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The Grand Prix Experience: Watching the Practice Race

IMG_3440I 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.

IMG_3486I 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.

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5 Responses to “The Grand Prix Experience: Watching the Practice Race”


  1. June 22, 2011 at 9:24 am

    as in OMg!..ang mahal! mahal! mahal!..grabe!
    mga car race addict yan..
    your one lucky man indeed

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  2. June 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    whoa! ang swerte mo nga! naku grabe talaga ang mga tao na addict sa car racing, magbabayad talaga ng mahal para maka panuod lang

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  3. June 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Ang mahal naman ng ticket na yan! Haha, sana ganyan din ako someday, not getting in for free but having so much money na I can spend it on good vacations like these!

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  4. 4 kat
    June 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    whoaatttttttt??? ang mahallllllll!!!! ang swerte mo at free ka na, binabayran pa ahahaha.

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  5. June 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    ang galing at na capture mo yung fast racing car na hindi naging blurry ang pic🙂

    Like


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