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Monday 12th July


On Monday 12th July, top Formula One personalities will be using their driving skills to successfully find the narrow confines of Stoke Poges fairways, having tested them to the limit the day before around Silverstone's exacting Grand Prix circuit in the 1999 RAC British Grand Prix. Formula One's elite will be going rapidly down through the gears to compete at a leisurely pace against each other in a charity golf fundraiser sponsored by EMC2 Computer Systems.

A regular fixture for the morning after the Grand Prix, this year's EMC2 Grand Prix Drivers Golf Tournament will take pale in the beautiful surrounds of Stoke Poges Golf Course in Buckinghamshire. For the sixth consecutive year F1 drivers, team managers and television personalities will devote a day to participate in the fund raising event, on behalf of the British Brain and Spine Foundation. Fourteen teams will compete for the trophy, each captained by one of the celebrity guests.

Since 1994, the number of F1 participants has grown every year and it has now become an established date on the F1 calendar. The support for the 1999 event has reached unprecedented levels, promising a hugely enjoyable day with the inevitable touch of friendly rivalry! Jordan's Damon Hill was last year's winner and no doubt his F1 rivals will be trying to steal his crown. Confirmed celebrities to date this year include:

McLaren's David Coulthard
Stewart's Jonny Herbert
Jordan's Hienz-Harald Frentzen
Arrow's Pedor de la Rosa
F1 team directors Jackie Stewart and Paul Stewart from Stewart Grand Prix
F1 team director Eddie Jordan from Jordan Grand Prix
F1 team director David Richards from Prodrive
F1 team director Craig Pollock from BAR

F1 team director Adrian Newey from McLaren

Also in attendance will be:

ITV's F1 presenter Jim Rosenthal
The voice of F1, Murray Walker
Former GP drivers John Watson and Jonathan Palmer
Touring Car drivers Anthony Reid and David Leslie
Racing driver and BBC Top Gear presenter Tiff Needel
Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys
Former World Featherweight Boxing Champion Barry McGuigan
Chat show host Michael Parkinson

The close relationship between the Grand Prix drivers and F1's Chief Medial Advisor, Professor Sid Watkins, enables the British Brain and Spine Foundation to stage this annual event to raise vital funds for medical research into neurological disorders. The "Prof" is one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons and a devoted Patron of the charity.