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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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Warren DIckinson

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Juan Carlos (JC) Agoglia

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

3

Love to win this it would make my life lol

4

Would be a good day out! 🙂

5

Darren swift

6

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.

7

Lee Thompson

8

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

9

please would like to enter

10

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

11

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

12

Would be briliant

13

Awesome prize for some lucky people!!!

14

Yes please, count me in!

15

Andreas Negussie

16

Beat's Forza 🙂

17

Sign me up!!! Am in!!!

And a Mercedes Supporter 🙂

18

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

19

I would like to be in

20

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

21

What an awesome competition, fingers crossed!

22

What an awesome competition, fingers crossed

23

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 😀

24

Sign me Up!!!!!!!

25

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.

27

Taran Sura

28

Would love this prize!! Pick meeeeeeee!

29

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.

30

What a prize! Good luck people

31

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!!!

32

would be my dream to do this

33

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

34

Would be a dream to be picked for this.

35
Jonathan Mansfield

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.

36

Hi nice competition

37

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

38

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!! 🙂

39

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.

40

Wow what a competition! Fingers crossed.

41

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

42

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 !!!!!!

43

This would be amazing

44
Farsad Jalalabadi

Big Mercedes and Gran Turismo fan since Gran Turismo 3

45

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

46

What a dream prize, if only!

47

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!

48

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!

49

Would be a dream as I've come to realise ill never drive a real f1 car 🙂

50

Ranbir Arora

Would LOVE to win this! Amazing competition

51

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

52

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

53

Hope it 's me that gets picked

54

Would love to do it!!

55

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

56

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

57

Wow, amazing competition!

I'm pretty handy on MarioKart if that helps 😉

58

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!

59

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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David Jones-Bierton

This really is a boss prize

61

Bjorn Sodergard

62

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!

63

Yes please..

Wade Lavery.

64

What an amazing competition!

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

Thanks

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Phil Waddell

66

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!

67

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

68

Bart Williams

69

Sounds like fun - yes please 🙂

70

Perry Brown

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Harrison Vrbanjac

Harrison Vrbanjac

72

sounds amazing..

73

Paul Denman

74

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

75

Thanks, I have gaming experience only on Wii and PC

76

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

77

Sounds fantastic, me please!

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Rob Horton

80

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

81

Excellent competition, count me in!! 🙂

82

What a great prize. Fingers crossed!

83

Great competition! Thanks!

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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!

85

Looks like an incredible opportunity!

86

I would like to enter! Have some gaming experience!

87

Mathew Dunn

What a fantastic prize!

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Craig Cove-Burrell

AMG Mercedes simulator competition

89

What a treat!

Craig D

90

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!

We met at the Senna filming in London.

Would love to do this.

91

Yes, please! Totally awesome prize.

Johan Sterenberg

92

A dream day out!

93

Thanks for the competitions on your website 🙂

94

Yes please James. What a fantastic opportunity!

96

Sounds amazing!

97

Competition entry

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Yes please!

99

Fantastic opportunity! Daniel Taylor

100

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

101

George Alaimo

102

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.

103

More karting experience than gaming experience, pleeeeeeeeease let me have a go in the simulator 🙂

104

Ross Browm

105

Jake Ferdinand

106

Count me in!

D

107

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!

108

Ben Akhurst

109

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 !!!

110

Andrew Hibberd

111

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

Cheers

112

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

114

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.

115

Joe White

116

Ken Speirs - once in a lifetime opportunity 😉

117

Wow what a comp.

118

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

119

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

120

Great prize!

121

Austin McAlonan

122

G27 wheel and pedals playing f1 games on ps3

123

Guil Nascimento! - this is wicked!!!

124

Hope I'll be part of the event =)

125

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!

126

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.

127

Would be so cool to try it out!

128

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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Byron breaker-Rolfe

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

130

This is a fantastic prize!

131

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

132

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

134

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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Dominic Churchill

Competition entry

136

I would like to go to England... 😉

137

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

138

DE Bart De Pauw:d?

139

Pick me lol!!

140

Pleeeease let me win the competition!

141

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.

142

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. 🙂

143

Bart Stroobants

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

144

Me! Me! Me!

145

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

146

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

Katie Rawlinson

147

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

148

Some F1 experience 🙂

149

Lez Martin

150

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

151

Engineering - Oxford Brookes University

152

Excellent prize.

153

🙂 I can only pray

154

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

155

What a great competition. Thanks James.

Liam Gillon

156

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

157

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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Antti Pirttimäki

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

159

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

160

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.

162

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

164

Chris Baker

chb4056@hotmail.com

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Clifford Campbell

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...

166

Viktor Bognar

167

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.

168

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!!

169

Great Competition - Only experience is F1 2012 on PS3!

170

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!

171

Tarun Luthra

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

172

james murphy

173

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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Stephen richardson

Please

175

Excellent day to see inside a top team

176

Me Me Me Me!!

177

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

178

Ian Costa

This is such a great competition! Thanks!

