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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:10 pm 
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I always like sitting on the run down to Pouhon. The banking is large and steep so you get a great view, plus they have giant screens in front to view. The speed they carry in to Pouhon is astonishing to watch and in the distance you can make the cars out as they head up to Blanchimont. It's a great spot.

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:45 pm 
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Thanks, il keep that in mind :)

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:10 am 
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Bare in mind at spa that if/when it rains that the general admission areas at pouhon particularly get slippy and because they're steep, I'd recommend wearing grippy walking boots. Also get there early because the hill at pouhon is very popular. If you're in a group of 5-6 then you're probably best getting there around 9am, if there's just 2 of you then you're probably ok to come a bit later


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:58 pm 
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SPA

I'm lucky enough to be going to Spa this year - my first "overseas" Grand Prix (I live in the UK and have been to Silverstone a few times).

Quick question - I can't see any mention of post race "entertainment" at the track? I know that Silverstone has a stage set up on the infield, and I was always very jealous of a friend who went to Abu Dhabi recently and the Saturday evening entertainment at the track was Muse!! Is there nothing similar at Spa, particularly on the Saturday night? Does everyone just go back to their campsites, some of which may have their own entertainment? We're camping in the yellow campsite near La Source.

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:03 pm 
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tormod46 wrote:
SPA

I'm lucky enough to be going to Spa this year - my first "overseas" Grand Prix (I live in the UK and have been to Silverstone a few times).

Quick question - I can't see any mention of post race "entertainment" at the track? I know that Silverstone has a stage set up on the infield, and I was always very jealous of a friend who went to Abu Dhabi recently and the Saturday evening entertainment at the track was Muse!! Is there nothing similar at Spa, particularly on the Saturday night? Does everyone just go back to their campsites, some of which may have their own entertainment? We're camping in the yellow campsite near La Source.

Many thanks.
Norm


Don't know about the after race entertainment for sure, but there was always a good set of bars and a stage on the outside of Eau Rouge.

If not, get a bus in to Spa itself. It's not that far and has a nice selection of drinking holes. As does Malmedy, it's just a smaller than Spa. I really like Malmedy though.

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:13 pm 
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Heading to Monza this weekend with General Admission. I hear Parabolica is the best corner to go in order to make it onto the circuit after the race. Anyone got any tips on making the most out of the weekend?


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 pm 
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Looking at going to Australia next year. At first glance "Jones" stand looks pretty good.
Anyone got any thoughts? pros/cons

Any and all input appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:52 am 
I have never been, but google image search stand names + Australian grand prix

Brabham looks good to me. The catch fencing seems to obscure the view quite a lot from Jones, no matter how high you go in that stand the fence is in the way of the apex of turn 1 (the best bit). Although Jones would be great if the cars were coming straight at you and you got the start but I don't think that is possible..

This is Jones -
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This is Brabham, less fence and a nice view of apex at turn 1, where the ovetaking occues. You can also see a screen from here which is crucial.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/74jYaUmc9SI/maxresdefault.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:53 pm 
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My daughter just gave me Bronze tickets for Spa this year as a birthday present- Friday to Sunday. I'm stoked!

Any tips gratefully received!


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:02 pm 
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And any suggestions on where to stay?


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:36 pm 
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If bronze tickets are general admission then get there early to find somewhere decent to sit. Take the opportunity to walk the track after the race, Eau Rouge is steeeep


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I'm going to Silverstone for the first time this weekend for the MotoGP. I bought a general admission ticket so I have a good few options. Where would be good for the bikes? Does there be much action at Stowe or Copse? Or am I better off watching them navigate Maggots/Becketts?

I really should just look back at some previous years races

Also what's Milton Keynes like for partying?

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Previously been to Valencia in 2012, the year Alonso won - so the atmosphere was brilliant. Plus it doubled as a holiday in Alicante.

I now have general admission tickets for Barcelona next year, but now looking for some advise on the best place to watch from (there seems to be quite a sizeable area allowed with General Admission).

To anybody who has been, I’d appreciate your opinion :)


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:00 pm 
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lamo wrote:
This is Brabham, less fence and a nice view of apex at turn 1, where the ovetaking occues. You can also see a screen from here which is crucial.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/74jYaUmc9SI/maxresdefault.jpg

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I loathe these invasive new FIA-mandated fences. Drives me batty and even made me move sections at the hairpin in Canada where GS21, entrance to hairpin, was put up about 6' taller than GS24 (exit of hairpin).

Such a difference.

Here's the view I had in 2007, GS21 SEC 8 front row (A)

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Here's the view in 2012 I had in GS21 SEC 10 front row (A) - I had numbered the sections on the opposing side so my seat buddy and I could determine which section we wanted to move to, we've been in GS24 SEC 4 ROW AA starting with the 2013 race...seats 1 and 2 which is where I circled so he'd know exactly where we'd be.

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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:35 pm 
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I just bought tickets for the Hungary GP.
But my bank statement says: F1 TICKETS MONACO

Does it always say this?
On my invoice it says, its for hungary.

Do i need to call them, or is this normal?


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:51 pm 
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Maybe someone else who has attended Hungary can chime in, but I wouldn't be waiting to call to verify the wording.


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:07 pm 
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I bought tickets for Hockenheim and it also said Monaco on my bank statement, the tickets I’ve received are definitely for Hockenheim. I presume Monaco is where FOM are based


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:08 pm 
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haz wrote:
I bought tickets for Hockenheim and it also said Monaco on my bank statement, the tickets I’ve received are definitely for Hockenheim. I presume Monaco is where FOM are based

Yeah, thats what i was thinking also. Good to get it confirmed tho! Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:16 pm 
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haz wrote:
I bought tickets for Hockenheim and it also said Monaco on my bank statement, the tickets I’ve received are definitely for Hockenheim. I presume Monaco is where FOM are based


I'd always buy direct from the circuit. FOM add a little slice for themselves when you go to them. I'm going to Hockenheim too, but bought from the circuit.

Went to Barcelona, Silverstone and Monza last year, and will be Silverstone, Hockenheim and Monza this season.


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 Post subject: Re: Attending a GP
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:12 pm 
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Hi folks, looking for some advice about attending a Grand Prix, booked tickets for the Austrian Grand Prix as part of our honeymoon, we were thinking of staying in Vienna that weekend and travelling to/from the track on the Sunday (not bothered with any other days).

Just wondering if anyone else has done this/something similar? Any advice on how to travel to the track? Train? Coach/bus?

Any advice welcome


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