another ten fans 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.

This superb opportunity comes thanks to our partner UBS and to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.


To get a sense of what our visitors experienced last month and what lies in store for you, click here

You will 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 you all the way and to give insights into any areas of interest you 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.

Entry is free and the process is very simple: Leave your name below and we will select ten winners at random on Thursday night, from 19-00HRS UK time.

A post notifying the winners will be put up soon after.

Terms and conditions

– Prize does not include travel to and from Brackley, Northamptonshire.

– Competition is free to enter

– Only people excluded from entering are employees of other F1 teams, suppliers or competitors.

General Obligations

(i) you take part in the Event on your own account and at your own risk and liability;
(ii) you are aware of the potential hazards associated with your participation in the Event;
(iii) you will not be under the influence of drugs, medication or alcohol before or during participation at the Event;
(iv) you are completely healthy at the time of the Event and not suffering from any illness that may impair your ability to take part or interfere with or endanger your participation;
(v) you will adhere to all health and safety briefings provided by the Organiser;

The Organiser reserves the right to exclude any party from the Event immediately should such party contravene any of the above terms and conditions.

1. ELIGIBILITY
• Participation in the competition is open anyone aged 18 and over, save for employees and contractors of rival F1 teams, suppliers or competitors, who are not eligible to participate.
• The promoter reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone it deems unsuitable or unable to take part.
• Winners may be required to submit valid identification and proof of age at any stage of the competition and/or before receiving their prize.
• The winners must confirm that they will be available to attend the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS factory on Monday 10th December.
* Travel to and from the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS factory is at the winner’s own expense.
• By entering the competition, participants agree that their personal data submitted as part of the registration process will be stored and processed by the promoter as data controller in accordance with applicable data protection laws for the purpose(s) of administering/operating the competition.
• Any failure to adhere to these terms and conditions will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.

The competition entry period is between 19-00 PM GMT on 4 December 2012 and 19-00 PM GMT on 6 December 2012 (the “Entry Period”).

Winners will be notified by email and the names of the winners will be posted on the website www.jamesallenonf1.com

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James T

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Hope I get picked!!

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This would be a huge event, especially from Cornwall!

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I'm just one of the biggest fans of Magic Lewis!!

5

A truly exceptional opportunity and one I would cherish for the rest of my life!

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Ben Russell

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Nathan Dillon

love to see round a factory!

8

Wow a chance to meet James and be in his presence.

Plus a chance to see round the Mercedes F1 "Whoever they are" factory.

Heaven

Please please pick me.

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Colin Peach Winner ? 😀

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Heres to hoping

11

WHAT I WOULD NOT GIVE....

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Second time lucky?

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fingers crossed 🙂

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Fingers crossed

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Fingers crossed. Early Christmas present

16

How amazing!

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A very big MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS fan!

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Brilliant! So glad I saw this article.

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Jon Bayliffe

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Aman Bains

Missed out last time, second time lucky? :)))

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Matthew Wheeler

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Sam White

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Wwould be facinating to look at at understand more about the aero boffins work, Very intrigued in this aspect of car design!

24

I would love the opportunity to go, please.

Nick J Stilwell

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alastair emmerson

Pick me!

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Matt Pitt

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Trying again!

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Awesome prize!

Marc Wood

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Neil Grattan

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Good Luck Everyone

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Dominic Biddlestone

Dominic Biddlestone

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Jonathan Allen

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Ryan Wood

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Stuart Gillespie

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Pllllleeeeaaaasssssseeeeeee

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Phil Oakley

Would be the trip of a lifetime!

38

Dan Kennington

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Chris Chalmers

41

We would love to take this tour! We are big f1 fanatics and big fans of Lewis Hamilton! : )

42

Yes please....

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Tom Lowe

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Stephen Heron, fingers crossed!

46

Damien Duffy

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Dave Rowe

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James Rigby-Jones

This would be amazing to win this. Fingers crossed

50

What a fantastic opportunity. Love the technical side of F1, would really enjoy seeing a peek behind the carbon curtain.

