Sunday, April 10, 2011

F1 Races in Melbourne

March 25-28

Dad and I went down to Melbourne for the F1 car races. Friday morning I skipped school to get on a 10:10 flight on VIRGIN BLUE, it was a 3hr flight. We took a really nice cab to our hotel about 30mins from the airport. We arrived at the hotel called the NOVOTEL and went up to the room to unpack and veg.  Our room had a queen bed, a TV, shower, tub, toilet, sink, desk and a couch. We went to the restaurant on the ground floor and had a big dinner. After that we went up to our room and fell asleep as soon as we hit the pillows.

The next morning the 26th we went to Albert park race track to watch the Formula One practice race. During the race we went to the heli pad to get a flight around the track twice while they were racing. Next we went to the Porsche Carrera Cup Championships, which there was a big crash! We watched the V8 supercars until it was time to go. When we got back we went into the (HEATED) pool until we got hungry and ordered room service, then we crashed.

The 27th was the most exciting day of all because it was the F1 grand prix. Just before it started they had a huge flyby with a huge 747 Qantas airplane, instead of fighter jets. At 5:00 the noise was insane as the cars started reving up, even with the earmuffs on it was extremely loud! Sebastian Vettel was in first the whole 58 laps of the two hour long race, in the end Sebastian Vettel was first, Jenson Button second. When it was over a whole herd of people went to the podium and climbed on the fences to see the winners. While in the meantime we were tring to get out before they all came out the #1 exit. After we got through the whole crowd we went back to the hotel for a well needed rest, because we had to get up at 4:00 a.m. to get a taxi to the airport for a 5:30 flight to Cairns. We slept for most of the 3hr flight.   

By: Brody Gale

Ocean view from hotel

Looks like we are back in Canada, Brr

Going for my first helicopter ride

View of race track from chopper

Tasman sea

Boys weekend without the girls

F1 car at start of  the race

Sunrise from plane window


  1. Looks like an amazing weekend Brody!

  2. Looks so fun guys!!! Brody, you're a pro at blogging too!!! Great post!!! It DID look cold there.....eek!!!
    Love, Aunty Tina

  3. Wow...sounded like you had fun. Brody you are getting so tall, might not recognize you when we see you next!! Auntie Susan