I just came back last night from Silverstone, UK where the Blancpain Endurance Series were held, and boy was it exciting! I did the Grid Walk just before the race began and tried to stay out of the way as the mechanics ran around to get the race cars ready. All heads turned when Blancpain CEO and President Marc Hayek pulled up to his position in the Blancpain Reiter Lamborghini. Photographers snapped their shots frantically as the driver – who just won the ADAC GT Masters Amateur Driver’s title – concentrated on his race.
Blancpain was the official timer of the GT1 World Championship and I got a glimpse of what it means for a luxury watches brand to be the appointed timekeeper for such an important championship. I went behind the scenes to take a look. Shhhh, the guys are keeping a vigilant eye on the time scores.
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