Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle, H.R.H. Prince Leopold photo donation for ZOOM

H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria, ambassador for ‎ The world of Neuschwansteiner, has donated his own unique photo of Neuschwanstein Castle to the Zoom 2015 charity in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. All F1’s drivers and team principals as well as leading figures from the racing community took part by photographing and donating their favourite photo ‘snapshot’.

H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria

H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria said: „As a descendant of the royal house of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein castle, built by King Ludwig II in the heart of Bavaria is not only a famous icon, it is an essential part of my family’s tradition. There is a strong beer-brewing tradition in this region and the new lifestyle-brand The world of Neuschwansteiner combines the traditional values of my family with an inspiring cosmopolitan touch.“ 

„For me, this picture is a perfect winter fairy-tale view of the castle and its beer.” 

H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria is a member of the Bavarian Royal House of Wittelsbach and a direct descendant of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. As well as his Ambassador role for Neuschwansteiner, he is known for his career as a race car driver. He started with rallying and in 1969 moved to touring car racing, winning the North American Championships with Porsche in 1972. In 1984 he also took part in the legendary sports car endurance race 24 Hours of Le Mans together with Walter Brun and Bob Akin, finishing fourth. In 1986, Leopold became a driver for the Munich based car manufacturer BMW and although he retired from competitive racing in 1998, he remains involved with the BMW racing team.

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.