Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
We had a rain shower blow through just before the cars took the track. But it's sunny again and I suspect the track will dry out quickly.
They are now playing the British National Anthem. Formation lap coming up next.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Welcome to Sunday Race Day for the 2011 British Grand Prix.
On the shuttle bus right now from one of the three park & ride lots headed towards the home of British motor racing, Silverstone. The main event starts at 1pm, seven hours from now. In the meantime we have GP2, GP3, and Porsche Supercup races.
It's looking to be a much warmer, drier day. A good day for racing. For today I have an assign seat in the "Vale" grandstand. This is located beween "Stowe" and the final turn on the track, "Club".
Here we go!!
With Sunday's F1 grid now set, we turn to the first actual races of the weekend: the first of two of each of the GP2 and GP3 classes. And then perfect timing for it to start to pour down rain again. Smart of me to pick one of the covered grandstands.
Here comes the final qualifying session. Come on Jensen, get that pole!
The pits are directly across from me but are a bit lower than the main straightaway so you don't have a complete view. I'm am straight across from the last pit slot which happens to be Mark Webber's. Working up the line it's Vettel, Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Massa, Schumacher, ...
It's really starting to fill in with spectators now. I just might have to stay here all day!!
First up is GP3 qualifying at 8:45am and then Formula 1 3rd practice session at 10am.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Driver: David Tingle
A compact spaceframe chassis and the reliable Oldsmobile-based Repco engine helped Danny Hulme win the 1967 World Championship in this car, just beating team boss Jack Brabham's sister machine.
Friday, July 1, 2011
- Arrive LHR mid-day on Sat 7/2, meet Denise, pick up rental car and head to hotel in Reading
- Drive down and spend all day Sun 7/3 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (with Denise!!!)
- Work in Reading Mon 7/4 thru Thu 7/7
- Formula 1 British Grand Prix!! Fri 7/8, Sat 7/9, and Sun 7/10
- Work in Reading Mon 7/11 thru Wed 7/13
- Fly home to SEA on Wed 7/13