The Mercedes AMD Petronas (A.K.A. Team BlackBerry) team are off to a flying start prior to the race today. In the qualifying round Lewis Hamilton took 1st. place followed by Nico Rosberg to ensure the team will be at the front of the grid - so fingers crossed we are in with a fighting chance of getting on the podium once again.

You've probably noticed the above Story Maker video. I was lucky enough to attend Silverstone on Friday courtesy of Mercedes AMG Petronas and BlackBerry and what an experience it was. In addition to spending the day in their hospitality suite, I had full access to the garage and pit lane (when safe to do so). Exciting is a polite word I can use for the time spent there!

One of the highlights for me was spending some time in the garage gallery. Here I sat behind a one way mirror as Lewis got ready to start his practice laps. He stood about a meter from me and put on his protective hood and helmet before heading off onto the track. Just as exciting was that I also had a pair of 'BlackBerry branded' headphones so I could hear the team talking to Lewis and vice versa as he sped around the track.

Here in the UK the race kicks off 13.00 so you guys on the other side of the pond had better get straight up and get your TV's on!