No Rest for the Wicked! WP Group Managing Director at British Grand Prix

 11th Jul 2012


It may have not been one of the greatest days for the Mobil Racing Team in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone last weekend, but for one member of WP Group it was a very different story.

David Fairchild, Managing Director of WP Group, was invited as a guest of Mobil to enjoy the British Grand Prix. However he was completely unaware that they had organised an extra special treat for him.

Firstly, David joined the Vodafone Mercedes McLaren team to tour the pits and the McLaren garage. If that wasn’t enough, he then later joined Tony Weatherill, Mobil Motorsport Marketing Manager, on an exclusive Grid Walk to marvel at all the amazing Formula 1 cars! David was able to watch both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button prepare and run their practice laps: an absolute dream day for any Formula 1 fan.

David commented: “I was settling down for my lunch when Tony sprung the surprise on me. I have to say as a huge motorsport fan, this was a once in a lifetime experience and made the British Grand Prix that more special for me. I would like to thank Tony for arranging the visit. It is one that I won’t forget!”

Like Mobil, WP Group are glad to hear that David had an exciting day and wish the Mobil Racing Team better luck at the next race meeting! Many thanks to Marketing Minds who worked alongside Mobil to make this fantastic exprience happen.


To find out more about WP Group please contact us by phone on 0800 980 6172 or email to .

Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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