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
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*!
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).
(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!