First off, Formula 1 fan or not, I want to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I give great thanks that the 2012 F1 USGP of Austin came off as a resounding success, this past weekend. I was able to not only witness practice, qualifying & the actual Formula 1 race in person, but in addition, I was able to look under the hood of Formula 1 worldwide operations. This will have to be blogged about at another time & place, in the near future. I’m still digesting all that I experienced last week up in Austin, Texas!
This coming Sunday, November 25th, 2012 will be the last Formula 1 race of the season. Whether you are a fan or not, it was good to see Lewis Hamilton, of Team McLaren, take the win away from points leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull at last week’s F1 race at Circuit of The Americas (CoTA). That result sets up this last race of the Formula 1 season to be the deciding contest between Vettel & Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
This last Grand Prix of the 2012 Formula 1 season will take place in Brazil at the famed & well-regarded Interlagos Circuit, at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Here in San Antonio, we will have our last Race Watch Party of the Formula 1 season a bit earlier this Sunday. We will be able to watch it LIVE, with the race starting at 10:00am! For once there will be no need to be concerned about avoiding Facebook, Twitter or other methods of social media communication to not know the final outcome. We will know the race winner & the season champion at the same time that the rest of the world does.
So, this will be our last SAF1C get-together of the year. We will see you at the Lion & Rose Pub (Alamo Heights) at 10:00am, if not earlier to watch some of the PreRace Show on Speed (which starts at 9:30am)! Just as an FYI, The Lion & Rose Pub (at Alamo Heights) will be open for a significant soccer match at 7:30AM that morning! In addition, I was able to score a bunch of CoTA & other F1 swag that I will distribute (give away) – all without F1 trivia questions…
After the completion of the Formula 1 race festivities, I would like to spend just a few minutes discussing tentative plans for the 2013 Formula 1 calendar & what we may be planning for the San Antonio F1 Club next year. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing all of you there, this coming Sunday!