Another high octane day in Abu Dhabi.

After a leisurely start, we headed straight for the circuit. We saw the final practice session for the F1 cars before a bit of relaxation in the sunshine. We were treated to a spectacular air display from the Al Fursan, the aerobatics display team of the UAE Air Force. Then it was time for F1 qualifying in the twilight.

An exciting session but great to have Lewis Hamilton finish on pole position (see extras of him on his pole lap and afterwards appreciating his fans). We watched the F2 race that followed and then the complex logistics of setting up a Sotheby’s motor auction of exotic and ex racing cars on the track. It was a closed auction so we didn’t get to stay and watch the bidding but imagined a few millions might be spent this evening (see the second extra for some of what was on offer).

Race day tomorrow.

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