f1 malaysian gp 2011

It was the time of the year for F1 Malaysian Grand Prix! Last Sunday, me, Farah and Zuzu headed to SIC to watch it. It was Farah’s first ever live F1 experience, so we decided to go there early so we could show her around the paddock before the race started. We reached the circuit at around 1pm, entered the PA1 parking lot and...


...found a sexy red friend for Dobby. Be nice while we’re gone, okay Dobby?


Let’s get the party started!


We checked out the booths and Farah bought a pair of red headphones.


She’s crazy about Schumacher as much as I’m crazy about Alonso.


Off to the North Tower T2, where our seats were.


Scanned our grandstand tickets...


...and we were in the paddock!


There were plenty stalls in the area so food wasn’t an issue. Just bring enough cash with you. A can of Coke is RM 5, a bowl of rice is RM 20, so go figure.


Our lunch: Japanese chicken rice, takoyaki and fish sandwich.


Pit babes paraded in.


Team engineers and mechanics waiting for the cars to be in position.


The cars went in. That was Hamilton on the left and mi amor Alonso on the right.


Then came the Prime Minister. He waved at the crowd and went to greet each driver.


My ever faithful teletubbies headphone. The on-track commentator’s frequency was 102.1 FM.


A view from our Tower North seats. All eager for the race to start.


And the race began!

After 56 laps, the chequered flag went to Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull. Second was Hamilton. Third was Webber. Mi amor Alonso took fifth. Farah’s Schumacher was eleventh. After the race finished, we headed to the surau to do Asar prayers then walked around the paddock for more photo opp.


Alonso’s pit garage.


Coincidentally both me and Zuzu wore HRC t-shirts. Mine was Buenos Aires, hers was Hong Kong.


A view from the upper grandstand.


Permission to enter the commentary booths?


A Schumacher fan through and through.


Fuel up!


Leaving the mall area. See you next year!


It’s raining man! There was Rain’s concert after the race, but we didn’t stay for it…


...because we were super duper hungry! Went to Saba Restaurant at Cyberjaya to eat Arab food. Yumster!

All in all, it was awesome. Going there early was a good thing, we had ample time to do other things before the race started. But leaving with the rest of crowd was horrible. It took us 2 hours just to get out of the track area! Might as well we stay for the concert, even if we are not Rain fans, neither understand any Korean, nor enjoy K-pop.

As for the race, too bad Alonso didn’t do too well. Looks like it’s gonna be Vettel’s year this year. It’s gonna be great to watch the prancing horse fighting the red bull for the rest of the season!

23 comments:

Kak Nora said...

......and the race began VVVVVVVVVrrrrrrooooooommmmmmm...and so soon it ended!!! Finish already ah??

dieya said...

aunty nora,
56 laps in 1.5 hours. satu lap tak sampai 2 mins. very fast and super noisy!

cik selamah kundang said...

pergh.lama gila xmkn takoyaki nih.tensen pulak tgk.dahla sedap.

dieya said...

csk,
yang kat SIC ni supplied by sushi king. but i prefer yg jual kat stalls luar jusco supermarket. besar2 and sedap!

Nazimah said...

wah, bestnyer dia pegi tgk F1. naper x sempat tgk rain? hehehehe. hemsem tuh!!!

betul cik selamah. saya pun terasa nak mkn mknan jepun plak now, huhuhu...

dyanna said...

I wonder if your friend, zuzu, the one with the camera, was able to take good pictures. because i was thinking how good it would feel to be able to 'freeze' a F1 car moving at high speed. It was a hassle last time when I was capturing tennis match at the top speed was only 150km/hr.

ZuNas77 said...

teringat zaman kena buat pit walking dulu. best gak leh pergi kat pit sorang2 racer. and sorry jgn jeles, your dearest alonso dulu paling dekat i tgk dia adalah dlm 2 tapak kot..hehe..tp serious pendek ler..and semua drivers masam. tak tau nape mereka berbau masam. hahaha

Mamamya said...

bestnya dapat tgk live kan....

kete merah sblh Dobby tu menawan kalbu sungguh lah...( mcm lah berani nak bawa...bawa kancil pun masih laju siput lagik..wakakakakaka)

gambar no.2 dgn no.23 tu ( penat kira tau....) mcm sama lak pose nyer....:D

JaJa'Z said...

akak memang tak pernah la terasa nak pi tgk F1 ni..macam mana rasa syok nya tu tak tau la..kalau pi jenjalan jek ok kot..akak dengar parking harga dr rm5 naik sampai rm50 hari tu..giler kentang betul la..hehhe

saphier81 said...

sedapnye takoyaki.. and you're damn right about takoyaki kat jusco tuh. MMg sedap and besar. Dulu masa keje kat bangsar selalu singgah jusco midvalley for sushi or takoyaki. Congrates to Farah for her 1st ever F1 experience. Kenapa muka Farah pucat sgt? pesan kat farah jgn kerja teruk2 sgt.. we know her well kan..

