Another beautifully lost dreamer with an incurable case of wanderlust.

Vroom Vroom

Within a couple of weeks of being in Melbourne the F1 arrived in town. Now, to be honest, I wasn’t even aware that there was a racing track in Melbourne. But apparently there is, and apparently it’s a pretty big deal. It was the first race of the season or something like that!



I’ve never been to into Formula 1. Sometimes, back home, my little brother would be watching it on TV. I remember it normally being on a Sunday morning, where I’m usually slightly fragile from the night before. The last thing that I want to do, while sitting on the sofa with a sore head and cup of tea, is watch twenty painfully loud cars go round a track seventy times


A couple of days before the Melbourne race, a free training event was held for people that lived in the area around Albert Park. Lucky for me, our friends were included and I was made to go! After having a wonder around, I have to say that I got a little into the whole racing scene. That ghastly noise that I once hated now seemed quite satisfying. I tried to stalk Button and Hamilton but unfortunately wasn’t all that successful. All in all though, the day was fun and, as much as I didn’t want to admit it, I wanted to get tickets to the race!


After very little time trying to convince my friends we got tickets to the first race of the season in Albert Park. We packed our picnic, wrapped up warm and even researched where was going to be the best place to sit! After a while queuing at the gate, we were let in and pretty much ran to our perfect viewing spot- on the hill on the 9th bend! The atmosphere was uplifting and everyone seemed pumped for the race. There was plenty of entertainment during the day and I got pretty involved with the whole racing ambience!



The race itself was intense. I was way more excited about F1 than I ever thought I could be. Hamilton didn’t last very long and they new cars didn’t seem much cop. Ricciardo, the Aussie racing dude, came in second but later got disqualified, so Button, the ‘Pommie’ took his place on the podium! Woop!




Aside from the rev heads at home being insanely jealous, I really enjoyed the whole racing experience and am glad I was lucky enough to be there. The next F1 races on the list to see will be in Singapore and Monte Carlo! I don’t ask for much do I.


One comment

  1. I’ve never had a chance to go to a Formula 1 race but always wanted to. Seems like a rad way to experience it at such a big event.

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