TIL the clearest lake in the world is the Blue Lake located in Nelson, New Zealand. Visibility in the lake is up to 80 metres meaning the water is considered almost as optically clear as distilled water. (x)
(i unfollowed you as i was clicking on the ask button-- i'm so sorry!) but i'm so happy that you had a lovely time!!! any highlights of your trip (on or off track) that you wanna share?? 🥺
haha sera, don't worry, tumblr mobile is really shitty why would you put those buttons so close together 😅
I had the best time ever! Still not over it, and yes, absolutely wanna share some highlights 😍 The biggest was honestly meeting Gabi (@i--am-ironman) in real life because I didn't think it would happen this soon, but it did and we got along as if we'd known each other for years instead of months. She also made this experience so much more because we've gotten a beautiful non-tourist trip in Budapest itself but she also knew her way around the track which was so so so helpful 🧡
I think the biggest highlight was seeing and hearing the cars going round for the first time. The sound - Holy shit I've had goosebumps everywhere. We also had an amazing grandstand (at the chicane) and such a good view!
The track experience was so much more intense than I would've thought. SO MANY PEOPLE! SUPPORTING SO MANY DIFFERENT DRIVERS/TEAMS! It was honestly so beautiful to see I've loved it 😍 There are not that many people running around with Aston merch yet, but Sunday night I've walked around in my Aston hoodie and we walked past a guy sitting in a restaurant wearing an Aston shirt and we shared a nod and a smile, that was really cute haha 💚
Then Sunday came and we decided to stay in the city until the drivers parade! Good idea because we (honestly by chance, we didn't plan!) went past the hotel where Alpha Tauri and Merc stayed and when we saw Pierre's Honda in front of the entrance we decided to wait for a few minutes and well - he actually came out haha. So yeah, I don't think my brain has fully come to terms with that yet.
(it's really zoomed in btw, we weren't as close bc we didn't want to be part of the mass of people running towards him)
Then we got on our way to the drivers parade and the scenes were INCREDIBLE. So many people, cheering, hollering, laughing, smiling,... It was an absolute adrenaline rush let me tell you, especially when the bus came around the corner! (before the drivers came there were people cleaning the track bc of the F3 race that had happened before and it was just the coolest thing because the whole crowd cheered for them and they did a little dance in front of us! 😍)
(this is the second truck with the Alfa's, Williams, Mclaren, Aston and Merc 💚)
And then the race. Fuck my life, I nearly started crying when they played the F1 theme. It was the coolest thing ever, I'm still not over it. AND IT WAS RAINING! Which led to the race being red flagged shortly after they drove by us for the first time but well, we made it through haha. My voice was gone after a few minutes when the race finally restarted but I can proudly say that I cheered every time Seb and Lewis came by (everything for these two).
Oh yeah and you know what happened next? Sebastian Vettel drove on that fucking podium with Lewis being third and I couldn't believe it?! I went to my first F1 race and got Seb on the podium?! A fucking Sewis podium? (yeah I'm ignoring the provisional 2nd bs). I was over the moon. I went down as close to the track as I could get and watched the celebration lap, Seb waving at us was probably the highlight of everything. We watched the podium ceremony on the screen in front of us and I stood there with tears in my eyes, not getting out a single word. There were so many people cheering for him which was the best fucking thing ever. (I don't want to get into people booing Lewis because I'd start a fucking rant and it would get eve longer, but believe me when I say that I screamed and clapped as loud as I could for him and talked back at those idiots behind me because fuck me, what a race Lewis has driven).
So yeah, this is my race weekend report and god, I'm so so so sorry for the length of this. It was just the best experience ever and I can't wait to do it again.
I really, truly hope every single one of you gets to experience that at least once in your life because it's just so amazing ❤️