A month or so ago as we were moving into our apartment punish15 suggested we go to the F1 at Albert Park this year. As I don’t really take much convincing to go on a trip I said I was in. When I was a teenager I followed F1 quite closely but after moving out of home the super late nights/early mornings turned me off following it, so before hand I had to do a bit of reading about the current regulations and even who were the current (lesser known) teams and drivers. After getting clued up I became pretty excited, I’d never been to an F1 race before.
By the time we arrived, I was definitely looking forward to seeing the race. This might usually be more of a Pokerblog site, but F1 is certainly another sport which you cannot fail to find exhilarating. We flew to Melbourne for the Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday we watched Practice 3 and Qualifying. Wow! The sound of F1 cars is the loudest thing I have ever heard, way louder than any metal concert even if you’re standing right next to the speaker. We were totally unprepared and had no earplugs so just had to grin and bear it for the first day. Red Bull (Vettel and Webber) Qualified 1st and 3rd and my team McLaren (Hamilton and Button) qualified 2nd and 4th, which was a great result for me and ensured an exciting race.
Race day was nice and sunny, we arrived to watch the parade lap and the pre-race entertainment. This time we were more prepared with earplugs and I also bought a little in-ear radio to hear all of the commentary. The race started off with Vettel shooting to the front and button dropping 9 places on the first corner. Button made a great comeback after also receiving a drive-through penalty to finish 6th, Vettel was too quick for Hamilton who came 2nd and a great drive from Petrov in the Renault to come 3rd.