National Motorsport Week: F1 factory visits

UK Formula One Supports National Motorsport Week
It was confirmed today (Thursday 9 June) that all eight UK-based Formula One teams will be opening their doors to the public to promote National Motorsport Week, which takes place from 25 June to 3 July 2011.
Backed by the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the UK’s governing body of motorsport, and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), National Motorsport Week exists both to highlight the UK’s on-going world-leading role in all areas of international motor sport as well as to showcase the wide range of opportunities open to enthusiasts at grass roots level throughout the country. 
Over the course of National Motorsport Week, all manner of activities from promotions to open days and taster days will be taking place up and down the country, hosted by motor clubs, businesses, venues and teams to help drive awareness of, and engagement in motorsport. 
As the prominent element of this week of activity, all eight UK-based Formula One outfits will be opening their doors to the public through a series of promotions intended to provide a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes operations of a grand prix team.
The initiative illustrates not only the fact that the vast majority of F1 teams are located in Britain but also the successes for British drivers at the pinnacle of the sport. Since the formation of the FIA Formula One World Championship, UK teams have notched up an unrivalled tally of 34 Constructors’ Championships (next best is Italy with 16 titles) while Britain also has produced more F1 World Champions than any other nation with ten title winners; Brazil and Finland are next up with three each.

Emphasising this global superiority during the course of National Motorsport Week, a series of factory tours to Red Bull Racing (Milton Keynes), Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (Woking), Lotus Renault GP (Enstone), MERCEDES GP PETRONAS (Brackley), Force India (Silverstone), AT&T Williams (Wantage), Team Lotus (Hingham) & Marussia Virgin Racing (Sheffield) will be on offer via the website.

Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the MSA, said: “We are delighted that the eight UK-based F1 teams are leading National Motorsport Week from the front by opening their doors to the public, particularly at the height of their busiest period around the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the British Grand Prix.
“While their participation helps to underline the UK’s leadership in international motor sport, National Motorsport Week is about much more than Formula One; it’s about people getting out there and getting involved in motor sport for the first time.”
Similar plans involving the UK’s premier rally teams and other prominent motor sport teams, companies and operators will be announced shortly. 


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Amongst a range of other promotions and opportunities during National Motorsport Week, UK-based Formula One teams will be offering the chance to get behind the scenes with factory tours via the MSA’s website on the following dates:-

June 25
Win a tour to the Virgin Racing factory in Sheffield (for fulfillment July 1st)
June 26
Win a tour of the Williams F1 factory at Grove, Wantage and passes to attend the Williams F1 Race Day for the Singapore or Monza GP
June 27
Win a tour to the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes
June 28
Win a tour of the Lotus Renault factory at Enstone
June 29
Win a tour to the Team Lotus Factory in Hingham, Norfolk
June 30
Win a tour of the Force India factory at Silverstone plus two passes for the Force India VIP British GP partner event
July 1
Win a tour of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS factory at Brackley

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