Twitter is fast becoming my best friend (no offence real friends). I'm not the greatest tweeter, nor am I a RT junkie, but when I feed this social medium with a few pictures its nice to see the response I get. About a month back I got an email from Ross Ringham, who runs the Current E website, he said he loved my shots from his twitter feed & was hoping I could be of some use to him for future Formula E projects. Now if you don't know what Formula E is, I suggest educating yourself and browsing his fine website www.current-e.com
One of the best things about new championships is it brings fresh opportunities, it isn't saturated with long running individuals yet & to gain publicity, its actually quite open to the public (not that open, but better than other long standing series....cough cough). Anyway, Ross & I made a trip up to Donington Park race circuit to take shots of the new Formula E HQ being built, which will hopefully house all the teams (yes you heard me right!).
Now we were there for just construction shots, but we found out there was a Formula E car on site, result! Wasting no time, hit the HQ build, took my shots, then shot the car for an hour (poor Ross) & headed back home.
Donington sure has a buzz about the place with the new build & with the championship taking place in the UK winter months, the motorsport media won't have time off around Christmas anymore , which I'm sure they don't mind.
So, lets see where this all leads, accreditation for Formula E should be relatively straight forward for the 5 test days in the summer thanks to my buddies at Current E, but I think its time to cover some actual racing close up & with the racing taking place in busy city streets of exotic countries, backdrops & aerial views will be truly epic!
On a separate note, we visited the circuit on the 11th April, look what the plaque above says...nice coincidence if you ask me & brought a tear to the eye.