I was lucky enough to have access to the Formula One Shanghai Grand Prix Pit Lane. They opened the lane for an hour or so before the race to people with premium tickets so they can see what it’s like down there. While the deep-pocketed, the newly-minted and the rest of the corporate-types gawked and oogled at the racing pit, this Chinese lady made me gasp.
It’s always a pleasure seeing someone have fun with their sartorial choices!
Two nights ago, I was presented with two Sunday options: Shanghai shopping tour or go to the last day of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix. A few people opted for Formula 1 so, in order not to be left out, I ended up choosing it. Fast forward to this morning, I was *this* close to bailing out attending Formula 1 (Me? Sport? Come on…) and then I thought, I probably won’t have this opportunity in my life so why not go and test it out? Again, I live my life with the mantra ‘when was the last time you did something for the first time?’
I went, I saw and boy, I had lots of fun.
It turns out, my (complimentary) Formula 1 Paddock Club access pass is worth 2,700 euros — just for today. Can you imagine how many shoes you can buy with that money? After spending the entire day at the races, I can understand why sporting events have lots and lots of fans willing to shell out tons of money. What I experienced was BEYOND amazing!
More to follow. I’m late for dinner!