Jamie Green’s July Joy


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Congratulations to Mercedes DTM driver Jamie Green as he celebrated both a historic victory and his marriage this month.

Jamie won the DTM race in his 2008 car at the Norisring, Germany on the 4th July. Incredibly, it was the third year running that Jamie has won this race. In the scorching heat, he showed tremendous cool and skill to hold off Ekstrom in the Audi to take the chequered flag in front of a huge German crowd. He now lies 2nd in the Championship behind fellow Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler, who is in the 2009 car.

Jamie has been working with me for two and a half years and has showed great dedication and focus to improve his strength and conditioning. He needed every ounce of his fitness to combat the stiffling conditions and fight-off the Audi driver’s persistant challenge.

On the personal front, last weekend Jamie married his long term girlfriend Ginny. Along with the recent addition of baby son Zachary, Ginny gives Jamie a great stability that allows him to focus on his race career. I do not think it is a coincidence (I do not believe in coincidences) that Jamie has performed so brilliantly so far this season when his home life is so settled. I have never seen him so nervous as he sat waiting for Ginny to arrive at the Church, by the way. He looks a lot cooler sitting on the grid:)

Best wishes to the Greens for the future and all the best to Jamie for the rest of the season.