Photo Diary: Sepang Formula One F1NALE 2017

As sad as I am about not seeing F1 at Sepang anymore, I do think Malaysia had a good run hosting the event for 19 years — I mean, Formula One in Malaysia was as old as a 19-year-old teenager for goodness sake!
(PS: Still constantly wish I had discovered my affinity for the sport earlier though...)

Sure, my Sepang F1 experience this year was nowhere near as good as last year's: we had assigned seats in 2016 (which meant guaranteed seats!!!), and the security this year was particularly disappointing, with no one manning the entrances to the different seating sections (again, unlike last year), plus I was distinctly alarmed when the security was extra lackluster on the Race Day as they waved people through without even doing proper security check! Horror much?

And let's not forget the cherry on the awesomeness cake of F1 Sepang 2016 (vs. the small less delicious cake that is F1 Sepang 2017, that is) which was getting to witness freakin' USHER performing  MAJOR HIGHLIGHT!!! And not just our F1 highlight, but basically LIFE highlight, OK guys?

Even so, with all these pros and cons (mostly cons of 2017), it really felt like the end of an era.

    Shah and I didn't spend too much time around the circuit last month so I didn't manage to snap as many photos as I did last year, but I still want to share some of these scenes from the F1NALE  hope you enjoy perusing through them!

        For more F1 scene photos, check out these posts from my experience from last year's event (ahhh so nostalgic!):
        Photo Diary: Scenes On Day 1 / Qualifying Formula 1 Sepang
        Photo Diary: Day 2 / Race Day Formula 1 Sepang

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        1. I think its really great that the two of you have so much fun doing this together!! I can see from you photos that ther are many women who also enjoy a good formula one experience.
          I LOVE the shot of you and Shah!! When did he grow the beard?? He looks great in it!
          So... where will the races be in 2018 if they're no longer in Malaysia?
          A fun post Liyana! Love, Jude

          1. I suggested Shah grow out his beard and mustache a few months ago because I was curious to see how he would look like, and to my surprise, he carries them incredibly, charismatically well. (Well, in his wife's loving opinion anyway!) After the little "experiment" I was ready to have my clean-shaven Shah back but he's very much attached to his new look now, I have a feeling he might never get rid of it! (I jokingly threaten to shave the beard in the middle of the night once in a while just for fun though.)

            There are 20 locations around the world where F1 races took place/are taking place this year; the two final ones will be in Brazil then Abu Dhabi this month. I checked the rough schedule for 2018, and while Malaysia is no longer in that list, the race will take place in other locations that are not in this year's calendar too. The one in USA by the way took place in Austin just a couple of weeks ago!


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