The 2022 Belgian Grand Prix was the 2nd race in the 2022 F1 Calendar that I had the privilege of attending, as a guest of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team.
The Belgian Grand Prix is my favourite race on the calendar and this was my 5th visit to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. To kickstart documenting my Belgian GP experience, here is the latest addition to the "Gallery of Memories" series.
Mika Hakkinen, Double F1 World Champion :
with Jehan Daruvala, Prema Racing F2 Driver :
F2 Driver for Carlin and Williams Racing Academy, Logan Sargeant :
Juri Vips and Liam Lawson! What an amazing duo this is!
Meeting Juan Manuel Correa, who fought all odds to return to a full-time racing seat, following the accident in Spa 2019 :
Robert Schwartzman, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Development Driver :
McLaren CEO, Zak Brown :
Felipe Drugovich, who went on to become the Formula 2 Champion :
Arthur Leclerc, Prema Racing and Charles Leclerc's younger brother :
Emerson Fittipaldi, Double World Champion and a legend of F1 :
Caio Collet, MP Motorsport F3 Driver and Alpine Driver Academy :
Theo Pourchaire, Sauber Driver Academy and ART Grand Prix Formula 2 Driver :
So happy to see Tatiana Calderon back in F2 at Charouz Racing :
Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team Principal :
Mick Doohan, 5 time Moto GP World Champion, again!
To have a personalized signature of my Motorsport hero, what a humbling moment :
Meeting Jack Doohan, his son, who finished P2 in the Sprint Race :
Stoffel Vandoorne, Reigning Formula E World Champion :
Nyck De Vries, reserve driver for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team :
Andrew Shovlin, Trackside Engineering Director, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team :
James Vowles, Chief Strategist, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team :
Jost Capito, CEO and Team Principal, Williams Racing F1 Team :
Frederic Vasseur, MD, CEO and Team Principal of Alfa Romeo F1 Orlen Team :
Andreas Seidl, Team Principal, McLaren F1 Team :
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO and Team Principal, Alpine Racing F1 Team :
Lando Norris, McLaren Racing F1 Driver :
Peter Bonnington, famously known as Bono, Lewis Hamilton's Race Engineer :
Jacky Ickx, an F1 legend and six-time Le Mans winner :
Bernd Maylander, Formula 1 Safety Car Driver :
Paul di Resta, Ex-F1 Driver and Sky Sports F1 Presenter :
Belgian and Manchester City footballer Kevin de Bruyne :
Guenther Steiner, Haas F1 Team Principal :
Mats Hummels, Germany and Borussia Dortmund Football Team, my favourite centre-back:
Nicholas Latifi, Williams Racing F1 Team :
Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo F1 Orlen Team :
Christian Horner, Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 Team :
Yuki Tsunoda, Scuderia Alpha Tauri F1 Team :
A silver medalist at rowing in the Olympics and Daniel Ricciardo's Race Engineer, Tom Stallard :
A selfie, well not really, with the reigning World Champion Max Verstappen :
Esteban Ocon, Alpine Racing F1 Team :
Sergio Perez, Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 Team :
Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren F1 Team :
Fernando Alonso, Double World Champion, Alpine Racing F1 Team :
Mara Sangiorgio and Federica Masolin, journalists from Sky Sports F1 Italia :
The Hosts at Ferrari F1 Club always do a fantastic job of entertaining guests over the weekend :
A big thank you to the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team for hosting me over the weekend and helping me forge memories that will last me over my lifetime. Thank you to Edge Global Events for organising the race passes and giving me a seamless experience leading up to the weekend.
The Paddock Club Diaries follow soon, so watch this space!