Alonso Wins to Break F1 Winner Streak at Europe GP

Yesterday’s Formula 1 race at the European Grand Prix was very engaging.  Although our group was not large in number, it was made up from enthusiastic fans’ shouts of joy, groans of disappointment & wows of disbelief.

SAF1C race fans captured at the Lion & Rose Pub watching the Europe GP

The 8th SAF1C Race Watch Party was attended by dedicated Formula 1 fans from as far away as Elroy, Texas (the sleepy little town where the Circuit of The Americas [CoTA] track is being built).  Once again this race was broadcast on a time-delayed “LIVE” basis on FOX.  We started at 11:00AM, which I also found out is the the actual opening time of the Lion & Rose Pub (Alamo Heights location).  That was an interesting challenge…

SAF1C race fans enjoying the F1 racing action of the Europe GP at the Lion & Rose Pub

Watching Vettel of Red Bull take off & build up an amazing 20 second lead, to be followed by a DNF after 34 racing laps was a heartbreak.  He was then followed by another Renault engine failure by Romain Grosjean of Lotus on lap 41.  There were some other offs & accidental contacts.  Especially surprising was that one that Lewis Hamilton & Pastor Maldonado were involved in.  Although judgement has been laid down against Maldonado, I still think Hamilton was partially to blame.

Hamilton gets punted by Maldonado in 2012 Europe GP

Seeing Alonso win & break the 7 consecutive unique race winners was kind of anticlimactic.  We were ALL very pleased to see Michael Schumacher get on the podium in 3rd place!

Michael Schumacher very pleased with 3rd place podium finish at 2012 Europe GP

This was a good race & a fun race watch party!  We’ll be back at the Lion & Rose Pub (Alamo Heights location) in 2 weeks.  We will be experiencing the Santander British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit.

Stay tuned & GO RACE !


About Dan Scanlon

This is the website home of the F1 Club for Formula One fans located in San Antonio, Texas. F1 racing is coming to Austin, Texas, less than 90 minutes away! Let's organize together for local F1 race watching parties!
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