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15
Jul
10

F1: Silverstone – Testing – 08-07-10

This post would have been ace about a week ago…Alas, it’s taken me this long to have chance to put the pics up.  Until I finish the time machine, this will have to do…

My buddy Ryan (off of Williams F1 fame) hooked me up with some tickets to the testing at Silverstone last week.  I’ve never seen an F1 car running, never mind experienced it first hand.  To say I was pretty excited was an understatement.  I know it’s cliché and a lot of you will already know this, but seriously, these things literally take physics and trample all over it.  And the noise.  Yeah that.  Amazing!

Watching the cars on TV, they sort of don’t seem real, but once you’ve experienced it, heard them popping and banging and smelt the fuel and brakes they take on a whole new dimension.  Anyway, I’ll stop going on as everyone already knows who’s won (except me, as I’m waiting to catch up with the race on I player!) so…

it was a bit, erm busy…

Half time skydiving

Carlos Sainz!

Then there was some GP2 action

AWESOME!

Massive thanks again to Ryan for the invite and tickets and Rog for lending me his 70-200mm L series lens (ridiculously nice bit of kit!).

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