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RIP to Luis Salom, the rising Spanish motorbike racing star who was killed in a freak accident in Spain today. I have been following his MotoGP career for years, and the news this afternoon was a shock.

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Formula One in Melbourne

Just a shot of the Formula One podium this evening (taken from where we sat). It was quite the crazy race, and because of where we sit – on the start/finish line and facing pit lane – we got to see a lot of it (like the Ferrari on fire!), but I’ll go through my pictures when I get home.

Fernando Alonso’s crash was terrifying – how did he survive that?!

Formula One Race Podium Melbourne Australia Sonya Oksana Heaney 20th March 2016 Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Sebastian Vettel F1

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At the Formula One

Merchandise for sale in Melbourne for the Formula One a few weeks ago. Fernando Alonso (right) was injured and so did not come to Australia for the race. I’ve seen Jenson Button win in Melbourne a couple of times.

Australian Formula One grand Prix Melbourne 2015 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney Jenson Button Fernando Alonso 13th March 2015

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At the Formula One

One of the bike demonstrations near the Start/Finish line at the Formula One in Melbourne in March.

BMX Display Australian Formula One Grand Prix Melbourne 15th March 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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Formula One Podium

This is the Australian Formula One podium from our seats on the 16th. We sit here every year, and at the end of each race the professional photographers come and stand in our area for their pictures. I guess that means we have good seats!

I can’t tell you how annoyed I am that the result of this race was changed afterwards. It’s so bad for the fans, the sport, everything when stuff like this happens. The atmosphere afterwards was amazing (and with no Sebastian Vettel on the podium – thank God – the crowd didn’t boo anyone).

Australian Formula One Podium 2014 16th March Melbourne Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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St Kilda on Thursday Evening

The view from our apartment in St Kilda, Melbourne on Thursday evening.

We flew down for the Formula One on Thursday, and came back on Monday.

We have been staying in this apartment overlooking the National Theatre (despite the fancy name, it’s not really the “National” anything – people in Melbourne just like sticking the word in front of place names!) for every Melbourne trip for a few years now. It has a balcony that goes halfway around the building, with views to the water in the other direction.

St Kilda Melbourne Australia 13th March 2014 Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney

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