Nigel Barrett caught a lucky break at the 1990 Belgian Grand Prix and ended up working in the Paddock. He shares his memories and some awesome photos from the weekend.
All images © Nigel Barrett
When did you first start watching Formula 1?
My first race was the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1973. My Dad had some contacts at Shell and got us tickets in the Woodcote Grandstand, which is right where Scheckter had his off that started the huge pile up. I can remember it like it was yesterday, and I was hooked!! Niki Lauda had a starring role that day, so I started following him. Little did I realize what a career he would have! I have been to every British GP since then – I am hoping to get my 50 consecutive races in, but that nasty virus may have put paid to that! I have also been to lots of overseas races – Monaco and Spa about 10 times each, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Magny Cours, Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Osterreichring, Monza, and Barcelona.