I know that no-one uses snail mail much these days, but now and then things turn up in the mailbox or the doorbell rings if the post lady cannot fit something in the mailbox. I don’t know if it is the pandemic or perhaps Brexit, but the last few weeks have seen post from Britain to France taking up to a month to get across the English Channel. So it was pure serendipity that as I was sorting out the first pictures of the new Mercedes, the doorbell went and I scrambled about trying to find a mask, while quietly cursing the timing.
But, in the end I was happy, as the package came from Brackley, and included a Mercedes cap signed by Valtteri, a Lewis Hamilton limited edition scale model helmet, a pen, a bottle of Ineos sanitiser and a card that said: “As we weren’t able to see each other as much as we’d have liked in 2020, we thought we’d send you some mementoes from our special year. We hope the new season will bring us all together again at some point this year and we look forward to seeing you virtually at our launch on March 2.”