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Formula One star revs-up for Terminator 3 premiere

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July 23, 2003

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Rising Australia F1 star Mark Webber joined Arnold Schwarzenegger at the premiere of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines in spectacular fashion yesterday, driving his Jaguar F1 car through Leicester Square in front of 8,000 fans. "There wasn't the space to go too fast but I couldn't resist spinning the wheels and giving the crowds something to really cheer about". said Webber.

Fresh from Sunday's British Grand Prix, the T3-liveried F1 car used to promote the film is the first Formula One car ever driven through the streets of London.

"It was an exhilarating experience and very different to anything I have done on the race track" Mark Webber said, "The crowds were simply unbelievable and the noise they were making was almost louder than what the Jaguar F1 car was generating! I drove the car from one end of Leicester Square to the other and parked it up next to the red carpet where the stars and celebrities were making their entrance."

In keeping with the Jaguar theme, Arnie arrived at the premiere in a black Jaguar XJ saloon while his nemesis in the movie played by Kristanna Loken arrived in a unique polished aluminium XJ - the only one of it's kind in the world.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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