Ridwan, New Zealand

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It was a cold winter night in New Zealand. Staying up to watch the German race of 2019.My team,Mercedes, racing at home. We had to impress.HAM and BOT start 1 and 3.It's LIGHTS OUT AND AWAY WE GO! 4 laps in, safety car is brought out.Mercedes double stacking for an impressive pit stop. RIC retiring due engine failure,VER spinning, NOR losing power and LeC sliding in to barriers-much excitement.The worse happens, HAM loses traction and hits the barrier, able to get away and pit.The pit was ghastly, mechanics scurrying for tyres. He rejoins at P5,with 5s penalty.VER leads. HUL finds the barrier, BOT followed.Maylander driving the safety car for the umpteenth time.VER pushes, crosses the line at P1. VET impressively takes P2 after starting 20, and KVY taking 3rd.It's 3am Monday,I'm staring at the TV with my jaw dropped.My team walking away from the F1 with no points, their home GP.My greatest F1 moment. The intensity, excitement, anger,all from this race!Driver of the day, Bernd Maylander