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This was the view as we walked from the GP2 paddock (and media car park) to the F1 paddock each morning.  The Med really is this shade of blue…most days…

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Believe it or not, there was a bulldog sitting with the couple on this scooter in front.  He – the bulldog, that is – was cool and calm, wedged in by the rider’s feet  

dog-on-bike

If the F1 pit lane was tight at Monaco, take a look at how the GP2 teams were obliged to operate. Not only did they have to run the cars from equipment temporarily placed on the road but there were also 13 teams…

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 Good to see Jean Ragnotti – that very fast French ex-F3 and rally driver – again in the pit lane.  We won’t mention his other claim to fame (shunting the Safety Car during the 1995 Monaco GP)…

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Oliver Panis and family looked a bit tense as they watched young Aurelien Panis qualify mid-field for the Renault 3.5 race

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You may wonder what this is all about but I was taken by the attention to detail in the Monaco paddock: I like the serious fire hose there and the “port-a-cabin” toilets that fit perfectly within the arch. 

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The happy scene after Richie Stanaway’s victory for Status Grand Prix in the GP2 sprint race.  That’s Dave Stubbs – former Williams team manager – on the right

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Perfil de Peter Windsor:

Peter WindsorBorn in the UK (1952) but raised in Sydney, Australia, Peter became Press Officer of the Australian Automobile Racing Club (AARC) at the age of 17 and played an active role in the organization of the famous Warwick Farm circuit near Liverpool, Sydney.

Peter joined Williams full-time in 1985 as Manager of Sponsorship and Public Affairs but switched to Ferrari in 1989 to manage their UK F1 facility. He then returned to Williams as Team Manager in 1991, winning both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ World Championships.After moving to the UK in 1972, Peter wrote for Competition Car magazine and was appointed Sports Editor of Autocar magazine in 1975. He went on to win five international awards for his writing, including Sports Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year. In 2013 he has also been awarded the Gold Medal of Imola by the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy Committee for his services to motor sport. Peter quickly diversified into F1 driver and team management, working with Frank Williams from 1978 onwards (developing Williams’ new Saudi sponsorship) and with drivers Carlos Reutemann and Nigel Mansell. Reutemann went on to finish runner-up in the 1981 World Championship and Mansell to win the title in 1992. Today he works closely with the world’s pre-eminent driver coach, Rob Wilson.

Peter was Grand Prix Editor of F1 Racing magazine from 1997-2009 and today is that magazine’s Senior Feature Writer and Columnist. He also writes for the BRDC Bulletin, AutoSport (Japan), the Goodwood magazine and presents his own, weekly, on-line chat show, The Racer’s Edge in association with F1 Racing magazine.

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