Stars turn out for GP Party

The 2003 Grand Prix Party takes place tonight, 11th January, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, in aid of Professor Sid Watkins' Brain and Spine Foundation. The event will be hosting the 'Bernie' Awards, Formula One's Oscars,...

The 2003 Grand Prix Party takes place tonight, 11th January, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK, in aid of Professor Sid Watkins' Brain and Spine Foundation.

The event will be hosting the 'Bernie' Awards, Formula One's Oscars, which this year has new categories of Best Circuit, Special Safety Award the Driver's Driver accolade, which will be voted for by the race and test drivers of 2002 to chose their own favourite driver of the year.

Stars of Formula One expected to attend are David Coulthard, Felipe Massa, Giancarlo Fisichella, Mark Webber, Justin Wilson and Christiano da Matta, along with team bosses Eddie Jordan, McLaren's Ron Dennis and Minardi's Paul Stoddart.

Former champion Damon Hill and ex-F1 drivers Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell will be present and also legendary commentator Murray Walker.

The Brain and Spine Foundation has already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds and the annual Grand Prix Party also hosts a charity auction of F1 memorabilia, with proceeds donated to the Foundation.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Justin Wilson , Eddie Jordan , Martin Brundle , Felipe Massa , Damon Hill
Teams McLaren , Minardi , Jordan