To celebrate a season of in-depth Formula 1™ coverage on the Sky Sports F1™ HD channel, Sky asked Sir Stirling to create a limited edition Sky+HD 1TB Designer Box, inspired by Formula 1™.
Two other celebrities – Jodie Kidd and Vic Reeves – have also designed a box, and the exclusive collection will launch ahead of the 2012 Formula One™ Santander British Grand Prix™ in July. Customers can register their interest in the boxes from 28th May 2012 via www.sky.com/designerboxes
The Sky+HD 1TB Designer Box Collection is inspired by Formula 1™ and each design offers an insight into the personality of the designer and their take on this iconic sport.
Stirling said: “The idea for my design came from a car sculpture on the roof of my home which I designed myself, inspired by the racing cars from my era. The number 7 was a crucial element as it has always been a lucky number in my family. My mother was born on 7th July, my sister was born on the 27th December, my birthday is 17th September and I would always get the number 7 as my racing number if I could. I had a fair few wins driving cars with that number and, at one time when I was racing car number 43, I included a plus sign between the two numbers so they would add up to 7! I’m quite superstitious so everything I can control will always revolve around the number 7. The colour of my design includes a variety of British racing green; many people don’t realise that British Racing Green could be any shade of green.”