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Formula 1 FanZone at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Iconic cars will be on show (pic: Valeria Maselli) Iconic cars will be on show (pic: Valeria Maselli)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
5:01 PM

If you can’t make it to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix then don’t worry - Formula 1 is heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with its FanZone.

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Test your skills in the driver simulator (pic: Valeria Maselli)Test your skills in the driver simulator (pic: Valeria Maselli)

For three days, the Grand Prix will be broadcast on large screens in The International Quarter, with fans able to enjoy a variety of themed activities.

Simulators will give fans the chance to experience what it’s like to race around the Silverstone circuit, while you can also get inside a real car and go for a spin on the track.

Once you’ve finished behind the wheel, it’s time to climb to the top of the podium and have your photo taken with a trophy.

If you’ve ever marvelled at the speed pit crews manage to change tyres, you can try and match their times in the pit stop challenge.

Drivers will be signing autographs (pic: Valeria Maselli)Drivers will be signing autographs (pic: Valeria Maselli)

Car enthusiasts can browse a collection of iconic vehicles, while you can also meet your idols as drivers will be appearing for autograph sessions over the weekend.

“F1 FanZone is all about bringing Formula 1 out of the paddock and taking it directly to the people,” said founder Carlo Boutagy.

“Now anyone in London will be able to share in the excitement of the British Grand Prix.”

The F1 FanZone will be open between 10am and 10pm on July 4-6, with tickets costing £10 standard or £25 VIP, which includes queue jump on driving experiences and a discount on merchandise.

Under 12s can visit for free.

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