Hamilton signs new F1 Opus
Opus teamed up with Formula One sensation Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone last week to celebrate the news that copies of the stunning new F1 Opus are now available to pre-order.
The McLaren star joined Opus CEO Karl Fowler ahead of the British Grand Prix for an exclusive signing session that marked the official launch of the Opus that will chronicle the history of motorsport’s most iconic discipline.
Hamilton was joined by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and former world champion and Opus ambassador Damon Hill at the star-studded launch.
‘It was a honour to have both Damon and Lewis there,’ said Fowler. ‘Lewis has taken Formula One by storm in his rookie season but he was incredibly down to earth and happy to lend his signature. That along with Damon who is already one of the great F1 champions makes us very proud today!
‘The idea is we get as many of the great names in Grand Prix to sign the carbon fibre case that will house the very first copy of the F1 Opus. We’re going on tour and to take it around the world to each and every Grand Prix on the calendar and bring it back to Silverstone in 2008.
‘At the same time we’re going to run a rolling auction and the biggest bidder will get the first copy of the book, complete with all the signatures. The money raised will be split between Lewis, Bernie and Damon’s chosen charities.’
Edited by acclaimed Sunday Times’ Formula One correspondent Jane Nottage and David Tremayne, the F1 Opus will tell the definitive story of the greats of Grand Prix from the 1950s to the present day.
Opus is also producing an exclusive Champions Edition which will feature the signatures of every living world champion from Sir Jack Braham to current king of the track Fernando Alonso.
Only 100 copies of the Champions Edition will be printed and Opus Media Group PLC has already taken a preorder for 15 of the collector’s items from a UK-based hedge fund.