24 May 2009

Grand Prix - Button on Pole and WINNER!

The main photo shows Jenson Button negotiating the chicane before the swimming pool. In the smaller photo (lower right) you can see this chicane in relation to the left-hand side of Port Hercule. You can see the swimming pool in the posting of two days ago. Jenson Button lives in Monaco, so home turf for him. (These pics were taking during the Thursday practice session).

There are 33 kilometres of safety barriers in place, 20,000 sq. metres of wire fencing, 5000 protection tyres, 500 fire extinquishers (1 every 15 metres), 32 surveillance cameras + 7 mobile ones. And then there are 1100 tons of stands, 900 tons of Boxes.

There are 650 marshals, 120 professional firefighters, 30 reanimation doctors, 40 doctors (30 on the circuit and 10 for the spectators) 46 nurses (30 on the circuit and 16 for the spectators) 250 paramedics (80 on the track and 170 for the spectators).

There are 7 rapid-response fire engines, 3 vehicles for extraction and extrication, 3 service vehicles, 40 ambulances, 2 boats, 2 helicopters, 60 race organisation vehicles.


glduro_marieloupe said...

Hi! Beautiful view of a beautiful country!

Ayrton Senna, the great Brazilian Formula 1 pilot, was for us the "king" of the circuit of Monaco. These images bring us great memories of that time, while we regret his death at Imola fifthy years ago..

Chuckeroon said...

I'm intrigued by the idea of 30 "reanimation doctors" - the imagination is teased.

I think you've got the essence of things, Jilly. Have a nice day out with those designer ear-muffs on.

Carraol said...

Hi, I wish to be there hearing those incredible sounds of people and engines, music for the hears, its like a rock concert, probably a little more, instead of that live emotion I'm watching the prize on TV, I guess in your time you already know who win the race. Cheers and greetings from MC.

Unknown said...

Good selection of photos. You just missed something off your list; 1 nosy female photographer with an FZ18!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

what is a "reanimation doctor"? never heard the term before - guess if I google it I'll get the answer.

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