Formula 1 Race Rotterdam 2008 "written by LadyKenai"

Aug 17 2008, Today is the Rotterdam Formula 1 Bavaria City Racing event. We rode the tram as far as Wilhelminaplein, the tram will not go any further than this because of the the race here today. Then walked over the Big Swan Bridge (Erasmus Bridge). We are watching a demonstration of a TF107 for Panasonic Toyota Race Car. Other cars include Force India and Renault. In one more week it will be the beginning of the European Grand Prix on the new street circuit in Valencia. One of the drivers we see today Jarno Trulli will be demonstrating the power and speed of this car racing through the streets of Rotterdam to thrill the huge crowd. This was his first time for Jarno Trulli driving on a 2.2km track through the centre of Rotterdam.

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Others include Robert Doornbos, who was driving the 2007 Renault F1 car the Dutch driver gave an astonishing demo for his hometown crowd also setting a new speed record of 292 km/h in the city streets also making lots of donuts, practice starts and powerdrifts
Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella of the Force India F1 Team.
Sakon Yamamoto ING Renault F1 Team

It is very hard to find a nice spot to get video of this event. There is about a half a million people carrying stools ladders and other items to get a good view of the racers. As we look around at the whole scene of this event, there are boats of all shapes and sizes, water taxis, jet skis, tour boats in this the worlds largest port.

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Documented: 17 Aug 2008 | Posted: 6 Feb 2009, by makkie