As much as the chaps and chappettes within the Formula 1 media circus delight in keep fans preoccupied through the quiet winter months with rumour aplenty, the lovely folks at Badger GP have decided to go a step further.
With the season start edging ever closer, Badger GP have arranged a pre-season Formula 1 fan meet-up for Sunday February 12th at the Roxy Bar and Screen in London.
The casual gathering will present a nice opportunity for fans to meet other fans of the sport, giving them an opportunity to discuss the coming season, new cars (irrespective of their odd-shaped nose arches – thank you FIA), along with all the usual bits and bobs that go with pre-season excitement.
To add to the excitement, the Badger GP chaps have bagged the classic 1966 film Grand Prix for a special screening, so sit back, relax and enjoy the big screen débuts of Jim Clark and Graham Hill amongst others. Oh, and some guy called James Garner was in it too…
As Jerez will have held the opening pre-season test only a few days beforehand, it is almost certain that there will be plenty of flared discussion in the room, as well as plenty of slightly exaggerated rumours regarding who will be taking Jarno Trulli’s seat at Caterham.
My money is on Ukyo Katayama making a swift return to Formula 1, with Taki Inoue as the trusty third driver. Probably.
Tickets for the pre-season bash are £4.50, with two tickets going for a very nice £8. Doors for the event are 6pm and the dress code is casual / Grand Prix, although Eddie Jordan-esque clothes may earn one a right ribbing. For further details, click here and do pop along.
Beyond this fabulous event, the Badger GP folks are also organising a “Grand Prix Breakfast Bash” to coincide with the opening race of the season in Melbourne on March 18th.
Full details for the event – also at the Roxy Bar and Screen – can be found here and tickets are on sale now. Expect also a quiz, breakfast and plenty of oooh-and-ahhhhs.