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SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video's

Postby Blackadder » 05 Sep 2012, 11:01

Owright, guys, as promised a report of my adventures at Spa last weekend. I have a lot to share, but not so much time now, so I limit myself now to the good stuff, namely my photo's and video's. It was awesome, from the pitwalk on Thursday to the podium on Sunday. What an experience, I am still smiling when thinking of it. Here we go:

Thursday - Pit walk
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https://picasaweb.google.com/113149494658336803673/F1SPA2012Day1ThursdayPitwalk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7AWCL0XEUM


Friday - FP1@Rivage and FP2@La Source

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https://picasaweb.google.com/113149494658336803673/F1SPA2012Day2FridayFP1FP2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKzSZ57HkJw

Saturday - FP3 @ sweet Pouhon & Qualy @ La Source

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https://picasaweb.google.com/113149494658336803673/F1SPA2012Day3SaturdayFP3PouhonQualyLaSource
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKzSZ57HkJw

Sunday - Grand Prix Day, baby!

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https://picasaweb.google.com/113149494658336803673/F1SPA2012Day4SundayGrandPrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WIOvHv5Dzc warm up lap vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVrIlJAzlYg first lap crash, must see!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkydWYZFjc stupid Maldonado crash, must see (and cry if you are a Williams fan)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kA5MEbjUs Button taking the flag

Great stuff, don't you think? ;-)

Sincerely yours,

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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby dreggs » 05 Sep 2012, 12:22

Blackadder wrote:Owright, guys, as promised a report of my adventures at Spa last weekend. I have a lot to share, but not so much time now, so I limit myself now to the good stuff, namely my photo's and video's. It was awesome, from the pitwalk on Thursday to the podium on Sunday. What an experience, I am still smiling when thinking of it. Here we go:

Thursday - Pit walk
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You're close enough to punch him in the face. But did you ?
Great photos. :mrgreen: envy
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Blackadder » 05 Sep 2012, 12:28

Look at his eyes, he is clearly recovering from me punching him in the face :D
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Masa M. » 05 Sep 2012, 12:51

you had a very nice experience!

I'll definitely go to Spa before I die. I wanna see Eau Rouge.
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Klemen » 05 Sep 2012, 19:18

Great stuff! 8-)
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Blackadder » 05 Sep 2012, 19:38

Masa M. wrote:you had a very nice experience!

I'll definitely go to Spa before I die. I wanna see Eau Rouge.


Bring your hiking boots, the track is much more hilly than you might see on television. For instance, the La Source braking zone is actually quite steep, meaning that the braking distance is considerably shorter than the same corner on a flat terrain. Also the difference in elevation between Rivage and Pouhon is quite spectacular. Eau Rouge is like a col in the Tour de France, very steep actually.

If you go, let me know and I ll advice you on some good spots! And the pitwalk, highly advisable! On thursday afternoon, and apparently the biggest public secret of the Spa Grandprix: it is not publicly advertised, nor officially confirmed, it is just a initiatif of the track organisation and every weekend ticket holder is allowed in...but since not everybody is aware the crowds are reasonable. And there is a lot of action: every driver pops out for a 20min meet and greet with the fans, of course it gets crowded in front of the Ferrari and RB box but the other teams are quite accessible. Every car pops out because of obligatory FIA technical check in the parc ferme box and most of the teams do pistop practicing, which is fun to see.

Spa ticket prices are also very reasonably it appears: I paid around 450 euro for four days and a seat in one of the top grandstands. Some English and German blokes told me you would pay at lot more for a similar experience in Silverstone or Hockenheim. Must have been a good year for the Spa circuit: all grandstands sold out, more grandstands constructed than last year, and the bronze zones seemed pretty packed: the view from La Source on the Kemmel Straight crowd was very impressive.
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Masa M. » 06 Sep 2012, 00:10

hey, it looks like your video of Maldonado crash has been shared with F1Fanatic;
http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2012/09/05/f ... ash-glock/

I'll probably won't have enough money to go on Thursday. :lol: But I hope to go to the pit-walk someday. thanks adder.
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Timsky » 06 Sep 2012, 00:43

Great pics dude! Cant believe how close you got to some of the drivers.
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Masa M. » 06 Sep 2012, 13:29

14,000 views in just 24 hours. Adder, you are the man of YouTube!

I posted a couple of Suzuka videos almost a year ago. I only got less than 100 views so far. :lol: .... :cry:
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Re: SPA 2012 - Blackadder's Spa Adventure - photo's & video'

Postby Blackadder » 06 Sep 2012, 14:40

haha, nice, blackadder goes viral...damn, should have mentioned f1onboard somewhere, will do that right now!
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