The Malaysian Grand Prix

by Poi on May 2, 2011

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Despite Kirsty moaning about my obsession with a certain football team she has her own sporting interest which might come as a surprise to many of you.

I can’t tell you why but it seems that every member of Kirstys family I have ever met has been interested in the Formula 1, I myself have never really been that fussed, I usually know roughly how things stand with regards to who’s doing well etc but I’ve probably only watched a whole race once in my life.

Since we decided to come to this area of the world Kirsty has made it known that she would like to attend one of the races, either Malaysian or Singaporian race. Whilst Kirsty was at work one day (yes, she has a job now) I decided to check the race schedule. It’s a good job I did because the Malaysian race was little over a week away.

If you have any knowledge of Formula 1 you’ll probably be aware the Singapore night race would be more of a spectacle, but have you seen the ticket prices? F*** me!

Sitting on the grass in the sunlight in Malaysia didn’t sound that bad anyway and at twenty five pounds for the entire weekend, it was a steal.

Of course Kirsty was over the moon, so a week later we were arrived in Kuala Lumpur (getting around is very easy when you live in Bangkok) and spent two days at the Sepang Circuit enjoying quaifying on the Saturday and the Race on Sunday.

Here’s the snaps:

Malaysian Grand Prix Entrance

Formula 1 car - MalaysiaMalaysian Grand Prix hill side seatsseating at Malaysian F1Drinks at formula 1Fans at the malaysian F1pre f1 raceFlagging down cars at F1removing broken down car from trackLotus Malaysian Grand PrixVetel Maaysian Grand PrixHamilton and Button Fans

Turns out Formula 1 cars move very fast and they’re hard to photograph with our basic skills – sorry about that.

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Dan Collins May 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Awesome photos guys! Poi = teachers pet for arranging this! haha
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Poi May 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Again…and proud! I scored lots of points.

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Natalie May 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I think the photos are fab and looks like it was a great day out.
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Poi May 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Natalie! It was a great day out.

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Luna May 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Aww jealous! I used to go to the US Grand Prix when they held it in my hometown of Indianapolis, but then they stopped them in the US. I always had the best time!

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Poi May 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Ahh that’s a shame they stopped it then, maybe you can catch one somewhere else sometime?

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ayngelina May 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I’m not a fan of cars either but in another country I’d check it out.
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Poi May 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

It was so much cheaper over here than anywhere else so why not?

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Anthony May 6, 2011 at 6:31 am

What a great day out! Did you see that Nicole sherwizerwizerwinger lass?

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Poi May 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Nope, not through lack of trying though!

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darren February 27, 2012 at 6:41 am

Hi, thanks for all the photos and story. i was hoping to attend this years race. im flying from bangkok to kl and looking into c2 seating. would love to hear any suggestions on accommodations and making the most of the race weekend. i was debating between being closer to the track or in kl and commuting. any suggestions on what to bring or not to bring to the track? thanks and hope you are enjoying se asia, i am.

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Kirsty February 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I would stay nearer the track it’s an hours commute both ways. It’s right near the airport so if you are flying in I would recommend getting a hotel near there – then if you are staying longer than just the race weekend move to the city.
They check your bags so you cant even really take water in – saturday is pretty quiet but it’s good to watch. Sunday is ALOT busier so go earlier to get a good spot! 🙂
If you can get a chair… your back will thank you for it!

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