We drive our Landrover Discovery from Aylesbury in the UK to Ferrara in Italy on route to the 2014 Mugello MotoGP.
The start of 2014 season saw the biggest technological change to the design of Formula 1 cars in the history of Grand Prix racing. So it was a great relief that the first 3 races of the F1 season produced extraordinary exciting racing and in the Bahrain Grand Prix probably the best race in living memory. This despite predictions of doom and gloom from many F1 pundits.
It is my opinion the changes have improved the racing tremendously. The new 1.6 litre hybrid engines develop tyre shredding torque which has placed new demands on the driver’s skill. Most drivers are meeting the challenge admirably but surprisingly Kimi and Seb are for the moment struggling to reproduce last season’s pace. It’s fascinating to watch.
The ability to walk along the pit lane and look into the garages and perhaps spy one of your racing heroes is everyone’s dream. And it is that dream that drives the most frequent of all questions to be asked of me. “Can I buy a pit lane pass?” The short dream crushing answer is… “No!”
There is only one way to live your dream of wandering up and down the pit lane and that is to be an invited guest and be given a pit lane pass by one of the teams or by one of the team sponsors. This holds true for MotoGP and F1.
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