Canadian Grand Prix 2014 – Through The ‘Golden Eye’ of Sean Brosnan and fiancé Sanja Banic

%21B8QjHWQCWk%7E%24%28KGrHqYOKigEzS-1wQZ9BM2gY16W%2Bg%7E%7E_12.jpg (658×1000) The multi-talented Sean Brosnan veins carry blood that is Irish and Australian that being from his father Pierce Brosnan (Irish) and his mother Cassandra Harris (Australian) who died in 1991 after a 4-year battle with ovarian cancer. Sean Brosnan with his fiancé Sanja Banic both filmmakers and partners of Knight Marcher Films came to spin their own magic with Red Bull Racing resulting in the first win by the Australian driver born in Perth, Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel Ricciardo passed series leader Nico Rosberg with two laps to go and held on for his first Formula One victory in a wild Canadian Grand Prix and Sean and Sanja got a real up close look at it all from start to finish.

Ricciardo the 24-year-old became the first non-Mercedes driver to win in seven races this season, although even he admitted there was luck involved (Sean and Sanja maybe) and that it is too early to say that Red Bull is back as a championship contender.

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“Obviously Mercedes had their issues and that enabled us to close on them,” a giddy and still disbelieving Ricciardo said after the race. “It’s a bit surreal. Really cool.”

The Aussie driver remembered to save some champagne from the post-race podium celebration to spray on his race engineer, Toronto native Gavin Ward.

Rosberg finished second despite engine and brake problems, while the second Red Bull driven by four-time world champion and defending Canadian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel came in third.

The race ended under a caution flag after a spectacular crash involving Sergio Perez’s Force India car and Felipe Massa’s Williams. They narrowly missed taking Vettel out.

Sean and Sanja are used to hollywood action but in Montreal at the Canadian Grand Prix who could have predicted the ending of the race, and they loved every moment, soon afterwards heading back to Ottawa and to a movie set. Both Sean and Sanja agree “F1 Rocks”.

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Canadian Grand Prix 2014 Meets Breakout Director Sean Brosnan and fiancé Sanja Banic

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“The Kid”, which was Sean Brosnan’s directorial debut and now he is on a roll. Sean Brosnan and Sanja Banic set up Knight Marcher Films in 2012 to make films together. They are currently in Canada as Sean is acting in a film being shot on location in Toronto, and Ottawa.

The timing could not be more perfect with a break in filming taking place the weekend of the Canadian Grand Prix. Sean Brosnan has not been to a Grand Prix since his dad Pierce Brosnan took him as a little boy, and Sanja has never been so they are about to get a taste of Montreal, and the spirit of one of the coolest events that takes place in Canada the Canadian Grand Prix in a city from where so many great Canadian film makers have emerged from Montreal. Sean and Sanja are not in bad company as one of the biggest fans of Formula 1 is none other than Pierce (No NOT Brosnan) but Pierce Handling the CEO of the number one film festival in the world the Toronto International Film Festival and the director of the festival Warren Spitz. Let it be known want to make films in Canada then we are ready and encourage you to come we will show you a good time and you will never want to leave.

Look for Sean and Sanja rocking the paddock Sunday they are about to take Canada with a storm a looking to do a lot more work in Canada.
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John Travolta Talks Travel By Business Jet

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My very first business jet experience was a Challenger 600. Later through a business associate from Saudi Arabia I was exposed to global travel in his stretch DC 8. I was sold on air travel via business jet.

During the Formula One Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, United States Grand Prix 2013, there was not one spot free for anymore business jets. All had been taken. How else can you finish at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, taping in New York, get to Austin do some filming for David Bowie Is Around The World and get to Baja for a film festival only to return for the Grand Prix Race and get back to surf in Baja? Business jet, in particular those of Bombardier Aerospace.

Upon returning to Toronto after years in Los Angeles, I wanted to assist the film festival in any manner I could to somehow take things up a notch. This had also been the objective of Warren Spitz who is a member of the board of The Toronto International Film Festival. I suggested if one is going to have a gala then we need to make it really easy for some Hollywood stars to fly from Los Angeles to Toronto, a jet does the trick. Thanks to Bombardier the festival was able to do just that. There is so much flexibility flying with a private jet but you don’t have to hear me tell you that I will just let John Travolta tell you who I first met in Cannes after the showing of ‘Pulp Fiction’ .

Here is Johnny!

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Beyoncè – Yankiiiiin From A Fan That’s Always Hatiiin!

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Beyoncé’s halo got caught in a fan while singing “Halo.” Seriously! I am not making this up.

