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Turkish Grand Prix Race Day

As earlier anticipated, i missed Saturdays qualifying round to participate in a sailing race which drained me of most of my sanity and a good half bottle of aftersun. Lots of sun and virtually no wind made it a gruelling day on the ocean.

The heat was at epic levels again yesterday making it impossible to sit out in the sun for any real length of time which could be an answer to why the stands seemed so empty? the admission cost would surely of played a part too.

Seeking refuge

The race was dominated once again by British driver Jenson Button. He produced an awesome display of driving to win comfortably from Mark Webber in 2nd and Sebastian Vettel (both Red Bull drivers) in 3rd. Fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton was happy with his race despite finishing in 13th place.

Its one of those funny sports to follow live as i spent the duration of the race with little idea what was happening. You can’t hear anything, you can’t speak to anyone and you don’t really see much of the action…but you can pay $10 for a can of beer. At least it was cold.

Jenson Button reflects as he crosses the finish line

Red Bull driver Mark Webber drives past the empty stands…

…while a spectator has the pick of the seats.

Ferraris Felipe Masa takes to the pits

Jenson Button takes the top honours.

Jenson salutes his fans

Champagne Celebrations.

All images © Tim Lloyd, 2009.


Turkish Grand Prix – Day one

So i’ve just got home and am cursing the speed of my slowly dying computer. The Turkish formula one grand prix started today here in Istanbul and it looks like it will be a great weekend. I could tell you who was quickest in practice today only after looking at the results on the internet as i had no real idea what was going on at the time. I was too busy trying to stop my ear drums from bursting.

Anyway, i’m not too sure if i will make it to qualifying tomorrow as i’ve been invited to join a sailing race instead, something i’ve become quite partial as of late. I’ll be at the race though on Sunday for sure and will keep you updated on how it went.

Here’s a cheeky couple of images to keep you happy in the meantime.

Lewis Hamilton on a flying lap

East meets west meets formula 1

20090605_Istanbul_GrandPrix-416Red Bull flying by

Watching on

In the pits

Home Time

Red Bull Soapbox Derby

The last few days have been a beehive of activity with events looming out at me from every direction. These included the Bosphorus Cup sailing race, which i’ll post up afterwards and the Turkish Junior show jumping championships – horses again!

Yesterday afternoon was the time for Red Bull to bring its carnival to town. Last year in Istanbul they arranged  a flugtag but this year was the turn of the Soapbox Derby; where 60 home-made go karts attempt to make their way down a 550m course with some being successful while lots of others were not so lucky. There are too many photos to put up here so as usual just click on the image below and it will take you through to a gallery.

Air and Style/ISPO carnage

Back in Mayrhofen now after a crazy week of Air and Style in Innsbruck and ISPO trade fair over in Munich. Air and Style was a lot of fun and Munich was a whole lot of talking about snowboarding but no riding to be done! Drinking seemed to be the main activity over in Munich along with deciding which party to attend then followed by what drink to ask for! Needless to say, i’m happy to be back in the mountains. 

Here’s a selection of shots from the last week.

In a split second Daisuke Murakami prays for the air bag to still be there

The Crowd

Peetu flies high

Colin takes the title

Whilst over in Munich, Michaela lets her thoughts on ISPO show!

All quiet

Managed to check out the site for Air and Style over in Innsbruck last night. The stadium looked really cool without anyone in it. In  only a few hours time it will be full to capacity, Cant wait. If you’re not making it over remember to check it out on Mpora. Its going to go off!

Air and Style