The area surrounding the Masters of Motoring supercar show’s first home at Bowood House & Gardens, doesn’t immediately spring to mind as a motoring hub but there is quite a bit of motoring heritage from the south-west region.
Bristol, just down the road from the Bowood Estate, has had its name in motoring history and its loved brand after its name, despite going under in 2020 finally, seems to have had a rebirth of a new supercar version in planning. We will watch with interest as those plans continue to expand.
More recently, the south-west town has been home to one of the worlds rising stars in Lando Norris, now McLaren Racing F1 driver.
With McLaren Racing celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023, it feels a fitting tribute to the south west region, the iconic brand and the talent in Lando Norris (who was born in Bristol), to honour them all at our first Masters of Motoring motor show held just down the road from there at Bowood House & Gardens.
Lando’s first Formula 1 podium came in 2020 at the Australian Grand Prix, his second season with the Woking team and made him the third youngest podium finisher in F1 history. No doubt a proud day for everyone close to him including his father Adam.
At the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix in that year, Lando qualified in fourth place but was elevated to third after a grid penalty for fellow Britain, Lewis Hamilton, the highest grid position of his career at the time and the highest for McLaren since the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix so was a hopeful sign of better things to come for the team.
A rare talent and one of the breed of the grid that makes us proud of the sport and of how they conduct themselves. It can’t be easy being in the spotlight as much as he is but he does it well and does himself and the brand he represents in McLaren proud.
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