Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands opened its doors yesterday to host a free Formula One day for fans of the sport.
Powered by Mercedes-Benz featured McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen doing demonstration laps in a 2008-spec car. Their runs also included a full compliment of powerslides, burnouts and doughnuts on the Brooklands circuit’s wet circle.
Not to be outdone, Anthony Davidson in the Brawn GP car followed suit, while McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa did high-speed demonstration laps in F1’s Mercedes SL63 AMG safety car.
Alexander Sim ran his F3 Euro Series single-seater around the circuit, as did DTM drivers Jamie Green and Paul di Resta in their respective machines.
Former McLaren drivers Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard were on hand to drive around Brooklands in various AMG cars, but even their efforts were overshadowed by several performances from AMG’s own Silver Arrows display team on the wet circle.