Race day!

We had wanted to get to the track early to get a decent view of the start and turn 1. Walking along the track, we saw through the fence at the beginning of the start/finish straight, that the hill was already packed.

Then we realized this was actually a pretty cool view for the start of the race, and not wanting to lose our perch we decided to park ourselves for the 2 hours until the race.

Unfortunately it had rained that morning and was a tad muddy.

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Then I had the idea to utilize the poncho I brought with me. Sticks and pointy rocks proved to be quality anchors.

We took turns getting lunch before the race start. Corn dogs and free Johnnie Walker samples.

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Parade.

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Romain clears a wedgie.

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By the time the cars started to make their way out other people realized this area was a pretty cool view and started gathering in the mud with us.

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I wanted to both record and watch the start myself so I trusted my arm to hold the camera steady. My arm can’t be trusted.

The group of Germans behind me were quite happy with the start.

The race was underway.

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Stayed here for a few laps before moving on to another spot.

Go Vettel!

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Dammit!

Go Lewis!

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I didn’t stay put in one place for long and kept moving about to different spots.

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I had a fantastic time at the race and was ecstatic that any of these came out halfway decent.