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Old 28th August 2013, 12:35   #1
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24 Cars at the starting grid. Sitting a few metres away from the track. Have been this close to the track before but now i have a roof covering me. The roar of these cars at full throttle raring to go is deafening and a threat to the hearing of the drivers and the audience, alike. Its time I put my ear plugs. The team members are cleared of the track. The drivers are left alone with their machines.


And it begins.

And this is how it all ended.

This was me witnessing my second Formula 1 race live, the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix officially known as Eni Magyar Nagydíj.

The last weekend of July 2011, I was close to 2 years away from getting my Team BHP membership approval. Now that I am a part of the team, here I am sharing my experience of watching the Formula 1 races live. In 2010, it was the Spa-Francorchamps. In 2011, it was Hugaroring.

Sincere request to all the readers, please ignore the Time stamp on the photos, the dates are wrong though the time mentioned is correct. Will be low on texts and let the pictures do the talking.

The Hungarian GP

31 July 2011 was the race day. Now most of us know that every F1 races are held on Sundays. Practice 1 & 2 takes place on Fridays, followed by Practice 3 and the qualifying round on Saturdays. We reached Budapest on Friday, and missed the Practice 1 & 2 sessions.900 kms drive took longer than expected.

Nearing Budapest, had to wait till the next day to follow this sign.

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Headed towards the City Center

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Hungarian GP is 4.381 Kms in length in which drivers cover distance of 306 Kms in 70 laps.To make the race more excited I had the ticket to the following stand.

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The Track Layout

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Image Source: http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/hungary_903/

Saturday: Practice 3 And Qualifying

Made it sure to reach on time. Before congestion, and long queues of cars waiting for the Security check and Parking.


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Inching towards the Circuit

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Makes me feel PROUD

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F1 Village

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Ferrari Merchandise

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Seated. Right opposite to the Ferrari's Garage.

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The Mature and The Aggressive

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Millennium Tower

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The Bulls

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Practice 3 Underway, this could be Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button.

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The Force Indian Car driven by Adrian Sutil. Qualified in the Top 10.

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The Pirelli F1 Car on Display

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The Village crowded by Fans

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Red Bull Mercandise

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Starts getting cloudy

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Closer Look at Hamilton's Garage

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Closer look at the Ferrari's

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The Legend

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The Championship Leader

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Only 3 will make it to this place

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The Big Screen or should I say Live Telecast on ESPN/Starsports

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The Indian Way

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Who let the bulls out?

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There goes the Mclaren Mercedes

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To be Continued: The Qualifying Results and Race Day.
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He Qualifies for the 1st Position, Sebastian Vettel

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The 2nd Position goes to Lewis Hamilton

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He waves to his team mates

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They all celebrate

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Jenson Button joins the celebration as he qualifies for the 3rd Position

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The one that ensures safety

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The Polish fans did miss Robert Kubica

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The Qualifying results can be seen here : http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/859/6883/

The Race Day

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This is how they transport

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She is ready to fly

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Preparation for the Driver's Parade

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The Red Carpet

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All aboard

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They wave to their fans

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Some shots from the big screen. Lewis Hamilton

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Jenson Button

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Micheal Schumacher. Mark Webber seen behind.

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Something's Missing

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As they prepare

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Now its Complete

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Lets do this

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Last minute check up

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The starting grid

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Final Moments before the race

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To be Continued: Race day,followed by few memories from Spa-Franchorchamps.

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Fans enjoying themselves in the Background while the Mclaren makes its way the starting grid

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This was one was LOUD

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Some more last minute preparation

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They wait and watch

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And pray for him

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Nick Heidfeld has a close shave

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Pit Stop

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That's for Button

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And this for Alonso

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And at the end only one winner emerges and this time it is Jenson Button

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3rd Place goes to Alonso

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Vettel Finishes 2nd

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Walk on the Circuit

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Closer look at the Force India F1 Car

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Desi Sponsors

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The Red Bull F1 car

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Force India Mercedes

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This is what these machines are capable of

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This brings us to the finish of the Hungarian GP

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The Race result can be seen here : http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/859/6885/

I did not try to capture cars during the race. I am not a professional when it comes to photography. Tried, but they were too fast to capture.

To be continued: Spa-Francorchamps

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Spa Francorchamps 2010

The circuit is 7 kms in length and covers 308 Kms in 44 laps. I was so thrilled to see the Spa-Francorchamps. Its spread over a Hilly region , and it is said to be very notorious. The track at some stretch can be wet and at some can be dry. Have a look at it.

This time I was the part of the general entry

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Its a long walk from the parking

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Its not a steady surface

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But its an Incline

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Its always good to see the Indian Flag

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The Red Bull F1 Car on Display

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Britishers cheer for Hamilton

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Drivers Parade. Micheal Schumacher.

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Mclaren going down the Hill

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The Bull going strong

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Robert Kubica in his Renault

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Lewis Hamilton

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Vitaly Petrov meets with an accident

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Ferrari down the hill

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Petrov's Renault

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This is how they enjoy

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Force India

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They are seen together

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G Force

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Petrov on way back to the Garage

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My best try to capture them

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The Big Screen to keep you updated

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Force India catching up

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One More attempt as they zoom by

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Scenic Spa

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The results of the race can be seen here : http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2010/836/

That is all I had to share.All in all it was a wonderful experience.Hope pictures did all the talking.

Looking forward to my first Indian GP experience later in the year.

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