Perhaps I should have got Sunday General Admission tickets instead, which may have allowed access to the straight after the race (or is this Gold only?).
FYI anyone (including GA) can walk on the track, including the straight, maybe for a hour or 2 after the race.
Looks like Thursday isn’t free like last year
Alonso’s little bucket
Rob Smedley’s little cup, (uninvited to be fair)
One thing that annoyed me was when Vettel crossed the line massively ahead, they kept focusing on the fireworks even though there was still all sorts of stuff going on on-track.
Sounds done to me
JA: Christian Horner has told us we will know by the end of the European season who is gonna be sitting in your car next season. Who would you like to replace you?
MW: I think the decision is made, so ah, I think ah, yeah, I think we all know who it is, ah, and I’m happy with that decision, so ah, yeah it’s good for him ah and good for Australia.
Mark has multiple instances of “Kini” on his shirt – coincidence I hope so (for Ricciardo’s sake)!
Did anyone else notice Mitch Evans making a little cameo in the audience behind Clarkson during Webber’s interview?
Yep, he also got a photo with The Stig https://twitter.com/mitchevans_/status/362566023968325635/photo/1
Spotted a Ferrari truck near the Mercedes Toorak dealership today (few km from Albert Park) which is weird because they don’t send out the transporters for fly away races AFAIK (and its still over a month away).
Average force over the duration of impact with the tyre wall is (mass) x (change in velocity) / (duration of impact). Hard to tell but say he lost at max 50% of his speed when he hit the wall and he hit the wall for 0.5 sec, gives 286,000 Newtons of force acting on the truck by the wall, which is like 5 trucks standing nose to tail in an upright column (5.3g). All this and he is still moving at 95km/h.
Was the site down about 12 hours ago (so about 3am London time)? I tried to access it and all I got was a Apache sever error page.
The MotoGP race in Portugal is again on SD Ten while the rest of the coverage is on One, grrr….. :|
And they’re doing the same for MotoGP!?!