Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Formula 1 Adrenaline Rush
It wasn't my initial intention to be involved with this huge event.
Didn't accept any F1 assignments either [I've decided that I won't be doing anything huge with my braces on]
Until I came across the event area while visiting my roadshows,
the temptation came too much to handle.
Luckily Bel dear had booked a room at Marina Mandarin Hotel!
Didn't wanna get drenched with my own perspiration and feel stinky with the rest,
I decided to forgo the tickets offered [from my readers and friends; thanks a lot for being this kind and really sweet!] and went ahead to the hotel instead.
Upon my observation; while exploring around the room,
I spotted the following:
For a moment, I'd thought that those are condoms!
(No pun intended)
I was wondering, "Why did Bel lie so many condoms across the desk?!" :X
Until I realized, OH YA! It's ear plugs.
So we'd put those into utilization.
The blasting sounds from the engine was excruciatingly intolerable even from the 8th storey!
But the view from top was astonishing though!
Ok la, those extremely professional shots were obviously taken by me, NOT.
Credits to the cs-ers who had posted up on the forum!
Do let me know should you be dissatisfied with your pics being posted here.
The following is what I've shot from my humble view:
The crowds below!
Like what they've said, what's a street race
with no supporters/crowd by the side to cheer upon?
They had an awesome view from there as well; the cars would zoom past right in front!
The last picture: There were banners blocking their view; on the fence.
And the public actually tore the banners down, treating it as a mat! BRAVO! LOL.
While I was busy setting up my camera and shooting away:
My busy man, diligently working away on his laptop.
Uni life sucks isn't it?
Then I decided to abandon him and return my focus back to the track!
And I'd managed to capture some passable images,
while the racers strutted down the track in vintage cars, during the opening!
Better shots from the pro:
Can you spot my Hamilton?
More of Hamilton:
Boyfriend finally decided to join me before I drift too far off and
start to fantasize about some other men/racers:
My sizzling bf who completes the other half of my ferris wheel:
**If only he takes such great shots! I want pretty pics too :(((((
Due to the straight lane from our view,
the F1 cars sped past WAY fast, before I could even snap a proper/non-wobbly picture.
Clearer Versions; credits to photographers:
The photographer that Bel had invited to come had some good shots too.
But he was complaining that it's not good enough.
So I had to "sing" along with him in sacarsm (kidding on la duhs~).
I said: "Ya lo, yours not good la, so clear also pointless. Can't see the cars in action.
Your images look as though the cars were parked there instead of racing.
No motion at all! Unlike mine, so got feel~~~"
Eg. The following:
SEE? All the cars seemed beautifully parked (though they were racing).
Unlike these; that are at least, closer to my shots:
Wobbly but more professional compared to mine, of course.
Since ours' straight lane, we'd missed watching the crash, LIVE.
Had to run from the balcony back to the room to watch the play back from the LCD TV.
Did you manage to catch it?
Here's Piquet's CRASH:
You can miss out on the above accident,
but definitely not the scene whereby the fact that...
FERARRI TEAM MISSED OUT ON THE PIPE'S REMOVAL; from Massa's car, after the mechanical adjustments at the pit stop.
So fast and efficient. For what?!
That mistake, had caused Massa's defeat.
He was in the first place from the start, far ahead from the others ok!
I must say, he'd the best potential for victory.
Sighs, I feel for him.
Poor Massa must be planning to slaughter the entire team by now.
Massa was leading throughout,
quite a distance away from the others some more!
That continued for at least 20 good laps!
Check out this video:
At least Hamilton managed to get 3rd~!
Met my expectation (: Hehehe...
1) Champion: F.Alonso of Renault ING
2) 2nd in Position: Nico Rosberg of Williams
3) 3rd in Position: Lewis Hamilton of Mclaren
Best picture of the day:
Race queens for you to ogle at:
My Fav Pictures of the Day!
How can I not have my date for F1?
I will never forget this valuable experience.
Although it really did appear like "Tamiya" to me. Geee.