179

Shotgun

180

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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Daniel Munro

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Joe clarke

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Cormac Mac Artain

God bless UBS

184

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.

185

Hi James

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

186

Please let me win 🙂

Jamie

187

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.

188

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!

189

Darren munford

190

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? 😉

191

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.

192

Ben Spearpoint

193

Daniel Hale!

194

Greeks hoping!

195

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

Many thanks

196

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.

197

Oh yes please.......

199

Cliff kendall

200

Mike Geelan

201

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

202

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!! 🙂

203

Filip Djordjevic

Ljubice Odadzic 16, Zrenjanin, Serbia

filip.cofi.djordjevic@gmail.com

204

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.

205

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.

206
Darren Montgomery

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

207

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

208

Definitely interested in this! Thanks for the opportunity James.

209

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!

210

Bartosz

baartosz.o@gmail.com

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Adam Taylor

212

David Hastings

Would love to win a place on this amazing experience.

213

David Green

214

Pick me, pick me!

215

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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Competition entry

217

Grant Harvey

Pick me pleaseeee!!!

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

218

Neil Morton.

What an incredible experience this would be!

No gaming experience.

219

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

220

Ian west

221

Jon Wade

222

Yes please! I would love it! 🙂

223

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

224

Pete Swann

225

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)

226

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 🙂

227

Great competition

Experienced on Codemaster's F1 series with Xbox

228

Enter please,

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

229

Mark Donnell

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Matthew Hadfield

231

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!

232
Rick van der Weerd

Wooww, amazing stuff!

Rick van der Weerd

233

Do I need a helmet?

234

James Deans

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Jamie Cottage

236

Great prize James

I think you said it was my turn to win!!!

237

Yes please!!!!

Paul Young.

238

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!

239

Dan Sharp

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Emanuele Lecchi

May the luckiest win!

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hamish macdonald

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

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Edward Valentine

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Ready

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Inder Mittal

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Pick me 🙂 Sean cleary

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Me please!

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

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Great prize!

Murilo Lelis

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Alex Dylikowski

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Patrik sandström

Yes please!

Patrik Sandström

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Shane Wood

Yes please sir James Allen of f1-ness

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Matt Dwyer

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

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Mark Connop

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

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Truly amazing opportunity.

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Wow, this s the one to win!

James Canvin

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Me! Please.

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What a fantastic competition. Thanks.

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Jonthan Burnett

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Jonathan Burnett

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Colin Paterson

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

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

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Great competition James! Best of luck to everyone.

Dave Jones

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Darren C

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Amazing Experience!!

Gemma Martin

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My hat in the ring.

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Oh boy, what a prize…!

Ian Williams

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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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That would be amazing to try

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Casual gamer, beginning with Geoff Crammond's Revs on a BBC Micro! Now Enjoying F1 2013 🙂

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Daniel Reid

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Sounds like an awesome chance. Yes please!

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

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Alexander Hewitt

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John Nicholas

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

Stuart Barr

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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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Hope i win, the prize sounds amazing

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Brendan Young

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Would love to take part 😀

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Vic Ibrahim

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Matt Jones

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Sam Hurst

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Dan Tyler

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Incredible opportunity once again!

Matt Devenish

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Karl Jin

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Fantastic prize, worth a shot!

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

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Let's av a go

Mat Evans

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

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Mike Jones

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

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What an amazing experience this would be!!

Simon Biles

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Rodney Lendore

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Kevin Kinsella

Built own sim.. t500

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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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Neil Bailey

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Niki Denton

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Kenny wynants

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Is there a height limit? I'm 6'3"!!

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Can't think of a more exciting prize to be honest - bring it on !!!

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Paul Braithwaite

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Anthony Stott.

Gaming experience: Monopoly , Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble. 🙂

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Just if i was older :@

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Maciej Kryszynski

Yes pleeeeease!

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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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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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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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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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This sounds amazing! Martin Theodorou.

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James Purves

Would love this!

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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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Gilles Gardner

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

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

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Mike Stewart

Fingers crossed! 🙂

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Nick Lansdell

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

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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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Sam White

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Carlos Miranda

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Amit Bansal

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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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Bert Knops

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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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Andrew Ervin

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Lee Rigby

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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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Guillermo Lopez

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Nikolay Varbitzaliev

WOW !!! I'm gonna win! 😀 🙂

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Robert Small

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

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Fingers crossed!

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Simon Kelly

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

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yes please! Regards Rein

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Rich Cawthraw

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Seán Craddock

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Quality prize!

Good luck everyone!

Dan Kelly

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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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Hi, I'd love to try the simulator.

I have experience in F1 games and GT5.

Thanks,

Antonio Miguel

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Yes please

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Roland Grant.

Sounds unbelievable!

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

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

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James Henderson

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Awsome

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James McNulty

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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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Stephen Jones

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Kelvin Nyambane

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Amazing competition!!!!

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Can i be lucky for once?

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Hope I'm one of the lucky ones - Joel Dennison 🙂

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

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I would love a chance to try the F1 simulator!

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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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Brian Lam!

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