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Mercedes post ad for new driver in motorsport magazine

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Generally, you don't expect a top sports team or organisation to be posting advertisements in the classifieds section of a magazine to find a new person for a vacant role which they have.

That's exactly what the Mercedes Formula One team have done, according to, as they have placed a funny advertisement in the classified section in the pages of the UK’s Autosport magazine.

The humorous ad comes as a response to the shock retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One just days after he was crowned World Champion.


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The ad, titled Race Driver, says: "A vacancy has arisen for the position of race driver with the team."

Later it says: “Ideally, you will have a proven track record in skills including steering, braking and, in particular, accelerating. Possession of an FIA Super Licence will be an advantage.”

It goes on to reveal the benefits of the position, which include life assurance, Mercedes company car lease scheme, on-site gym and subsidised restaurant facilities. The wages are bound to be pretty good too. The only flaw to the ad is that there is no closing date, nor is there any contact details to apply for the position.

According to "AMG Petronas Mercedes F1 routinely places ads in Autosport’s magazine for vacant positions within its team – such as aerodynamics machinist, service desk analyst and infrastructure team leader – but this is the first time it has ever published one for its race driver."

Of course, this ad is just a joke, so unless your name is Fernando Alonso or Max Verstappen, you can't apply. 

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