Being back in Europe means the return of team motorhomes, which tower over the F1 paddock. They bring familiar comfort and welcome space for teams, alongside being a plush and pristine meeting, dining and event setting for media, partners and guests.
F1 motorhomes have evolved immensely over the past decade or so, with teams now bringing multi-story buildings to each European event. Our very own motorhome is a swanky three-story structure which is assembled and dismantled each time.
The trucks typically arrive at the track on the Saturday before a race weekend. The unpacking and building begins, taking until Tuesday for the motorhome to be complete - Wednesday is reserved for finishing touches. Then, when the chequered flag has fallen, it takes two days to disassemble the motorhome, pack it away and send it onto its next destination.
The ground floor is the main catering and seating area, while the second floor is reserved for VIPs and partners - and also includes team offices. The top floor terrace is another stylish entertaining area but also features a brilliant view of the paddock itself.
It's always nice to be back in the motorhome and we're looking forward to getting settled back into our home away from home.