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29 Mar 2007

f1 official testing 29 mac 2007

f1 OfFiCiAl TeStInG iN sEpAnG-dAy 3, 29 mAc 2007

ImPoRtAnT tHiNgS tO BrInG

ear plug...if u don't bring this along, when u come out from the circuit, u'll b DEAF!!!!!!




camera and extra memory cards...there are 10 teams and 10 drivers out there......


food and drinks are quite important as the stalls there are not opened yet...but foods and drinks are not allowed in the actual practice, qualifying and race day...


umbrella...important whether itz rain or not!!



PADDOCK......

Renault

FerrariSuper Aguri


finally, the day had come.....actually i planned to go to watch the f1 testing which is open to every1 and is admission free on tuesday, the first day of the testing, which is on the 27th of mac, but, dunno why, i didnt go. wednesday, a day where i definetly couldnt go anywhere..(has to send my bro to tuition!!). so, thrusday is the only day where i can go to watch the testing....i felt really excited on the way to sepang, coz this is my first time to the circuit!! when i had just finished parking my car at the parking area, which is still quite far away from the circuit, i can hear the sound of the f1 cars, vrooming here and there!! this make me even more excited as this was my first time hearing those sound with my own ear!! (although itz the same sound that can be heard while watching f1 through tv channel, but it still feel different!!) so, my brothers and i walk pass another parking area, went through the main gate, and walk up a small hill....after walking for 10 minutes, we still cannot see the circuit....this make us more excited as we had already heard the vrooming sound for 10 minutes, but still couldnt see the track. so, u can imagine how big is the whole place! finally, we saw another gate...actually, we didnt know exactly where is the seated area, we just follow all those people who walk around us!! after we passed through the gate, we finally saw the seated area...still quite far away from us, though. at least, now we knew where to go!!
team ferrari

felipe massa coming out from the paddock...
felipe massa walking back into the paddock after doing for some laps..
...going into paddock after started raining..



the crew preparing on massa after the rain


team mcLaren mercedes

lewis hamilton waiting in pit .....

the crew stopping the car...
...and push the car back to the paddock
going in again to the paddock after started rainning

team renault

the crew stopping young heikki kovalainen....

.....pushing the car back into the paddock...

preparing for heikki to come out after rain


we went to the mall area where we were opposite the pit building ( a place where the f1 car come out from their paddock and where the crew change or refuelling the f1 car). this is the bestest place among others bcoz u can see the crews changing tyres or refuelling oil on the race day. other than that, this place is where the f1 races getting started and the podium is here also. but for these testing days, what the spectators can expect is just a glimpse of their favourite drivers, and see the teams test their respective cars. on these testing days, each team only can test on of their cars. so, if both of the drivers wanted to test drive, the car must b shared. well, i actually hope that i can hav a glimpse of my favourite driver, kimi raikkonen from ferrari. but, as he had test drive for the past 2 days, so itz his team mate's turn to test drive...i was very upset bout that... :( anyway, from the place where i sit, i can see the whole teams' paddock(a place where they keep their cars) and the very first corner of the circuit...

started raining....

unfortunately, it started to rain heavily. so, all the cars went into their paddock and we waited for about 35 minutes for the rain to stop. after the rain had stopped, only 3 teams, the ferrari, honda, and renault came out to do their testing..team toyota came out too but only test for 1 lap .there were no accidents occured during the afternoon session's testing although the track is wet...afterward, my brothers and i went to another part of the circuit, which is behind the mall area that we had left. on that place, we can actually see 5 corners all 2gether....i think this area is better than the previous area...unfortunately, the time for the testing is over...at 5pm...so, all the cars went back to their paddock....and my visit to this place also come to an end....a bit sad...as my 'mission' to see my favourite driver is certainly impossible....but, at least, i get to feel howz itz like to b in the circuit and feel the f1 heat...good experience for me!!

my brother, the f1 'cameraman'...

with my brother.....

so, the day end with lewis hamilton from mcLaren-mercedes as the pace setter, ahead of mark webber (red bull-racing), ralf schumacher (toyota), vitantonio liuzzi (toro rosso-ferrari), felipe massa (ferrari), nico rosberg (williams-toyota), jenson button (honda), anthony davidson (super aguri), nick heidfeld (bmw sauber) and heikki kovalainen (renault).

































3 comments:

DiZZy D3v|L said...

Nice..never been there myself. Though my brother got a chance to watch it a few years back. Free tickets from my dad's friend. Anyway, any chance of you going to the race day?

kimichongraikkonen said...

yaya...bought the ticket ready...but not on the grand stand...itz near the corner...the ticket is for 3 days...so, i might b going on those days!!! :) well, i decided that i must go this year coz mayb i wont have any other chance...u see,this year we r very vey free, right? after stpm this thing....

DiZZy D3v|L said...

Yay, very nice for u ^^ Enjoy every moment.