The Formule 1 season has started again. I'm not a huge fan myself, but my hubby is. And since he's not particularly handy with internet equipment, it is upon me to find out what time the qualifying and races start (Canarian Time that is).
When I consult the F1-calender (click here), there are a total of 2 races where we have to set the alarm extra early in our time zone, so that's not too bad. So be it, if it makes him happy, right?
Party on the track
Of course I watch a bit of the race every now and then. To see how 'our' favourite is doing. And when the person in question is standing on the podium – which is regularly the case – I am actually quite proud.
What I like most about the Formula 1 is the whole atmosphere around it. How tens of thousands of fans turn it into one big party . No matter where in the world, it transmits an overall feeling of fun, with fans wearing silly hats, colourful flags and painted faces. And this without any violence amongst the fans.
Soon in Tenerife too?
Under the name Circuito Insular del Motor , there has been a project proposal to build a new circuit in Tenerife that is suitable for both motor races and Formula 1 testing.
The project has since been approved by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, this federation determines the technical and racing regulations for Formula 1) and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the organization of national motorcyclists associations).
The circuit will be built in Granadilla de Abona, near the airport of Tenerife Sur, with an area of 350,000 m2, 16 bends and a 800 m straight lane. Construction is scheduled to start in the second half of this year.
Click here for the – Spanish – interview with Enrique Arriaga, vice president of the Cabildo and counselor in the field of roads, mobility, innovation and culture.
Unfortunately, the start of the project does not mean that we can expect a motor race or Formula 1 race any time soon on Tenerife. Such programs are usually planned years in advance. But in the Long Run (pun intended) it will definitely happen - one day!
Until then: stay safe and Hasta Pronto!