Santa Claus comes to Silverstone

Santa abseils down 'Silverstone Wing' to meet local school children Father Christmas's first stop this year was at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit, where he treated children from Silverstone Infant and Junior schools to an extra...

Santa abseils down 'Silverstone Wing' to meet local school children

Father Christmas's first stop this year was at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit, where he treated children from Silverstone Infant and Junior schools to an extra special appearance by abseiling down the spectacular new Pit and Paddock Complex, recently named the 'Silverstone Wing'.

The children were at Silverstone for their annual Christmas lunch. Shortly after their festive feast they jumped on a coach before heading out for a lap of the Grand Prix Circuit, following in the tyre tracks of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

On approaching the new Pit and Paddock Complex, the children were delighted to see Santa performing one of his yearly miracles. Father Christmas, complete with red coat, black boots and white beard, abseiled down the 'Silverstone Wing' before delivering presents to all the school children.

After Santa's breathtaking appearance, Rachel Haywood, Deputy Head of Silverstone School, said "the Silverstone School children have had a great time at the Circuit today and were particularly excited to see Santa abseil off the new building. As in previous years, we had a tour of the circuit and a wonderful roast turkey lunch, however, Santa was a very unexpected treat and a lovely surprise."

-source: silverston

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Lewis Hamilton