Williams40 at Silverstone

Williams40 at Silverstone

It’s been over a month since  I attended the Williams40 celebrations at Silverstone! My Mam actually managed to get tickets and we travelled the miles and miles from North Wales to Silverstone… lots of twisty turning roads!

Past and Present Williams Drivers

Williams40 at Silverstone

After landing at the epic Silverstone we headed towards the International Pits Straight grandstand. From there we watched all the goings on. David Croft (or Crofty) was commentating but you couldn’t hear him too well over all the noise. First up there were interviews with past and present Williams drivers including Nico Rosberg and Keke Rosberg. They all lined up with two of the Williams cars and it made for an awesome photo. Mark Webber was also there but I didn’t see him *cries*!

Fast Cars

Williams40 at Silverstone

After the driver line up the cars went out on track. There were some beauties there including Nigel Mansell’s 1992 Championship winning car. There was some noise from that beast I can tell you! Also there was Damon Hill’s car, and Pastor Maldonado’s car from 2012 – the last Williams car to win a Grand Prix (Barcelona 2012).

Iconic Setting

Williams40 at Silverstone

(can you see the dent in the podium wall? Anca and I reckoned it was the champagne corks!)

After listening to these cars race around the track – incredible noise – we had tickets for the evening Pit Walk. I’ll be honest and say I was hoping to see some of the F1 celebrities but they had all disappeared by then. Even so it was still exciting to be in such an iconic setting that is Silverstone. As you can see from the following photo I was a bit excited!

Williams40 at Silverstone

Also Anca and her husband was also at the celebrations and we met up for the pit walk. Anca’s lovely husband took a photo of us…. you can read all about Anca’s experience here.

Have you ever been to Silverstone?

Rebecca

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3 Comments

  1. July 7, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Gutted I missed this, but it looks like it was an amazing day!

    I’ve been to Silverstone a few times, though not recently. F1 testing, Grand Prix Masters and BSB.

  2. Roman from RimsNdTires
    July 11, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Rebecca, thank you for another great post on the car-related topic! I will subscribe to your blog to read more posts about such activities. Thank you!

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