My Monaco GP photo (and video) diary
So, as promised, here are a few videos and photo's to give you a unique look at a race weekend from my perspective. I shot the video on my little digital camera so don't expect Lord of the Rings-like production values!!
This first video is our arrival in Monaco for race day. Thanks to the cost of actually staying in the Principality we were a fair drive away and this was shot about 7.30am. I saw the smoke coming from the hillside...not sure what it was but it encouraged me to get out my camera. As you can see Ledgy is in the car and we have a rather well known driver too...
I am a bit of a sporting geek - you may have spotted. I particularly love sporting history and even last week I went to visit a friend in hospital in South London and drove to Plough Lane where Wimbledon FC played until 1991.
A trip to the old banking at Monza is on the cards later in the year, so you can only imagine how exciting it was to be able to stand on the start/finish straight at Monaco where so many legends have walked before me... I nearly got run down but it was worth it.
The filming on the track with DC was incredible... our breakfast stop didn't make the final cut on air so here it is!
You may think it's all glamour over a race weekend, and as much as the yacht was very classy, the only way to get there was a little more basic... and I nearly fell in despite once being a member of the 24th Norwich Sea Scouts...!
What you don't see on air. Well played John for going the extra mile for the perfect shot of EJ. We were all keen to do a link in the Jacuzzi but for some reason the bosses weren't as keen....strange!
And once the race begins the work doesn't stop. Making notes, scripting the "outro", watching the action... that's me. As for David and Eddie....
So there you go. The Monaco GP through my eyes. You know, looking back at it, not diving in the Jacuzzi was a missed opportunity I think. Oh, well, maybe next year if I can find a six-pack somewhere between now and then!
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