Mercedes-Benz World is a facility open to the public at the historic Brooklands motor racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey, UK. It is owned and operated by the German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz and opened on 29 October 2006. Since then over 3 million people have visited.
Mercedes-Benz World visitors can book driving time on the tracks and technical facilities to fully experience the performance of the high performance AMG range, and to get to know how different parts of the car's technology interact to improve handling and safety. There are courses for learning advanced skills and trying out an AMG. The driving facilities and courses include programmes adapted for every age and experience level, from somebody driving for the first time, through to drivers with advanced race experience. Champions who have driven on the tracks at Mercedes-Benz World range from Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to John Surtees and Stirling Moss, as well as DTM champion Bernd Schneider, F1 Champion Jenson Button and double F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen. There is a permanent team of professional advanced driving coaches on site, with experience that spans every aspect of driving.
On 19 June 2011, a member of the permanent driving team at Mercedes-Benz World, Mauro Calo, broke the world drift record in the presence of adjudicators from Guinness World Records with a confirmed distance of 2308 metres in an unmodifed Mercedes C63 AMG.
Directions to Auction (Brooklands Museum / Mercedes-Benz World)
If you are using a satellite navigation device, enter the postcode KT13 0SL, which will direct you to the main visitor entrance via Mercedes-Benz World on auction day.
Approach by Road
Historics is on the B374, just a few minutes from Junction 10 of the M25 and A3 London to Portsmouth trunk road. Leave the A3 at the Painshill junction (A245) and follow the 'Brooklands Museum' tourism signs.
Approach by Rail
The nearest railway station is Weybridge (less than a mile away) and is on the Woking and Waterloo line.
Approach by Air
The nearest commercial airport is Heathrow with taxi shuttle service available from arrivals. Helicopter landing is by prior arrangement using co-ordinates Lat 51.354939, Lon -0.464172.
Parking is available on the Mercedes-Benz World site and entry is free with an auction catalogue. Standard Brooklands charges are applicable in all other cases.