Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wee Irish fella blocking my route to work!

Bloody Bernie Ecclestone's mob are ruining my walk to work!

As I may have mentioned before I'm doing rather a lot of walking/running at the moment in preparation for a ***monster endurance event***.

Training includes walking to work through Albert Park, home of the Melbourne Grand Prix. Most of the year of course this is just a great big park with some curvy bits of road. There are cricket pitches, dogs, etc. The pit stop buildings are used as a sports halls (how Australian!).

The last couple of weeks it's been madness though, lorries coming and going. It's making walking to work relatively hazardous, but it is interesting to see just how much preparation goes into setting the venue up.

The Grand Prix is the same weekend i'm doing the 100km walk ... in about six weeks' time.

Anyway here's some (poor quality) phone photos of the preparation.

Not often you see a ticket maching next to the pit lane is it?

Or such slow
corners on a racetrack? (they're thinking about a Le Mans style start this year apparently...)

Here's the inside of the pit garages. If you look closely you can see a piece of Schumacher's old chewing gum on the floor.

This guy looked like he was a bit over the whole thing

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