Pirelli tires turn into paintbrushes to mark U.S. Grand Prix
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Even if some fans can’t make it to the Circuit of the Americas race track for this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix, there is still plenty of Formula One fun to be had.
The F1 frenzy has sent everyone's imagination into overdrive.
Artist Mark Dickens putting a racing spin to his craft for the weekend. He is using Pirelli tires to make colorful tracks for a painting to remember Austin’s first U.S. Grand Prix. He came up with a concept and is now commissioned by F1 CEO Bernie Eccelstone to make a painting for ever race.
"I think it transcends the sport, it goes beyond the cars going around a circuit,” Dickens said. “The community getting together and creating this fantastic spirit. It’s really quite unique."
The art project inspired many youngsters Saturday morning in downtown Austin, including Yuma Ishihara.
"It was really cool. I saw lots of different marks and the tire was really hard," she said.
Once the project is complete, it will be auctioned off for a local charity.
Mark Dickens is taking the project to the track Sunday where he will ask some Formula One drivers to make their mark on the piece.