Monday, August 1, 2011

News: Success for F1 Showcars at Silverstone


Marussia Virgin Racing was not the only Rotherham-based team at the British Grand Prix last month. F1 Showcars was back at Silverstone entertaining the record 315,000-strong crowd over three days.

The company was set up in 2009 to supply full sized Formula One simulator cars and display cars for hire at events. Enterprising owner Adam Tinsley, invested in an Arrows F1 simulator when the company went into administration, and adapted it for public use.

This year was the third in a row for F1 Showcars and in addition to the F1 simulator hired by Silverstone, their wheel change game was hired by the F1 Paddock Club and based in the VIP area of the new £27m Silverstone Wing.

Guests were invited to attempt to emulate the lightning fast pit stops seen during the race and the company hope that the Paddock Club will hire the system for all of the European races next year.

The company also has a motor bike simulator that Silverstone has hired for the Moto GP and the British Superbikes events.
Adam Tinsley, owner of F1 Showcars said: "This was our third year of supplying equipment to Silverstone and it was definitely our busiest and most successful yet.

"Having two jobs at the Grand Prix made it very challenging as we had to be in two places at once over the weekend. Although we did get Ferrari and Red Bull testing our equipment and requesting our business cards.

"We also had a great position in the new Silverstone Wing and it was ironic that after exiting the pits with a loose front wheel, Jenson Button retired about two metres away from us. If the Mclaren pit crew need some practice they can always hire our wheel change game!"

The race was won by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with Timo Glock classified 16th and Jérôme D' Ambrosio 17th for the Dinnington-based Marussia Virgin Racing team.

F1 Showcars website

Images: F1 Showcars


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