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.
This 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.
Oh 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.
To 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…
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!
Annie 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.