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The Unofficial F1 Monster Tour 2010 // Bonus adventures from Alex Snell's travels

Published by Christine

We've been following Alex Snell on his adventures since the start of the year, and he's met and networked with a lot of people. Just recently though, he's found himself being upstaged on the epic global tour, and it's by his own travelling companion. When Alex trotted off to Australia for the first race of the year, the only thing we knew about the Cookie Monster was that it made an appearance as his Twitter avatar. Since then, the monster has not only joined Alex at several locations, he's also dived further into the pitlane than anyone else ever could.

Spain

The Cookie Monster debuts on the F1 season tour at the Circuit du Catalunya, taking in the sunshine amongst the other fans.

Cookie Monster makes his tour debut in Spain
Cookie Monster makes his tour debut in SpainCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Monaco

Off to the pinnacle of the F1 calendar, and the Cookie Monster is ready for his close up as they take to the grandstands.

Adding to the glamour of Monaco
Adding to the glamour of MonacoCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Canada

The monster did turn up in Canada, but seems to be less about the track action and more about the night life.

Success has gone to his head
Success has gone to his headCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Valencia

Back to European shores, the Cookie Monster basks in the sunshine at the Valencia street circuit.

Monster adds a bit of colour to the Valencia circuit
Monster adds a bit of colour to the Valencia circuitCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Britain

I would have forgiven the monster for missing Silverstone, it's in the middle of nowhere and the weather is always questionable. However, he was game for anything, taking to a straw bale to enjoy some music.

Camping it up at Silverstone
Camping it up at SilverstoneCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Germany

Roll on Germany, and by this time the Cookie Monster is making friends in and around the paddock, getting pride of place in the Ferrari garage.

Brining an extra 6-tenths to Ferrari
Brining an extra 6-tenths to FerrariCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Singapore

Most of the track action didn't take place until the twilight hours in Singapore, but the monster was keen, hanging out amongst the motorhomes as soon as the paddock was open.

Anyone can buy a seat at HRT. Even a little blue monster
Anyone can buy a seat at HRT. Even a little blue monsterCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Japan

If Virgin Racing are looking for a replacement thanks to Di Grassi's mysterious sighter lap crash in Japan, I think they have a willing volunteer. He's light, has a tiny aero profile and he wouldn't even need a seat fitting.

Virgin's newest signing gets comfortable in the car
Virgin's newest signing gets comfortable in the carCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Plus he knows the car inside and out.

Reaching the parts other drivers cannot
Reaching the parts other drivers cannotCredit: Alex Snell / Flickr

Surely this must be the peak of the Cookie Monster's tour - where can he go from here?

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