I know I know, it sucks to be an avid Formula 1 fan and not be part of the LIVE Grand Prix action in Singapore (especially when its the inaugural night race happening right at our doorstep). Kris offered us heavily discounted F1 tix for the Padang area on Friday morning but the husband & I decided that we rather not jostle with the crowd and opted to follow the entire race closely with the drivers and commentators in the comfort of our home instead. [mom was even prepared to fork out cash for those tix as a present to us]
We had this conversation about a year ago (when Singapore was in talks to host Formula 1) and hubby decided that if we’d ever watch Formula 1 LIVE in action, it was likely to be in another country where we could sight-see (the country before & after) at the same time as well. It sounded like a plan, especially when we knew watching it LIVE in Singapore could mean that we’d miss out on the witty comments from Steve Slater and instant snippets of any excitement throughout the race, since we obviously can’t follow the entire race if we’re isolated at one part of it.
Funnily though, this is the first I’ve noticed the husband so glued to the TV, following every min of the telecast practice and qualifying sessions of Formula 1. He usually only catches the actual race, relying on the F1’s official website for qualifiers results but I guess the inaugural night race being hosted in Singapore did have some effect on us both – eager to catch every bit we can on TV – the husband’s even stoop to switching between channel 5 and Star Sports channel whenever the advertisements pop up just to ensure he’s not missing any of the action. Ha Ha Ha.
I must admit that it would have been lovely if we had scored tickets to witness the speed in person but for now, we’re cozily comfortable and contented with the rather comprehensive coverage of the F1.
And its way cool that Kimi Raikkonen just scored 1st position in Q1. Ahh…hope he maintains that till Q3! 🙂
Happy Formula 1 weekend everyone!