Mexico Grand Prix
|A bit of action at the Mexican Grand Prix, 1st practice|
I managed to participate in something that is so totally un-ecological that even my friends were surprised. I spend my life speaking out against anyone who doesn't care about the environment, I write a weekly column in the local paper about ecology, I separate, recycle and compost absolutely everything I possibly can, and yet... I have to admit that I love Formula 1 motor racing. Naturally, I have to blame my two brothers who started me off on all this and here I am years later still enjoying it all. The reason I write about this is because I managed to get just one little ticket for the Friday of the Mexican Grand Prix, and witnessed the first 2 practices. All the photos here are mine.
|Our seats were on this contraption, it looked SO unsafe, |
especially when everyone was doing the Mexican wave
and stamping their feet!!!!
|some poor cameraman |
was up there all day!
A huge amount of money was poured into the redesign of the track, the construction of new stands and every other aspect that Formula 1 expects and insists have to be provided. I went with my goddaughter's boyfriend P - as enthusiastic a fan as me, if not more so - and despite not being there for the race we had a really great day.
|A more esthetically pleasing photo of our stand!|
Every time Checo went past everyone roared and as more and more people arrived in the stands then the roars got louder and louder. Not that he won on the day but everyone was rooting for him. He did come in the top 10, so he did well on his home turf.
|Ferrari roaring past us|
|Valteri Bottas didn't look quite so stunning when he managed to brake |
and slam into the fence in front of us, leaving behind a bit of his wing.
|till next year...|