51

James Thorburn

52

Lewis Fergusson, yes please.

53

Boo Matthews

54

Christmas come early?

55

Fingers crossed....

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Jack Denby

57

I would love to visit the factory & learn more about Mercedes 🙂

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Will Ho

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great opportunity, thanks James

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Usi Arshad

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Daniel Whittington

Daniel Whittington

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Denise Newman

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Me please.. 😉

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Sarah Irwin

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Chris Wilkin

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Sounds like a fantastic day out!

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I would love to go!

Dirk from Holland

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James Berti

I feel some Canadian flavour is necessary for this tour, and I am the perfect candidate.. Sign me up JA!

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Ravi Ghowry

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Kat Hodgkinson

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Yes please, would be great.

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Yes please!

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We be interesting to see the other side of the fence !!

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Dear Santa

I wrote to you at the weekend asking for a McLaren P1, perhaps you could also organise my name being picked for a visit to Mercedes AMG Petronas.

If all else fails will you make sure the socks are black.

Yours

TP

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James

I have just got to my desk to see I have a meeting on the same day which it would be difficult to miss, please would you withdraw my name from the entry list – apologies #meGutted

Have a great day with the lucky ten…..

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Carolyn Paterson

77

Pretty please!

78

What a prize!

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Sandra Paterson

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Jason Beer

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Alan C

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What a great opportunity! Thanks for offering it.

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Santino Sirignano

Id love the chance to view the facilities and meet the people blessed with working with my hero Michael Schumacher 🙂

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Me pls

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Don't chose me I work for Mclaren ; )

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Mark Davies!

88

Oh! Yes please!

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F1 fan for over 30 years so would be great to attend the tour

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Paul Cordrey.

Fingers crossed!

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Kevin Ball

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Jonathan Hawkins

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Sam Gunstone

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Jonathan Boxall

Wow, would love to go!!

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Ben Crump

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Ben Wheatley

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Tim Nicholls

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Simon Russell

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Janine Hutson

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Paul Hepworth

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Mike Lucas would like to go please.

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John Towell

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Jag Chatram

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Plz pick me

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Wow!

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Sam Jarvis

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Nobu K.

I will fly across the pond for this!

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Richard Morton

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James Glencross

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Martin McCauley

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Fingers crossed??

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Avid fan of F1 since the late 70's.

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Pamela Ritchie

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Dean Slater

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Scott Armitage

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Sean McDonagh

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Kayleigh Davenport

Kayleigh Davenport 🙂

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James Banaszak

119

Would love an insight into an F1 factory and to discover where the engineers work. My dream is to work in the aerodynamics section some day.

Lee Aspinall

120

What an amazing opportunity for whoever goes, I hate my fingers crossed!

121

Anis Bashir

122

Huge fan, huge huge fan!

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Chris White

124

It would be a dream come true visiting the Mercedes Factory.

T A Khan

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David Grant

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Tim Crouch

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surely it my turn this time!

128

What a chance to see the future champions in action at their base.

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Stephen O'Keeffe

130

Yes please !!!!!!!!!!!!!

131

Would be great 🙂

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Ian Freestone

133

Stelian Dobrin

would love to win,it would be the best Christmas present ever

134

Great early 40th birthday present for me (fingers crossed!).

135

Now that sounds like an interesting way to spend a Monday. Count me in! (Hopefully)

Steve Hall

136

This would be special!

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Steven Lovell

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Shaquille Francis

Would love to go. Huge fan of Lewis!!

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Shaquille Francis

Shaquille Francis sorry.

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Ryan Gilmore 🙂

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Should have worked in F1 but too old now!

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Tom Hitchings

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Kyle Tyrrell

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Alastair Gibbs

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Vroooom.

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Lilian robins

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I would love the opportunity to see the fActory and how Lewis car comes together love Lewis xx

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I fancy a bit of that!!

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Bart De Pauw

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Steven Kewley

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Paul Clough

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Ian Fidderman

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Seán Craddock

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Marc brown please by the way please is not part of my name 😉

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Would make my year.

