3.20am alarm call - not what you want on a Saturday morning, but needs must! We were picked up at our joining point of Wigan, from where we enjoyed a smooth transition to Stretton. Here we joined our holiday coach. Dennis, our driver, was straight on hand, giving us all the information we needed for our journey down to Silverstone. The coach, with free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning (a must at the time with the gorgeous weather we were experiencing), made our short journey a good one. On arrival at Silverstone, Dennis gave out our tickets and let us go on our way. Qualifying was amazing, a great day out for any F1 fan! At the end of the day, we were back on the coach and off to our overnight hotel: the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. A lovely, comfortable hotel for the evening and great for any plane fans out there – we saw an Etihad land just before our evening meal! Day Two:
6.00am alarm today (bit of a lie-in compared to yesterday!) Ready for race day, we departed after breakfast, and Dennis was again on hand to inform us of our journey (a shorter one today). As this was my first trip to a live race I was very excited and the day didn’t disappoint, arriving about 9.30am we had lots of time to wander around before the race started. The Red Arrows display was an added bonus too! Excitement was building and the race got underway (as a Lewis Hamilton fan, the result wasn’t the best for me, but the experience was fantastic). Homeward bound, leaving was straightforward and we were on the M1 in no time, again Dennis was on hand with all the information! We safely arrived back at Stretton and transferred to our minibus back to Wigan, no wait at all, and we were heading back to Wigan!
All in all this was an amazing experience and everything went to plan – so whether it’s your first time at a Grand Prix or your 100th – Shearings really make the experience an enjoyable one! I’d definitely recommend it to others and hopefully I’ll be able to experience a few more Grands Prix around the world with Shearings!
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