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Posted By: James Allen  |  17 Nov 2013   |  6:01 pm GMT  |  1,381 comments

Over the years on JA on F1 we have had some amazing competitions, aimed at bringing the fans closer to the sport, but now we have the best one ever.

Thanks to our partner UBS we have the opportunity for eight lucky readers to go to the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team headquarters in Brackley, England on Thursday November 28th to drive on the team’s simulator.

Top team’s F1 Simulators are very sophisticated, expensive and normally top secret, only the drivers and very special guests get to see them, let alone drive on them.

But we have been given a day for our group to get to grips with driving a real F1 simulator, the very one that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg use to develop the Mercedes F1 car and to learn new circuits and new technologies, like the 2014 powertrain.

And if you are one of the lucky eight, you’ll also have the chance to have a detailed tour of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 factory, when you are not driving on the simulator. You can get an idea of what a simulator does from this video we shot a few years ago, although the Mercedes one is much more advanced, it gives a flavour of the experience. Simulator video

The competition is free to enter by leaving your name in the comments section below (make sure to sign in using a legitimate email address so we can contact you if you win!) and winners will be picked at random and notified on Thursday 21st November, giving them a week to organise travel.

Gaming experience is not required for entry, but please do mention any gaming experience you have when making your entry, if you think it’s interesting to share.

The itinerary for the day is below.

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Simulator Day Programme

9:30 Arrival at the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Operations Centre – Refreshments available
9:45 Briefing on activities
10:00 Group 1 to participate in Simulator driving (3 to 4 guests)
Group 2 to tour the Operations Centre
12:30 Groups to join back together for lunch in the Simulator Lounge
13:30 Group 2 to participate in Simulator driving (3 to 4 guests) Group 1 to tour the Operations Centre
15:30 Groups to join back together for debrief in the Simulator Lounge; afternoon tea to be served
16:30 Departures

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 Thursday 28th November 2013.
* 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 14-00pm on Sunday 17th November 2013 and 9am GMT on Thursday 21st November 2013 (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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  1. Warren says:

    Warren DIckinson

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    1. Andrew ash says:

      This would be a dream to do on my 30th!

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    2. Ashley Barton says:

      Would love to do it!!

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      1. Ashley Barton says:

        Whoops didn’t mean to put it on this reply!

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    3. Garry Maccormack says:

      Hope it ‘s me that gets picked

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    4. colin hammett says:

      love to win this, so been backing mercedes ever since 2010, championship for next year!!

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    5. Steve Bird says:

      The chance of a lifetime! Would love to be able to out-brake LH! I am already refreshing my email inbox!!

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    6. Ranbir Arora says:

      Ranbir Arora

      Would LOVE to win this! Amazing competition

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    7. Luke gumble says:

      Would be a dream as I’ve come to realise ill never drive a real f1 car :-)

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    8. Andy Harker says:

      To any F1 fan, this is the closest we will get to driving an F1 car for real. It would defiantly be a tick on the bucket list for me. What a prize!

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    9. Chris Glenn says:

      This sounds amazing! I wish my passport was up to date. I would be entering around the clock!
      I already drive my Kompressor as if it were an F1 car, much to the chagrin of the drivers on the road around me I can tell you that much. My best friend and I actually built our own simulators for GT5 and I have run each of the F1 tracks on that game thousands of times. I am competitive with my times at almost each of tracks with the F1 gt car. I love Monte Carlo, something about that track brings out the very highest technical skill in me. I think I could follow the track with my eyes closed sometimes I have been around that circuit so many times! Congrats and immense envy to whom ever wins this contest!

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    10. Mark Chapman says:

      What a dream prize, if only!

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    11. Jack ELLIOTT says:

      Have plastation move with steering wheel love playing f1 2013 and would be cool to try the real thing…well nearly : ) love Mercedes mag petronas + Lewis Hamilton

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    12. Farsad Jalalabadi says:

      Big Mercedes and Gran Turismo fan since Gran Turismo 3

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    13. Jodi Hall says:

      This would be amazing

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    14. stanley rogers says:

      would love to win,i had a go on the singtel simulator in Singapore airport 2008,it was the best 5 minutes of my life !!!!!!

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    15. Israr Khan says:

      It will be a experience to remember..!!!

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    16. Lee Pasifull says:

      Wow what a competition! Fingers crossed.

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    17. Daniel Feast says:

      Played every f1 game since 2006 , even got a Playseat and wheel , would love a chance to test my skills on a real f1 sim that hamilton uses.

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    18. Robert Hawker says:

      I would love to do this. I don’t have a lot of gaming experience but I used to race Karts in my youth and had a national A RAC licence. I’ve driven a single seater but not really sure how relevant or helpful this would be!! :)

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    19. What a fab prize for the lucky winner…. would love the prize … Fingers crossed good luck to us all!!!!!

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    20. Nicolas Thiebaut says:

      Hi nice competition

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    21. Jonathan Mansfield says:

      I got caught speeding this week and winning this would really cheer me up.

      Play a lot of F1 2013 on my PS3 with Playseat and a Thrustmaster T500 RS with F1 wheel and pedals, would be great to compare to the real thing.

      Thanks for the chance, love Mercedes AMG F1.

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    22. Brett crow says:

      Would be a dream to be picked for this.

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    23. David Parry says:

      Merc enthusiast, driver, and devout follower of the F1 team – please let it be me!

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    24. Brett Crow says:

      would be my dream to do this

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    25. Joanne wilkinson says:

      I’ve loved F1 since the 80’s & got to go to my first Grand Prix in Barcelona this year for my 40th and was so blessed to be in a box directly above the mercedes garage- all I can say was I cried with the emotion of the phenomenal experience and would be so grateful to entered into this amazing competion Thankyou! fingers crossed!!!

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    26. Rebecca Plimley says:

      What a prize! Good luck people

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    27. Lee Jones says:

      Would love the chance to drive the simulator and tour the factory, im a massive F1 fan from Australia and we dont get to experince anything like this here down under.

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    28. Ian Holmes says:

      Would love this prize!! Pick meeeeeeee!

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    29. Taran Sura says:

      Taran Sura

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    30. Ben Freeman says:

      Amazing! Ben Freeman

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    31. Tom Hampson says:

      It certainly would be a dream to drive in seat of Lewis and Nico.
      The Mercedes team is a point of local pride for people like me that are involved with amateur level Motorsport. Having played many racing games I bet this would top them all.
      An awesome chance at an awesome experience.

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    32. Ben Saunders says:

      Sign me Up!!!!!!!

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    33. Mark Richardson says:

      I would absolutely love to do this! I’ve played F1 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and other racing games such as Forza, Gran Turismo and PGR. I love racing! I also watch every single Grand Prix and of course I am a Lewis Hamilton fan 😀

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    34. Kelvin Bone says:

      What an awesome competition, fingers crossed

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    35. Kelvin Bone says:

      What an awesome competition, fingers crossed!

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    36. Simon green says:

      Never going to get a chance to drive the real thing ,so this would be the next best thing.

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    37. Simon Eadsforth says:

      I would like to be in

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    38. Hamza Hussain says:

      Hamza : enjoy playing a lot of f1 2011 on Xbox and a huge fan of the sport!

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    39. ena jowah says:

      Sign me up!!! Am in!!!

      And a Mercedes Supporter :)

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    40. Blane C says:

      Beat’s Forza :)

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    41. Andreas Negussie says:

      Andreas Negussie

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    42. Phil Waldron says:

      Yes please, count me in!

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    43. Dan tribble says:

      Awesome prize for some lucky people!!!

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    44. Frank Ryan. says:

      Would be briliant

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    45. Shiraz Husain says:

      Supported Mercedes F1 team ever since the Legend Schumacher made his comeback in 2010!!

      My fondest F1 memory will forever be the 42 year old Schumcaher taking pole position in Monaco in 2012 #Legend

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    46. Arthur Chan says:

      Been iRacing for 3 years now, but this would be utterly amazing.

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    47. Peter McHugh says:

      please would like to enter

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    48. Mud76 says:

      M Haffenden would like to attend. Once in lifetime this would be, and soooo much fun!! Good luck everyone!!

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    49. Lee Thompson says:

      Lee Thompson

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    50. Abdul Ramzan says:

      I would love to do this. I’v played a lot of F1 on the ps3 with a steering wheel and would let me see how much of a difference there is between them.

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    51. Darren swift says:

      Darren swift

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    52. Mike doran says:

      Would be a good day out! :)

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    53. david mack says:

      Love to win this it would make my life lol

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    54. JC Agoglia says:

      Juan Carlos (JC) Agoglia

      I’d love to check it out and find out why Shumi was getting sick!

