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Hamilton and Kovalainen to attend Brooklands Festival 28 May 2008

(L to R): Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) McLaren and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Turkish Grand Prix, Race Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Sunday, 11 May 2008 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) McLaren MP4/23 .
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Turkish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Saturday, 10 May 2008 Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/23.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 25 May 2008

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will make an appearance at next month’s Brooklands Motoring Festival in the UK. Hamilton and Kovalainen will wow spectators driving a McLaren Formula One car at the ‘Double Twelve’ event, which takes place on June 28-29.

“The festival will be a great chance to see Heikki and I perform in a relaxed environment before the British Grand Prix the following weekend,” said Hamilton. “It's a fantastic warm-up to the race there really is nothing like the support of your home crowd to get you in the right frame of mind.”

The two-day event has been jointly organised by Mercedes-Benz World and Brooklands Museum, and over the weekend the British driver and his Finnish counterpart will make a number of appearances on the modern handling circuits at the historic track in Weybridge, Surrey.

“We are both looking forward to driving at Brooklands, the birthplace of motor racing,” added Kovalainen. “It is the opportunity of a lifetime to follow in the footsteps of many racing legends where so many records were made and broken.”

Sir Stirling Moss will also be in attendance during the Festival, while competitors in the Concours d'Elegance will perform a series of driving tests before being judged by a panel of experts on the appearance of their vehicles.

In addition to the on-track action, a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows Display Team show and a Blue Eagles helicopter display are set to thrill the crowds from the air.