Yesterday, Newman Haas driver Oriol Servia stopped by the new Dali Museum, located in the heart of the St. Petersburg Grand Prix. He was greeted by the museum’s director, Hank Hines. They toured the museum, talked art, engineering, surrealism and racing. It was an unlikely pairing, but the two hit it off immediately.
A crowd gathered as we filmed. Oriol (helmet in hand) and Hank wandered from painting painting talking about the work of Salvador Dali. They even found time to view the photograph that inspired Servia’s helmet design (pic above). They discussed the repetition in Dali’s work, fibonacci number, Dali’s obsession of engineering, and Servia’s own schooling in engineering. Spain, the landscape, the role of time and technology were all discussed. Does surrealism and speed go together? It sure does.
Check out the video below. You’ll see a new side of Oriol Servia and discover that art and racing go together quite nicely.