As some of you may have guessed, motorsport is a HUGE part of my life. Note the capitals. I am always being asked what my motorsport dreams and aspirations are, so I thought I would take a bit of time to write a post.
Number 1: To have work published
This is a really big one for me. But, I am realistic. I know that in order for this to happen, my writing has to improve copious amounts. So, this year is all about improving my style and so on. One day, I will have a byline. When that happens, you’ll be able to see my smile from space. Okay, maybe not quite space.
The dream is to be a published journalist on a respected website and, above all, to have a byline in print that I can keep forever.
Number 2: To interview a Formula 1 driver
This is fairly difficult for me to write. This is something I think day and night about, constantly dreaming of doing. To be able to put questions to an idol, a man racing in the most incredible motorsport, would be phenomenal. If I keep working hard, hopefully one day I shall be able to tick this off of my bucket list.
I already have a list of questions for the current field of drivers, taking my inspiration from the likes of Jennie Gow. Perhaps, one day, I shall make a name for myself which is half as good as Jennie’s!
Number 3: Attend my first grand prix race
Another dream. Luckily, I will be able to cross this off of the list in September. My dad and I will be going to the Italian Grand Prix in just a few weeks time. We will be staying in Milan and exploring the city by night, whilst spending the day at the race track.
Autosport gave me the opportunity to attend my first race weekend in July when I went to Silverstone of the Friday. And what a day it was! Monza, however, will be my first experience of a race day. And what a race to pick, eh!
Number 4: Le Mans
I was speaking to a guy on the train the other day who told me about his trip to Le Mans earlier this year. I am pretty certain that I turned a nice shade of jealous green when he was telling me all about it.
The whole experience would be spectacular. From being in France, to camping, to watching some of the best racing in the world. The best endurance race. Really, anything can happen and that is what makes the prospect so exciting.
Number 5: Walk, run or cycle every F1 race track
Lately, I have been turning in to a smidge of a fitness freak (not that you would have guessed it). Subsequently, the idea of getting to walk, run or cycle each race track on the F1 calendar gives me goosebumps.
Exploring each corner by foot would be incredible. Eau Rouge would be the icing on the cake.
In order to be able to do this, I will most probably have to be working in F1. This is the most challenging item on my bucket list but it is on it for a good reason. In ten years time, with a bit of luck, I will have all of the photos as evidence.