Canadian GP Diary – Page Six
Thursday June 6th, media day at the Canadian GP. The day started as though I had awoken on the wrong side of the bed. I’m staying with my friend Guido Grasso, actor/comedian/restaurantuer who lives in just north of the city. Public transit was the least of my worries. I arrived to the circuit early, however it’s quite the distance from the “Metro” station to the paddock. My first mistake was asking security where I could catch the media shuttle, no one could tell me. Therefore, I decided to sneak on the bus for a slow lap of the circuit with the intention of hopping off at the pit lane entry.
In the end, it took me a total of two hours to make it to the media centre. My mate Jordan Irvine met me at the gate, helped me get settled and registered before going for a stroll through the paddock.
It was a phenomenal day. I never take for granted the opportunities afforded to me that allow me to rub shoulders and chat with our F1 heroes. I gave Heikki a hard time about not partying with us this weekend and chatted about F1 poetry with Pirelli’s Mario Isola. I finally met Tom Briggs (@1derpony) from McLaren, interviewed Charles Pic and Geido Van De Garde one on one. Attending the FIA driver’s conference was a treat, as was chatting with Tom Webb at Caterham. I could litterally go on and on and I would enjoy reliving every moment.
The best feeling of all was introducing myself as Ernie Black and having people say, Hey! You’re @TheF1Poet. Absolutely priceless!