Riding in a McLaren on the track of a Formula 1 Grand Prix competition has to be at the top of someone's bucket list. On the heels of one of Miami's biggest weekends of the year, we had the opportunity to catch up with one lucky individual, who got to live out her race car dreams.
In collaboration with Emirates Airline, Modern Luxury was fortunate enough to give one lucky reader the experience of a lifetime, a seat during the Pirelli Hot Laps Experience. “I'm still in the clouds. I can't believe it just happened. I always thought that you can't really win anything, but this is so amazing,” exclaimed Tatiana Armstrong, the Miami subscriber who got to experience the inexperienceable, a seat on Miami’s first-ever Formula 1 track.
"Emirates is thrilled to partner with Modern Luxury Miami to provide this experience for Tatiana in celebration of nearly one year of Emirates Airline service
Armstrong has been a longtime subscriber to Modern Luxury’s publications, Miami Magazine and Ocean Drive Magazine, but never realized that the magazines can turn into tangible in-person experiences. “When you follow a magazine and you see all the news and you want to go do this and that. I’m very much all about the experiences in life, I value every second and every moment. When you are following a magazine like this, it opens your perspective in a way."
Ahead of race day, Armstrong got to be one of the first on the world class track, for the drive that she will most definitely remember forever. “You just appreciate this career, and the fact that when I got out of the car, you should have seen me screaming,” she said with so much energy, “How can you get any thrill in life after that. Seriously, it's so much adrenaline, so much excitement, I don't think that ordinary things can get me excited anymore!”
Through Modern Luxury Life: Miami, the publication’s highly curated newsletter, Armstrong entered to win an experience that money can’t buy. She explained, “I am really grateful for you guys [Modern Luxury and Emirates], for providing such a platform of opportunity for just an ordinary subscriber to participate in something like that. You kind of think about sweepstakes but you never think that they are real or it can actually happen. Even after, when I shared this with a couple of my friends, they thought you could never actually win anything. This is just so unbelievable to me, I still can’t believe it."
Modern Luxury is lucky enough to provide its readers with in-person experiences that are far from ordinary. Once a month, newsletter subscribers can enter to win an experience like no other, for solely being a reader.
From race track adrenaline to dinner on the beach, the opportunities are endless and the prizes are so worth it. Sign up to subscribe to the newsletter at mlmiamimag.com/Newsletter-Signup-Modlux-Life.
Photography by: Courtesy Tatiana Armstrong