Archive for Formula 1 2009

Aug
31

End of a great weekend!

August 31st, 2009 -- No Comments »

Starting grid
So a great weekend comes to an end, after watching an amazing performance by Fisi. He could not quite get Kimi, but to hold on to him the entire race in a Force India car shows the amount of progress they’ve made.
Who's the top scorer now?!

Not a great weekend for the Britons, as Lewis and Jenson decided to play in the gravel box like little kids. Non-the-less, my fantasy team in our F1 league has done well, and I’m now top of the league!!! Eat that Andy!

Aug
29

Qualifying

August 29th, 2009 -- 1 Comment »


We’ve arrived in Spa and after 2 sec I was ready for beer. Ian and Rich proceeded to take minutes with their tents, being so old fashioned.
After a rather slow burning attempt at a BBQ we manage to eat a few burgers and pass out for the night. That at least was the plan. A group o over enthusiastic lotus owners next door kept us awake however. On top of that I’ve worked out that my sleeping bag is… Well… Rather thin. Had to wear two t-shirts and jeans to not freeze to death in the bastard!


But, none of that can take anything away from my spirit. Awaking at 8am to the sound of a Ferrari warms up every cell in my body!
The day turns out to be great. We see loads of cups racing, warming up, qualifying and watch an amazing pole by Fisichella an get slightly sun burnt. The day ends with a somewhat nasty accident by coletti (GP2) right under our nose. As I write this I’ve no idea if he’s OK. I hope so.

Only one thing they could improve here: the food. We’ve got deep fried fat coming out of our ears by now!

Aug
26

1 Day, 12 hours, 30 minutes, 02 seconds…

August 26th, 2009 -- No Comments »

Spa Eau Rouge
Bit of a bizarre posting this, but here’s one for the future! Simply put, I can not wait for this weekend. Linda has given me for my birthday a grandstand ticket for Spa Francorchamps!!!

Ian, Rich and I will be heading to the Belgium forest for a serious dose of F1 adrenaline. We’re sitting right in Eau Rouge with a view downhill as the cars come screaming up the hill towards us.

Tent, check. Rental car, check. Wet weather gear, check. Tickets, check… Now lets pray for some rain to see Hamilton perform some magic up that hill!!!!

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