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  2. Natalie H says:

    Wow, amazing competition!

    I’m pretty handy on MarioKart if that helps 😉

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    1. J.Danek says:

      Wow! What a prize on offer! Please enter me in your drawing:

      J. Michael Danek

      We don’t have to be good at just Mariokart, right? Playing Formula 97 on the original PlayStation, I once won a race at Spa by driving off track to the right at the chicane (turns 19, 20) and rejoining the circuit ahead of my opponent just before we cross the line! It was brilliant!

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      1. J.Danek says:

        James and staff:

        What protocols and processes will be in place to choose the winners? Will this be conducted transparently? I understand that the drawing is stated as producing ‘random’ winners – so what mechanism will you use to pick these names?

        (Note: I’m not at ALL suggesting any deficiencies – I just wonder about the mechanism that will select the winners…)

        No suggestion that anything could be amiss here, rather, just hoping you’ll get out ahead of the curve and be fully transparent w/ how winners are chosen so there’s no doubt whatsoever how the names are picked as this is perhaps the greatest contest ever for F1 fans and those who win will be fêted as gods, whilst those who lose will be bitterly disappointed, especially if they suspect that robust systems might not have been in place to ensure truly ‘random’ results!

        I have no connection with this firm or any other, but RandomPicker (
        http://www.randompicker.com/), for example, “uses several approaches to choose winners. You can draw winners using different methods – real random numbers, pseudo-random algorithm or random numbers mixed with a buzzing noise.”

        Then, perhaps even more importantly, to confirm the integrity of the drawing and make clear that everything was on the up-and-up, “RandomPicker generates a final protocol for each drawing – an online overview that you can publish and declare the correctness of the draw. Participants can also check if they were included into the list.”

        I think they only charge something like $25USD for one drawing of winners from a max of 1,000,000 entrants.

        You can probably download share or freeware apps that do the whole random-number generating, but the whole point is to have an independent system and transparent process for the actually selection of winners to ensure total impartiality…

        Just a thought!

        It’s great that you’ve arranged this amazing contest, James!

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      2. James Allen says:

        All out competitions are the same. We pick the winners at random, as it says in the post

        There’s nothing more to say. Couldn’t be clearer!

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      3. Bjorn Sodergard says:

        Bjorn Sodergard

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      4. David Jones-Bierton says:

        This really is a boss prize

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  3. Wade Lavery says:

    Yes please..
    Wade Lavery.

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  4. What an amazing competition!

    In a casual video gamer, certainly no ‘experience’ to talk of.

    Thanks

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  5. Phil Waddell says:

    Phil Waddell

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  6. David Townrow says:

    Finally the time to prove to all my family and friends I am as good as Lewis and Nico. I might even get signed on the day!

    Then I awoke in back in my arm chair as the Austin GP finishes and Vettel breaks another record……

    What an amazing opertunity – only dreams are made of these chances!

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  7. Dominic Rodwell says:

    This sounds absolutely amazing, and something I would love to do. Great PR for both UBS and Mercedes!

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  8. Bart Williams says:

    Bart Williams

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  9. Tim says:

    Sounds like fun – yes please :-)

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  10. Perry Brown says:

    Perry Brown

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  11. Harrison Vrbanjac says:

    Harrison Vrbanjac

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  12. robert gibson says:

    sounds amazing..

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  13. Paul Denman says:

    Paul Denman

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  14. Marc Wood says:

    Would love to take the Mercedes AMG sim for a spin.

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  15. Vikram Balaram says:

    Thanks, I have gaming experience only on Wii and PC

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  16. Paul Gawne says:

    Wow, That’s a real dream come true prize. Closest I’d ever get to the real thing. Fingers well and truly crossed!

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  17. Tony Hooper says:

    Sounds fantastic, me please!

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  18. Liam says:

    .

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  19. Rob Horton says:

    Rob Horton

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  20. Annie Robinson says:

    Awesome prize! Any F1 would love this opportunity. I promise Merc I wont break it if I get to have a go 😉

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  21. jrhbcn says:

    Excellent competition, count me in!! :)

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  22. Andy Daniell says:

    What a great prize. Fingers crossed!

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  23. Matthias Werner says:

    Great competition! Thanks!

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  24. Joseph says:

    Joseph Whitaker

    What a fantastic competition! I race a lot on iRacing, and I’ve played pretty much every F1 game ever released, but this would just be mind blowingly great!

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  25. Stuart Gough says:

    Looks like an incredible opportunity!

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  26. Elaine says:

    I would like to enter! Have some gaming experience!

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  27. Mathew Dunn says:

    Mathew Dunn
    What a fantastic prize!

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  28. Craig Cove-Burrell says:

    AMG Mercedes simulator competition

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  29. CraigD says:

    What a treat!

    Craig D

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  30. Ian Bromwich says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

    We met at the Senna filming in London.

    Would love to do this.

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  31. Johan Sterenberg says:

    Yes, please! Totally awesome prize.

    Johan Sterenberg

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  32. Alan Litchfield says:

    A dream day out!

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  33. Jed Sarnecki says:

    Thanks for the competitions on your website :)

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  34. David Wenn says:

    Yes please James. What a fantastic opportunity!

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  35. Kanon says:

    Kanon Lo

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  36. David Fowler says:

    Sounds amazing!

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  37. Waseem Afzal says:

    Competition entry

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  38. Jason says:

    Yes please!

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  39. Dan Taylor says:

    Fantastic opportunity! Daniel Taylor

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  40. Daryl Wickham says:

    This is too good to say no to! I don’t see what difference it would make but I’ve played recent F1 games.

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  41. George Alaimo says:

    George Alaimo

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  42. Chris says:

    What a treat of a prize, count me in for a chance pretty please James!

    Here is hoping for a close race at the front, Yeah Right, I mean well done Vettel.

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  43. Simon Manton says:

    More karting experience than gaming experience, pleeeeeeeeease let me have a go in the simulator :-)

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  44. Ross Brown says:

    Ross Browm

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  45. Jake Ferdinand says:

    Jake Ferdinand

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  46. dzolve says:

    Count me in!

    D

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  47. I’ve got a lot of racing experience on various racing games and simulators. In fact, I race the slightly less serious version of the software used by most F1 teams on their sims, rFactor.

    I’m the owner and manager of a virtual racing team called TheSixthAxis Racing and I’ve taken part in various sim racing leagues ranging from Renault Clio tin-tops to open-wheelers (Formula Two) and Gen 6 NASCARs. The leagues I’ve raced in have also had the likes of Stoffel Vandoorne (TouringProSeries) and Josh Webster (GPVWC) grace their virtual Tarmac. It sure would be great to get a taste of Merc’s full-on sim!

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  48. Ben Akhurst says:

    Ben Akhurst

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  49. Aditya Jayaram says:

    Hi ,

    Aditya here from Bangalore, India.Big Big formula 1 fan,
    I just got the new F12013 Game, play it using my wheels… buttons for Throtle and Brake(pedals screwed)! this would be a great opportunity , please !!!

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  50. Andrew Hibberd says:

    Andrew Hibberd

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  51. Iain white says:

    Iain white been a hardcore gp gamer since Geoff crammond days on PC would love a go at this
    Cheers

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  52. Simon Rowe says:

    Incredible opportunity, thank you so much am crossing my fingers.

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  53. Tony D says:

    Tony D

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  54. Jason Harvey says:

    Would love to win this competition, Mercedes is an awesome team and James Allen with UBS offers the most exclusive competitions I’ve ever seen across all F1 associated companies.

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  55. Joe White says:

    Joe White

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  56. Ken Speirs says:

    Ken Speirs – once in a lifetime opportunity 😉

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  57. Andrew Donnelly says:

    Wow what a comp.

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  58. Chris says:

    No proper “gaming” experience just on the playstation every so often.

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  59. Simon Brown says:

    Sign me up for entry to drive the Mercedes Simulator please.

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  60. Gary Lapidus says:

    Great prize!

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  61. AustinMcA says:

    Austin McAlonan

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  62. Brian McCarthy says:

    G27 wheel and pedals playing f1 games on ps3

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  63. Guil Nascimento says:

    Guil Nascimento! – this is wicked!!!

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  64. Faissal Fdil says:

    Hope I’ll be part of the event =)

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  65. Vamshi Bandi says:

    As a die-hard F1 fan and an aspiring sports journalist, I would love to be part of such an opportunity. And as a big fan of James Allen’s reportage, I would count myself lucky if I’m picked. Cheers!

