It had been 5 years since the last time I got a chance to visit Spain, so going into this GP I was really excited.
I took off out of LAX at 8:30 am on wed, and after a quick layover in New York I landed in Barcelona Spain on Thursday morning at around 10 am. After landing and getting my luggage, I checked in with the rental car company to get my weekend ride. Lucky me, I was upgraded to a BMW because that’s all they had left! Looked as if my weekend was starting off perfectly!
The hotel that I was staying in was a 2 hour drive from the airport, but I was having a blast driving in my little race car! After getting to the hotel I quickly learned that this was no ordinary hotel that I would be staying at. It would be a whole new European experience!
Let me take a second to explain to you the room that I would be staying in for the next 5 days. Its an 8 by 10 room with a small desk and a twin bed. The hotel didn’t have internet (which drove me crazy!) but I had a little tiny television with 5 Spanish channels to keep me entertained. It had a cute little bathroom with enough room to stretch your arms from one wall to the other. As I was trying to unpack, I quickly took a mental note that next year I would have to bring smaller bags! It was just right for me in Spain.
After checking in and getting familiar with the hotel and my room, I wanted to get familiar with the track, which was about a 10-minute drive. I got back into my racecar and sped off to the track. When I got there I was surprised by the activity that was going on for a Thursday. Teams were already setting up and getting ready for the weekend. I had heard this track was great for spectators and now I know why. You can see almost all of it at any vantage point. The Track is Clay and it reminds me a lot of Carlsbad Raceway, only it’s a bit faster with a bit more jumps.
I am defiantly looking forward to my first Spanish Grand Prix!
Keep an eye out on the site for some Video and Photos of this weekend!