September 2014

Subsea Expo winners’ pit stop at British Grand Prix

Two lucky motorsport fans won a dream trip to the Silverstone Grand Prix – thanks to Maritime Developments.

Kevin and Lindsay Adie were the winners of Maritime Developments’ British Grand Prix prize draw, which took place during Subsea Expo.

The company’s exhibition stand featured a large-scale Scalextric track with the chance to win tickets to Silverstone up for grabs for the fastest drivers. Le Mans winner and former Formula 1 driver Allan McNish was also at the stand to help visitors find top gear.

The winning couple got a taste of celebrity life at the Whittlebury Hall hotel, where they brushed shoulders with some of Formula 1’s biggest names, and enjoyed front-row seats for the whole racing weekend courtesy of Red Bull Racing hospitality.

Lindsay said: “When Kevin told me he’d won the tickets I didn’t believe him. He had to email Derek, the CEO of Maritime Developments, to confirm. Once he forwarded on the reply I thought: ‘wow, this is actually happening’!”

Kevin said: “I never expected it would be such an amazing experience. There’s so much more to the Grand Prix than what you see on TV.”

Derek Smith, CEO at Maritime Developments, said: “The race circuit attracted additional visitors to our stand. It helped to put across what we do but also allowed people attending the exhibition to have a bit of fun. We’re delighted Kevin and Lindsay had a fantastic time at Silverstone.”