Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Silverstone 2009

We spent the weekend at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Neither Mark nor I had seen a Grand Prix ‘live’ before so it was a new experience. Added to which a Brit is currently leading the Championship; it was all set to be a great weekend. It didn’t disappoint, even though Button didn’t win.
The sun shone (and I got sunburnt – for the second time in a month!) the sky was blue and the racing was great. The first thing that we realised was how amazingly loud the cars were. You think they are loud on the TV – but ‘up close and personal’ they are deafening. The television cannot capture how loud and powerful they are – no matter how far you turn up the volume!
We also found out how difficult it is to take photos of the fastest cars in the world…

Button started the race in 6th, unfortunately by the end of the first lap he was down in ninth – not so good

Hamilton spent most of the time racing the Renaults

At the pit stops (we think) Webber overtook Barrichello into second. Barrichello then ended up racing with Rosberg and Massa

All too soon the race was over and the marshals were reclaiming the track

The race results

The Winner, Sebastian Vettel, listening to his National Anthem
We both had a brilliant time and may well go again, but I am thinking Spa…


Scriptor Senex said...

Two things they cannot replicate - the noise and the atmosphere. Glad the suns shone for you.

25 June 2009 at 10:03