The weekend started with us heading out to the track on Friday to watch practice sessions 1 and 2 (yes practice sessions). When I packed for the weekend, I based my clothing options off of the Iphone weather app which said it was going to be 65 and sunny. Well, Iphone lied. It might have been 65 but it was definitely not sunny. It was overcast, rainy, and windy. In other words, miserable and I didn't bring a jacket. HA and I ended up buying jackets to keep warm and I ended up buying a hat as well.
It was so cold that HA and MayDay had to keep each other warm.
Saturday we had a practice session and qualifying on the agenda. Again, the weather was miserable. I nearly went home from the cold. There were women walking around in shorts and dresses - I'm not sure how they dealt with the weather. The best part of Saturday was that we went out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant that's only located in Melbourne called Taco Bills. We went last year and really enjoyed it. Dinner was fantastic - some of the best homemade flauta's I've ever had - and the margarita's and tequila were flowing.
|Fish bowl margaritas and tequila shots|
|Mr and Mrs MacK|
Thus ended our Saturday which led to a nice long sleep in on Sunday. Sunday was race day but thankfully the race didn't start until 5pm so we had a good portion of the day to recover from the previous night. The race was relatively uneventful. There were no major crashes and the guy that started the race in first place ended up winning. The Australian driver, Mark Webber, finished in fifth place which was quite a disappointment and to top it off, he didn't do his final lap around the track. There's a debate on whether or not it was an issue with his car or if he was being a sore loser.
|Cars entering turn 1 on race day|