Lights out they usually’re off! Due to Pirelli, one fortunate SCD member was in for an expertise like no different at this 12 months’s FORMULA 1® BRITISH GRAND PRIX.
In the course of the race weekend in early July, one of many greatest UK sporting occasions of the 12 months, there’s assured to be loads of motion happening 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 very iconic venue for a lot of, whether or not you’re a motorsport fan, monitor fanatic or pure petrol-head and with a dreamy number of supercars rushing around the monitor, it’s a sight to behold.
SCD member Neil Everatt received to expertise this in full because of Pirelli’s partnership with SCD after profitable the F1® PIRELLI HOT LAPS EXPERIENCE, out there for all SCD members to enter earlier this 12 months. He received a incredible 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 and with out considering 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 in a position to inform him ‘Be careful for me, I’ll be going spherical on monitor!’.”
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 incredible Pirelli group, we took a go searching and noticed our unbelievable hospitality view from the Silverstone Wing, over the beginning grid which meant we have been in a position to watch a number of the earlier races forward of qualifying that was going down later that afternoon.
“Once we have been referred to 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 wish to be in a automobile that’s actually pushed to the sting… in a secure surroundings. I believe the thrill of the entire thing, and the very fact this was about to occur, was the principle factor retaining me buzzing alongside fairly properly.
“I liked after we have been walked out into the pit lane, what an unbelievable expertise that’s! To see all of the garages and vehicles, these superb 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 attention-grabbing 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 possibility to be within the automobile with a driver (who is aware of what they’re doing!). It went so quick, it have to be a couple of minutes however when you step out of the automobile you suppose it absolutely 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 incredible. A very, actually good day with the possibility to stroll by the paddock the place the entire race groups are positioned which was unbelievable to see, these two or three-storey motorhome set-ups – stuff you actually don’t usually see.
“An unbelievable expertise, my spouse and I completely loved it and plenty of because of Pirelli and naturally Supercar Driver for the day.”
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