Alright, so I admit I’ve been a little obsessed with Formula 1 lately. But with so many rumors flying around about teams withdrawing and teams joining, driver changes, car changes, tech changes, rule changes, it’s all a little hectic to try to wrap your head around and keep up. I was just scouring some forums when I came across a picture of an F1 motor home.
Now, it’s already well-known that every team has tons of trucks to carry all that equipment from race to race and I’ve seen some pretty nice motor homes at other races also. But F1 teams, being participants in the most elite form of motorsports, can’t settle for just any motor home. The typical F1 racing paddock consists of two full-sized motorhomes on the sides and verandas built out to form a sort of pavilion in the middle. Usually, offices for drivers and staff are in the trailers themselves and the middle portion is for dining and media interviews. The trucks have to arrive well in advance of the rest of the team to set up, which takes a good two days or so. Anyways, on to the mobile homes!
In the wealthier teams’ temporary homes, you’ll have luxuries such as air con, heating, sound-insulation, the latest communication centers, conference rooms, media rooms, private drivers’ rooms with showers and TVs, top-rated catering services, among many others. This is just one of the many aspects of Formula 1 that caught my eye and makes me love it that much more. How great would it be to be a driver? Or even better, an owner/sponsor?!? Travel the world to new, exotic locations every year for a few months, get to race/watch racing, rest in the best mobile homes evar, and make history as part of the most expensive, most elite sport in the world. Ahhh, a guy can dream.