The weekend started for me at about 3:30am on Friday morning. I couldn't fall back asleep so I made sure that I had all my supplies ready for the weekend and waited around to head to the track. I would have been first into my stand if I hadn't headed to the support races garage first. Unfortunately most of the teams hadn't arrived yet and there weren't many photo opportunities. I must really learn to sleep in on Fridays. For some reason the race organisers started off Friday with a qualifying session and then it was practice all day so the day was quite long. Luckily the F1 boys provided some entertainment with Vettel smacking the Wall of Champions, Kobayashi tapping the wall at a Sauber eating turn 3 and d'Ambrosio and Sutil both crashing out. Even so I was managing to nod off in practice 2. If you can fall asleep in the front row of a grandstand with Formula 1 cars ripping by you know you must be tired. In the evening I headed into Crescent street for the first time during a Grand Prix weekend. Talk about packed. It took me a good 20 minutes to move 20 metres to meet up with my friends in a bar.
The weatherman screwed up on Saturday which was good as the rain stayed away. The Ferraris managed to put up a decent challenge to the marauding Vettel. D'Ambrosio joined the list of people to be excsed from the 107% rule. Why bother if they aren't going to enforce it? It didn't rain but it was windy and cold so I left the track after the Formula 1600 race but before the first Ferrari Challenge race.
Sunday. Sunday was crazy. First off we had 3 excellent support races. Formula 1600, Porsche GT, and Ferrari challenge all had great racing with race long fights out the front of the field. Right after the F1 drivers parade the rain started coming down properly and as you probaly know, after 20 laps it came down in Malaysian quantities, sadly without the heat. The water was inches deep on parts of the track and I was sure they wouldn't restart. The only reason I stuck around was to chat to my racing friends who I only get to see once a year. Of course it did restart and I'm guessing you know what happened. What a great weekend. We didn't get to see the Pirelli dries tested on the tyre eating Circuit Gilles Villeneuve but we got to see a race that lots of people won't forget in a hurry.