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  66. Tom Fisher says:

    Not played any racing games for years but was a massive fan before more boring things like work took over. This would be a great opportunity to get closer to a sport I’ve been following for over 25 years!

    Win or not, love the site James. It’s great to have F1 analysis that isn’t dumbed-down like some other sources.

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  67. Joonas Rajaniemi says:

    Would be so cool to try it out!

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  68. Michael kitchen says:

    Would love an opportunity to experience an amazing opportunity for any huge formula 1. I really hope I get this once in a lifetime chance!

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  69. Byron breaker-Rolfe says:

    A lot of gaming experience on various F1 games, iracing, and lots more! Thanks!

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  70. Justin Henson says:

    This is a fantastic prize!

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  71. Johann Ting says:

    Always gutting that these amazing competitions are only available to people who don’t have to work on a weekday! :(

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  72. Paul says:

    Distinctly average at Microprose Grand Prix 2 on the Atari ST… 😉

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  73. Ben says:

    Ben Fulford

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  74. Rob Watts says:

    Been a fan of F1 since 97, never missed a race in that time. I’ve also bought just about every F1 game since! This would make my year James!

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  75. Dominic Churchill says:

    Competition entry

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  76. Philipp says:

    I would like to go to England… 😉

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  77. Bart De Pauw says:

    Let’s hope that I won’t get sick in the sim!:-)

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    1. philippe hansoul says:

      DE Bart De Pauw:d?

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  78. Darrell Steele says:

    Pick me lol!!

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  79. Lee Sharp says:

    Pleeeease let me win the competition!

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  80. Mike Hirschkorn says:

    Please pick me for this one. I used to be very good at F1 97 on the first generation Playstation (!) but the kids don’t let me anywhere near the Xbox these days.

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  81. Peter West says:

    I’d love to have a go at this. And between a few years experience karting and a few hundred hours of Race ’07, GT5 and F1 2006, 2010 and 2012 I do have my fair share of left-foot-braking experience. :-)

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  82. Bart Stroobants says:

    Bart Stroobants

    Extensive experience with all kinds of PC racing simulators so very interested to compare the home-solutions with the professional one.

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  83. JamesW says:

    Me! Me! Me!

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  84. Andrew Dobb says:

    That’s an amazing competition James, I’d love to be in with a chance of winning.

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  85. Katie Rawlinson says:

    Wow!! Been waiting for a competition opportunity like this..how amazing this is the best!!

    Katie Rawlinson

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  86. Esteban Viso says:

    Great prize! I am familiar with simulators like GTR2, rFactor and Codemasters F1 saga.

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  87. Albert says:

    Some F1 experience :)

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  88. Lez Martin says:

    Lez Martin

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  89. Foaad says:

    I have some gaming experience of Need for Speed and Counterstrike.

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  90. peter knight says:

    Engineering – Oxford Brookes University

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  91. Richard Horne says:

    Excellent prize.

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  92. Aaron Wilkinson says:

    :) I can only pray

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  93. Derek Bryant says:

    This would be a dream come true to drive a real F1 simulator! I race sprint karts and have played many F1 and karting a games but this would be the ultimate experience! Very cool that you guys are doing this for 8 lucky fans

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  94. liam g says:

    What a great competition. Thanks James.
    Liam Gillon

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  95. Simon hodgson says:

    Love the website and couldn’t do without your twitter updates during a GP weekend. Keep up the great work!

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  96. As an editor, this would be a great experience. As an F1 fan, it’d be a dream come to, to travel to the Mercedes factory. As for gaming, I’ve played many racing games, from Need for Speed (sorry…) to simulators like rFactor.

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  97. Antti Pirttimäki says:

    I would like to enter the competition for a simulator experience. Thanks for organising this event!

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  98. Martin Hepworth says:

    Big Lewis fan and enjoy some gaming but dont get much chance these days . Excited to have so many geat teams around Oxfordshire and seeing inside an F1 team would be magical

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  99. Ashish Akkaraju says:

    I am a casual gamer who likes to play a wide variety of games, ranging from RPGs to racing games. I am a fan of the need for speed series.

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  100. Alan Dove says:

    Alan Dove :)

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  101. Nathan dudhill says:

    Bout a million hours of f1 2012 not interesting just wanted to share

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  102. What a prize

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  103. Chris Baker says:

    Chris Baker

    chb4056@hotmail.com

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  104. Clifford Campbell says:

    Amazing competition!

    Played various f1 and other racing games a lot.
    Does the Mercedes simulator show the best driving line and when to brake? I’m thinking of the double green and red lines lol…

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  105. Viktor Bognar says:

    Viktor Bognar

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  106. Stan says:

    That is such an awesome opportunity, however, when I had to drive a (rather primitive) simulator for my driver’s test that ended rather badly. I think I took out a bunch of pedestrians and then jumped out with a terrible headache ;-).

    Sure would love to see the facilities though.

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  107. Rach says:

    James Bromley

    I currently have no gaming experience due to a ban from my wife!! I’ve wanted a PS3 and new F1 game for the last few years but we have two young children and I may have mentioned in the past how I used to race simultaneously on Geoff Crammonds GP game when I was young!!

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  108. Sam says:

    Great Competition – Only experience is F1 2012 on PS3!

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  109. Mark says:

    Sounds like a fantastic day. I never seem to win competitions, but I’m entering on the off chance my luck changes. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed until Thursday!

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  110. tarun says:

    Tarun Luthra
    I have driven on the latest f1 game extensively and in the previous F1 games.

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  111. james murphy says:

    james murphy

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  112. Tom Gough says:

    Have played racing games and done track days in past. I’ve been an F1 fan since I could walk and am a big fan of Hamilton and what Mercedes are trying to do.

    Thanks!

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  113. Stephen richardson says:

    Please

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  114. Martin Hepworth says:

    Excellent day to see inside a top team

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  115. Rajesh says:

    Me Me Me Me!!

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  116. I would love to have the opportunity to spend some time in an F1 simulator! What an amazing competition!

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  117. Ian Costa says:

    Ian Costa

    This is such a great competition! Thanks!

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  118. Pete Inskip says:

    Shotgun

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  119. Darren Poole says:

    What an amazing competition!! Would certainly beat playing F1 2013 on the PS3. I once had an opportunity for 3 laps in the McLaren race car simulator – would be interesting to compare!
    I’ve got everything crossed :)

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  120. Daniel Munro says:

    Daniel Munro

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  121. Joe Clarke says:

    Joe clarke

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  122. Cormac Mac Artain says:

    God bless UBS

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  123. Patrick Charlton

    Wow that is an insane prize! i’ve no idea how you swung that one James! Great Work!

    I’m a regular competitor in the Iracing Skip Barber Sim Racing Series.

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  124. Michael Thompson says:

    Hi James

    As I’m the first to comment can i please please win I’ve even shared it on Facebook!!

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  125. Jamie norman says:

    Please let me win :)

    Jamie

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    1. Jamie Norman says:

      Hi just noticed mention gaming experience.

      A couple to share;

      1. I have a reasonable steering wheel setup for my PS3, didn’t realise how life like it was till i had a go in a real single seater. Sat in it, felt just like the PS3, anyway did a couple of laps behind the pace car, didn’t need the brakes, it peels off, i go barraleing down the straight, slamed the brakes on, nothing happened, i’d onld tried to brake with my left foot, not my right and hit the clutch, needed a change of underwear for that.

      2. At mk a few years back, there was some promo and they had an F1 simulator, it fed out telemtry as you drove and the wrap round screens, the only way i could drive it was if i took my shoes off. Anyway over a 1000 people had a go, i finished just 2.5 secs off the pro and finished 5th overall.

      They were watching the telemtry feed as i was doing it and he thought i was actually a pro, was swell chuffed.

      Hi just noticed mention gaming experience.

      A couple to share;

      1. I have a reasonable steering wheel setup for my PS3, didn’t realise how life like it was till i had a go in a real single seater. Sat in it, felt just like the PS3, anyway did a couple of laps behind the pace car, didn’t need the brakes, it peels off, i go barrelling down the straight, slammed the brakes on, nothing happened, i’d only tried to brake with my left foot, not my right and hit the clutch, needed a change of underwear for that.

      2. At mk a few years back, there was some promo and they had an F1 simulator, it fed out telemetry as you drove and the wrap round screens, the only way i could drive it was if i took my shoes off. Anyway over a 1000 people had a go, i finished just 2.5 secs off the pro and finished 5th overall.

      They were watching the telemetry feed as i was doing it and he thought i was actually a pro, was swell chuffed.

