– Local Formula 1 Ferrari fans had plenty to cheer about as Fernando Alonso dominated the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai in the third race of the season.
Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands were entertained at Lone Star Bar & Grill on West Bay Road with a masterclass by Alonso, who finished ahead of Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
The Brit had to fight off a late challenge from Red Bull’s triple world champion Sebastian Vettel. McLaren’s Jenson Button was fifth.
Vettel’s title lead over Raikkonen was cut to three points and Alonso moved up to third on 43 points, a farther six behind.
The fans group meets at Lone Star on race days at 9am to watch a pre-recording. They enjoy a specially-prepared breakfast with the menu from the country where the race is being held. So be prepared for an exotic dish from Bahrain this Sunday – like grilled camel’s ear on toasted cactus.
A donation of at least $2 is required to attend, which goes to a local charity and enters the member into a free, cool raffle. So far, the races have raised money, toiletries, household items and food donations for Meals On Wheels to total about $1,000. Around 50 turned out this past week.
Danny Roach is a big Ferrari fan so he had something extra to smile about. “We raised another $145 in cash and about $65 in groceries,” he said.
“We gave out in the raffle prizes two $25 cash cards from Automotive Art, one $25 gas card from Mike’s ESSO – On The Run, one $50 gift card from Morgan’s Harbour Restaurant and one Bottle of Cayman Motor Museum label Champagne.
“I would really like to push for this last race benefitting Meals On Wheels this weekend,” Roach said. “We will be giving out another Cayman Airways return ticket, LUCA Restaurant voucher, ESSO gas, Automotive Art cards and bottle of vintage scotch whiskey.”