RANDOM First Race Watch Party Event a Success!

Dyed in the wool Formula 1 race fans enjoyed the 2014 inaugural F1 race broadcast from Melbourne, Australia today.  The DVR-delayed watching venue was at RANDOM, just north of Boerne, TX (11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, Boerne, TX).  Walt Motley, did a nice job in coordinating this event.  I recently blogged about this new F1 race watch party location.

RANDOM 'VIP' parkingRANDOM back yardThis 2014 Formula 1 season is introducing SO many rules , technology & engineering changes.  One change that bit apparent Australian Grand Prix 2nd place finished Daniel Riccardo (who was later disqualified) was the restriction of the fuel flow rate that can be used by a driver throughout the race.  The FIA, the sport’s governing body, has installed a fuel-flow sensor in each car to ensure teams do not exceed the maximum fuel-flow rate of 100kg/hour.  This disqualification decision was made only 5 hours after the race.

Daniel Ricciardo sweating over his Australian GP 2nd place disqualification!Besides the rules changes, there have been VERY many F1 Teams changes.  This detailed poster should help you out, throughout the remaining season.

2014 Formula One Spotter GuideOh well, such are the rules & their permutations of Formula 1.  Regardless, the 14+ people that showed up had a good time watching the F1 racing from Albert Park, in Melbourne, Australia.  Here’s some shots of the folks while watching the race.

RANDOM front viewing room - 1RANDOM front viewing room - 2RANDOM front viewing room - 3To entice the viewership, there great door prizes.  The items were: a RANDOM T-shirt, & three Formula 1 themed DVDs (Senna, RUSH & a new documentary: 1 The Movie).   Besides beer & wine, there were a couple of food trailers that made a variety of wood-fired pizza & fresh, fresh-cooked Italian pasta – YUM!  Here’s what we ate…

Z's wood-fired pizza & a pint - YUM!In addition, Michael, the owner of RANDOM, offered a $2 discount off the tab to those of us participating in the F1 race watch party.  We were given these wristbands & enjoyed our brews.  We had “only” 50 beers on draft to choose from!

RANDOM beer tab discountAnnie was our very friendly & efficient bartender (bartendress ?).  What with all the beer variety, she was very happy to provide multiple free samples to help one make their best libation choice of pint.

Annie, the RANDOM bartendress!So, the next race will take place at Malaysia in 2 weeks, on Sunday, March 30th, 2014!  Maybe we’ll see you then…at RANDOM!

RACE ON!

Dan

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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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