Won’t go round the Benz

Fans of Formula 1 in the Cayman Islands have another grand prix treat this weekend – from China.

The race is screened at 9am at Lone Star Bar & Grill on West Bay Road and donations of a minimum of $2 are the only requirements to watch the time-delayed Shanghai event.

No one in the group looks up the results beforehand, so the atmosphere is like that of a live event.

All proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels charity and other donations such as nonperishable food, toiletries and household products are welcome for elderly and housebound recipients who rely on the programme.

Nearly $800 has been collected in cash and donations for the charity from the first two races. Other charities will benefit throughout the season. There are free spot prizes every race for group members, donated by restaurants, companies and retailers.

Lewis Hamilton is enjoying his introduction to new team Mercedes having achieved his maiden podium at the Malaysian Grand Prix last time.

Hamilton is relishing the next race, but his boss at Mercedes, Ross Brawn, is anxious not to get too excited about their chances of repeating their shock win in China last year.

Nico Rosberg won for his team’s sole victory in the last three years.

Brawn said the Mercedes factory has worked tirelessly to produce new parts for the car, but he refuses to get expect too much.

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