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05/23/08
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BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park returns to Warsaw  The Polish fans of the BMW Sauber F1 Team and their home grown hero, Robert Kubica, have every reason to look forward to another very special Formula One experience. From 13th to 15th June 2008 the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park visits Warsaw, Poland's capital city, for the second time. BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Robert Kubica will visit the Formula One theme park on 14th June. At the Bemowo Airfield, all Formula One enthusiasts will get a taste of the unique atmosphere that surrounds motorsport's highest category.

Kubica, who is currently fourth in the Drivers' World Championship with 24 points, says: "The BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park is great. Last year in Warsaw more than 100,000 fans took the opportunity to find out more about Formula One. I'm sure all the fans will be thrilled again with the fantastic attractions Pit Lane Park has to offer. Where else can you actually climb inside a monocoque or see a completely dismantled race car? My favorite activity in the park is the simulator. The rides are amazingly realistic."

In 2007 the BMW Sauber F1 Team's high-tech event park paid a visit to Warsaw and it turned out to be real crowd puller. In Poland the BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park managed to draw the largest numbers to date, with a total of 109,220 excited fans. "I'm certain that a lot more people would have been there if Pit Lane Park had had a bigger capacity," says Kubica. "The atmosphere was incredible."

The BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park's new design is the perfect answer to the huge interest from Formula One fans, as far more of them can be accommodated in the approximately 6000-sqm area in 2008. The grandstands surrounding the 100- meter race track offer over 600 seats to the visitors, who can watch the F1 car demonstrations and spectacular action by a Formula BMW FB02 race car.

For the first time tickets will be on offer for the Warsaw BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park, to give all fans who want to visit this interactive Formula One pit lane equal opportunities and in order to manage the expected stream of visitors. Tickets are available on the internet, at www.eventim.pl and in over 150 stores countrywide.

Demonstrations by BMW racing cars lie at the heart of the activities offered by the Pit Lane Park: whilst talented youngster Michael Christensen (DK) will drive the FB02, the driver of the BMW Sauber F1 Team's car, Ho-Pin Tung (CN) is no stranger to proceedings, having thrilled visitors to the Pit Lane Park in Shanghai with a spectacular donut performance. Obviously Kubica will take over the wheel of the car on Saturday, 14th June.

The BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park, which offers numerous new theme garages and an impressive two-storey structure, celebrated its 2008 premiere at the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul. More than 25,000 Turkish fans experienced Formula One close up, gained many new insights into the world of racing, and literally reached out and touched this fascinating sport. So it comes as no surprise that the motto for this year is "Get closer".

The BMW Sauber F1 Team Pit Lane Park will be situated at Warsaw's Bemowo Airfield.

Public opening times of the Pit Lane Park:

Friday, 13th June - 10:00 to 22:00hrs Saturday, 14th June - 08:30 to 17:00hrs Sunday, 15th June - 09:00 to 21:00hrs

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