Guy Martin - Williams F1 A - 2017 - 12 x 8 Autographed Picture

  • £25.00

This is a 12 x 8 inch autographed image of the peoples champion and star of the track and TV Guy Martin. Motorcycle racer and TV personality, Guy Martin, working as part of an elite Formula One pit crew. With no Formula One experience to his name, Guy went in at the deep end when he joined WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING, one of the world's leading Formula One teams, at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa. A truck mechanic by trade, Guy visited Williams' UK base ahead of the Belgian GP, where the team ran him through the major tasks he was expected to perform during the race weekend. Having forged a successful career motorcycling, Guy knows only too well how the race result is in the mechanics' hands, so practice was essential. During the race weekend, Guy was tasked with helping to set up the garage before assisting the car crew build the FW40 car. Guy proceeded to work two 90-minute practice sessions on Friday, a further hour practice session on Saturday before a three-stage qualifying session and then the race itself. The pit crew look after both of Williams' drivers – Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll – and every pitstop is crucial. Guy was working with the fastest team in the business, with the team having set the fastest pitstop of the season so far at just 2.02-seconds during the British Grand Prix. After the race, as the drivers head for the nearest airport, a whole new day of work begins for the mechanics. It takes at least 10 hours to strip the cars, take down the garage, and pack everything away, ready to be transported to the next race. Guy, of course, stayed to the end. We at Extreme Art & Gadgets have been proud to sponsor Guy in 2006 and have been involved ever since. We have great access to Guy and he's only a phone call away for us, then a boat, then 160 odd miles via the M62 unless he's on our lovely little Island, but we see him pretty much every month !! This image was hand signed by Guy on the 16th of October 2017 in his Lincolnshire home and will come complete with a certificate of authenticity from us at Extreme.