Abu Dhabi: Visitors to Yas Marina Circuit on Friday saw a public marriage proposal when British man Michael Scobbie went down on one knee and proposed to his unsuspecting girlfriend, Shannon Stewart, in the Mercedes team garages.
With hundreds of fans gathered in the pit lane for the Public Pit Lane Walk event at this weekend’s Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Scobbie plucked up the courage to pop the question and ask Stewart to be his wife.
He revealed afterwards that he was very nervous before making the proposal, but is now delighted that she said ‘Yas’.
Meanwhile, “Don’t miss a second of the action: Absorb everything” is the message from a motoring expert to the UAE’s wealth of young motorsport talent.
Phil Ellis, Yas Marina Circuit’s Driving Experiences Manager. is urging children to get behind the wheel at Yas Kartzone and young adults competing in Yas Marina Circuit’s host of grassroots championships to learn as much as possible from Abu Dhabi’s annual F1 spectacle.
“Go to the autograph sessions, analyse how the drivers start, get different viewpoints from every grandstand of how they take corners, study how the drivers react during pit stops. Don’t just watch the F1 drivers; go to the GP2 and GP3 Series races and learn as much as possible about the level of competition in championships that feed drivers directly into Formula 1. This is especially important as we see these two titles also being decided at Yas Marina Circuit,” Ellis said.