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Dynamo Magician Vs David Coultard – Updated With Official Video

Dynamo V Coultard
Mercedes-Benz UK has teamed up with renowned magician, Dynamo and Formula One legend David Coulthard to complete a unique challenge involving a blindfolded dynamo, and a fire-laden run in an SL 63 AMG…

The Mercedes-Benz campaign launches tonight (1st August) at 22:00, with footage of the astonishing feat available on www.DynamoVCoulthard.com, following the TV premiere on Watch at 21:00 during the final episode of ‘Dynamo: Magician Impossible’.

Theres not a lot of information about whats going to happen but it involves the Bradfords answer to Paul Daniels with David Coultard looking rather puzzled.

Who Knows it might be sponsored by Pirelli so there may be some unexpected fireworks and tyres fitted the wrong way round…

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Silverstone Race Track Days

Silverstone was opened as a World War Two airfield in 1943, near the leafy village of the same name. Once the war had ended in 1945 Britain was left with a number of redundant airfields but without a major race track Donington Park was still a military vehicle storage depot, Brooklands had been sold off, Crystal Palace was in a state of disrepair and Brands Hatch was still under-developed.

The Royal Automobile Club was interested in Silverstone as a potential site and approached the Air Ministry in 1948 and a lease was arranged. At this time the centre of Silverstone Circuit was a farm producing cereal crops and also a piggery so the RAC employed farmer James Wilson Brown to create the first Grand Prix circuit at the site and gave him just two months to build it.

Now in 2011 the newly renovated paddock and pits and the addition of the new “Arena” section has made sure that Silverstone remains the home of British Formula 1 and won MotoGP from Donnington.

Also one of the improved offering is the addition of a well operated Track Club track day to offer you the famous Silverstone experience. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned veteran, have your own car or want to hire a car from the Silverstone Fleet, Silverstone Track Days allows you to test and hone your skills on multiple circuit configurations and enjoy a whole host of other benefits.

Not only do you and your guest (2 passes) get free drinks and food throughout the day, You might even be lucky enough to drive a new car from the many invited manufacturers.

For more information please call Julie Hartfield on 0844 3728 235 or email trackdays@silverstone.co.uk. Find full details here: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/track/track-club/


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Mercedes GP Petronas Team Presentation Stuttgart

Today, the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher along with team management Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Norbert Haug were introduced to guests with a presentation and press conference.

Over 600 guests, including 200 media representatives and 200 Mercedes-Benz employees, visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum, one of the biggest and most famous car museums in the world, to see the launch of the team and the unveiling of the new Silver Arrows livery. Mercedes-Benz employees from the company’s manufacturing plants in Untertürkheim and Sindelfingen, 100 of whom were invited for their outstanding performances and 100 selected through a popular internal draw, also had the opportunity to take their first look at the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.

The event opened with a welcome speech by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars before Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg presented the new Silver Arrows livery for the 2010 season on last year’s car. The team’s 2010 car, the MGP W01, will make its track debut at the first Formula One test in Valencia on Monday 1 February, with the 2010 Formula One season starting in Bahrain on 14 March.

The new silver and green livery creates a true marriage between the heritage of the Silver Arrows and the team’s title partner PETRONAS. The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 race car to fulfil weight regulations (750kg formula) and the silver colour of the aluminium surface of the car appeared. This season, with the return of the Silver Arrows, the MGP W01 will shine in silver combined with a flow of iridescent silver shading. On the nose and on other parts of the car traces of black carbon fibre visible are visible – a reminder of the first Silver Arrow of 1934.