Enter Mac and Lauren

LISA DENNIS, the wife of McLaren boss Ron, has announced plans for a range of books and related merchandise surrounding the adventures of two racing cars Mac and Lauren. A total of 17 Mac & Lauren books are planned for the next few months, published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, part of the huge Viacom company which owns Paramount Pictures. The books are expected to be given a huge advertising push, aimed at kids between five and 10. Each book is based at one of the 17 race tracks featured in the Formula 1 World Championship with the first two being Silverstone and Hockenheim.

The citizens of Silverstone will be delighted to know that they story based around their race is called "Rainy Races".

The next set of two books will be published in September to coincide with the United States GP at Indianapolis.

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