We know Jenson and Lewis can drive but how much do they know about the mechanical aspect of their car?
This latest viral video from McLaren and Vodafone is quite entertaining. We see Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton being left by their mechanics to put together what looks like the 2008 McLaren from a load of parts.
It’s clear Hamilton has had a bit more practice with the tools than Button, taking control of the wrench! He says he always enjoyed taking things apart…though Button clearly doesn’t have confidence that he can put things back together! I wouldn’t want to be Gary, having to test this car!
It’s great to see the chemistry between the two Brits and they seem to be genuinely happy working together.
Is there a career as a mechanic when they hang up their drivers’ overalls? We’re not so sure. Don’t give up the day job boys!
The Gulf livery was once described by our diecast manager Leigh as being ‘the sexiest ever’. And who could argue with that. Well, all fans of the famous blue and orange will be delighted that we have added a handful of new Aston Martin Gulf items to our site. Ceck them out below, or click here to visit our Aston Martin section.
This weekend sees the Formula One season arrive in Monte Carlo for probably the most famous race on the calendar - The Monaco Grand Prix!
Here at GPL Towers, we always like to look back at some of the magical moments from races gone by, and so we have put together a small selection of our favourite moments in a feature we’re calling ‘Monaco Memories’. Click on each image for a full size view.
Stirling Moss - 1961
Stirling Moss has had many fantastic victories, but this one, his third and final win at Monaco, has to rank as one of his very best. Moss, in an ageing Lotus-Climax, gained the lead on lap 14 after he passed Richie Ginther’s Sharknose Ferrari. For the rest of the race the superior Ferraris hounded Moss, but were unable to prevent him from taking the flag.
Graham Hill - 1969
Graham Hill took the last of his five Monaco victories in 1969 driving the iconic ‘Gold Leaf’ liveried Lotus 49. Only Ayrton Senna surpassed Hill’s record in the principality, winning six times. However, Graham Hill will always hold the title of ‘Mr. Monaco’.
Jack Brabham - 1970
One of the most dramatic ends to an F1 race let alone a Monaco Grand Prix. On the final lap Jack Brabham crumbled under the pressure of Jochen Rindt’s Lotus. Attempting to avoid a slower car, Brabham got onto the marbles and slid into the hay bails allowing Rindt through at the final corner.
Ricardo Patrese - 1982
One of the most confusing Grand Prix of all time was eventually won by Ricardo Patrese’s Brabham. On lap 75 of the 76 lap race, Patrese spun, and stalled, but somehow managed to restart his car and rejoin the race. On the final lap 3 drivers led, two of them, Pironi and De Cesaris ran out of fuel, and Daly’s car failed, leaving Patrese to take victory.
Senna & Mansell - 1992
Mansell and Senna, two great rivals, battled for victory in this classic. Mansell lead for the majority of the race until, with seven laps to go, he was forced to pit with a loose wheel nut. Mansell emerged behind Senna’s McLaren. For the final 4 laps Mansell duelled with Senna, but he couldn’t find a way through.
Olivier Panis - 1996
1996 was a race of attrition and only three cars managed to take the chequered flag. Schumacher lost control and hit the wall and Hill retired with engine failure. Through it all came Frenchman Olivier Panis to take an unexpected victory with Coulthard and Herbert making the rest of the podium.
Lotus Racing F1 2010 team merchandise and clothing
Lotus Racing Formula 1 team merchandise and clothing is coming soon to Grand Prix Legends. The Lotus team’s association with Formula 1 dates right back to the 1960s, and subsequently, they have built up one of the most passionate and loyal groups of supporters in the sports 60 year history. When it was announced that the famous green and gold cars would once again be taking to the tarmac in 2010, there was many a lump in throat moment from their fans. And the famous Lotus colours are not restricted to the cars, as official Lotus Racing teamwear and merchandise will soon be available to buy online at Grand Prix Legends. Click here to visit our Lotus Racing section, bookmark the page, and keep checking back. Alternatively, why not sign up to our email bulletins, and be one of the first to receive the news of the team’s clothing launch. As they say in the trade, watch this space!
Virgin Racing 2010 merchandise and teamwear is coming soon to Grand Prix Legends. Richard Branson’s F1 new boys have already acquired a large fan base, with their distinctive livery and flamboyant attitude to the sport. We are sure that the official teamwear range is going to follow suit. Click here to visit our Virgin Racing category, bookmark the page, and be sure to keep checking back for the latest updates. You can also subscribe to our email bulletins, and be one of the first to hear when the 2010 Virgin Racing teamwear range is launched. Watch this space.
For a huge range of Ferrari merchandise look no further. With all the latest Ferrari teamwear, including Ferrari Puma T-shirts, caps and shirts, you are sure to find all the Ferrari clothing you need. As well as Ferrari clothes we offer a great range of Ferrari accessories, such as Ferrari mugs, Ferrari flags, Ferrari pens and Ferrari towels. 2010 sees a change at Ferrari with Fernando Alonso joining the team. Whilst there is a change in the Ferrari driver line-up, the same Ferrari quality and classic style continue in the merchandise range, with classic Scudetto T-shirts and caps.
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