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  126. Chris Jones says:

    Having played all the Geoff Crammond releases of the GP series through to Rfactor, Live4Speed, iracing and the current Codemasters releases, it would be awesome to get a run in a real life sim!

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  127. Darren munford says:

    Darren munford

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  128. Eddyr says:

    Ed Ratcliff
    I’ll be honest, not dusted the old xbox steering wheel for a while, but used to enjoy a good thrashing about on f1 2011! Sure the sim is no different to my xbox eh? 😉

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  129. Monza71 says:

    What a great opportunity !

    As a lifelong enthusiast slightly older than Ross Brawn I’m never going to get the chance to drive a real F1 car but this would be perfect.

    And, yes, I was at that famous race in 1971 : a spectator for the race but I was fortunate enough to be in the scruffy inadequate pits with the MARCH team during practice.

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  130. Ben Spearpoint says:

    Ben Spearpoint

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  131. Daniel Hale says:

    Daniel Hale!

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  132. Robert Ratcliff says:

    Greeks hoping!

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  133. Stephen L says:

    A great competition James, what an opportunity for the lucky winners.

    Many thanks

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  134. Ray Addison says:

    This really is the best competition ever! A great chance to see how fast you really are compared to the professionals. The next best thing to actually driving an F1 car.

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  135. Alan Ashcroft says:

    Oh yes please…….

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  136. Mike says:

    Michael S

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  137. Cliff kendall says:

    Cliff kendall

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  138. Mike says:

    Mike Geelan

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  139. Phil Bates says:

    Basic gaming experience, but always admired the sophistication of gaming and simulators.

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  140. Paul Relf says:

    I would love this prize!! Massive fan of F1 and have been for so many years. Just a chance to your Mercedes would be an honour!! :)

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  141. FerrariFan527 says:

    Filip Djordjevic
    Ljubice Odadzic 16, Zrenjanin, Serbia
    filip.cofi.djordjevic@gmail.com

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  142. Graham Prior says:

    Oooh, pick me, pick me, pick meeee!

    I’ve been driving racing games since Chequered Flag on the Spectrum and haven’t stopped since. Project CARS and Assetto Corsa are the closest play at home proper sims, but to have a go on a ‘real’ Mercedes simulator… dream come true.

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  143. Brian says:

    Now that is a great prize. Certainly a step up from the touring F1 cars with video screens you get around the country from time to time – although these are still fun.

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  144. Darren Montgomery says:

    Love to win this fantastic prize, boys and there toys and all that!!!

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  145. Ricardo Spina says:

    Adrian newey once watched me when I was driving on a lamborghini supertrevio simulator at silverstone.

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  146. Andrew Taylor says:

    Definitely interested in this! Thanks for the opportunity James.

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  147. David says:

    What a great opportunity, would certainly better playing F1 2009 on the Wii…!

    Another great reason why this is the best F1 fan website.

    Thanks James!

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  148. Bartosz says:

    Bartosz
    baartosz.o@gmail.com

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  149. Adam Taylor says:

    Adam Taylor

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  150. David Hastings says:

    David Hastings
    Would love to win a place on this amazing experience.

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  151. David Green says:

    David Green

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  152. Truls Bengtsson says:

    Pick me, pick me!

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  153. Joco Gorenc says:

    Joco Gorenc

    10 years of sim-racing on PC experiance. Very active driver on race2play.com

    http://race2play.com/homepage/show_member/367

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  154. Jacob Chapman says:

    Competition entry

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  155. Grant H says:

    Grant Harvey

    Pick me pleaseeee!!!

    Gotta say im quite handy with f1 on the ps3 if that helps

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  156. neilmsport says:

    Neil Morton.
    What an incredible experience this would be!
    No gaming experience.

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  157. ferggsa says:

    Would love to come, following F1 for 47 years now, and playing on my playstation from time to time

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  158. Ian west says:

    Ian west

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  159. Jon Wade says:

    Jon Wade

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  160. Jan lundmark says:

    Yes please! I would love it! :)

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  161. Richard N says:

    Wow this would be an amazing experience for 8 lucky winners.

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  162. Pete Swann says:

    Pete Swann

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  163. John Baker says:

    What a great competition James! John Baker. Experience:
    F1 world grand prix I & II(nintendo 64)
    F1 ’97, ’99, ’00, ’01 (playstation)
    F1 ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05 (playstation II)
    F1 ’06, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13 (playstation III)

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  164. Andrew M says:

    Andrew Munro
    Have dabbled in racing games on-and-off for quite a few years, although I admit I haven’t gotten an F1 game for quite a while; maybe this will reinspire my interest :)

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  165. Steve Bould says:

    Great competition
    Experienced on Codemaster’s F1 series with Xbox

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  166. Michel goffart says:

    Enter please,
    Played some forza 2 long time ago, and play iracing from time to time.

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  167. Mark Donnell says:

    Mark Donnell

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  168. Matthew Hadfield says:

    Matthew Hadfield

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  169. Glenn Davies says:

    What an amazing prize! I’ve raced home computer simulators for years going all the way back to Revs on the BBC Micro, through the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix games, the Papyrus games like Indycar Racing and Grand Prix Legends and, currently iRacing and Codemasters’ F1 2013 game. I would so love to try a real F1 simulator and see if all that games-playing experience will at least keep me between the white lines!

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  170. Rick van der Weerd says:

    Wooww, amazing stuff!

    Rick van der Weerd

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  171. Juha Pokela says:

    Do I need a helmet?

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  172. James Deans says:

    James Deans

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  173. Jamie Cottage says:

    Jamie Cottage

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  174. paul Miller says:

    Great prize James
    I think you said it was my turn to win!!!

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  175. Paul young says:

    Yes please!!!!

    Paul Young.

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  176. Justin Masterson says:

    Justin Masterson.

    massive fan of F1 (Hamilton especially!) and Motorsport gaming.

    Started back in the days of Project Gotham 2 on the original Xbox and being hooked on Forza Motorsport 2, 3 and 4 and F1 2010 and F1 2012

    Came 2nd in a competition of laptimes at the Forza 2 launch at HMV in Oxford Street.

    This would be an amazing opportunity to be part of and get the feedback from an F1 sim!

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  177. dan sharp says:

    Dan Sharp

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  178. Emanuele Lecchi
    May the luckiest win!

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  179. hamish macdonald says:

    hamish macdonald

    I’ll have relearn the circuits so some late nights if I win.

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  180. Edward Valentine says:

    Edward Valentine

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  181. Charanjit Sandhu says:

    Ready

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  182. Inder Mittal says:

    Inder Mittal

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  183. Sean Cleary says:

    Pick me :) Sean cleary

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  184. Alex Hall says:

    Me please!

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  185. Dream prize. What a fantastic competition! Fingers crossed… 😉

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  186. Oliver Wildsmith

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  187. Murilo Lelis says:

    Great prize!

    Murilo Lelis

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  188. AlexD says:

    Alex Dylikowski

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  189. John L says:

    John L

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  190. Patrik sandström says:

    Yes please!
    Patrik Sandström

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  191. shane says:

    Shane Wood

    Yes please sir James Allen of f1-ness

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  192. Matt Dwyer says:

    Matt Dwyer

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  193. Wayne says:

    Congrats on offering this prize, JA, and thanks regardless! Wayne Harding.

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  194. Moog says:

    Mark Connop

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  195. Richie Vernon says:

    Great competition! I hope all those hours playing Virtua Racing finally pay off.

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  196. Paul Johnson says:

    Truly amazing opportunity.

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  197. James Canvin says:

    Wow, this s the one to win!

    James Canvin

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  198. Mark Greenhow says:

    Me! Please.

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  199. Inder Mittal says:

    What a fantastic competition. Thanks.

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  200. Jonathan Burnett says:

    Jonthan Burnett

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  201. Jonathan Burnett says:

    Jonathan Burnett

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  202. FerrariFan527 says:

    Filip Djordjevic
    filip.cofi.djordjevic@gmail.com

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  203. Colin Paterson says:

    Colin Paterson

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  204. Ben Parker says:

    Wicked prize! Good luck to all who are entering. :) only ‘simulator’ I tried was an iRacing one at Autosport International one year, so this would be quite a difference haha!

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  205. Darren Smith says:

    Darren Smith – Yes Please! i have just finished my first season in easykart seniors.

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  206. Tim Teo says:

    Here’s my entry all the way from sunny Singapore! Tim Teo

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  207. DaveJones says:

    Great competition James! Best of luck to everyone.
    Dave Jones

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  208. Dave Lewis says:

    Dave

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  209. Darren C says:

    Darren C

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  210. Gemma Martin says:

    Amazing Experience!!

