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My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
growler (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 15:39
Big thanks to Red Bull for organising something like this for the fans. Everyone who went seemed to have a fantastic time. (loads more pics on Facebook for those who have access to my profile).

The view once the magic passes had let us into the F1 Paddock

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In the Energy Station....

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On the Energy Station balcony...

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Red Bull "Tree House"

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Tyre Storage under the tree house

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STR doing pitstop practice (really impressive this close-up)

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Some of the mid-field / back marker teams... winking smiley

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Life at the sharp end.....

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Meeting Seb.....

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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
RedWebber07 (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 15:50
Meet Mark too? Or was Seb just walking by?



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
growler (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 16:01
No didn't see Mark - don't think he was around - it was quite late on a Thursday evening.

Seb was chatting on the steps of the Energy Station as we returned from looking round the garages. He was happy to break off his conversation to sign autographs for all on the tour.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
RedWebber07 (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 16:09
What a guy! smiling smiley

Great pics Ian, how did you wrangle the pass & tour?



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 16:37
Great pics growler, hey growler in those pics is that the old nose cone on the RB5?



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
growler (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 16:47
The pass & tour was a result of the competition Red Bull ran - as advertised on this site...

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Yes Whitey - that is the old nose. They did run it a few times - presumuably by way of comparison. The engine cover they are fitting in the pics is the new one though. they seemed to have trouble fitting it at first and had to work on it with a "dremmel" type device!



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 16:58
Thanks for the info growler...looks like you had a great weekend.thumbs down



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
chrislinford (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 18:50
cool, very cool.

Well deserved

Chris

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Supersleeper (IP Logged)
23 June, 2009 21:06
Great photos Growler.
Looks like everyone was suitably impressed.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Captain Avenger (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 03:50
You lucky @#$%& smiling smiley

Great pic's.

Dunno why, but that one of the tyres really stands out to me.
Also the front on view of the car in the garage.
It's as good as any you find by pro photographers.

Thanks for sharing winking smiley

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
growler (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 08:43
I was pleased with the front on one of the car in the garage too. I haven't cropped that image at all, so was amazed to see how centrally I'd caught the car.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
blight (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 10:11
Yeah, really nice growler. Thats great that seb was around for autographs! Fantastic.

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Flasheart (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 10:51
Fantastic shots Growler. Am very envious as I've never seen a Formula One car up close. They really are engineering masterpieces.

No wonder Ferrari are struggling, have a go at the cheese cutter wheels they are using. winking smiley

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
IndyAndy (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 11:49
Great pics, growler. Reminds me of the time that I got into the STR garages at the '07 USGP. I assume that you had the same "do not take pics of the BACK of the car" restriction?

Like the pic of Seb with Fabiana Valenti: did you get a chance to talk with them? She was a very nice person as I recall.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Jock 2009 (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 12:32
Good one Ian. Thanks for sharing.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Duffer (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 13:07
That energy station is not very austrian! The need lost of wood, comfortable chairs all round, heaps of trinkets and nick knaks on all the walls and horizontal areas, and last of all heaps of steins full of red bull...

All that glass/plastic and stainless steel is very cold and quite frankly getting a bit tired.

The 60's had style, why not give it a 60's retro look?!



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
RedWebber07 (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 15:25
I think the RBR team should all be forced to wear fireproof long socks with brown sandals - given them the full 'German/Austrian tourist' look.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
Whitey*~@ (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 17:00
Ten down is a fantastic photo 'REVS SET' its like a pro photographers photo from a story on the Red Bull team, growler you should use this photo at the top of the page, when you right your next article.thumbs down



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
crazycaz (IP Logged)
24 June, 2009 20:22
You jammy thing Ian I entered that 4 times. Not that I am jealous or anything.



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Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
...trollie (IP Logged)
27 June, 2009 02:39
Isn't the level of details amazing.

I mean,..somebody has to lay the tile mats under the tree house where the tyres are stored,..for 3 and a half days use!

Dolly's are engineered especially to hold the engine cover at special fixing points,..same with the nose cone. It blows my mind to think that when a new shape car part is made, designing and manufacturing a dolly to store it on is a design process in itself. Gets to the piont where a car part is not ready to be introduced because there is no dolly to store it on!

The carbon fibre weave used by Red bulls looks to be exclusive to them. Haven't noticed other teams with that unique pronounced weave.

Also the tail piece on the top of the engine cover fin mimics that of the bulls tails. It's a very organic shape,..Is it a coincidence that it's the same shape? was the idea born from the logo and it worked? I'm sure they wouldn't have that shape on the tail piece if it didn't hold certain aerodynamic properties.

I am facinated how organic shapes end up being the best solutions,..and why shouldn't that be the case,..they have been tried, tested and refined of thousands of years.

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
willber (IP Logged)
29 June, 2009 09:53
The only thing to say is to quote Mony Python: "You lucky. lucky @#$%&"

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
K1 (IP Logged)
29 June, 2009 11:00
does that refer to a 'dead parrot on a stick?'

 
Re: My Silverstone Energy Station / Paddock Tour
willber (IP Logged)
29 June, 2009 12:33
Refers to some poor bloke imprisoned upside down for x amount of years and only turned me up the right way yesterday. What I'd do to be spat on! You lucky, lucky @#$%&.

Monty Python, absolute legends. eons before their time.

And growler you are one lucky @#$%&!!!!

I can't evem get to the aussie grand prix in melbourne, jealous am I!!! (ok yoda I'm not)


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