JUNE 25, 2002
Fun in the paddock
The selection process is highly secretive with inspectors visiting establishments incognito and unannounced. One cannot apply for a star rating.
The Michelin company, however, has a certain amount of leeway and we hear that there are plans to see if the Michelin motorhome in the Formula 1 paddock (a spectacular eatery) could become the first mobile restaurant to be given a star rating. Obviously this would be for prestige alone as customers cannot just walk into the paddock and ask for a table.
The quality of catering in Formula 1 has been reaching increasingly elevated levels in recent years and Renault has even taken to inviting famous chefs to exhibit their flair for the company's guests and for the media.
Although none of the F1 motorhomes are actually charging for meals, one of them did have some fun the other day by issuing receipts to journalists keen on increasing their earnings with fictional meals for the expense accounts.