    Gemma Martin

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  211. John Packham says:

    My hat in the ring.

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  212. Ian Williams says:

    Oh boy, what a prize…!

    Ian Williams

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  213. Ben Tusting says:

    Ben Tusting

    FormulaSimracing World Champion in Rfactor(F1 car)

    Have a racing licence, where i drive a Historic Formula Ford 2000 car(Reynard SF79) and also had a test with Radical.

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  214. Christian Holm says:

    That would be amazing to try

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  215. Nick Dawkins says:

    Casual gamer, beginning with Geoff Crammond’s Revs on a BBC Micro! Now Enjoying F1 2013 :)

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  216. Daniel Reid says:

    Daniel Reid

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  217. Mark Turner says:

    Sounds like an awesome chance. Yes please!

    Mark Turner – with little in the way of driving game experience!

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  218. Alexander Hewitt says:

    Alexander Hewitt

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  219. John Nicholas says:

    John Nicholas

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  220. Stuart Barr says:

    Awesome prize! I have some F1 gaming experience and a few other racing games.

    Stuart Barr

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  221. Mike Martin says:

    Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team competition.

    At your service, gaming veteran reporting for duty.

    I would love to use my game experience to make the Mercedes F1 2014 car better:)

    Thank you UBS for this yaw dropping and stunning chance.

    Woohoo, I hope I bumb into Lewis!!! GOOOO Lewis!

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  222. jamie cresdee says:

    Hope i win, the prize sounds amazing

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  223. Brendan Young says:

    Brendan Young

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  224. Kalina says:

    Would love to take part 😀

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  225. Vic Ibrahim says:

    Vic Ibrahim

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  226. Matt Jones says:

    Matt Jones

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  227. Sam Hurst says:

    Sam Hurst

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  228. Dan Tyler says:

    Dan Tyler

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  229. Matt Devenish says:

    Incredible opportunity once again!
    Matt Devenish

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  230. Karl Jin says:

    Karl Jin

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  231. Angus M says:

    Fantastic prize, worth a shot!

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  232. David Ramsay says:

    I would love to try this.

    I have been racing in an online racing league for a few years, playing the various codemasters F1 games. They are a lot of fun but would love to be able to compare it to the real F1 sims.

    This is a video with 2 on board cameras from an online race

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfHoXCfgB_I

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  233. Geert says:

    What a great prize – would be delighted and Christmas come early!

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  234. Mat Evans says:

    Let’s av a go
    Mat Evans

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  235. sw280 says:

    Nice to see Merc cooperate on this sort of thing, definitely the best prize ever offered.

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  236. Mike Jones says:

    Mike Jones

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  237. Craig Reay says:

    I couldn’t imagine how happy I would be to win a prize like this.

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  238. Simon Biles says:

    What an amazing experience this would be!!

    Simon Biles

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  239. R Lendore says:

    Rodney Lendore

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  240. kevin Kinsella says:

    Kevin Kinsella
    Built own sim.. t500

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  241. DAVID THORBURN says:

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  242. Philip King says:

    Played various PC Sims over the years, from Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix series, through Grand Prix Legends to more recently Live for Speed, Race 07 and F1 2012. Richard Burns Rally as well. Anything I can turn all the driver aids off and feel like I’m approaching the feel of a real racing car, as it’s the closest I’m likely to get. I’m not actually any good, but I prefer to try something more realistic and crash than something that makes me look good!

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  243. Neil Bailey says:

    Neil Bailey

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  244. Niki Denton says:

    Niki Denton

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  245. Kenny wynants says:

    Kenny wynants

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  246. Ed says:

    Ed Hallett

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  247. Laurence H says:

    Is there a height limit? I’m 6’3″!!

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  248. Paul Braithwaite says:

    Can’t think of a more exciting prize to be honest – bring it on !!!

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  249. Paul Braithwaite says:

    Paul Braithwaite

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  250. Anthony Stott says:

    Anthony Stott.

    Gaming experience: Monopoly , Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble. :-)

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  251. Michael says:

    Just if i was older :@

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  252. Maciej Kryszynski says:

    Yes pleeeeease!

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  253. Robert says:

    Robert Orton

    I have always enjoyed sim racing, starting with Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix and progressing through Indycar, rFactor and now iRacing. I used to be handy in a go-kart too and I was always amazed at how speed gained from honing technique in a sim would directly translate to speed in the kart on a track. I can barely imagine what that must mean for the complexity of the simulators enjoyed by the F1 boys.

    Great competition!

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  254. David Hatton says:

    Count me in
    I have an interest in flight simulators and have been building my Bae hawk simulator for over 4 years now. Would love to see and chat to the F1 sim guys I.m also a licenced MSA karting clerk of the course so Motorsport is also a pasion of mine

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    1. David Hatton says:

      James could I withdraw from the competition as I,m unable to get time of work next week so would not want to deny someone else the chance of a win.

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  255. Jimbo says:

    Oh yes please, would make for an unforgetable experience! Driven lots of different racing games on the PC, but nothing I’m sure could top driving a full blown simulator!

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  256. Martin Theodorou says:

    This sounds amazing! Martin Theodorou.

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  257. James Purves says:

    James Purves

    Would love this!

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  258. Paul Bosher says:

    Yes please, would be fantastic.

    Veteran F1 Gamer (only aged 33)

    F1 Grand Prix, F1 GP2, F1 GP3, Playstation, Playstation 2 PSP and PS3 EA Sports all F1 games ever produced.

    Currently have a top ranking for online F1 2012. Looking forward to F1 2013 for Christmas!!

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  259. Gilles Gardner says:

    Gilles Gardner

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  260. Mark Johnson says:

    Would be awesome to try and to compare. This between my personal experience of using PC and Playstation Games in my own simulator at home.

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  261. Colin Warnock says:

    Colin Warnock. I have experience of playing F1 games. Although I know this will be a whole new experience.

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  262. John Allen says:

    John Allen.

    Very limited gaming experience……. Geoff Crammonds GP3 (remember that?) and F1 97 years and years ago when the kids were younger is about all I can muster!!!!

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  263. Adam Raffell says:

    Adam Raffell – love racing on F1 2013 and have always wanted to try a simulator.

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  264. MikeStewart says:

    Mike Stewart

    Fingers crossed! :-)

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  265. Nick Lansdell says:

    Nick Lansdell

    Finally a chance to prove how good I am :) great competition would love to do it!

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  266. Jamie Ramsamy says:

    Would love to enter.
    rFactor 1&2, Geoff Crammond’s GP1,2,3,4, F1 Challenge series, GTR 1 & 2, Life for Speed, and mostof the officially licensed F1 games.

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  267. Sam White says:

    Sam White

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  268. Carlos Miranda says:

    Carlos Miranda

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  269. Amit Bansal says:

    Amit Bansal

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  270. Kimonas says:

    Kimonas Stournaras. Played a bit with F1 2012 and was very good at cmr2. It’ll be craaazy to go through this experience!!!!

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  271. Knopjes says:

    Bert Knops

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    1. Knopjes says:

      I have 15 years of simracing experience (including racing competitively in online championships) with most of the following racing simulations: Grand Prix Legends, Nascar Racing 2002 & 2003 Season, iRacing, rFactor 1 & 2, Live For Speed, Netkar Pro and Assetto Corsa.

      Having done this a lot over the years I would love to have a chance to compare the differences between professional F1 simulation gear and what the racing enthusiast at home uses.

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  272. Andrew Ervin says:

    Andrew Ervin

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  273. Lee Rigby says:

    Lee Rigby

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  274. Pranesh Ganesh says:

    I have played a lot of racing sims. I do Go karting a lot and even managed to win some local races. Drove the Radical SST in yas marina and also the Ferrari F1 simulator in Ferrari world. Can’t imagine what a state of the art simulator would be like though!

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  275. Guillermo says:

    Guillermo Lopez

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  276. Nikolay Varbitzaliev says:

    WOW !!! I’m gonna win! 😀 :)

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  277. RobertS says:

    Robert Small

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    1. RobertS says:

      Raced on f1 2009. F1 2004 and Geoff crammonds gp3 on the pc.

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  278. Simon Kelly says:

    Fingers crossed!

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  279. Simon Kelly says:

    Simon Kelly

    (With name this time, wouldn’t like to lose on a technicality!)

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  280. Rein says:

    yes please! Regards Rein

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  281. Rich Cawthraw says:

    Rich Cawthraw

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  282. Seán Craddock says:

    Seán Craddock

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  283. Dan Kelly says:

    Quality prize!

