McLaren men prepare to star with their cars 05 Nov 2003
All four of McLaren's Formula One drivers will be in action this Saturday (November 8) at Mercedes' traditional, season-ending 'Stars and Cars' event. Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard, plus test drivers Alexander Wurz and Pedro de la Rosa will all participate in demonstration runs at the German company's Stuttgart-Unterturkheim plant.
The McLaren foursome will be joined by other drivers from Mercedes-Benz's various 2003 motorsport campaigns, including four-times DTM champion Bernd Schneider and his series rivals Christijan Albers, Marcel Fassler and former Grand Prix star Jean Alesi.
The free event, which is open to the public, is always a big hit with drivers and spectators alike. "I look forward to meeting thousands of enthusiastic fans," Raikkonen told the official Mercedes web site.
A wide variety of past and present machinery will feature in the day's programme, with all drivers also due to give public interviews and autographs. Other highlights will be a pit-stop competition between the McLaren Formula One crew and their DTM counterparts, and the appearance of the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren road car and the famous SLR racers from the 1950s.