On the 12th July 2016, Motorsport Endeavour was invited by Sahara Force India F1 to attend a test day at the exclusive grounds of the team’s Headquarters, a stone’s throw away from the Silverstone Circuit.
Eight injured soldiers from Motorsport Endeavour attended and it was a day not to be missed.
We got to meet some of the team’s drivers, partake in the famous Paddock Club Pit Lane Walkabout, witnessed the team’s mechanics hard at work in the garage and also watched a live pit stop in action.
A special thank you has to go to Nicola Howard, the Hospitality Executive for her superb hospitality and a very special day.
For the complete photo album of our day, please click here.
On Friday the 21st August 2015, Motorsport Endeavour had a fantastic day at McLaren Technology Centre. The futuristic centre was built to produce over 4,000 McLaren road cars a year and is normally off-limits but MSE was given rare access.
The tour was host by Amanda McLaren (daughter of the late Bruce McLaren) who kindly gave her time to give the tour. She kept us entertained with some very interesting stories.
Through Motorsports I have developed my confidence, self-esteem and social skills. It has encouraged me to meet other military injury personal, thus building friendship.
PTSD is a hidden wound, it is not a clearly visible injury and motorsports is an idea sport, where you can find temporary peace from issues in your mind.
Thank you once again Motorsport Endeavour for the opportunity to visit McLaren’s prestigious Technology centre. These very well organised events are a great opportunity to meet other wounded, injured and sick personnel. Personally from my point of view it encourages my self-confidence to meet a variety of people with one common interest ‘Motorsport’ which Motorsport Endeavour provides through organised events like this.
Motorsport Endeavour plays a crucial role in my recovery by giving me amazingly positive experiences that live long in my memory. Slowly, these memories are replacing the horrors that exist in my mind. I cannot thank the team enough for giving me these opportunities to move on.