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9 Apr 2007

f1 in mas 6-8 april 2007

6, 7, 8 April- Formula 1 in Sepang International Circuit

Qualifying Session-7 april 2007

Parking sticker

Ticket before use

Finally, the race is gonna start!!!! n i really make my wish come true, dat is going to watch f1....went there on 8 april to watch the qualifying session...... the third practice session starts at 11am while the qualifying session starts at 2pm.....but my bros and i were there at 9am...have to b 'an early bird' so dat we can take the good place to watch the race...although it's a long hour to kill, but we brought along newspaper, magazines, books along...so, we were not sooo bored...the place where we sat was called 'hillstand', so u can imagine dat we were sitting on the grass....this place can see the cars go around the corner, coz itz exactly at the corner....besides that, we saw the planes took off!!! so, we waited for about 45 minutes, to watch the Porsche Carrera Cup's qualifying...itz a race by those driving in the Porsche's cars.....then at 11am, the f1 drivers went out for their final practice session.....

aeroplane taking off
helicopter flying around before the qualifying session

between the time after the practice seesion n b4 the qualifying, the track was inspected by the safety car....marshalls should b sweeping or cleaning the track to make sure the track is empty...either itz debris or rubbish....this is done to make sure that no accidents will occur during the qualifying...itz bcoz all the f1 cars r tooooo 'sensitive'...any small, little rubbish can make a f1 car which is 'flying' for almost 300km/h, turn upside down...then, the safety car will come around and check....n these marshalls will 'salute' the safety car, a sign to show everything is alright....

marshall make sure there are no debris/rubbish on the track

marshalls sweeping, cleaning the track b4 the practice n qualifying session
the medical car...

manitou standby...so that it can b used when accidents occured

the safety car...inspecting the track

these marshalls are waiting for the safety car to pass by

at 2pm, the qualifying sessions starts. the qualifying sessions is divided into 3 parts, where itz 15 minutes for part 1 n 2, and 20 minutes for part 3. there are all together 22 cars, so, the 6 slowest cars will b 'kick' out of the first n second qualifying...the 10 remaining cars will run as many laps as they can in the third session, but hav to produce the fastest lap to make sure he can grab the pole position. in short, who is the fastest, he will starts at number 1(pole position);the one who is the slowest among them, will start at last...basicly, the car will run faster when itz not feul loaded...so, in the third session, these 10 cars will go as many laps as they can to reduce the fuel to certain level..(tooo little of fuel will disqualified!!) to produce the fastest time....how do we know who got number 1? well, there is a tower which will show the number of the car...itz a tower where it list out all the drivers positions....well, the final session was very interesting....coz, u wouldnt know who's gonna grab the pole position immediately after the 20 minutes was over...coz the cars were still running....first, i was happy coz my favourite driver was num 1...then suddently, his num drop to second, then third...so, he will starts at number 3....this is wat i mean as ecxcited n interesting...u can actually fell ur heart pumping very quickly....screaming in excitment...this kind of feeling.....

so, the day ended as Felipe Massa grabbed the pole position, ahead of Fernando Alonso n Kimi Raikkonen.

Race day-8 april 2007

well, the race is schedule to start at 3pm, but i was there at 9.30 am, still, to find a good spot....2day's crowd is better then yesterday....n itz almost red here...there r many ferrari's supporter....n many Finland's flag, to support Kimi Raikkonen (he's a Finnish!!)....n yes, we still bring along newspaper 2day....12.25pm, the Porsche Carera race starts.....n finish at 1.15pm...n the track is closed for inspection, again....at about 1.30pm, our prime minister give a short speech at the mall area, we, who sit at the hillstand, can only watch through the big screen...afterwards, antique cars carrying our prime minister and the f1 drivers....the drivers parade starts...the drivers were seated in the antique cars which carry them around the circuit to meet the fans....so, i finally 'meet' my favourite driver, and other drivers....they waved at us n we also waved at them!!! after dat, national athem is played.....at 3pm sharp, the race starts....the starts of a race is very interesting coz any driver can hav the opportunity to overtake others...but i couldnt really see it...a bit disapointment.. :( i couldnt say much bout the race as i did not really watch the whole race (i only see when they are near to me), but i really enjoyed to be here, to feel the heat, to see every1 around me's reaction when the team they support win or lose.....the disadvantages of being here is dat i'm not soo sure who's leading or still got how many laps to go as i cannot see the tower clearly...the num dat i can see was 001, 002....other num couldnt c clearly coz most of them are alike...so, next time when i gonna come again, i should bring telescope...

the day ended, well, ok for me, although my favourite driver didnt get number 1....itz bcoz his engine also got some problem b4 the race....so, i guess number 3 is also good, better then number 4...the race won by Fernando Alonso, ahead of Lewis Hamilton n Kimi Raikkonen

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