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F1 on pole position at Go Motorsport Live!

Formula One will be back at Silverstone seven days after the British Grand Prix when some of Britain’s world-class F1 teams lend their support to the Motor Sports Association’s inaugural Go Motorsport Live! open day on Sunday 7 July.

With free public access, Go Motorsport Live! has been introduced as part of National Motorsport Week to encourage more people to get involved in all areas of motor sport. A wide range of enthusiastic motor clubs, championships, teams and other organisations will provide displays and offer advice to help newcomers get started in the sport, whether as a competitor, volunteer or spectator.

While most of the focus will be on promoting grass roots activities such as AutoSolos, Trials and Navigational Rallies, Formula One still represents the pinnacle of the sport and, with eight of the 12 F1 teams based in the UK, the industry is one of this country’s biggest success stories.

Visitors to Go Motorsport Live! will not only be able to see one of the Marussia F1 Team’s cars up close but they will also have the chance to win factory visits to both the Sahara Force India and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One teams. Sahara Force India is situated opposite the entrance to Silverstone and will be offering 50 lucky visitors a unique opportunity to visit the F1 team’s headquarters on the day. There will also be a chance for four Go Motorsport Live! visitors to win a factory tour at Mercedes AMG F1 at a later date.

As a further attraction to Formula One fans, Silverstone will be offering hot laps on the southern section of its full Grand Prix circuit as well as tours of its imposing new Wing pits complex – home to the world’s top teams and drivers just seven days earlier. Visitors will even be offered the chance to stand on the F1 podium.

“Although Go Motorsport Live! is about showing people how accessible and affordable grass roots motor sport can be, F1 will always be a major draw card,” said MSA Chief Executive Nick Bunting. “We are very grateful to Sahara Force India, Mercedes AMG Petronas and Marussia F1 Team for their welcome contributions to Go Motorsport Live! I’m sure they will contribute to the success of this inaugural event.”

Public admittance to Go Motorsport Live! is free but visitors need to pre-register in advance for their entry ticket. More than 1,000 people have already done so using the simple form at

Image: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

14 June 2013