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DAN'S PHOTO JOURNALS
The Platypus
U.S. Grand Prix ~ F1 Practice
Friday June 18, 2004
A lot of people showed up today for practice. I tried
entering off of 16th street, but they said the lot was full.
So I drove around to Gate 7 on Georgetown road and
they let me pull my car in to park. I parked right by one
of the new infield stands, the stand I will be sitting in
for the race. Here are some pics of the F1 cars from
these seats.
Takuma Sato got tangled up
with Massa in turn 1.
After the 2nd F1 practice, I moved over to
the other new set of stands over by the
museum. Both sets of stands consist of 20
sections and the top row is GG (33 rows).
Here are some of the Porsches
that are racing this weekend.
I eventually wandered over to the Tower
Terrace. They have every entrance to the
tower terrace blocked off except one, so
I had to do some walking to find it. There
was only 1 other person there. Although it
was late in the day and the F1 guys were
gone, there was still some people across
the track in the Paddock. There was also
a band playing behind the tower.
They're still working on the finishing touches
on the new Award Platform
Juan Pablo Montoya's little brother,
Fedrico, is competing in the series.
Also Bobby Rahal's 15 y/o son, Graham!
Maybe we'll see him in the Infiniti Pro
Series before too long.
It was a beautiful sunny day, but it did get pretty hot - about 85 degrees.
A new type of series has arrived at
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
called the Formula BMS USA series.

Here they are coming out for practice.