Mansell and Herbert to get F1 outings at Silverstone 02 Jul 2007
Former race winners Nigel Mansell and Johnny Herbert will get back behind the wheel of a Formula One car at next weekends 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 Saubers Pit Lane Park, the teams 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 Sundays 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.