Finally a lazy day then a night of F1 Grand Prix
Trip Start May 10, 2011
162Trip End Apr 15, 2012
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I also took the opportunity to have a swim - I have to be able to do 200m before I can do my PADI course in Borneo next week and I am a terrible swimmer with a slight fear of the water (this was my idea too) anyway i JUST managed my 200m and I was exhausted, panic has now set in!!
F1 Grand Prix
We headed out for the F1 that night we had walkabout tickets for Zone 4 - en route we stopped for some curry puffs, they are delicious basically cornish pasties with curry inside
We watched the classic cars go around with the drivers in them then it was time for the warm up lap. We had ear plugs to put in but I went without, I could hear them getting louder and louder as they got closer to us, next min they were all whizzing by SOO loud - we were standing as close to the track as you could get - its amazing how much faster the seem to go in real life. I had goosebumps it was utterly amazing - then Marc announces that was just the practice lap the next one will be louder and faster eeeek!!!! It was the same again as you heard them in the distance you couldn't see them but they got louder n louder, I still didn't put in my ear plugs and holy fook when they went by this time they were megga loud - what an utter buzz I couldn't stop grinning - needless to say next time they came round my earplugs were in, after just those two laps my ears were already hurting (110 decibels).
What an amazing night I wont forget that in a hurry - thanks again to Richie for getting out tickets for us.
F1 walkabout ticket - £75
Cost of a beer at F1 - £4.45 for a tiny wee cup ( we didnt bother!)
Cost of a Shawarma Kebab at F1 - £5
a curry puff - 80p