Silverstone Classic Press Day 2018
It’s always a pleasure being at the iconic Silverstone Race Circuit. The Silverstone Classic Press Day 2018 as ever was a real fun relaxed day with great cars. Many teams & drivers bring their cars along as a Test Session to get a few more useful miles on their belts. A chance to practice the track & check the car set ups for the big event in July.
Today was hopefully not a dress rehearsal for the summer, because it absolutely tipped down!! Not to waste the opportunity for some valuable wet weather set up testing, the teams soon had WETS on & the cars were heading out.
Some teams were using this as a valuable ‘shakedown’ session before the cars went out for the bi-annual Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Even though there is a very much relaxed atmosphere throughout the pit lane, there was serious work going on around the garages. Don’t be thinking these cars are here for an afternoon ‘pottle’ around this world famous track, they were trying hard. I wonder if this wet weather running would come in handy for Monaco…who knows!!!
This year the Masters Historic Racing has added Endurance legends to the series of championships. These incredible Le Mans cars are so fast & awesome to watch up close…they make a lovely noise too!!
Often celebrity drivers take the opportunity to come along, chat to the Media & for photo calls ahead of them competing at the Classic. Today was slightly different in that the celebrities were here filming for their own programs. Former F1 drivers Mark Webber & Karun Chandhok were joined by Susie Wolff filming a piece for the Channel 4 F1 show. They looked like they were having a great time too.
In another part of the garage another former F1 driver Martin Brundle was filming for Sky F1. He was about to drive his 50th different formula 1 car. I couldn’t resist using the professional lighting set up for a little behind the scenes shot or 2 before Martin went out on track…
Martin was having a great time out on track. In fact one of the cameramen was saying they were having a job getting him back in!!!
There were some beautiful old classic racing cars here at Silverstone today. I just can’t wait now until we can enjoy 3 whole days of action in the Summer….. anybody good at a sun dance???!!!
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