Paddock magazine December 2014 / January 2015 Issue 70 - Page 8

PLATFORM EDITORIAL Dear Reader, We hope you enjoy our next edition of The Paddock magazine. As always, we welcome your comments, opinions and suggestions about the publication. If you wish to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact us via the details opposite. We look forward to hearing from you. The Paddock Management Editorial Director: Kipras Sumskas Writers: Kipras Sumskas, Thomas Spink Contributors: Bill Herring, David Granger, Dessislava Jeleva, Harry Miltner, Lena Siep, Brian Sims Sub-Editor: John J Breen Layout: Marius Grigaitis Design: Ovidijus Talijūnas Team: Michael Feltz, Gintaras Kuginys, Ola Lebon Photographer: James Moy COMMERCIAL Managing Director: Ed ‘Luckas’ Marcinonis Advertising accounts: Susan Goodman, Tonya McPhearson CONTACTS The Paddock Magazine is published O ne thing is genuinely obvious – this was a special year for the automotive industry. In relation to that, we tried to make this edition of PADDOCK magazine really unique, so it would reflect the changes and trends in the vibrant world of high-end motorsports. From our Social Media Awards to a profound cover story on Bernie, from creating a new Formula 1 car to Hollywood teaching us a few lessons, from being a partner of Ferrari to crowdfunding a racing team, from getting the last chance to buy Schumacher’s first GP-winning car to actually getting one that’s both a beauty and a beast, from growing wings to exploring the office of a Formula 1 executive – everything leads to a combination of the most peculiar kind. Deep breath, and, after meeting many important people of the industry, let’s get down to our very own Season Review, written by our professional Formula 1 hitlady Dessislava Jeleva. Also, don’t miss the Luxury Goods Special – an exclusive pick of our most essential F1-related luxury items of 2014. Of course, regular columns from experts and relaxing lifestyle articles are, as always, included in the issue. Enjoy your holidays if you can and the best of luck in your work if you can’t. by Destination Grand Prix Ltd. Unit 4, Willows Gate Stratton Audley, Bicester Oxon OX27 9AU, United Kingdom www. info@ Editorial: editorial@ Advertising: ads@ Production: production@ Printed in EU The Paddock is published 12 times a year by Destination Grand Prix Ltd. Annual Subscription Rates UK £60 Europe £80 USA & RoW £100 To subscribe please call +44203 2867455 or email: subs@ 10 The Paddock makes every effort to ensure that all editorial matter is factually correct at the time of going to press. We cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publishers. Views expressed or products shown in The Paddock are not necessarily endorsed by the publishers. © 2014 The Paddock Magazine TM. Keep it perfect! Kipras Sumskas 8