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Mansell and Herbert to get F1 outings at Silverstone 02 Jul 2007

Nigel Mansell (GBR) Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari F430 FIA GT Championship, Rd2, Silverstone, England, 4 May 2007. World © Bumstead/Sutton Johnny Herbert (GBR) MF1 Sporting Relations Manager. Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, British Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Silverstone, England, 10 June 2006. World © Sutton

Former race winners Nigel Mansell and Johnny Herbert will get back behind the wheel of a Formula One car at next weekend’s British Grand Prix. The two veterans have been lined up by BMW Sauber to demonstrate the team's car at Silverstone.

Mansell, Herbert and the F1.07 will be the star attraction in BMW Sauber’s Pit Lane Park, the team’s high-tech theme park designed to get fans even closer to Formula One racing.

Ex-world champion Mansell, who won the British Grand Prix four times between 1986 and 1992, will drive the car on Friday, while Herbert, victorious at Silverstone in 1995, will be in the cockpit on Saturday. BMW Sauber test driver Sebastian Vettel will take over for Sunday’s final runs.

Entry to the park area, which will be located behind the Becketts grandstand, is free. As well as the aforementioned demonstration drives, the programme will include first-hand experiences for fans, such as changing wheels at a pit stop or competing on a race simulator.