    Good luck everyone!

    Dan Kelly

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  284. Aussie Rod says:

    Rod Pindar – Wow, what a prize James!

    I’ve been playing racing games/sims for as long as they have been around, in particular Geoff Crammond’s F1 series, Grand Prix Legends and now iRacing. Sim-racing is a great hobby that certainly allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the sport. Driving the Mercedes sim would take that to a whole new level. I’m jealous of the winners already!

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  285. Hi, I’d love to try the simulator.
    I have experience in F1 games and GT5.
    Thanks,

    Antonio Miguel

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  286. steve green says:

    Yes please

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  287. Roland says:

    Roland Grant.

    Sounds unbelievable!

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  288. Marlie says:

    At first glimpse i did not see any women fans on here.

    So, since I am one (woman and a big fan), I would really like to have a go (at the simulator !!!! )

    Please, pretty please?

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  289. Tom Power says:

    Wow, chalk me up. I love driving the nurburgring on Gran Turismo. Can we try Spa please?

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  290. Rob Prior says:

    Robert Prior – Great competition, how can anyone not enter!

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  291. Rob says:

    Rob Marwood

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  292. James Henderson says:

    James Henderson

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  293. Nick Garvie says:

    Awsome

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  294. James McNulty says:

    James McNulty

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  295. Karis Rundle says:

    Karis Rundle -a bit nifty on the mariokart circuits but totally hopeless on the f1 games it seems, well unless there are no other cars around and then I’m great!

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  296. Steve J says:

    Stephen Jones

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  297. Kelvin Nyambane says:

    Kelvin Nyambane

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  298. Dean Bailey says:

    Amazing competition!!!!

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  299. Kevin Shiel says:

    Can i be lucky for once?

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  300. Andy Masterman

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  301. Joel says:

    Hope I’m one of the lucky ones – Joel Dennison :)

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  302. Paul Gill says:

    Paul Gill – would love a chance to try this out round a few legendary circuits (wonder which one they will choose….!)

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  303. Jonathan says:

    Awesome – yes please!

    and a whole week to make travel arrangements that will please many – I’d walk it if I had to!

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  304. Peter Santamaria-Woods: count me in! Would be a MEGA prize!

    I have experience on pretty much every racing game there is :-)

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  305. James Pinkney says:

    James Pinkney – only chance to ever experience F1 for some one who couldn’t afford to kart as a child

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  306. Andrew Wu says:

    I would love a chance to try the F1 simulator!

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  307. Ian Maslen says:

    Awesome competition. I’ve been playing F1 sims on the pc over the years, starting with Geoff Crammonds GP2 in the 90’s. More recently it’s been Live For Speed.

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  308. Brian Lam says:

    Brian Lam!

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  309. Anthony Browne says:

    Yes please!!!

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  310. Ishaak says:

    Ishaak Ugradar

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  311. Tony Hedley says:

    Tony Hedley

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  312. Duncan Conway says:

    Good luck to all.

    Duncan Conway.

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  313. Scottie Simpson says:

    What an amazing competition. Hardcore racing gamer and multiple Australian karting champion, would be a dream come true. Go @aussiegrit and @danielricciardo!!!

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  314. philippe hansoul says:

    Philippe Hansoul. Dear God let me win this amazing price!!!

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  315. David Anes says:

    That’s really good news. Hope I will be the one =)

    Keep pushing JA.

    David Anes.

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  316. Shane Cotter says:

    Shane Cotter

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  317. Gary Hickman says:

    Wow what a prize. I’m a bit of a f1 nut and the idea
    Of driving a simulator is amazing it’s the closest you
    Can get to being a f1 driver. Just going to do extra time
    On the PS3 just in case I win

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  318. Mark Rodway says:

    Mark Rodway

    So far a 8 in 313 chance, those aren’t bad odds….

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  319. Des Murray says:

    Des Murray

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  320. Ryan Goodwin says:

    Yes please

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  321. Garry Mitchell says:

    Garry Mitchell

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  322. Bryan B says:

    Bryan .B

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  323. John cook says:

    Racing online with friends racing custom championships in the f1 games for 3 years. Also raced race 07 alot. Hundreds of hours on grand turismos. I am a nerdy game racer get me in there 😛

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  324. Richard Dreyer says:

    Best gaming achievement: Winning the Canadian Grand Prix in a Caterham in my rookie season. Pick me!

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  325. James Pyatt says:

    Ready and more than willing to travel from OZ.

    James Pyatt

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  326. Jack Lynch says:

    I have already found a buyer for my kidney to pay for the airfair from australia!

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  327. Ali Haji Babaei says:

    Dream would be to drive Monaco in a sim. Closest thing to real life I’ll probably get I reckon. I’ve had plenty of time playing the F1 games, but it doesn’t hit the sweet spot for me :\

    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please

    – Ali Haji Babaei

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  328. Juan Menendez says:

    Great competition. I’ve spent way too much time on PS3 F1 2010, 2011, and now 2013. Would love to try the simulator. Cheers.

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  329. Marc ward says:

    Count me in!! Marc ward!

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  330. Richard Schunemann says:

    This would be an absolute once in a life time experience!

    James please please pick me! Pick me!!! Richard Schunemann

    I do enjoy racing video games and I’m getting to grips with the new F1 2013 from codemasters!!!

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  331. Jorge Henriques says:

    Jorge Henriques

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  332. Simon fuller says:

    Simon fuller

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  333. Stephen Singh says:

    Stephen Singh

    I used to race quite a bit on rFactor as far as PC driving simulators go, and race on Gran Turismo from time to time.

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  334. Absolutely no gaming experience, only the real thing but never raced single seaters.
    Drove an ex-Post McLaren F1 at Aintree in 1987!
    Would be an honour and a privilege to be one of the winners to experience such an opportunity as this. Well done James for arranging!

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  335. Paul says:

    Paul Evans, please

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  336. Paul Davies says:

    Fingers crossed!

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  337. Ian Telford says:

    F1 fan since early 60’s. Fantasy world experience is rFactor, real world experience my 911 Turbo at Mosport International, Canada a few times each year. Oh and this would be fabulous on the day after my 67th birthday!

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  338. James Farish says:

    James Fsrish

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  339. Joakim Hermansson says:

    Pick me! Pick me! *rising my hand and snapping my fingers*

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  340. Tim Watson says:

    Would donate ANY body part for an opportunity…
    Tim Watson

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  341. Sammy says:

    Sammy Ciarlo
    Rfactor & F1 from Codemasters.

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  342. Andrew Hackett says:

    Andrew Hackett
    I’m a real fan of the Codemasters F1 and GRID racing series, especially online – there’s nothing quite like swapping paintwork (and bodyparts!) at high speed against other real folks

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  343. Michael Cassie says:

    Michael Cassie

    Now where’s that 4 leaf clover……

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  344. Sebastian Moreno says:

    This prize is Mega!!:)

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  345. Andrew Meyrick says:

    Andrew Meyrick

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  346. Joe Papp says:

    wow. this is a pretty cool contest!

    QUESTION: will we be allowed to take photos or video of ourselves in the simulator (as mementos, not for distribution)?

    [I just want to know if I should buy that new camera now, since I’m sure I’ll win! 😉 lol…]

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  347. Robert Fern says:

    Robert Fern

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  348. Dameon Deans says:

    Dameon Deans

    Id love to experience the Merc F1 simulator. Would be a dream come true.

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  349. Ian Bianchi says:

    Ian bianchi

    Sounds like fun

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  350. joseph failla says:

    Yes please! Im awesome in f1 2013 on ps3 :) Joseph Failla

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  351. Robin Venables says:

    Robin Venables

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  352. Mike Bottomley says:

    fingers crossed.

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  353. Nick Bradshaw says:

    Nick Bradshaw

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  354. Sean Sabourin says:

    Now this would be an experience to remember…

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  355. Phil Setrem says:

    Significant gaming experience mainly with Codemasters F1 series and Gran Tourismo.

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  356. jeffrey Xavier says:

    Woh. Amazing prize.

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  357. Chris Kirby says:

    Chris Kirby
    Play/Played most versions of F1 game, Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo

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  358. Gordon McDougall says:

    Gordon McDougall

    This would be epic beyond words! So far as gaming experience goes, I regularly play games like Forza and the Codemasters F1 series online. James, I’m counting on you to do the right thing!

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  359. Mark Gibbons says:

    Mark Gibbons
    Lots of real (Saloon car) and virtual race experience (GT, Forza, GSC, rFactor etc)!

