The F1 Grand Prix is back in Melbourne 2014.
We thought we’d be good parents and take our little one out to the grand prix track on open day. It’s a free event which is actually worth going to. You can get so close to the pitt stops and drivers of some of the cars – minus the formula one vehicles of course.
The likes of Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel (who just crashed as I was writing this article and is out in the main race), and Daniel Ricciardo (who made it 2nd in the qualifying … yeah!) make their media appearances, along with a few other racing personalities such as Jacky Stewart. There is a massive queue to meet and greet with some of these superstars who are only available for such a short time. You can get very close to the V8 supercars and can have a sneak peek in the pits. Other racing events on the day include lots of vintage cars, the Porsche Cup and the Mazda Celebrity challenge – you even can spot on of the F1 cars going around the course.
Apart from the race cars, there were some other entertainment around Albert Park. These included Tony Hawk (most famous skateboarder in the world!) who we unfortunately missed. There was a motorbike on a tightrope, with a woman hanging off a bar underneath performing gymnastic manoeuvres. The air show was quite spectacular.
My favourite is the vintage car race. It feels like you’ve stepped back in time! Unfortunately there were a few less Austins than there were last year.
The kids zone is great to work off any remaining energy that your child may still have by the end of the day. It’s tempting to go there next year and just hang out at the kids zone and relax while the little one enjoys all the free activities!
We didn’t go there to capture photos … but we snapped a few anyway …