Motor sport greats gather for charity event

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Four motor sport insiders will take part in a Question Time-style panel discussion at Hexagon Modern Classics' London showroom on 4 June.

Ross Brawn, the architect behind this season's dominant Mercedes Formula 1 car, will be headlining the event. Brawn retired from the sport in February, and is sure to be a mine of stories and anecdotes from Formula 1's recent history.

He is joined by ex-Formula 1 and sports car driver David Brabham. Still active in racing today, Brabham has one Le Mans 24 win to his name and two ALMS series championships.

Also from the world of Formula 1 is John Waston, who won five Grands Prix from 152 starts and cut his teeth with Hexagon's racing team.

Finally, chairman of both Prodrive and Aston Martin, David Richards, will be on hand to answer questions on his top flight motor sport career, which includes being team boss of both BAR and Benetton.

The panel will be hosted by former Big Breakfast presenter Gaby Roslin.

The event has been organised by Paul Michaels, who owns Hexagon Modern Classics, in order to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Michaels is a passionate supporter of the hospital following his daughter's treatment for a brain tumour in 2008.

He said: "The staff at GOSH are amongst the most highly skilled and compassionate individuals in the medical profession and literally save thousands of lives of kids who without their care might not recover from the serious illnesses they suffer from. It's a privilege for us to be able to help this terrific charity."

In addition to the glittering lineup of panelists, Michaels will be displaying his own rarely seen collection of classics. These included a Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider, Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato and Porsche 962.

John Watson will also be reunited with his Hexagon March Formula 1 car.

The evening kicks off at 7:30pm with drinks and canapes prior to the discussion. Tickets for the event are priced at £180, with all proceeds going to GOSH.

Click here to enquire about tickets, or call 07711 169111

 

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