Sunday, March 17, 2013

F1 : First Race - Melbourne, Australian GP

Hey everyone! Happy St Patrick's Day! I don't really know when is St Patty's day, is it today? :P If it is, I have a green polish on one finger!!

So if you don't know (which you probably don't) I have been watching and following F1 for more than 10 years now. There was a few years when I didn't really bother with it, I think it was the years when Kimi Raikkonen 'retired' from F1. And as of last year the Iceman is back! I am super stoked for this year! I am hoping Kimi would win the title this year. I am pretty sure it will be a super tight race. This year, Michael Schumacher retired for the 2nd time. I know he came back to racing to make an impact, maybe win a few races but honestly he wasn't in the best car and in my opinion if he was in either Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes  or even Lotus, I probably think he could've won a few races last year. I will miss Schumi. I wonder why his brother, Ralf never continue racing?

This year I am going to try to share some F1 news and hopefully will be successful. I know a lot of people will think, its just awesome fast cars going around in circles but sometimes they create some awesome drama too. 

I definitely want to play that!

My dad and I watched it a few laps before he had to go out and he wanted Hamilton to win, but I got my eyes on Mr Raikkonen.

Even being a lot older when he first debut I am still in love with this man!! So my dad didn't think Kimi could win the race, but he did!!! It was super awesome!! I know there must be some rule changes for this year, and I am not up to date with all the change but I will soon hopefully. I have to contact my F1-partner-in-crime B to get all the jizz. :D

I know there are new tires or something and it seems like the lollipop man has change position. If you are wondering no, he does not eat lollipop :P but he holds a sign that looks like a lollipop in front of the cars when they stop for fuel or tire change. So when they were standing in front of the cars, there have been accidents in the past, them being hit, run over or set on fire, I kid you not. So this year the lollipop man stands on the side :P. The pitstops seems to be a little shorter this time around, I wonder if the F1 cars are going green? I wonder why they haven't thought of this yet. Like cars using solar or something...that would be pretty cool. But I guess only when it is hot and sunny out :P.

At the Australian GP all three of the winners are world champions, Vettel won the championship last year and the year before, Kimi won in the past and Alonso won too. I think this year it will be an interesting race to the end, like last year. Last year's winner was decided at the last race in Brazil. I hope this year will be just as good. I am sure Lewis Hamilton wants that glory again and Felipe Massa will be chasing that glory too.

2013 Australian Grand Prix 

1 Kimi Raikkonen  Lotus
2 Fernando Alonso  Ferrari
3 Sebestian Vettel  Red Bull
4 Felipe Massa  Ferrari
5 Lewis Hamilton  Mercedes
6 Mark Webber  Red Bull
7 Adrian Sutil  Force India
8 Paul di Resta  Force India
9 Jensen Button  McLaren
10 Romain Grosjean  Lotus
11 Sergio Perez  McLaren
12 Jean-Eric Vergne  Toro Rosso
13 Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber
14 Valtteri Bottas  Williams
15 Jules Bianchi  Marussia
16 Charles Pic  Caterham
17 Max Chilton  Marussia
18 Giedo van der Garde  Caterham
19 Daniel Ricciardo  Toto Rosso
20 Nico Rosberg  Mercedes
21 Pastor Maldonado  Williams
22 Nico Hulkenberg  Sauber

The crowd favorite, Mark Webber did not finish on the podium but he is a force to be reckon with. I can't wait for the next race in Malaysia!!


Sally said...

I love this post, very refreshing to see other girls into F1!!! x

a!k0 said...

:D yay! I love F1 even though I don't fully understand it!! :D