Monday, 7 July 2008

Super but Wet Weekend


On Sunday I was very lucky to be able to go the British Grand Prix. But my weekend started on the Saturday afternoon when I went to the hotel where the team were staying. I caught the bus from Oxford to Buckingham and found my way to the hotel..The Best Western. Once settled in, I took full advantage of the leisure facilities..lovely pool and then a sauna!!

My husband and the team came back from the track, so we had a few wines in the hotel bar..My friend Roz who's partner works on the team as well, was there..we had a great time. We all then got changed etc and made our way into town...few more wines and then for a meal. We got a taxi home, and prepared for the early morning start and the very long day!!

I was soooo lucky to get a pit pass, and go on the pit walk...this gives the real fans time to look into the front of the garages..amazing.

I had my pass for all day, so I was able to go into the Williams F1 motorhome for hospitality..and come and go as I pleased. Great being looked after, it is normally the other way round. Despite the weather and despite the fact that our team only got 1 point...it was a fantastic weekend.

10 comments:

  1. Thats sounds like a wonderful weekend!. My husband is green with envy!

    We watched Wimbledon, Grand Prix and Tour de France all at the same time yesterday!

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  2. Glad you had such a great time - and I envy you the sauna!

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  3. Hi Nicolette...bet you didn;t know what to watch first, or when to turn over, some crucial times in all to watch...I am going to Spa in September.

    Hi WL I don't normally do the sauna but since using Geoffs I try and have a go...it was great.

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  4. Hi Anne,
    Well, you had a VIP weekend ! I just know it that it was an unforgetable moment for you.I have never been to an F1 race in France, so I dodn't know much about the races.
    Great shots :)

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  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! The rain actually let up for a couple of hours here in Paris so we were able to sneak out for a while as well... oh what happened to the hot summers of Paris that everybody warned us about? Maybe my father is right about global cooling after all.

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  6. YOU are a lucky girl! The Grand Prix
    Gods were shining down upon you!
    Glad you had fun. Sounds wonderful Anne! Thanks for sharing. I like looking over your shoulder!
    xo
    Constance

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  7. Wow! what an awesome experience. I clicked to enlarge the photos and they're great. This weekend is our Tour de Delta (cycling) and there are streets closed off all over for the cyclists. It's a BIG thing here as cyclists from all over come to this event.

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  8. What a great day that must have been. I'm not a racing enthusiast but to have been there, like that, must have been very exciting.Lucky you!

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  9. My kind of fun! But we are Moto GP fans, bike racing! Lucky enough to be near Scarborough race circuit! Have met most of the riders. Awesome.

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