Lights out they usually’re off! Because of Pirelli, one fortunate SCD member was in for an expertise like no different at this yr’s FORMULA 1® BRITISH GRAND PRIX.
Through the race weekend in early July, one of many largest UK sporting occasions of the yr, there’s assured to be loads of motion occurring wherever you flip and with the official F1® PIRELLI HOT LAPS EXPERIENCE returning to the UK, there was no higher place to be.
Silverstone is a really iconic venue for a lot of, whether or not you’re a motorsport fan, observe fanatic or pure petrol-head and with a dreamy choice of supercars rushing around the observe, it’s a sight to behold.
SCD member Neil Everatt obtained to expertise this in full because of Pirelli’s partnership with SCD after successful the F1® PIRELLI HOT LAPS EXPERIENCE, obtainable for all SCD members to enter earlier this yr. He received a implausible package deal of two F1® Paddock Membership™ passes for the Grand Prix, plus the once-in-a-lifetime sizzling lap alternative.
Neil admitted he was working from residence with nothing a lot to do when the competition particulars got here by means of and with out pondering an excessive amount of into it, he thought ‘let’s go for it’ and entered the competitors. Upon realising the prize that had been received, Neil shared “My first ideas have been ‘Wow, that is going to be an incredible expertise’ and what made it even higher was that my son was additionally heading to the F1 for all 4 days so I used to be capable of inform him ‘Be careful for me, I’ll be going spherical on observe!’.”
Being the proprietor of an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, it was no query that this was the automobile Neil and his spouse needed to head to Silverstone in.
“The expertise began the second we began to method the circuit, heading proper into the guts of the race course. As soon as we discovered the Pirelli storage and have been greeted by the implausible Pirelli crew, we took a go searching and noticed our unimaginable hospitality view from the Silverstone Wing, over the beginning grid which meant we have been capable of watch a few of the earlier races forward of qualifying that was going down later that afternoon.
“Once we have been known as down for the F1® PIRELLI HOT LAPS EXPERIENCE, I nonetheless wasn’t too positive what to anticipate however the factor I used to be actually enthusiastic about was the truth that I’ve had a number of good vehicles (however admittedly I don’t drive them quick) and I’ve at all times needed to know what it’s prefer to be in a automobile that’s actually pushed to the sting… in a protected surroundings. I feel the thrill of the entire thing, and the actual fact this was about to occur, was the principle factor conserving me buzzing alongside fairly properly.
“I liked once we have been walked out into the pit lane, what an unimaginable expertise that’s! To see all of the garages and vehicles, these wonderful cars- machines even, all being labored on. The environment within the pit lane was phenomenal after which to seek out your self truly stood on the grid, at Silverstone, I assumed ‘how did this occur?’.
“We have been within the McLaren 720S which was nice, actually fascinating as I’ve expressed an curiosity to my spouse about fancying a McLaren in some unspecified time in the future, so this gave me the prospect to be within the automobile with a driver (who is aware of what they’re doing!). It went so quick, it should be a couple of minutes however when you step out of the automobile you assume it certainly will need to have solely been round 30 seconds!
“What made it much more particular for me was that it wasn’t simply Silverstone – it was Silverstone with a crowd. Certain sufficient my son took an image of me from the Grandstand he was in, capturing me being pushed round which was implausible. A extremely, actually good day with the prospect to stroll by means of the paddock the place all the race groups are positioned which was unimaginable to see, these two or three-storey motorhome set-ups – stuff you actually don’t usually see.
“An unimaginable expertise, my spouse and I totally loved it and plenty of because of Pirelli and naturally Supercar Driver for the day.”
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