I woke up 330pm to get myself ready to watch real Formula 1 racing cars. I met with my friends at the hotel lobby at 4pm, then we proceeded to the Yas Marina Circuit, just across my hotel. We chose the nearest gate, Gate 13, to enter.
Security people at the circuit gates were very strict. It’s just good that our group was wearing an ID that says “OFFICIAL” so we are able to move around with ease. We chose seats near the circuit so we could take good pictures and videos. I found out from other guests that their tickets had seat numbers on it. So we had to move from one seat to another coz we didn’t have official seats. Anyhow, when the race started, everybody went near the railings to get a closer view of the cars.
I learned that guests who are coming in with tickets paid so much for the seats – about 1500 dirhams for the lowest ones – or about 18k in pesos. The highest priced tickets i heard was about 250k pesos! OMG! And I’m sitting here, getting one of the best views of the track – for FREE! And I’m even paid to be here! Gosh, I’m so lucky…
By the way, I was trying to upload the videos I recorded from my camera, to youtube but, for some reasons, the site doesn’t upload it. I’ll keep trying, but for now, let me share some still shots I got. Remember that the cars were running on high speed when I took the pics.