Hamilton and Kovalainen to drive original 1908 car at Magny-Cours

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For Mercedes-Benz the French Grand Prix is an important landmark to celebrate. The weekend at Magny-Cours will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first ever Mercedes victory. In 1908, Christian Lautenschlager won the French Grand Prix in a four-cylinder 12.8-litre car which produced 135bhp.

To mark this event, an original 1908 historic Benz Grand Prix car will be on display at the Magny-Cours circuit and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will drive demonstration laps in Magny-Cours with an original 1908 Benz Grand Prix car.