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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:28pm on 19/11/2012 under ,
What a fine racing track! This past weekend was the first Formula 1 race at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. It was good to see an American date back on the Formula 1 calendar after a gap of five years, and Austin provided a good race.

Sadly the BBC didn’t show the live race; instead they had a highlights programme late on Sunday evening. We recorded it, and, having avoided hearing the result throughout today, [livejournal.com profile] kateaw and I settled down to watch it this evening. The track is entertainingly three-dimensional; we’re so used to the new tracks on the calendar being very flat, so it is a treat to have some hills. Some good overtaking too, and the drivers’ championship runs on to the final race in the season next week, which will maintain the excitement.

Good hats worn on the podium, too.

I’ve never been to see a race live. I imagine it must be hard to follow the action if one is sitting in a grandstand with a view of only part of the track. Maybe people sit in the stands with their iPhones showing video feeds of the rest of the track, in the same way that the crowds at cricket matches listen to TMS on their pocket wirelesses.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:19pm on 20/03/2011 under ,
Our annual international culinary journey starts next weekend, with the first race of the Formula 1 season. On Grand Prix days we plan our lunch menu around the cuisine of the host country. Time to start thinking of Australian dishes to cook next Sunday.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:19pm on 20/03/2011 under ,
Our annual international culinary journey starts next weekend, with the first race of the Formula 1 season. On Grand Prix days we plan our lunch menu around the cuisine of the host country. Time to start thinking of Australian dishes to cook next Sunday.
location: St Andrews, Scotland

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