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F1 Grand Prix 2012 Weekend

Sunday, October 14, 2012tee

September 22-23, 2012
Formula One Grand Prix Singapore

So that's one item off the bucket list! See an F1 race live. 

J and I bought the 3-day walk-about pass. We sort of skipped the first day (Friday) and went there for the last 2 days instead. Between us, I was more interested on the concerts rather than the race itself! :P

Anyhow, it was my first F1 race and I didn't really know what to expect - until getting out of the City Hall MRT, you'll hear the buzzing and screeching sounds of engines roaring and cars swerving past. It was loud, I tell you - so loud that J and I took out our headphones. It didn't help much, by the way, so we bought the "survival kit" - a poncho and a pair of earplugs for $2. Not bad, actually. 

Practice was already starting when we arrived so we were able to catch a glimpse of the race cars as they swerved past. To be honest, they were going REAAAALLLLY fast that it was hard to make out what it was and who it was! It was like now you see it, now you don't!

One thing I liked about the event was it was well organized, and the huge crowd was controlled. Also, there were a few setups where you can take photos of - one thing someone like me would immensely enjoy. :)

Come night-time, it was time for the concerts. Saturday night was Maroon 5 night, and it'd be an understatement to say that it was one blast of a show. Boy, did they rock the show!

Sunday night was the closing night. We sat at the grass area, watching at the big screen of the race. Vettel won, and the only race car driver I know - Michael Shumacher, got into a crash. It was sooo jaw-droppping, watching the impact happen in slow-mo in big screen. Whoa.

Then, lastly, Katy Perry closed the night (and the weekend) with literally lighting the stage on fire and fireworks. 

fireworks to close F1 Grand Prix 2012 Singapore.

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