World champion Lewis Hamilton hopes to take part in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 13, 2020. There are uncertainties over this participation after he displayed health issues prior to the Sakhir GP in Bahrain.
His case got even more complicated due to the strict health protocols implemented by the United Arab Emirates authorities, which includes a 14-day quarantine for all new arrivals. Fortunately, an exception was made for Formula One under the condition that the entire delegation will travel under controlled conditions before accessing the “bubble” around the race track.
Lewis Hamilton Must Cover the Criteria of Two Government Entities
While Hamilton has the option to travel via private jet, he will still have to obtain a special dispensation from the Abu Dhabi authorities. However, this isn’t the only bureaucratic conundrum that he must solve before being apt to race in 2020’s last Grand Prix.
The British racing driver must also prove to the Bahraini authorities that he is healthy and fit to travel and leave the country. It’s only after he manages to comply with the criteria of both Middle Eastern states that Hamilton will be allowed to race on the Yas Marina Circuit.
Both Mercedes and Williams Are Left in Limbo
This puts the teams of Mercedes and Williams in a complicated position as both need to learn as soon as possible whether Lewis Hamilton will be able to travel and reach the Emirates by Friday, December 12th, so they can decide which car will be driven by George Russell.
If the champion’s car is vacant by Friday, Mercedes can opt to use the services of reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne until the arrival of Hamilton, and therefore not disturb Russell’s preparations with Williams.
Lewis Hamilton has secured his seventh world title since the Turkish Grand Prix in November. However, his absence from the year’s last competition would leave a sour taste for all Formula One aficionados who would want to see the reigning champion on the track.
Rolls-Royce Redefines Luxury With its Most Expensive Car
With coolers for champagnes, parasol, and accessories to set up a luxury picnic, the exclusive Rolls-Royce Boat-Tail is a novel design tailor-made for customers. Unveiling the new and luxurious Boat-Tail mode, Rolls-Royce proves that it’s the rightful holder of the record for producing the most expensive car on the market. The model wears the crown of being the most expensive car in the world. To date, only one piece was exclusively manufactured for an anonymous client and is priced around $28 million.
A New Legacy
The Boat-Tail model is said to be made solely at the request of a globally successful couple, who have previously owned these luxurious cars. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said that the Boat-Tail model was born out of the desire to create a legacy and as a toast to success, calling it the culmination of collaboration, effort, ambition, and time. He believes that the Boat-Tail mode forges a crucial moment in the brand’s history and in the contemporary lavish landscape.
Luxury at its Finest
This project took four years to develop, design, and roll out. The one of its kind, 100% handmade bodywork of the car exudes luxury. The outside is covered in a shade of blue – a color loved by the customer – subtle and retro in the shade – but the rays of the sun bring out a bright and energetic aura to the metallic and glass flakes embedded paint. The process involves digitally mastering a virtual model and forming a frame in which aluminum sheets are manually forged. It also entails finalizing the designs and reconfiguring the architecture to support the generous proportions of the Boat-Tail.
The most remarkable features of this opulent vehicle are in the trunk. Opening the trunk unfolds an umbrella and accessories to set up an impromptu, a-la-mode picnic. The accessories include chairs, glasses, and a pair of coolers, which hold bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne.