The Opening Ceremony
We are finally in Cordoba, after 20 hours of airtime in the last 2 days, 3 seperate plane journeys and far too much waiting around for connections I got to the hotel at 7.15pm on Sunday. Managing to miss the opening ceremony I was kindly given photos of it by Franky Noens, who is staying in the same hotel, and which you can see in the Image Gallery by clicking the banner in the top right of the page. The ceremony was your usual presentation of drivers, speeches from people in suits and drivers wishing they could be using this track time to find a better set up for their cars. One rather cool part of the ceremony however was 4 parachutists who dropped down on to the track with flags and although one of them missed the track and crashed into the fence, the other 3 managed to pull it off perfectly.
Tomorrow sees the drivers last chance to get their setups sorted and engines tweaked, with each driver only getting 2 sessions of 10 minutes, they dont have much time left. We will be at the track first thing tomorrow to begin our coverage.