People at the USGP
Back to the USGP Start Page.
This area between the garages on the left and the team offices
on the right is where all the people watching went on. That's
the pagoda to the north in the background. Farther to the left
on the other side of the garages is the pitlane and front straight.
Above the garages are the high-buck hospitality suites. On Friday
I was a guest of Sun Microsystems in the McLaren hospitality
area. I took photos from there and a page will be uploaded later
reporting on that.
The row of buildings on the right house team offices and lounge
areas. Farther to the right are the garages normally used by
teams during the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400. The F1 teams
use the first row of those garages for food and crew lounge areas.
Nick Hughes and Jim Arndtz in the white shirts, engineers
with Penske Racing Shocks, talk with Jaguar engineers. I think
the Jag guy on the far left is Jay O'Connell a Ford engineer
who was Ford's CART program manager.
Niki Lauda keeps an eye on things in the Jaguar garage.
David Couthard, McLaren driver, walks through the paddock.
The flowers and plant sculpture are typical of how some of the
F1 teams spend those huge budgets.
Here's DC in the McLaren garage. I saw him there talking to
engineers and crew on several occasions over the three days.
I never saw Mika Hakkinen in the garage unless he was getting
in or out of the car.
Ron Dennis of McLaren and Norbert Haug of Mercedes walk through
the paddock. I also saw Mario Illien of Ilmor at the USGP. I'll
bet he's under some pressure to get more power out of his engine.
Jacques Villeneuve hand-in-hand with his girl friend, a very
Gary Anderson and his wife Jennie visited the paddock talking
to old friends. In 2000 Gary moved from technical director at
Stewart/Jaguar to head up Reynard North America.
Juan Pablo Montoya talks with engineers in the Williams
Ralf Schumacher pauses to talk to people in the paddock.