The Latest post in the "Gallery of Memories" comes in from the Legendary Track of Spa Francorchamps in the Ardennes region of Belgium. I got the opportunity of attending the Belgian Grand Prix in the final week of August and it was a great experience!
Once again I had the privilege of meeting celebrities and the tradition began from the day I flew out of Mumbai Airport bound for Brussels International.
A Quick trip down memory lane!
Bollywood Actress Parineeti Chopra :
Bollywood Music Director Anu Malik :
Bollywood Actress & Comedian Sugandha Mishra :
Marc Gene, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Development Driver :
Mattia Binotto, Chief Technical Officer of Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team :
Riccardo Adami, Sebastian Vettel's Race Engineer :
Federica Masolin, Sky Sports F1 Italia Hostess :
JacquesVilleneuve, Former F1 Champion and Expert on Sky Sports F1 Italia :
The Jovial trio, Martin Brundle, Damon Hill & Paul Di Resta of Sky Sports F1! Stay blessed guys!
Pat Symonds, Ex Williams and Sky Sports F1 co-presenter :
Mark Webber, Fan moment here with the AussieGrit!
Jock Clear, Scuderia Ferrari F1 team :
The Professor! Alain Prost! What a gentleman!
Pierre Gasly, Red Bull Racing F1 Team Reserve Driver :
Maurizio Arrivabene, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Principal :
Not the selfie I wanted but nonetheless, Kimi Raikkonen!
Gino Rosato, Scuderia Ferrari F1 :
A Moment with Seb's P2 Trophy :
Massimo Rivola, Scuderia Ferrari Academy Supremo :
Giuliano Alesi, Jean Alesi's son & Scuderia Ferrari Academy Driver in GP3 :
Mark Arnall and Kimi's Partner in Ice One Racing ( Motocross ) :
Silvia Hoffer, McLaren F1 Team PR and one of the oldest faces in the paddock :
Daniil Kvyat, Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team :
Sir Franz Tost, Team Principal, Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team :
Carlos Sainz, Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team :
It was a memorable weekend in Spa and I would like to thank Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team for the Hospitality and the graciousness shown to me over the weekend. A big thank you to Edge Global Events for ensuring nothing was out of place and ensuring that I had an enjoyable weekend.
Apologies for the delay, Paddock Club Experiences coming thick and fast!
A glorious Sunday Morning, the weather seemed perfect for a day of Racing. I had a relaxed start to the day and I decided to skip the Paddock Club Truck Tour Opportunity! Need to train myself to be an early riser!
Love the view from my room!
Enroute to the Circuit :
The Paddock on Sunday Morning :
FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race is the second event on Sunday Morning after Race 2 for GP3. Shots from the Starting Grid.
FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race Formation Lap ( Video Link ) :
FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race Start ( Video Link ) :
Shots from the FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race on Sunday :
Safety Car - FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race ( Video Link ) :
Race Restart after Safety Car - FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race ( Video Link ) :
Maurizio Arrivabene visited us in the Ferrari F1 Club to share his expectations before the race. An amazing person! Great to have him as the Team Principal :
I won the Raffles Draw and got a Keyplate autographed by Maurizio Arrivabene! Finally I won in the Raffles!
Maurizio Arrivabene Interview in Ferrari F1 Club ( Video Link ) :
Ferrari preponed the Timing for Sebastian Vettel to visit the Ferrari F1 Club and I missed him! Huge disappointment for me!
Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director comes in for a quick Q&A in the Ferrari F1 Club Suite :
Photos from the Pit Lane Walk on Sunday before the race :
Scuderia Ferrari F1 getting ready :
Photos with the GoPro :
Paddock Club Parking is never short of stunning Ferraris :
Lunch! A Quick bite, hard to eat as the tension rises!
Prepping up for the Grid Presentation :
Pit Lane Open and time for some sighting laps :
Team Personnel make it to the grid :
Celebrities on the Grid :
Drivers being interviewed as they make it to the grid :
Scuderia Ferrari F1 on the Grid :
Its Time to climb into your machines boys!
Counting down the Clock to the Formation Lap :
Team Personnel make a run for the pits as the cars head out for the Formation lap :
Formation Lap, Shot with Sony HX400V ( Video Link ) :
Formation Lap, Shot with Samsung Note 5 ( Video Link ) :
FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting getting ready to switch on the 5 Red Lights :
Cars line up on the grid for the Race Start :
Race Start, Shot with Sony HX400V ( Video Link ) :
Race Start, Shot with Samsung Note 5 ( Video Link ) :
Shots from the Race :
Sebastian Vettel Pit-Stop ( Video Link ) :
Sergio Perez Pit-Stop ( Video Link ) :
Chequered Flag :
Chequered Flag is waved ( Video Link ) :
TV Crews busy with Initial Reactions, Post Race.
Cars returning to Parc Ferme :
Kimi Raikkonen suffered retirement thanks to a shunt by Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. Lewis Hamilton won an eventful race with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo completing the podium.
Post Race I got have a chat with the antagonist of Transformers Age of Extinction and Veteran actor Mr. Kelsey Grammer who was extremely friendly!
Hollywood Celebrity Kelsey Grammer!
Sebastian Vettel's 2nd place trophy, a pleasant surprise to bring Vettel's trophy upstairs!
Arjun Maini! GP3 Race 2 Winner and an Indian! It was a blessed time chatting with him and Michael Reedy, his driver coach!
The Hosts of Pirelli for the weekend :
The Hosts at the Ferrari F1 Club :
With my friends from Renault Sport F1 Team :
Walking around in the support area as I make my way to the Paddock Entrance :
Art Work, Murals of the Drivers :
Trucks make their way to the Paddock as they pack up and head out to Monaco!
I made my way to the Paddock Entrance and had the opportunity of meeting a lot of people from the F1 Circuit - Drivers, Principals, Team Owners, Senior Team Personnel
Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India F1 Team :
Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion & Sky Sports F1 Presenter :
Susie Wolff, Ex-Williams F1 Development Driver & Presenter for Channel 4
Toto Wolff, Team Principal, Mercedes AMG F1 Team :
Felipe Massa, Williams Martini Racing F1 Team :
Felipinho Massa, Massa Jr. Love his smile!
James Allison, Technical Director, Mercedes AMG F1 Team :
Bernd Maylander, F1 Safety Car Driver :
Mats Hummels! Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich & German Defender :
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren F1 Team :
Peter Sauber, Owner of Sauber F1 Team and the man responsible for bringing so many drivers into F1 :
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal, Sauber F1 Team :
Lance Stroll, Williams F1 Team :
Cryil Abiteboul, MD, Renault Sport F1 Team :
Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team :
Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing F1 Team :
Aerodynamic Genius Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing F1 Team :
Eliaquim Mangala, Manchester City, Valencia CF, France National Team Defender :
David Coulthard, Ex-McLaren F1 Driver, Red Bull Ambassador & Channel 4 Presenter :
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing F1 Team, A Fun Guy!