The 2006 United States Formula1 Grand Prix
Just got back to home from Louisville, KY and I just can't wait to start blogging (or rather bragging) about the GP. Well, the result was as expected (Schumi won), but the best part was the crash at the first corner - which, by the way, I witnessed first hand and captured quite a bit on video.
Me, with the Ferrari flag and one of those air horns which result in half the noise in the stadium (after the cars of course) - man are those things loud!!
NoopsK with the Ferrari flag. Notice his $35 Ferrari cap and $40 Ferrari t-shirt.
At the race track with the Ferrari flag flying high - Hanif next to me
Here's a summary of what happened at the first turn. Juan Pablo Montoya (McLaren) hits his team mate Kimi Raikonnen and then goes ahead and then makes contact with Jenson Button (Honda). Button, from the impact of the McLaren dashes into Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) - you see a little bit of that in the video - who flips a couple of times on the gravel bed. At the same time, Mark Webber, Scott Speed, Christian Klien and Franck Montagny somehow collide together and all of them are out of the race.
More details at the Formula 1 website.
One thing is for sure - this circuit is jinxed!!
The start of the race - seven cars crash out. Notice Jenson Button who actually manages to drive out of the wreckage - He retired two laps later due to accident damage.
btw, If you are interested in last year's videos here they are.
Christian Klein's RBR being towed away
One of the McLarens being towed away
The race comes to an end and here are the podium photos: