2008 Singapore GP – Friday Practice – Some photos and thoughts

Pit Lane Exit

Pit Lane Exit

The trip to Singapore started with a little hick up. Our plane was delayed for over an hour because of some minor technical difficulties. But at the end we took off and we also landed so we are all here.

It was raining in Singapore of Friday morning (before our arrival) but since we landed here there hasn’t been a drop of rain.

The track itself is very impressive. It is hard to describe, it has to felt, but the atmosphere here is very special. Things seem to be working well, lights stayed on for the whole Friday practice session, beer is a bit cheaper than it was in Valencia :-) . And when I need to get us and our minibus driver to the same place I simply gave my phone to do policeman to the all the talking, worked perfectly :-). All good so far.

On the track action itself. The drivers seemed to have difficulties with the final corner where several of them spun – Barrichello, Trulli, Kovalainen. Then there was that crash of Mark Webber early on in P1 that kept him out of action till about last half an hour of the P2. But the place where real trouble may be brewing is the pit lane exit. Several drivers had to drive on the dusty patch near the wall to avoid the cars on full speed taking the same corner (see the title photo). Watch out for this place on the track.

No major surprises in performances I would say. Ferrari, McLaren seem to be the quickest early on, BMW Sauber not doing too bad too. And then there was that quick lap from Alonso …

See inside this post for few pictures I took on Friday. Taking photos in this light is really a challenge …

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