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  360. Colin Coote says:

    Colin Coote

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  361. Mark Wesseling says:

    Mark Wesseling

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  362. Garry J. Berry says:

    My son, Johnathan, is the reining Vodafone British F1 Champion, he won this on a Ferrari simulator at the British GP a few years ago. His prize was a trip to the Italian GP as a guest of Ferrari, meeting & autographs session with Michael Schumacher & Rubens Barrichello, loads of Vodafone Ferrari merchandise & memorabilia, a Grandstand seat on the start/finish line & a place in the World Final in the GP Paddock competing against 16 winners & runners-up from 8 other countries (he came 8th, I think. A wonderful prize and experience.

    As Vodafone did not run the competition again he remains the undefeated Vodafone British F1 Champion to this day.

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  363. Paul Kurze says:

    Yes please!

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  364. Swapnil says:

    James, you don’t own a reindeer with a red nose by any chance do you?

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  365. Giovanni Tufo says:

    Giovanni Tufo

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  366. rumel ahmed says:

    Rumel Ahmed

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  367. William Russell says:

    William Russell.

    A lot of iRacing 😀

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  368. Gareth Evans says:

    Great looking forward to seeing you there!

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  369. Alasdair Eaves says:

    Alasdair Eaves

    Played various racing/driving games over the last 30 years from Chequered Flag and Turbo Esprit on 48k Spectrum to their modern equivalents on PS3 :-)

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  370. Boris Despot says:

    I’d even travel all the way from Australia for the chance.

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  371. Rich Prior says:

    Rich Prior

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  372. Dan Tyas says:

    Dan Tyas

    I regularly play on the F1 driving games on the xbox with a steering wheel and pedals, would be a privilege to try and drive in a real official F1 simulator.

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  373. paul martin says:

    yes please, i will have a bit of that.

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  374. Dave Lewis says:

    Only an hour from the factory for me.

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  375. Aaron Rattan says:

    Aaron Rattan
    I am pretty handy on the F1 games on the PS3!!!

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  376. Will Rowan says:

    Will Rowan

    wow, what a fabulous prize!

    I’ve many years of not-very-serious gaming history, from Geoff Crammond’s GP2 on a pentium pc & the classic Sega rally arcade sim, through to GT3, 4 & 5, via McRae, of course.

    Thanks to everybody involved for making this possible. I bet the winners will have an unforgettable experience…

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  377. Andrew Belson says:

    Andrew Belson

    God I want to drive one of these so bad. I play f1 2010, 2011 and 2012 on ps3 with a logitech driving force wheel and a custom (read: homemade) stand for the sofa so it feels closer to f1 style, can’t quite get my feet high enought though. I passed up on the chance to sit in a mclaren at silverstone 2 years ago as I wanted to go watch the practise session and the queue was gigantic for the rest of the day. I be so interested to see what it feels like in a real car. Please pick me!!!!!!!

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  378. Phillip Hughes says:

    Phillip hughes

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  379. Rayz says:

    I was planning to enter about ten times but I guess you guys would notice.
    So, I’ll simply hope my exotic surname will give me the edge.

    Raymond Raikkonen…….ahem… no thats not right,

    Raymond O Connell. Doesn’t have the same ring to it but I’d still love to go.

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  380. Chris Oldacre says:

    What an amazing opportunity. I have significant gaming experience (well… I played Dizzy Egg a lot in the ’80s) 😉

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  381. Dave Morris says:

    Dave Morris

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  382. Jon Wilde says:

    Jon Wilde

    I’d love to experience changing a car’s setup in a simulator. How would it be to see the impact of a new front wing!!

    (assuming I could actually manage a lap!)

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  383. Owen Brooker says:

    What an opportunity – fingers crossed!

    Owen Brooker

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  384. Khalid Abdulla says:

    This certainly is the best competition James, thanks for the chance!!

    Khalid Abdulla

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  385. Jonathan Kelk says:

    Jonathan Kelk

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  386. sc0tt39 says:

    Scott Wheeler.

    I’m a former kart racer (raced against Wheldon, Button, Davidson, amongst others), and I have had a session in the Pure Tech Racing (now Lets Race) simulator.

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  387. Mark Sinclair says:

    Mark Sinclair

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  388. Kevin Mckenzie says:

    Kevin Mckenzie

    Spend far too much time racing on F1 2012, rFactor and iRacing.

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    1. Kevin Mckenzie says:

      Kevin Mckenzie

      Spend far too much time racing on F1 2012, rFactor and iRacing.

      Wrong email address on first entry.

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  389. Allan Rolfe says:

    Me me me pick me :)
    Allan

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  390. Ebi Bozimo says:

    Awesome prize! Sign me up, please!

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  391. Gintaras Kuginys says:

    Gintaras Kuginys

    rFactor PC driving simulator and loads of Go-Karting real racing :) that would be a dream come through…

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  392. Marco Vismara says:

    15 years of PC simulation, from Grand Prix Legends to rFactor2, Live for Speed, NetKarPro, iRacing, will be trying Assetto Corsa next month.

    (Always too limited) Real life experience in Monza and other Italian club track with F3, Lotus Elise, and your Munchen competitor M car…

    Ultimate goal: finding the sweet spot in correlation between virtual and real

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  393. Toby Richards says:

    What a fantastic opportunity!

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  394. John says:

    John Ly

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  395. Stickymart says:

    Martin Stickley

    This would be a dream!

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  396. Stephen O'Keeffe says:

    Thanks for bringing us such a great opportunity. One of the best prizes ever surely.

    Stephen O’Keeffe

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  397. Edel Harrington says:

    Edel Harrington

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  398. Andy Knight says:

    Andy Knight

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  399. Tom Wheeler says:

    Tom Wheeler

    Usually in the top ~5% on driving game leaderboards. Not the 0.0000005% required to be an F1 star but enough to have fun!

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  400. Giles Vidgeon says:

    Giles Vidgeon

    What an amazing opportunity for the lucky 8 people! Good Luck to all!

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  401. What a absolutely smashing prize – sign me up please!

    Anthony

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  402. Trevor Gant says:

    Great prize no gaming experience but raced in the 80s an 90s great fun.
    Thanks team James for arranging it

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  403. Leah O'Dwyer says:

    Truth or Lies

    Started using Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix on something called an Amiga, must be more than 20 years ago (won the first WC against my brother !!) couple others since then, most recently F1 2011. Also GT4 and 5. Some racing kart experience as well (Rotax Max) mostly testing but handy enough :)

    Can actually make the 28th, so fingers crossed. Best of luck everyone, it really is a great prize for all dedicated fans.

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  404. Johannes Fuchs says:

    I would love the chance to embarrass myself in the Simulator :-)

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  405. A truly once in a lifetime opportunity. Chris

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  406. Chris Pichowicz says:

    Chris Pichowicz

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  407. Mark says:

    Mark Sherlock

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  408. Peter Withers says:

    Peter Withers

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  409. muneeb says:

    Yes Please, would absolutely love it….

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  410. UncleZen says:

    Count me in.
    Brett Roberts

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  411. David Woodthorpe-Evans says:

    Wow, what a prize.

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  412. Peter Catton says:

    Wow great competition, Good at karting, not much gaming experience but would love to try.
    Thank you

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  413. K Yeung says:

    K Yeung

    Would be fantastic prize!

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  414. Jon says:

    Jon Walters

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  415. Ambrogio Galbusera says:

    Ambrogio Galbusera

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  416. Derek Ekins says:

    My gaming CV is as follows:
    Flight Simulators – Frequently played between 1988 and 2002
    Gran Turismo – Played frequently between 1997 and 2002.

    What happened in 2002 you ask? I entered my first phase of retirement (from gaming) and started work. I would be perfectly willing to come out of retirement should the need arise!

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  417. Czarnikjak says:

    Amazing, amazing experience!
    What if I’m faster then Lewis? Will they offer me f1 seat?? :)

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  418. Michael Van Treeck says:

    Michael Van Treeck

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  419. Benjamin Mould says:

    Benjamin Mould

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  420. Andy says:

    Andy Butcher

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  421. Jason Norwood says:

    Lewis and Nico might have to start thinking about looking for some backers and becoming pay drivers when Merc see how much faster I am than them 😛

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  422. Craig Wright says:

    Amazing prize, count me in!

    I was Lead Programmer on F1 2009 Wii & PSP. Would love to see and experience in person what’s possible with top-spec hardware and a huge budget.

    Craig Wright

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  423. Matthew Battison says:

    Matthew Battison

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  424. Jeremy James says:

    As a long time F1 enthusiast, I’d love to do this

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  425. Stephen O'Keeffe says:

    Thanks for this great opportunity. Surely one of the best prizes ever!

