Well the rest of the boys arrived yesterday and we made it our mission to seek out a Go Kart track and find out who was the Vettel of our group and who was the Kobayashi. For those that care, Dale or Craig were probably the quickest and I got the Kobayashi award for being no where near as quick as I thought but, still managing to throw the car up the inside and cause havoc. Scott got the Mark Webber award for having the dodgy Kart that he had to pit and get fixed with a plastic fork, shit you not readers.
This morning we had an early call to get out to the track for first practice. After feeling like I was John Candy in Planes, trains and automobiles, 1 taxi, a train and two buses later we we finally arrived at the track. First the important matters like a new Mark Webber hat and the Mark Webber T-shirt I promised my son EJ. We then gathered with a small yet distinctly Aussie crowd straight across from the Red Bull garage. Once the installation laps were all out of the way, Heidfeld set the early pace until Webber came out and put the Red Bull in front on his second lap and then no one touched him. There were a few incidents including Petrovs tyre giving way, which we have since found out that it was caused by his brake disc exploding. Karthikeyan's HRT was running fine and then when he pulled out of the pits after three installation laps the engine decided to let go all of the pits straight and turn one. Right as the session was finishing, D'Ambrosio decided to park his Virgin in the dirt and lose the front wheel, which caused Webber to abort his last flying lap.
All in all a good first session for the Aussies with Daniel Ricciardo going quicker than Algy and Webber topping the sheet. Bring on the afternoon session.
By the way it is bloody hot here!!!!!!!!