Life as a Formula 1 fan is hard over the winter months. Even with today’s extended calendar, from the end of the season in November to the start of testing in March can seem like a lifetime. So what could be better than a January visit to the Donington collection?
The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world.
Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Senna, Fangio and Stewart.
The Donington Grand Prix Collection houses the largest collection of McLaren and Williams racing cars in the world (outside of their respective factories), and the only complete collection of Vanwalls. A notable exhibit is Stirling Moss’s Lotus in which he defeated the might of the Ferrari Works Team in the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.
So, are you interested?
If you join me on Saturday 7th January at 10am, you’ll get discounted admission of only £6 plus the chance to talk F1 with a large group of like minded people.
Donington Park is situated right at the heart of England, just minutes from M1 junction 23a and MOTO Donington Park Motorway Services and Travelodge, or junction 24 southbound. What’s more, Donington Park is easily accessible internationally via East Midlands International Airport, only 2 miles away.
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I hope to meet a lot of you there, if you haven’t been before, take it from me, it’s well worth it.