Michael Schumacher (centre) with Emma Done (left) and Donna O’Hara (right)We are the official car rental partner to Silverstone, which means I get free tickets to the British Grand Prix! I’ll be there on Sunday as, for the second year in a row (see some of my team with Michael Schumacher last year on the left), Avis is providing the cars for the chauffeur-driven shuttle service that picks up VIPs, team members and officials arriving by helicopter to take them to their trackside destination. It’s a non-stop job as the Silverstone heliport becomes the busiest airport in the world for just that day, which is one of the reasons we decided to offset the carbon footprint of the shuttle cars this year.

Now I may be French but, like many other people, I’ve got caught up in all the excitement surrounding Lewis Hamilton. It would be great if he won on his Formula 1 debut in his home country. Bonne chance Lewis!

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Launching this blog has really sparked my interest in other blogs. One of the best travel related blogs I have found so far is Travel Rants. It provides great tips and insider travel information with posts such as ‘Credit card companies freeze spending whilst abroad’, ‘Don’t loose your head booking your late deal’ and ‘Airline ticket name change debate’. I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two from them! Clicking on the ‘Introduce yourself’ link, the author Darren Cronian seems to have developed a bit of a following as well. If you have an active interest in travel then I’d recommend checking it out.

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