The Road to Hell
The road out of Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, climbs five kilometres above sea level before pitching downward like a terrifying roller-coaster ride. A statue of Christ stands here, and drivers pull into the gravel lay-by to make offerings, praying that they’ll make it down. Others—indigenous people—crack open a beer, pouring it onto the road to beseech the goddess Pachamama for safe passage.
The Literary Pit Stop
Lotus Renault GP driver Vitaly Petrov catches up with the latest issue of Lotus.
It’s not often I spill out of a nightclub before the F1 drivers. Usually on a Sunday night, with 56 laps having taken their toll, a couple of vodkas knock the racers out by 2:00 a.m. But at 4:00 a.m., when I left Shanghai’s fashionable M1NT club (which features shark tanks beside the bar — very F1!), Lewis Hamilton was still going strong, toasting one of the best races of his life.