Thanks

David Bundock

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Ian Banks

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Jason Harvey

Would love to go

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Craig Easton

Top man, James

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terry baldwin

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James Moodie

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Yes please !

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Barnaby Rowe would love to go!

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Joshua parkes

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David Bailey.

Fingers crossed.

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Gareth Watson.

I'd love the opportunity to go.

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Is it my turn now?

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Robert Wilson

This kind of opportunity would be an absolute dream for me!

169

Andrew Donaldson

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Phil Sleigh

171

Emma Banks this would make a fab xmas present for some massive lewis friends of mine

172

Chance of a life time!!! Enter me, please!

Richard Goodwin

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David Caceres

174

Well I'm supposed to be off work doing the Christmas shop but this would be an amazing excuse !!

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Andrew Archer

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Would be great to go, fingers crossed!

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Samuel Canca

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Sounds cracking! Chris A.

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Angela Silcocks

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Alvin Si

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Anthony Hua

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Aiieee! Stuart Harrison.

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Allan Dickinson

184

Fingers crossed!

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Scott Carney

186

Lewis, Nico, Brawn, Mercedes. Exciting combo. Hope their relative performance towards the end this year means they have been plodding resources into 2013.

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Me please 😀

188

Fingers crossed, would love to get up close to the cars and the guys behind the sport I love do much!!

Julian Levy

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Paul Fields

190

I'll roll the dice and see if I get lucky...

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Mitchell Wagstaff

All the way over here from New Zealand. This would be incredible!!!

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Thomas Shelley

193

I'd so love to go! From an F1 fanatic that's never experienced it in real life!

194

Steve Bones

Looks like an awesome chance to see behind the scenes!

195

Thanks James for giving F1 fans this opportunity to enter an amazing competition.

196

Would be great, thanks for the opportunity again!

197

Please, make my dream come true.

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Daniel Chow

199

Can i go please.

John Byers

200

Sounds great.

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Second time lucky? Would love the chance to see the factory building Lewis's next car

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Lisa Clarke

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Christian Holm

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YES PLEASE!!!!

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Jason Pepper, what an opportunity to see where the next world championship car is being made.

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Daryl Brown

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Conor McLarnon.

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Nick Adamson

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Gregor Birszwilks

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Paul Bendrey

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Greg Wales

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Ben Tucker

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Daniel Hale!

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Joe Walsh

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I'd love to go.

Thanks,

Phil Waddell

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John Preece

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Yes Please count me in! ¬

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Rein Bauer, please!

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Luke Robbins

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Christian Murrau

Christian Murray

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Fingers crossed!

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Yes please!! 🙂

228

Nice easy to enter prize draw 🙂

Thanks James!

- Matt W

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Matthew Wilks

230

I'm really looking forward to visiting the factory!!!

Yi Feng

231

It would be a hounour and a privilege for you guys to pick me to go to this very unique and once in a life time prize.

232

A nice way to spend a day off in my opinion - much better than being dragged out Christmas shopping with the Misses!

233

I have visited the MERC Bremen facility and collected my wife's Merc - this would blow that away even without coming away with a new car - Dec 10 is in my calendar. Thank you.

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Myke Smiff

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Rob Witherden

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Good luck everyone.

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Hope I win 🙂

Mike Smith

239

Here's hoping! 🙂

Craig Morrison

240
Dimitar Kadrinski

Dimitar Kadrinski

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See you there!

Matt Malone

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Chris Caddell

243

This would be an Amazing..... F1 experience.

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Kevin Schmidle

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did you know there is more sugar in 1Kg of lemons than in 1Kg of strawberries?

Fabio Palmini

246

Yes this would be a memory

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Would it be possible to leave more time next time for international entrants to organise getting to the UK? I know these things may be rushed and it's a shame fans from other countries have next to no chance of making it.

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Andrew Oppy coming from oz.

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Ernest Zamora

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Robert G S

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Bren Fraher

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Ashwin.V

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Yes please.

