I had not originally planned on going as tickets are expensive, but a last minute offer from a friend sporting free tickets... I could not pass up. I mean, this IS the sporting event in Bahrain so how could I resist? I must say, my little host nation continues to amaze me. So, off we went. We had pretty decent seats as well. From the picture above, we were at the top of the bleachers at Turn 1 (the front right side of the picture). Since it's a hairy turn, we got to see loads of action, including Esteban's car flipping over 2x when Pablo rammed him. He managed to walk away unassisted. We were all amazed and cheered him on when after a few nerve-wracking seconds, nothing happened and we didn't see any movement once the car stopped (rightside up). Slowly he got out, jumped on top of the car and waved his hands up. The crowd roared!!! As well, other cars were still racing at this point so none of the ground crew could run out to help him. Soon enough, the Porsche safety car came out to lead the rest of the cars while everything was cleaned up.
Here are some more pictures from the days leading up to the finale, in which Lewis Hamilton took the grand prize. He dominated the entire race actually. I was rooting for Brazil's Felipe Massa (only because I know someone who worships him). I honestly didn't know any of the driver's, or what the race was about, but just by watching and talking to my neighbors in the stands, I soon learned the ropes.