Fahim n Awateef joined me at Sepang Int'l Circuit (SIC) for A1GP racing today. I secured few tickets on-line...free ones of course. We were there in d afternoon for d 'feature race' n gave d 'sprint race' a miss. Malaysia leading d championship points coming into Sepang leg of d competition made it even more attractive to watch d race live.
D turn-out was quite good...considering that it is 'only' A1...must be d many 'free' tickets on offer kott. D M'sian team driver, Fairuz, performed brilliantly at d start of d race but he didn't finish in d end on a high note...n blaming it on 'radio inteference'...hhmm. But d championship is still at an early stage...may be dia boleh play catch up nanti agaknye. Ni dah kira macam hero kalah dulu laa gamaknye...
Being a 'home race', d team M'sia car was swarmed by people prior to d start of d race proper
Ireland's Adam Carroll was on pole n he eventually emerged as d winner for d race
there was an incident even as early as lap 1 n d Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Safety Car was deployed
Fairuz was doing well...intially that is...he got as high as 3rd position...well in place for a podium finish n securing vital points for team Malaysia
a tussle between team China n Brasil...but tak tau la ngapa Brasil is not using their usual yellow and green livery
Team France's car in d country's regular tricolor
Portugal's representative...Filipe Albuquerque [keturunan yg takluk Melaka in d year of 1511 agaknye]...n he secured 2nd placing in d end
team NZ n its All Blacks theme...cantik gak ekk kekalau semua hitam je. N u can see something like 'lampu oren' within its front wheel...actually that is its brake rotor being lighted up when he braked hard...menyala ooo
But Fairuz fared badly later...'Disaster struck for the team when radio interference from another team, who were calling in their driver, resulted in [Fairuz] Fauzy unnecessarily pitting. The team could do nothing but wave him out onto the track, but the damage was done [from Malaysia's Team A1 website report].' Anyway, si Fairuz ni managed 10th position by passing d Italian car on d last lap n secured a lone championship point...ksian dia...uhuk uhuk
n d American driver...from d famous Andretti racing family...Marco Andretti...he finished 3rd
At this point d race has ended...n d Maser Quattroporte used as d Medical rapid car can rest...n prepare for d next race. That kakak in yellow must be one of d local doctors on duty
n d prizes giving ceremony...Ireland 1st...Portugal 2nd...USA 3rd
Foto op jap for me n Awateef...dia marah coz of Fairuz xtra pit stops...hihi
n d crowd pun start to leave SIC...ramai gak kann
ksian abang n kakak ni...nampaknye Fairuz not fast enough laa...
during d race saw this SIC's 350Z safety car near d paddock...tapi now ni dah parked dekat dgn SIC's Welcome Centre pulak
Rupa2nye d driver n co-driver of d SIC's safety car were resting at d upper level. I asked them why Fairuz got xtra pit-stop [I didn't know d reason at d time]...n d one on d left said [in thick northern accent] "Fairuz nak buat lawak..."
n at d other end of d upper level...these two played an important role at SIC as well...they r part of d 'Cleaning Brigade'
It was really jammed when exiting SIC n I knew that d Plus's R&R will be filled to d brim. So we headed out to KLIA Downtown as we have yet to have our lunch...n it is oredi 6pm something. So, now u know where KLIA downtown is...hihi