First day for Jérôme at…
Jérôme D’Ambrosio was waiting for this “home GP” (after the official home GP…Spa of course!) and here’s what he said before going to the track:
“After my own first home race in Belgium next month, this is the race I have been most looking forward to. I live in Oxford now so Silverstone is right on the doorstep and I feel very much ‘at home’ in the team and the area. There are a lot of similarities with the Belgian weather for sure. I’ve raced at Silverstone many times before – it’s a fantastic high-speed track with very quick directional changes and great corners like Becketts and Stowe.”
The other great news (after Cars 2^^) of the week was the announcement of a partnership with Mclaren, which will surely improve the team performances! That’s great for Jérôme :)
“There is a lot happening around the team at the moment, which is all very exciting. The announcements this week are great news for all of us and I can’t wait to see how we can develop from here because we have an amazing opportunity for a team that is so young. I hope we can end the week as well as we have started it.”
Today, the Marussia Virgin #25 driver had a busy day!
First of all, he went to Stowe School to visit the camping site (empty at that time!) and give an interview (photo -> thanks Simon!):
Then, he went to the track and did many many things for the team & the fans: photos with THE star of the week-end (Flash McQueen of course^^), interviews, autograph session on the pitlane, track walk, twitter chat… Jérôme is definitely a busy driver! But always so kind :)
During the twitter session, we learnt many interesting things about him – his favorite Cars character is “the old truck” (Well Mater / Martin^^) – his feet are 41 – his favorite TV Show is Top Gear – the nickname linked with Cars 2 he would choose is “Flying Custard”!! – the last book he read was “Le Mystère Napoléon” – he loves custards – his favorite sandwich is tomato, salad, chicken and some mustard… that was SO fun, thanks to the team & Jérôme for doing it!
Next events in Jérôme‘s week-end:
– First & Second practice sessions tomorrow
– Marussia Virgin Racing event at Stowe School (BBQ with the fans and appearance, interviews…) tomorrow [evening]
– Last practice session & Qualifying session on saturday
– And of course, race day on sunday :)
I wish you a great week – end with Marussia Virgin Racing #GoJérôme!!!