I had the privilege of attending 3 races in 2018. I always desired to be at Kimi's final race with Ferrari and the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP was to be his last before his switch to Sauber F1 Team.
The weekend experience begins with the Final "Gallery of Memories" post from 2018.
Charles LeClerc, Sauber F1 Team :
Emilia Bottas, Olympic swimmer for Finland and Valtteri Bottas' wife :
Gerhard Berger :
Lando Norris, F2 Driver who will graduate into F1 with McLaren for 2019.
George Russell, Current F2 Champion and Williams Racing driver in 2019 :
Billy Monger :
Chase Carey, the F1 Supremo :
Rami Raikkonen! ( Kimi's elder brother )
7 Time Nascar Sprint Champion Jimmie Johnson!
Jack Aitken, ART F2 Racer and a protegee of the Renault Sports Academy :
Steven Robertson, Kimi Raikkonen's Manager :
Victoria Verstappen, Max Verstappen's Sister :
Minttu Raikkonen, Kimi's wife! It was an honour to meet her!
Tatiana Calderon, Sauber F1 Team Reserve Driver :
Fernando Alonso, McLaren F1 Driver and a Living Legend of the sport. We shall miss seeing him in 2019.
Esteban Ocon, Racing Point Force India F1 Team :
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber F1 Team. All the best to him for his endeavours in 2019.
Sergio Perez, Racing Point Force India F1 Team :
Toni Vilander, presenter for CMore F1 :
Michel Salgado, ex Real Madrid & Spanish Football Team defender :
Peter Sauber, the boss of the Sauber F1 Team and the man who got many talented drivers into F1 :
Pierre Gasly, Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team, will be in the A team in 2019 :
Alexander Wurz, ex F1 Driver and now a Steward :
The Paddock Club Diaries from the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP follow soon after. Watch this space!