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JA on F1 looking for UK Fan Ambassador for all expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi
Sep 17, 2010, 5:46 PM

How would you like an opportunity to become a Fan Ambassador, to represent the fan base of the UK at a unique event in Abu Dhabi? Formula 1 visi...

How would you like an opportunity to become a Fan Ambassador, to represent the fan base of the UK at a unique event in Abu Dhabi?

Formula 1 visits Abu Dhabi this season for the second time. The fan base in the UAE is small, but growing fast. The UK represents a very mature market for F1 enthusiasts and I have an opportunity to take a Fan Ambassador to a unique event on September 28-29 where you can engage with fans from around the world and from the UAE, share your ideas and find out first hand what it takes to become an F1 driver.

Thanks to the people at Yas Marina Circuit, I am offering you the chance to come with me, all expenses paid to Abu Dhabi to take part.

But it won't all be talk - you also get to take part in a very special two day driving programme on the Grand Prix circuit and you will feature in the video content we produce from the event, which will be seen all over the world.

If you've ever wondered, “What does it takes to become an F1 driver?”, then here's your chance to find out.

You will have "an entire racing career in two days", starting in karts, working your way up through single seaters and GT cars to F3000, until recently the threshold of F1.

Yas Marina Circuit's amazing two day event demonstrates all the mental, physical, and race craft skills that F1 drivers need to master. Nicolas Todt's ART Grand Prix organisation has structured an exciting programme, bringing in top specialists from the world of F1, who will put you through all the behind the scenes training which real F1 drivers undertake - mind management, stress tests, diet, and physical assessments.

You’ll get tuition in karting, junior single seaters, F3000s, Aston Martin GT4s, and, to cap it all, laps in Yas Marina Circuit’s F1 two-seater.

On hand to give you their professional guidance will be F1 legends Jean Alesi, current F1 driver Bruno Senna and up and coming superstar Jules Bianchi. There is also expert advice from GT1’s, Jamie Campbell Walters.

The event is open to a select group of media representatives from around the world - Jake Humphreys will be there with a BBC crew - and as Yas Marina Circuit is committed to bringing the fans closer to the sport there will be fans from other countries including the UAE with whom to enjoy the activities and discuss the key issues in the sport.

We've done some interesting work with the Yas Marina organisers, including the on board lap viral last season and this is another great fan-centric initiative.

Now the twist is this isn’t something you can enter yourself. What you have to do is nominate someone to come with me as a Fan Ambassador, giving the reasons why you think they are the right person. I will choose the one who comes up with the best reason.

Note: If you want to come yourself, then you'll need to get one, or a few of your friends to nominate you.

Post your nominations in the comments section below.

There are some restrictions on who can be entered. These are important so please check them carefully for eligibility.

*Must have a full driving licence

*Must be able to travel to Abu Dhabi between Monday 27th and Thursday 30th September

* Must have a reasonable level of fitness

The competition is free to enter.

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