Mercedes puts on formula one events

Mercedes is selling tickets for Formula One race-day events, allowing people to be a driver or passenger on a special track.

Most of the F1 races will be broadcast live from Merecedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.

Customers can visit the Brooklands venue during races and experience for themselves the thrill of fast driving on a racetrack, with the added thrill of momentarily not having to worry about car insurance .

People can pay £15 for the experience, as well as have a look at the View Suspended II exhibition which shows the component parts of a formula one car.

The exhibit has 3,200 pieces and aims to show the inner workings of such a finely tuned vehicle, although the model is not complete.

Cars which have raced in past formula one competition will also be on show, including Mika Hakkinen's 1999 championship-winning McLaren and the first F1 vehicle driven competitively by Lewis Hamilton, alongside Fernando Alonso (the 2007 McLaren).

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