Formula 1 Fans driven to raise Pines funds out of first gear


Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands gathered at their familiar spot, the Lone Star Bar & Grill, for the Italian Grand Prix from Monza this Sunday. 

The last race was in Belgium two weeks ago and apart from enjoying the action at the West Bay Road restaurant, club members raised $85 in cash donations for the Pines Retirement home. 

Attendance from 8:30 a.m. includes a minimum donation of $2 and members are entered in a free raffle for prizes.  

Ben Webster bagged a Manchester United jersey and commemorative book donated by DHL Express Cayman and Tom Nowak last time. 

Organizer Danny Roach said: “Thank you to Automotive Art Cayman and Vanity Salon for providing our other door prizes.”  

Roach is a big Ferrari fan and he proudly sported a new 2013 Scuderia Ferrari team shirt that his friend Craig Smith brought back from the Hungarian Grand Prix.  

Like most Ferrari supporters, Roach is frustrated with the lack of form of Felipe Massa this season, so it is not surprising that Ferrari have said that they want to retain him, but only if his results improve.  

The Brazilian’s contract expires this year and his poor form has generated speculation on his future there.  

Massa, 32, has not won a race since 2008 when he looked as if he had won the World Championship by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix, only for Lewis Hamilton to gain a position on the final corner and snatch the title by a single point.  

Since then, Massa has scored only eight podiums in the past three seasons. In the same period, Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso has managed 39, including 11 victories. 


Danny Roach hands over a Manchester United shirt to Ben Webster.