NOTA BENE

Notes, comment and buzz from Eugene Kaspersky – Official Blog

November 20, 2013
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Formula America 2013.

Formula 1 invaded Austin recently, occupying the territory for a whole two days until it made its retreat on the third. All the roads downtown were closed and turned into huge walkways for the thousands of soldiers F1 fans that came from afar. Not only were the roads closed but all the restaurants were as good as closed too – too full to take any diners who hadn’t booked weeks in advance. We passed the city’s Ugly Coyote bar and it was really getting wild in there – with punters dancing on the bar and other such boozy boogieness.

Alas, the energy and (over)drive downtown in the evenings didn’t quite spread to the racing track during the day – that is, for Ferrari. No changes to who’s leading, and the same non-red drivers up on the podium wasting the champagne. Grumble.

Scuderia have all their hopes pinned on their new mega-super racing car that’ll be used next season, which, combined with the world’s best drivers, is expected to tear up the competition. So we wait for next year. Patiently. Grrr!

A few pix from the event:

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

Formula 1 US GP 2013

To compare, here’s how things were at the same place last year. And he rest of the photos from US GP 2013.

Right, I’m off to Ugly Coyote…

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Kevin SCHMIDLE

Eugene – I was there; loved it! Any chanc I can have your paddock pass from the race??
Would make a great souvenir!
Kevin

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