Passions Collide: TimeCaptain’s GP weekend

David Coulthard with his grey TW Steel

David Coulthard with his grey TW Steel

Perhaps you have read our interview with David Coulthard by now. For me, this was a big moment! As you may know, I have been a fanatic F1 follower since 1990. DC came into F1 in 1994 and was a major player throughout his entire career. I am a tifoso (i.e. Ferrari supporter) and DC was always racing against MY team, but I certainly looked up to DC and admired his racing during those years.

Flash forward to Montreal, Grand Prix Thursday 2014, and I find myself sitting down with DC at a private party and interviewing him for WatchPaper. Wow! If I could travel back in time to 1995 or 1996 and explain this to myself… I wouldn’t believe it! But it happened. I gotta thank Adam for putting this all together.

And thanks to DC — this man is a class act. You have no idea. I was amazed at how much thought he put into his answers and by the time he took with us.

I should mention that I was driven to the party to interview DC in a Ferrari California — a nice touch! Then the party and THE interview with DC. What a start to the weekend.

And the F1 weekend itself was magnificent. I was at the circuit with friends for the 3 days and we enjoyed great weather, music, F1 action, ambience and even a stop at the casino. The announcement that Montreal will retain its Grand Prix for the next 10 years was fantastic news — read DC’s comments on F1 in Montreal. And then the race itself… wow! What a race! In typical Montreal fashion, there were safety cars, accidents, drama and surprises! It was awesome!

Here’s looking forward to next year…

Yours truly,


TimeCaptain is a self-confessed timepiece junkie.  He spends nearly all of his spare time buying,  selling,  trading,  researching, admiring and trying different timepieces. He's also a fanatic Formula 1 fan, having followed every single Grand Prix since 1991.  He switches to NFL football in the fall and roots for the Green Bay Packers. A child of the 1980's, TimeCaptain is mad about 80's music,  TV, cinema and pop culture.  Another interest of TimeCaptain is space exploration and the study of distant planets and galaxies. When asked about his favorite watch,  TimeCaptain remembers Enzo Ferrari's answer as to his favorite car- "the one I haven't built yet."