so yeah I volunteered at the formula 1 last weekend at The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin (actually it's like 15mins away from Austin but people consider it as Austin anyway). I was stationed at Turn 11 west which is one of the more exciting corners, you get to see the F1 cars doing donuts unintentionally haha. basically my job was just to guide lost people, show them where their seat was and give out free maps/itenaries. not much work to do but I got to watch the races from anywhere except the pit area.
I only worked til 12-1pm on those 3 days and after that I was free. met some really nice people in my group as well as at the event. on Saturday my friend and I walked around the whole circuit which was 3.4 miles and it took us about 1.5hours. haha I don't know it that was quick or not but there was human traffic everywhere! one of my friends had a friend who parked his Recreation Vehicle (RV) at the circuit. it's like a caravan but bigger like a bus and way more luxurious! they have to pay like $1500 a year to rent a spot to park. anyway they knew another person who was a winemaker who also happened to have their RV parked there, the winemaker is called Troublemaker and they are from Las Vegas. they were on a tour and so happened it was the formula 1 weekend. we got to try the exclusive wines, cocktail with wines in it (how cool is that), they even had a wine tap on the RV. hahah we climbed up to the top of the RV to watch the race and catch the sunset. it was just such an amazing experience! they had food from this place called Noble's Sandwiches and their sandwiches and smoked sausages were so good! late in the evening after the races were over, we even saw Sebastian Vettel (the formula 1 champion) jogging on the track! lol. and on Sunday after the finals, I went for Pitbull's concert! i didn't expect it to be that good since most of his songs are featuring someone else. but he totally owned that stage! it was so good!
on the first morning it was really cold and foggy, the practice session was delayed
this was the main grandstand, a ticket here costs like $500/day! it is directly across the pit. we sneaked in there for free ;)
the pit, view from the main grandstand!
this was inside the RV!
inside the RV!
this was the Troublemaker RV
the awesome Troublemaker crew!
check out the wine tap! hahaha
that sums up my weekend! and yeah I finally had my wisdom tooth removed on Monday. hurt so bad when the numbness wore off :'( still recovering right now, on a liquid diet for the time being. and guess what, I have 2 new puppies!