My personal jewel in the crown this year is the Michelin Supercar Paddock. Tucked behind the trees to one side of the track, it’s home to the various monsters that rumble and roar up the hill in front of the eager crowds. It’s amazing to watch these cars on the move, of course, but there’s so much mouth-watering joy to be had in strolling round them at leisure, taking photos, gazing at the external design and interior materials up close, smelling the hot metal and oil… most of them exude speed just standing still anyway.
Here are my anticipated Top 10 Pick of the Paddock this summer:
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato
My pick of the crop: unveiled last year in Italy, the most beautiful car in the Michelin Supercar Paddock this year. There, I’ve said it. Just stunning. Disagree? Go ahead. But you’re wrong. V12, 600bhp and so graceful.