Maya Marisa said...

babe, i saw uuuuuu....hehehee
tapi u jauh sangat. jerit pun konpem tak dongar...

ahkakbatik said...

you go girl!!...bayangkan dah banak pinak macam kaktek nih.... boleh masuk panggung citer katun je...

~jeet~ said...

believe it or not...i have never been to an F1 race..hehehe...taun depan i ikut u la..season fans, u know all the tricks already ;)

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
No wonder I thought I saw a tiny blue shirted girl in the tele last Sunday! :D

krengtina said...

oit..oit..nantikan gambar korang enak beradu hehehehe..

dieya said...

ct,
bak kata farah tak faham apa dia nyanyi so takyah laa tengok.. hahaha! diakui hensem, but not my taste laa babe, i nak yg muka pecah rumah gak :-D
takoyaki tu sedap, berbaloi RM 20. kalau kat jusco dah dapat 20 biji twice the size.

dyanna,
she said she's gonna upload them somewhere (dunno where). will share with you the link when i get it. we'll see how the pics turn out.

zu,
jeles nyer dengar cerita2 zaman u jadi pit babe dulu!
aiyoo aci.. banding ngan u confirm laa semorang pun jadi pendek. nasib baik nas tu tinggi.
hahaha mat saleh kat tempat diorg tak biasa berpeluh. sekali dtg mesia peluh sebaldi, maka masam lah mereka.

k lieya,
yeah! ianya sangat menawan sekali! wahahaha gelak sakan dieya membayangkan k lieya gi kira gambar2 tuh.. adoila.. lain kali ajak damya tolong kira skali.
tuh satu pose sampai. satu lagi pose balik.

k jaja,
best laa! tapi kalau org yg tak minat mmg akan rasa bosan.
yeah semua benda pun mahal on race day. yup parking RM 50 sehari. motor pun bayar parking RM 10 rasanya.

sokies,
jusco's takoyaki is the best! lagi2 kalau letak extra mayo, marvelous! *terus rasa nak gi mid val cari takoyaki this weekend*
tau je laa si farah tu, setia berkhidmat utk kemajuan industri telekomunikasi negara. but now her life is more balanced, sempat ikut gi penang hari tu, then tengok F1, later dia nak tengok wings kat istana budaya pulak (i'm not going coz ada exam). so okay laa kan, byk kemajuan.. hihihi.. kan farah kan?

maya,
omigod seriously?! waaaaa!
ala.. excuses! u saja takmo tegur i kan? saja nak nyombong ngan i? mencikkk!!!

jeet,
no prob, join me next year kay! the atmosphere is electric, u gonna love it!

aida,
wahahaha glemer gitu kalau sampai ke spain org nampai i :-D
next year kena pakai baju lagi striking than that blue!

zuzu,
kahkahkahhh!!! crazy weh bila teringat dlm bising banget tu bleh dozed off.. so much of being no. 1 fan :-D

dieya said...

kaktek,
halamakkk.. tertinggal reply komen kaktek.. ya ampuuuuun! jgn merajuk yea.. meh gi tengok citer kartun meh..

Lelord said...

penah g sekali jek masa praktikal kat Corporate Comm (TNB) hehhehe almaklum tiket free on aje la kan

dieya said...

k lelord,
ye ke? tiket free mesti dapat seat best.. jelesnya!

Anonymous said...

this headphones is borrow or can buy ?

dieya said...

anonymous,

you have to buy the headphones. mine is a digital one, bought it for RM 150. i've used it for at least 3 races. good investment.

there's an analog one (slightly cheaper) and the one without radio (abot RM 60 i think). but i think the digital radio one is the best, easy to search for frequency to hear race comment.

oh yeah, if you buy it from the wandering salesgirls you can only pay by cash. if u wanna pay by card, buy it at the SIC merchandise shop at the paddock.

cik lilik n__n said...

seronoknyerr!!!! aku nak tgk kat tv pun lupa....

dieya said...

heppp! org pantang sila behave ye.. jgn sibuk tgk F1 :-p