Lewis Hamilton in India with UNICEF

In between the Indian Grand Prix and the weekend in Abu Dhabi I travelled with UNICEF UK to the state of Madhya Pradesh in India to see what UNICEF is doing about the hidden crisis that is affecting nearly half of children under 5 living in India – hunger and malnutrition.

I met mothers with the tiniest babies I’d ever seen at the district hospital, who were born prematurely or at a low birth weight because their mums didn’t have enough to eat when they were pregnant. Before the centre was set up most of these babies would have died at home but now with the care that it provides their chance of survival is over 85%.

Another shot from the trip and how UNICEF are working with the Indian government to provide life-saving care for mothers and their babies across India, just like the ones that I have met. Visit http://www.unicef.org.uk to find out more.

Frank Williams in Abu Dhabi

Williams on Facebook:

Everyone pay attention! Sir Frank Williams is attending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend – his first race since Monza at the beginning of September. While in the Middle East, he’s fitting in a visit to the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Frank is the master of killing two birds with one stone; when he comes to the last couple of races in Austin and Brazil, he’s going to fit in even more business trips between the two races. Frank might be 70, but he hasn’t slowed down a jot.

The Japanese Grand Prix has the most amazing fans of all the circuits

Williams on Facebook:

Back in the day, organisers of race meetings at Goodwood circuit in the UK used to talk about having “the right crowd and no crowding”. What would they have made of the crowd at Suzuka? A trip into the spectator areas yesterday revealed some interesting sights: there were fans wearing replica Michael Schumacher helmets all day; other people were wearing the overalls of their favourite drivers; others were draped from head-to-toe in Williams team clothing. Yes, we have a merchandising stand here at Suzuka and it would seem the fans can’t get enough of our gear, all the caps sold out before Saturday! Third driver Valtteri Bottas even spotted a #Bottas flag in the grandstands during FP1!



Today the mystery was solved relating to Tomita…

Finally the mystery was revealed today around the figure of Tomita, the microscopic mysterious doll that some time is part of the virtual adventures of Fernando Alonso. Usually seen in the places visited by the Spanish, this silent friend was now starring in a memorable encounter between his “father”, Japanese Hideo Baba, and Alonso. The scenario of the game: the Scuderia Ferrari garage Suzuka circuit, home of the fifteenth round of the FIA ​​Formula 1 World. Tomita was renamed with the name after being acquired in a toy store in Tokyo, though his real name is Asbel, hero of a popular game in Japan, called “Tales of Graces”, produced by the company Bandai, the third game maker in the world. Precisely Alonso and curious little hero will star in an advertising campaign that Kaspersky Lab, a leading company in the field of computer security and a member of the Scuderia since 2010, will launch next November. [Translated by Google – Source]