In a strange twist of fate, my Christmas post also has turned out to be the 100th article that I have written for my site. I took the plunge to write my own blog back in June and I’ve been amazed not only by the amount of people who have read it, but also the doors it has opened for me in such a short period of time.
I would like to wish everyone who has taken the time to read this site a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Special thanks must go to everyone who has contributed articles over the past 7 months, their help with the discussions was invaluable.
As 2011 draws to a close, all F1 fans thought are now firmly on the new car launches, winter testing and the start of the 2012 season.
The 2012 season will see no less than 6 world champions lining up on the grid with the return of Kimi Räikkönen after his 2 year sabbatical in the world rally championship in what promises to be a very competitive year.
I’m sure you’re all aware of my outing to Donington Park on the 7th January to see the Grand Prix Collection. This is going to be an excellent way to get your F1 fix during the close season with the largest private collection of F1 machinery anywhere in the world to see at close quarter. In addition to seeing the collection, we will also have access to the track where we will be able to do our own track walk and retrace the steps of Ayrton Senna’s most famous lap as he went from 6th to 1st on lap 1 of the European Grand Prix in 1993.
Also on the day there will be a couple of competitions in the form of a quiz and caption competition with prizes courtesy of Retro Formula 1 and Octane Photographic. The winner of the quiz will receive a T-shirt from Retro F1 purveyors of retro team wear from yesteryear and the winner of the caption competition receiving an A3 size print of world champion, Sebastian Vettel, taken at Monza this year by Octane Photographic.
There is still time to book your place, it is still 2 weeks until the day so if you are interested, please use the comment box below to show your interest, not forgetting to leave your email address.
Once again, I hope you all have a great festive holiday, here’s looking forward to another excitement filled F1 season.