After a grueling world final event in the UK that saw 12 hopefuls from around the world competing for victory in the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy, it was William Priest from the UK, Eric LaRoche from Hamilton New Jersey, and Jason Zide California who were deemed the winners.
Well, it's that time of year ago. It's the F1 shutdown, and school is out for summer. After a pretty intense first half of the year, it's time for adventure holidays, lazing on the beach, or simply spending the day pottering about the house – anything but F1.
With similar attributes of balance, precision and attention to detail, Infiniti and 12-time FIM Trial World Trial Champion Dougie Lampkin MBE officially confirmed their relationship when the motorcycle legend took delivery of a brand new Infiniti QX70.
Daniel took a thrilling second career win with a brilliant drive at the Hungarian Grand Prix that saw him pass both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso the final four laps. Sebastian, meanwhile finished seventh after an early safety car period compromised his chances of capitalizing on a front-row start.
Despite the track temperatures climbing to a high of 57˚C during the session, both our drivers were comfortable in the opening exchanges, with Daniel easing through to Q2 in second position behind fastest man Rosberg.
As Infiniti approaches its 25th anniversary in November 2014, the contrast between then and now is remarkable. Plans have been announced to expand the current product portfolio by 60 percent in the next five years, along with doubling the number of powertrains.