Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bahrain GP 2014

After I came back from GoodWood, I have only one day to stay in Kuwait before I head to Bahrain for the Formula1 race.

Me and my friend booked the three day event ticket to attend the practice and the qualifying since we were excited about the new season, and wanna see how the cars will sound with the new engine!

Practice was very normal! and we noticed that we don't need any ear plugs since they're mute!!!
Turbo blow-off can't be heard also for all cars.. only few can be noticed.

It was very nice to stay till the end of each session to see the safety car and enjoy the roaring AMG V8 that sounded 10 times better than the F1 cars!

McLaren wearing the GulfAir Livery.. NIIICE

Next Day, Qualifying was a bit normal.. but lots of surprises shocked everyone, Vettel 11th! and because Richhardo was penalised, Vettel got to 10th!

To me the best looking cars this season is the Martini Racing and Redbulls.
Martini as you can see below, were not allowed to use Martini.. and replaced it with Racing! since Bahrain is an Islamic country.. Although McLarens used to race with Jhonny Walker branding!

Race Day!

We were staying in the lower pits of Oasis Grand Stand.. with one of our Kuwaiti teams from the GT3 Cup Porsche racers..

And they Have screens in the pits, So they asked us to stay and watch the race in the pits.
Race started, and we noticed that everyone was standing at the fence of the pits which is only 3 meters from the cars!

So we ran with our cameras to have this life time opportunity of getting this close to the cars..
We took as many pictures as you can imagine.. I have almost 1500 pictures from that angle!

Later on, Marshals discovered that we have no badges and asked us to go back to the pits,in a very polite way! I Love Bahrainis.

Being this close from the cars, You'll notice how mute they are!
No need for ear plugs at all.. It was noisy yes, but not deafening like the V8s or V10s.

This was the best race I have attended in my life.
Enjoyed every single moment and loved the weather..
My only concern is the policemen outside the track giving false directions and information without listening to people.

But I'll definitely attend it next year if its at night.


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