Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix … Bahrain Life …

_MG_3362-1Last weekend Perry and I along with our friend Paul (who popped over from Dubai for a few days) spent a few days at the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix … it was really good fun in the end and as I had never been to a Grand Prix before it was an interesting experience too …

_MG_3356-1 _MG_3360-1I’m not going to go into too much detail … because frankly I’m not entirely sure of the rules and what happened on race day … Paul and Perry kept having to fill me in on what was going on …

_MG_3358-1A lot of people there had ear defenders with them …

_MG_3362-1Our seats were in the University Grandstand … we had a pretty good view of the 1st turn which was quite a tight one as well … although no accidents …

_MG_3389-1One of the drivers (I think it was Jenson Button but I could be totally wrong) had some mechanical issues during practice and qualifying … and in the end he didn’t get to race on Sunday …

_MG_3395-1 _MG_3392-1 _MG_3399-1 _MG_3398-1 _MG_3411-1 _MG_3416-1We spent a good amount of time at the F1 Village on Saturday … wandering round the different stalls and seeing the roaming entertainment …

_MG_3408-1 _MG_3409-1The main stage for the evenings concert …

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Even the architecture of the Main Grandstand has some nods to the traditional Arabic architectural styles …

_MG_3429-1 _MG_3459-1The flying acrobats were pretty amazing …

_MG_3489-1 _MG_3494-1One of the guys did this stunt blindfolded …

_MG_3439-1There was a zipline you could go on … and if I hadn’t been wearing a dress I probably would have had a go …

_MG_3442-1 _MG_3509-1 _MG_3514-1The boys got to check out some of the police cars on display … and Paul insisted on getting onto the bike …

_MG_3559-1We came back again on Sunday for Race Day … first up was the Drivers Lap on the back of a bus …

_MG_3570-1Followed by some other stuff and things …

_MG_3597-1Then the race started … with a few sparks at the first corner …

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Hamilton pretty much was in the lead from the get go … and for the most part stayed there … at one point he’d built up such a significant lead that even after pulling in for a pit stop he still managed to get back out onto the track and stay in the lead …

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Sorry some of the pictures are a little blurry … turns out even with a high ISO and shutter speed these cars are still going too fast …

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Then the race ended with lots of cheering from the crowds and fireworks … as Hamilton won the race … which frankly wasn’t much of a surprise to me even with my limited knowledge and understanding of how this all works … it was quite clear from early on that unless he had a massive thing go wrong he’d probably win …

It was fun to go … and I think I wouldn’t mind going again … the weather was perfect for it … even though it was hot there was a constant breeze the whole weekend which made it feel really lovely and fresh …

That is it for this post … thanks for stopping by …

Till next time …

Mina X

 

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