Today, I had the fortune of attending the Sauber Formula 1 Team's annual family day. Totally exciting for me because I'm right into the F1 and a chance to get anywhere near F1 machinery and drivers is a big deal for me.
I took a bunch of photos and here are some I wanted to share with you.
As always, it begins and ends with the car:
Then the boss of the team talks about the highs and lows:
Then we introduce the drivers:
Jacques was looking very fit. I always knew he was short, but was really surprised by his upper body size. I guess you need to have strong neck and shoulder muscles for this game:
Felipe Massa also turned up. He was asked about what it was like to drive in Switzerland compared to the race track and he talked about sometimes travelling at 80 km/h and sometimes at 110 km/h. The man doing the interviewing said "but Felipe, the speed limits in Switzerland are 50, 80 and 120 km/h. When were you doing 110?" to which Massa replied "See there is always room to go faster." Champagne Family Day banter!!!
JV's manager, and the man credited (in some circles) with almost killing B.A.R, Craig Pollock was milling around at the back but nobody really noticed him.
and then the guys signed autographs (but only for Sauber Supporter Team Members).
We looked at one of the cars from another angle:
and then I hit the Badi with the family.
All in all, a great day was had by all.