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Azerbaijan F1 GP trip

I know F1 doesn't seem to be a hot topic here but I'd like to share my trip to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this past week.

This trip was long overdue as a 50th birthday present to myself. I chose this race based on a number of factors, most importantly being I wanted to go somewhere I had never been to before. That and the scheduling with my job left this race as the best choice.

I don't want to really make this a long winded post, so I'll suffice it to say that Baku is a really cool city, and although I know a lot of people hope it's dropped from the F1 calendar, I personally hope it stays. The track, as I think Ricciardo put it, is a combination of Monaco and Monza. Well said!

The city did a great job of hosting the event for the most part, and I really had a blast. I sat in the grandstands at the end of the straight where it flows into turn 1 and I believe this was a great vantage point. I'll post some pics and vids as I get the chance, but man, what a crazy race that was😀
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You must have had a great seat for most of the carnage then. Ricciardo won the race right at that spot didn't he?
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After the red flag delay he passed two cars at the end of the straight to jump into third I believe, and then with the Vettel penalty and loose head strap or whatever that caused Hamilton to pit, into first he went.
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Anybody know how to rotate pics. When I attach them they are coming out sideways
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I'm guessing the forum probably won't - but you could go to imgur and upload them, then use BBcode links here.
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That was even a fun race to watch on TV. I was expecting it to start and finish with everyone in the same position since it looked like a narrow track, but driver error led to a ton of movement


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Ok I think I got it. I had a four day pass which included a pit lane walk on Thursday. Couldn't get right up to the cars but still pretty cool.
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Would've paid good money to be able to sit in on the discussion that happened at Force India after that race. They should've sold passes to that event.
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Some on track and selfie on start/finish line😀
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Standing on turn 1 and the podium:
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Just got home today so time for some 😴
I'll try and post up some more stuff tomorrow.
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Would've paid good money to be able to sit in on the discussion that happened at Force India after that race. They should've sold passes to that event.
For sure lol. Ocon and Perez are creating some rivalry and the fans love it!
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