BMW works drivers Time for family

BMW works drivers Time for family

07.04.2020: A positive aspect of the current situation for many BMW works drivers is that they are now able to spend a lot of time with their families, and they are doing so across the whole world. GT driver Augusto Farfus (BRA), for example, is with his wife and chi

A positive aspect of the current situation for many BMW works drivers is that they are now able to spend a lot of time with their families, and they are doing so across the whole world. GT driver Augusto Farfus (BRA), for example, is with his wife and children in Brazil.



“It’s great that I am with my family. This hasn’t been the case for the past 20 years of my life. Unfortunately, it’s because of something that is by no means pleasant, but at least I get to spend a lot more time close to my parents and my family than usual.”



Van der Linde is also spending as much time as possible with his parents in South Africa: “Usually I live in Germany during the season. The last time I spent as much time with them as this was three years ago, so this is lovely, despite the current global crisis.”

 

GT expert Catsburg is enjoying the time he is getting to spend with his little girl at the moment, who has just celebrated her first birthday. “It is really lovely to spend more time with her and be there to experience how she discovers and learns all sorts of things. She is learning so quickly at the moment, and to be honest, it is amazing to be here for it.”

 

BMW DTM driver Glock has a grin on his face as he explains that as a family man it can sometimes be “a challenge keeping the children entertained all day,” but also testified “It is lovely to spend a lot of time with my family now. The children are enjoying it too. It’s obviously a little strange for them because they know that I’m usually away a lot, but they are happy that I’m here at the moment.”



Tomczyk, who like Glock has two children, added, “It’s a really intense time with the family at the moment. You can sense that the children are also coping well with the situation and that the whole family relationship is being reinforced and strengthened.”

 

With all the joy that the much more intense family life is bringing BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver Alexander Sims (GBR) with his three children, he pointed out, “In light of the global exceptional situation, it feels strange having so much joy with the family, but to be honest that is exactly what I need at this difficult time.”


 
New role: BMW Racing drivers as home-school teachers.



Those BMW works drivers who have school-age children are also slipping into another role at the moment – as are countless other parents around the world at this time. Children now have home schooling. “This means that mum and dad have to take on the role of teacher for now.



 You get lessons from the teacher and spend two hours in the morning with the children teaching them. After all, it won’t be possible to make up the time later on – which is why home schooling is necessary. It’s really interesting,” said Tomczyk, and added with a laugh “but it also takes a lot of energy out of the parent doing the schooling.”

 


Home schooling is also an established part of the daily routine in the Farfus household in Brazil at the moment. Farfus’ daughter goes to school in Monaco; now he is helping her study. “There is a lot of homework to do, in English and in French, and that is quite a challenge.



She is in the fourth grade and is learning things like maths, geography and history. It’s great to be much more involved in the academic development of my daughter now but it takes up a lot of time. We get up at 6 a.m. Brazilian time every morning and then spend at least three hours doing lessons. Then at lunchtime we do another learning session because we are trying to stay on track with the topic.”

 



Ingo Lehbrink- photo BMW

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