Humane drive up speedily by $200

 

Drivers from the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday are not happy with the way McLaren’s Serigio Perez drove on the tight circuit, which led to Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen suggesting that he should be punched in the face to teach him a lesson.  

Perez made a series of aggressive overtaking moves, during one of which he collided with Raikkonen.  

Asked if the drivers would talk to Perez, Raikkonen said: “That won’t help. Maybe someone should punch him in the face.”  

Perez said: “Kimi put me straight in the wall at the entry to the corner.”  

“Kimi did not give me any room at all. I touched the wall on the entry to the corner.” 

The incident gave Raikkonen a puncture and he dropped from fifth to finish 10th in a race won by Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg. 

Triple champion Sebastian Vettel was second and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was third.  

The next race is the Canadian Grand Prix, set for 9 June in Montreal.  

Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands were at the Lone Star Bar and Grill again on Sunday to watch the Monaco Race.  

For a minimum donation of $2 as an entry fee, the five door prizes provided by Automotive Art, Shedden Road ESSO, Cayman Motor Museum and Morgan’s Harbour restaurant were won in a free raffle. 

Ferrari fan and club organiser Danny Roach said: “Monaco was again a disappointingly boring race, except for the last 12 laps, but Nico has proven he is a contender for the podium every race now. 

“We had an attendance of 41 for the F1FCI members, which now exceed 100 and $207 was raised in cash, plus donations of old blankets, cat toys and Milk Bone dog biscuits for the Humane Society.  

“We are now nearing $2,000 in fundraising this season, with five races under our belts and 14 more to go.  

“My goal at the start of the season was to raise $7,500 in cash and other donations for our six chosen charities – Meals On Wheels, Humane Society, Cancer Society, The Pines, Hospice Care and NCVO. 

“We are on track for this target with the marketing partners we currently have, which include the businesses already mentioned and LUCA, Ragazzi, Calypso Grill, the Wharf and Agave Grill restaurants, DARSCO Ltd. & Schneider Electric, APC Cayman, Hurley’s Market Place, Cayman Airways, ESSO Cayman, DHL Express, Power Flower, Cayman Distributors Group, Funky Monkey, Vanity Salon and Paradise Coffee, but with more attendees, partners and door prizes we could easily exceed this modest goal and probably raise as much as $10,000. 

“DHL Express and Tom Nowak have come through again this year with a great prize, a genuine Manchester United jersey and commemorative book to be given away as a door prize at one of our Grand Prix events.”  

The Montreal race is from 1pm at Lone Star and is always an exciting and action packed one.  

Roach said: “Montreal is a fan and driver favourite because it is held in the centre of a great city, but on a proper track, unlike Monaco where the narrow streets prevent the usual passing manoeuvres. 

“Lone Star’s expert chef Eddie will produce another themed menu, as he does for every race. We can expect traditional and well known Montreal gastronomic favourites, such as Montreal Smoked Beef sandwich, Poutine or possibly Tourtière made with real 
cheese curds. 

 

For more information, contact Danny Roach at 926-1108. 

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Danny Roach conducted the free raffle in which chef Eddie won a prize.
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