It’s a local race, but the proximity to the Factory doesn’t mean things are any easier. And added to the fact that we have a grand prix to race, we have the special Faces For Charity livery, we have most of the Factory coming to see the on-track action and there are a number of appointments, appearances and functions for the drivers and management to fufil.
It all starts on Wednesday. Mark has a filming day for our friends at Casio – at Silverstone, so handy and Sebastian is at Bread and Butter? Bread and what? It’s a denim-led international trade exhibition in Berlin. Seb was at the Pepe Jeans London stand to help customise 10 pairs of premium jeans.
Vettel customised five pairs of jeans using a red-hot Western-inspired branding iron, and in homage to the pop art movement and the Andy Warhol by Pepe Jeans London collection Sebastian then used paint and brushes to bring a touch of Formula One-inspired colour to the indigo denim.
Following Bread & Butter the custom jeans will tour a series of international Pepe Jeans London flagships before being auctioned with all proceeds being donated to Wings For Life.
And after his filming in Northamptonshire, Mark travelled down to London where he joined Christian Horner, Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo, David Coulthard, Bernie Ecclestone at a Formula One party to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The event was organised Bernie’s daughter Tamara, who has been involved in raising money for the children’s charity for the past five years.
All that was all on Wednesday. We haven’t even got to the track yet…