Having left Toronto, after Sundays performance the Mrs. Carter Tour headed to Montreal. Maybe in this case headed is not a good word to use .

While in Montreal Monday night on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, Bey’s tresses got tangled up in one of the many wind machines that line the stage. The star’s luscious blonde weave was no match for the fan but, like a true superstar, Beyoncé just kept on singing while her bodyguard Julius attempted to free her.

Thankfully she wasn’t hurt — well, maybe just her pride was. However, the 31-year-old star proved that she can laugh at herself by sharing a fan’s video of the mishap on her Instagram account. She also went a step further and snapped a photo of a note with rewritten lyrics to “Halo” that reflected the hair-snatching snafu: “I felt my hair was yankiiiiiiin, from the fan that’s always hatiiiiiin.”

Well you gotta have a sense of humor. Her fans the human factor they just adore her. Check out this video from her Toronto stop.

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Mercedes F1 Tyre-Gate

Chairman of Mercedes Benz Formula 1 - Niki Lauda and Pirelli Tyres- Photo by Timothy Khan
Chairman of Mercedes Benz Formula 1 – Niki Lauda and Pirelli Tyres- Photo by Timothy Khan

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Friday reprimanded the Mercedes Formula One race team and tyre-makers Pirelli for carrying out unauthorised tyre tests.

The tests, carried out over three days in May in Barcelona, followed protests from the Red Bull and Ferrari teams that they contravened Formula One race laws.

The much-anticipated decision followed a day of hearings in Paris on Thursday, held by the FIA’s international tribunal, at which both Mercedes and Pirelli defended their actions, saying they had no intention of disobeying the sport’s regulations.

The issue has badly divided Formula One with Mercedes on one side and world championship rivals Red Bull and Ferrari on the other, and the FIA had a range of sanctions at its disposal, including fines and suspensions.

But in what will be seen in some quarters as a let-off for both companies, the sport’s ruling body settled for simple reprimands, with Mercedes also suspended from participating in a forthcoming three-day young driver training test to be held at Silverstone on July 17-19.

The tests were carried out by Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but under FIA rules such testing of tyres during the season, using the latest Formula One team cars, were banned.

Red Bull and Ferrari, sworn rivals of Mercedes for this years drivers’ and constructors’ championships, promptly lodged protests, claiming that the German team had been seeking to gain an unfair advantage and that Pirelli had been complicit.

Mercedes claimed they were had done nothing wrong as the tests had been wholly organised and carried out by Pirelli, controlling the running of the car and the driver for the duration of the test.

Pirelli had reportedly been considering suing the FIA if the company was hit with a heavy penalty.

The issuing of simple reprimands had been proposed by Mercedes’ lawyer Paul Harris at the end of Thursday’s sessions.

In its ruling the FIA said: “The FIA wishes that lessons are learnt from this case and from the decision handed down.

“To this end, the FIA will make sure, in association with all F1 teams, that its control of the testings is strengthened.”

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Tragic Death In Montreal At The Canadian Grand Prix 2013

 Esteban Gutiérrez's Sauber at the end of the Canadian Grand PrixSinger songwriter NJ Taylor with Sam Wong stand as the Sauber of the Mexican rookie Esteban Gutiérrez is carried by the crane under which a Marshall fell and died earlier in the day, at the Canadian Grand Prix 2013.

Sebastian Vettel has led the formula one drivers in paying tribute to a Canadian Grand Prix marshal who died after being run over by a mobile crane during Sunday’s race in Montreal.

“The work of marshals is not always seen but it is vital to our sport and without their commitment, time and dedication, there would be no motor sport,”

– the world champion and Red Bull’s race winner said on his website on Monday.

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that the track worker had dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up. In doing so, he stumbled and was hit and run over by the recovery vehicle.IMG_5804

The marshal was the third to die at a grand prix since the turn of the century but the first since Graham Beveridge was killed by a loose tyre that flew through a gap in the safety fence at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.

An Italian fire marshal, Paolo Ghislimberti, died when he was hit by a wheel at the 2000 Italian Grand Prix at Monza, prompting a review of safety at race tracks and the introduction of improved measures to protect circuit workers.

“My dearest condolences to the family of the marshal who lost his life today, our prayers for him & his family. RIP,” Gutiérrez wrote on his Twitter account.

“Shocked & saddened by the news that a marshal who is there to keep us safe has lost his life during our race today. Rest in peace my friend,” said McLaren’s Jenson Button, winner in Canada in 2011.

“Today there is nothing to celebrate. Terrible news arrive with the death of a marshal this race. Very sad. RIP,” added Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, the two-time world champion who was runner-up to Vettel on Sunday.

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