Formula 1 Fans in the Cayman Islands may be resigned to Sebastian Vettel winning his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship with six races still to go, but at least they know they are helping a charity every time they watch the action on TV.
The group watches all grand prix at the Lone Star Bar and Grill on West Bay Road on Sunday mornings.
The club turned out to see Red Bull’s Vettel coast to another victory on Sunday morning to open a seemingly unassailable lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who was second. Red Bull’s Mark Webber was third.
Vettel has 247 points, which is 60 ahead of the Spaniard, with Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes 26 points behind Alonso on 151 points.
Danny Roach, an avid Ferrari supporter – always resplendent in his team shirt – said, “We had 28 people and raised $126 for the Pines Retirement Home.
“Door prizes this week were two Automotive Art gift cards, a bottle of tequila from global F1 sponsor Jose Cuervo and Cayman Distributors Group, and an Agave Grill gift certificate.”
A new part of F1 race Sundays is the auction of some F1 race related collectable. This week’s auction item was a limited edition scale model of Red Bull Racing ex-F1 driver, David Coulthard’s RB1 car circa 2005, purchased by Jerome Wallace, who also won one of the Automotive Art door prizes.
Next race is what may be the final Korean Grand Prix on Oct. 6, from Yeongam, as Austria, Russia, Mexico City and New Jersey all have new but tentative spots on the coveted F1 2014 race calendar, which will be confirmed in December.
There are not enough race dates for all these new locations without dropping an existing race or extending the season beyond what the teams are willing to accept.
Red Bull’s own track in Speilberg, Austria will host the return of the Austrian Grand Prix next year.
The Austrian Grand Prix, last held in 2003, was won by legendary German driver Michael Schumacher.