This morning started with a bang: literally, as we were all woken up by the crashing thunderstorm drenching the circuit and its environs well before my alarm was due to sound. The worst of it was over before breakfast, but the sky still looked ominous when we arrived at the track.
But some thing never change: it is always difficult to fight your way through the crowd outside the paddock, but this year Alexa and Didier had a cunning plan.
There was just time for a quick pitstop, and onto the day.
First up were interviews with the French media. Pierre was happy to hang around and wait for Laurie Delhostal to get the signal to start from Canal+.
Although Arthur didn’t seem too keen to answer when she asked how his season was going.
Robert was delighted that there were no Romanian journalists around today.
Before long it was time for the Fanzone: Lello was under a bit of scrutiny with his drive today, but his win silenced them.
Then it was time for a nutritious lunch before we headed out to the pitlane.
Race time always goes like a blur, but in Monza it all seems much quicker than anywhere else.
The press conference was fine, except that we didn’t have a photographer. The drivers were professional and engaged while we waited for him, as you would expect.
When Sam finally arrived, we got someone to grab a snap, just to prove he’d made it.
A few things things to write up, and finally we could go home. Cheers!