My father is a gearhead. Growing up, we’d travel to famous racetracks in the UK and Monaco to watch legendary drivers like Senna, Mansell, Coulthard, and Schumacher do what they do best.
Decades later, due to the cruelty of Parkinson’s, my dad can no longer travel. The hum of Formula 1 races still vibrate the house on race weekends, but it’s up to me to carry the mantle and attend races in person. The privilege of youth, however, sheltered me from understanding how complex it was to plan a weekend trip to an overseas race. Aside from the cost, finding decent and available accommodations close to the circuit and organizing transportation takes a lot of leg work.