    Stephen O’Keeffe

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  426. Matthew Taylor says:

    Matthew Taylor

    I think this has to be the best F1 prize you could ever offer. My gaming experience is limited as I never have time to play games these days.

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  427. Matt Hoyle says:

    Matt Hoyle

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  428. Richie says:

    Richie Hetherington

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  429. Paul Stocker says:

    Paul Stocker.

    Occasional Gran Turismo and F1 game player. Though i dont think that would help.

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  430. Snowy says:

    Awesome prize – here’s hoping.

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  431. Luis Rodrigues says:

    That would be a “little” improvement from my F1-2013 game with my Logitech G25 wheel :-)
    Mind that I’m just a nearly 38 year old kid, so this would be a much welcomed 38th birthday present 😉 Well done James.

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  432. Abhay Saxena says:

    Abhay Saxena. Good luck to me !

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  433. Neil Harper says:

    Incredible – yes please!! :-)

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  434. Eoin Sinclair says:

    Unbelievable prize! Amazing that you’ve got a ful day in the simulatoe for James Allen on F1 readers but I’d love to have a go on a proper F1 sim!

    Lunch too…

    Fingers crossed.

    Eoin Sinclair

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  435. Jeremy Lock says:

    What an amazing prize !! Would love to win it.

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  436. Iain Salteri says:

    Iain Salteri

    I just came 2nd in an rfactor competition here in Australia, missing out on first place (and a seat in a real race car) by not very much! This would be a dream come true – visiting the UK and the Mercedes factory would be incredible!

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  437. James England says:

    James England

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  438. mike cullom says:

    Mike Cullom

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  439. Ian de Vere says:

    wow, I’d love to win this!

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  440. Daniel Spiller says:

    Daniel Spiller

    (every extremity now crossed)

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  441. Andy Brown says:

    Please pick me 😉

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  442. Sarfraz Rajwadkar says:

    Last F1 game I played was Geoff Crammon GP4!

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    1. Sarfraz Rajwadkar says:

      typo, meant Geoff Crammond GP4!

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  443. Sawraj Basi says:

    Sawraj Basi

    Played Gran Turismo in automatic mode.

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  444. Emile Gijselinckx says:

    Would love to test the Mercedes Simulator. Have experience with pc simultors like rFactor, GTR2 and netKarPro. This is an opportunity. Very cool !

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  445. JJ Gray says:

    JJ Gray – Play a lot of Gran turismo 5 and have 6 on pre-order! Also played the F1 games a fair bit.

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  446. wdf2 says:

    Tim Walters. An American living in Germany — this event could use a little international flavor!

    Haven’t spent a lot of time on computer driving games lately, but I was brilliant on arcade racing games many years ago. While in grad school, the local pub had a racing competition every Monday night, with the winner receiving $40 in house credit. On more than one occasion that was allowed me to eat for the week!

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  447. Ramón Winkel says:

    Ramón Winkel

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  448. Patrick McKegney says:

    Patrick McKegney.

    Play some PS3 racing games (the recent F1 games & Gran Tourismo) & been on a few track days, but nothing beyond that!

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  449. Martin Bradley says:

    Martin Bradley

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  450. Bernhard Meininger says:

    Been playing racing games since I was little. Currently I’m on Gran Turismo, and made it to the national finals of GT Academy in 2012.

    Trying the simulator would be a chance of a lifetime!

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  451. Steve Williams says:

    I’m pretty handy at F1 2013 if that helps….

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  452. Stu Meech says:

    Stu Meech

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  453. Tony Morgan says:

    Tony Morgan,

    What a fantastic prize, my only experience is on arcade games but I would love the chance to progress from arm chair expert!

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  454. Nick Young says:

    Nick Young – gaming experience… Hmmm, mariokart I used to be pretty good at.

    Enjoy plating the Codemasters F1 games but can’t say I’m brilliant at them! :)

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  455. Mad Marz says:

    Martin Rosser
    What a great competition James.
    I love playing the F1 games but this would just be on another level

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  456. CarlH says:

    Carl Higgins

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  457. Chitranshu says:

    I love F1. It feels like a dream, not a competition that is about becoming true.

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  458. Ben Allen says:

    Ben Allen, my first F1 game was back in the eighties on the Amstrad!
    http://www.mobygames.com/game/cpc/formula-1-simulator

    I have played anything I can with cars since, console, PC, tablet and phone… I even made my own gaming chair for my wheel and peddle setup ;p Yes I am an IT and F1 nerd… 😀

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  459. Ajay Johal says:

    I just love cars.

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  460. Kyle Stephens says:

    Kyle Stephens.

    This sounds amazing! Virtual world, I’m a Gran Turismo fanatic. In real life, I race karts competitively!

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  461. JD says:

    Joel Dingle

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  462. Derek Henderson says:

    Sounds Good to me!

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  463. Bren Fraher says:

    Bren Fraher

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  464. Tom Carpenter says:

    Tom Carpenter

    Fantastic competition. I’d love to see how racing simulations have come on since my introduction to Geoff Crammond’s Revs in 1984!.

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  465. Robert Szucs says:

    Robert Szucs

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  466. Joe Poljski says:

    Joe Poljski

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  467. Wouter says:

    I have plenty of experience with Gran Turismo 4 & 5 and the Red Bull X2010 if it helps. :)

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  468. Michel van Eunen says:

    Name: Michel van Eunen
    Age: 33
    Sim experience:
    – GT 1 – 5 (PlayStation)
    – Geoff Grammonds GP1 – GP4 (PC)

    Hundreds and hunderds of hours in total!

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  469. Phil Davies says:

    Phil Davies

    I used to have a Mercedes and so I’m keen to see how a new one compares :p

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  470. Alex Lukic says:

    Alex Lukic

    Fantastic competition and what an opportunity! As a life-long F1 fan this would be the most incredible experience, especially as I have been a massive Lewis Hamilton fan since he burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion in 2007 so seeing his team’s factory and the simulator he trains on would be out of this world.

    No ‘gaming’ experience other than on a Playstation but I have driven a single seater at Silverstone if that helps?!

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  471. Joseph Cowan says:

    Joseph Cowan

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  472. Alyn Davies says:

    Can’t imagine anything that would be better than this other than real drive.

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  473. Carl Sheen says:

    Carl Sheen

    Much wasted time video game experience for many many years from the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix Games to Mario Kart and everything inbetween. Currently looking forward to Forza 5 and Project Cars.

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  474. Luciano Lobo says:

    Hi James

    Great site and great promotion!!!

    Would sell my PS3 and XBox to afford the trip.

    All the best

    Luciano

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  475. Andrew says:

    Yes Please – pick me!

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  476. Huw Burford-Taylor says:

    What a great birthday present this would be! Here’s hoping.

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  477. Tony Bale says:

    What an opportunity….
    Fantastic

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  478. Dai Dactic says:

    Nothing compares to Suzuka or the Nordschleife on Forza Motorsport . . .

    Shamefully, they’ve dropped those circuits for the latest edition . . .

    Hopefully MercSIM can fill the void.

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  479. Adam Wright says:

    Adam Wright

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  480. James v B says:

    Done some karting, GT5 and F1 2013 on PS3, but what really presses my buttons is fuel saving and tyre management… 😉 Yes please, sounds like a fantastic day out!

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  481. daniel mcbride says:

    Daniel McBride

    I don’t play games on computers, but I used to go to buckmore park and It was great, the simulator would be awsome

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  482. Paul says:

    Paul Lewis

    Proud to have crashed pretty much every simulated race car on the gaming market….But also have been frequently heard to say to myself (quoting Webber on Top Gear) “I drove like a God”

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  483. Billy Maddison says:

    Billy Maddison

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  484. Phupinder Roopra says:

    Phupinder Roopra

    Played Gran Turismo since GT1 along with many f1 games.

    Regular user of fore feedback wheels such as the Logitech G27

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  485. Campbell Waddell says:

    Campbell Waddell

    Amazing competition. I was multiple World Champion at Microprosse Grand Prix on the Amiga but doubt that is the sort of experience you are after! I do enjoy the new F1 games on the PC as well though.

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  486. Gethin Thomas says:

    Awesome!

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  487. Rich Gibbons says:

    Rich Gibbons

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  488. Nathan Satchell says:

    Yes please!

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  489. Phil Shotton says:

    Phil Shotton, this sounds amazing!! :)

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  490. Stuart Bennett says:

    Fantastic competition.

    Have