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F1 helps to celebrate National Motorsport Week

F1 helps to celebrate National Motorsport Week

This month will see the return of National Motorsport Week and Formula One (F1) is organising a host of competitions to mark the occasion.

No fewer than eight of this season's UK-based F1 teams are to offer a wide range of prizes as part of the annual event.

National Motorsport Week will take place between June 30th and July 8th. Significantly, this week will also see the UK play host to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

MSA chief executive Colin Hilton said "While National Motorsport Week on one hand aims to encourage and assist more people to get involved in all areas of motor sport, it also provides us with the perfect platform from which to celebrate this country’s on-going role right at the forefront of Formula One.

"The vast majority of F1 teams are based in this country and we’ve also produced no fewer than ten F1 world champions - far more than any other nation. These competitions not only help us to underline this dominance but also provide fans with some really unique prizes."

Indeed, British race ace Lewis Hamilton won the most recent F1 Grand Prix in Canada and extended the record-breaking start to the 2012 season, which has seen seven different drivers from five different teams take the chequered flag.

Those taking part in the festivities during the week will be offered the chance to win a host of "money can't buy" prizes, including F1 factory tours, signed parts and memorabilia and the chance to become a team member for a day.

The competitions will be posted on the NMSA website and open today (June 19th) and winners will be able to assist the Caterham Renault F1 team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Great Britain has produced more F1 World Champions than any other nation with ten title winners to Brazil and Finland's three each.

Posted by Louise Clark
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