My father and I went to Watkins Glen International Racetrack Tuesday to witness the Mobil 1 Seat Swap. The Seat Swap was an event where Lewis Hamilton, world champion Formula 1 driver, and Tony Stewart, a NASCAR driver each took turns driving each other’s cars around the race track. Tuesday’s forecast was for partly cloudy 65 degree skies with a 30% chance of rain. Instead we got 52 degrees overcast, drizzle, and a stiff breeze. Despite this, between 8,000 and 10,000 people showed up to the event. It was really fun, and fantastic to see a Formula 1 car in person.
Here’s a couple photos from the event. Lewis Hamilton turned some fast laps in the stock car, and even treated the fans to a burnout and a donut on his last lap. That really gave the crowd something to cheer.
There are a few more photos in my flickr gallery.