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Hitesh Patel

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Steve Nye

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Alex Heyes

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Peter B

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Narayana Kondreddi

Thank you

259

It would be a great honor!

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Joonas Rajaniemi

Joonas Rajaniemi

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Mike Adu.

I have my lucky ring on as i type this.

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Matthew Lawrence

Matthew Lawrence

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Kanon here. Hope I win!

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Barnaby Smith 🙂

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Chris Abbott

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Rob Locke

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Would love it

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Richard Groves

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I've been to the mclaren factory so it would be good to see what merc need to do to raise their game!!!!! lol.

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That would be good.

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Sarwar Ahmed

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Siddhartha Biswas

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John Kilmartin

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Richard Hall

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David Hastings

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Steven Askwith

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Fantastic opportunity for those who win

J Deans

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Gurpal Chima

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Paul Stocker

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That's a long list of replies - but one I'm happy to join! 😀

282

Please let me be one of the 10 !

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Rich Gray

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Chris Storey

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Mike Alexander

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Victoria

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Rebecca Smith

@bokarella

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David Bispham

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Steve Berry. Thanks for the chance James.

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Jamie Cottage

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Ron Cairnie

292

James, wouldn't an Aussie would be a welcome guest at Brackley ??????????

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Richard McDonald

Richard McDonald

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Yahooooooooo

I wonder if Nicole will be doing the tea's

295

Everything crossed

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ANdrew J

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Richard Cummins

298

I would love the opportunity to visit the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's factory.

299

Bruno Fati

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Greg Rhodes

301

Mark Harries

A great opportunity to see carbon fibre artists at work!

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Aaron Rattan

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Lizzie N

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Richard Keech

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I'd love to go and see the Mercedes car. As Lewis Hamilton is my favourite driver!

Carl Bryant

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Janelle Keech

309

Mark Ratcliffe

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Steve Wright

311

WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE TO GET A FULL ON INSIGHT INTO HOW THEY BUILD AN F1 CAR.

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Rajeev Kapur

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Rob Troke

314

Yes please

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Ajay Chandarana

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james murphy

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Umair Ansari

318

John Nicholas

319

Great, another chance to do this 🙂

Glynn Harrold

320

Andy Morgan

321

Nick Williams

322

Jon McGrath

Pick me!!!

323

Yes please, I've been a fan since 1958, would love to see this.

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Ben Scott-Hyde

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James Hope

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Paul Cook

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Craig Hinchliffe

328

Mark Mifsud

329

What a great competition, please pick me James!

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Matthew Booth

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Marien Melisse

333

Great opportunity

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Wonderful opportunity to see inner workings at Mercedes

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Peter Defreyne

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Jeremy Gregg

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Thomas Wood

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Johannes Fuchs

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David Clark

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Robin Venables

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Martin Wheeler

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James Field

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I would love to go.

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I need to withdraw - unaviodable rescheduled meeting.

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Giles Vidgeon

348

Giles Davis

349

Reply

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Martin Whitmarsh...

- only joking! Andrew Fovargue

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Mark Lyons . Fingers crosses!

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Doug Rees

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Mike cullom

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Matthew Conroy

357

Adrian Newman

358

David S

359
Khushvinder Gohlar

Khushvinder Gohlar

360

Fingers crossed...and love to see the birth of next years championship winning car.

361

Mr Hamilton

362

Thank you in advance!

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Duncan Gerard

364

Ernesto Casares

365

Sir Mat Evans

366

What a day out this would be! Fingers crossed!

368

Following Lewis from McLaren to Mercedes, so would love to see behind the scenes!

369

Tom Cuthbert

370

Gemma Russell

would be awesome to go!

371

Ian Buday

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chris jackson

373

James, I'd love to come. Paul

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Geoffrey Packer

In two minds about Lewis at the moment, but would love too see an F1 factory

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Denis Yusuf

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Richard Sargeant

378

Count me in too! Good luck everyone!

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Krishnakumar

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