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Old 28 Sep 2005, 02:07 (Ref:1418427)   #1
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Best Grand Prix Someone Can Attend

Sorry for the irrelevance of this post.
I can tell that each one of you is a great fan of the sport and probably would have attend many GPs, so here's the question:

Which GPs are the best to be there in your opinion and at your own experience?
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 02:56 (Ref:1418449)   #2
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Only ever been to Melbourne because I can't afford to travel overseas and attend the overseas races - perhaps Mexico 06 but with a baby joining our family we probably won't do that any more. Melbourne really tries to cater to its fans and I believe it has a lot more support category races than other Grands Prix. Also, if you know where to go, the drivers and team bosses are fairly accessible for the purposes of photographs and autographs.

I'd love to go to Spa, Monaco and Silverstone to ingest some of the history surrounding each circuit.
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 03:01 (Ref:1418451)   #3
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I remember how fantastic your photographs of Melbourne were Dixie! I have never been to an F1 race allthogh I have visited Monaco. I would think that the three venues that Mr Flatline mentioned would have to be awesome!
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 08:18 (Ref:1418585)   #4
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If you want to go to a race with great atmosphere and history go to Monza (you should not be an anti Ferrari person in that place).

If you want to go to a race with good viewing spots, go to Magny Cours. Tickets for that race used to be not that expensive. Don't know if that still is the case.

If you want entertainment and good racing go to a A1GP or Nascar race
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 08:33 (Ref:1418601)   #5
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Me too, have only been to Melbourne (and Adelaide, dammit I wish it was still on the calendar!) and I have to say Melbourne puts on a very impressive show. Transport flawless, nigh on impossible to get lost, great food down in Lygon street (if you are prepared to put up with 20,000 tifosi), and generally a great start to the year racing wise. Gets my thumbs up..
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 08:40 (Ref:1418607)   #6
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Ive been to Malaysia, Barcelona and Monaco.

Malaysia i won in a karting competition so was free, but was very nice place but could have done with a bit more support racing. Also way too hot and humid for me!!!

Barcelona is absolutely brilliant for spectators, we had grandstand seats and general admission, you can see so much just with the general ticket. Theres also good support racing too. It worked out cheaper for us to fly from Liverpool to Barcelona, stay in a hotel on the coast in the holiday areas, and have a grandstand ticket; than it was for Silverstone.....

Monaco is a fantastic place but to see anything you got to have a decent grandstand seat, we were on the general admission on the hill on the last corner / pit entry and we hardly saw anything. But you get to walk alongside the pit lane when the track is closed and see plenty of famous people, cars etc and you can walk the track too between sessions which is great to get photographs etc. But the circuit is unbelievably hilly, which you cant appreciate on the TV

Thats my two penneth worth, anyone elses....?
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 12:37 (Ref:1418893)   #7
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I've been to both Silverstone and Spa.

Both can rain at their allotted slot in the calendar so go prepared.

Silverstone's good - sort out the aero regs and we can see overtaking there again.

But for me Spa blitzed it. Wet or dry - seeing and hearing the cars roar up Eau Rouge and watching from the bus stop is a sight and sound I'll never forget.

Whilst I didn't get to view from other vantage points I also understand that there are some other cracking spots to view at Spa.

Facilities wise they're on a par and Spa is a little cheaper than Silverstone - bu there's not much in it at all based on price.
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 12:57 (Ref:1418925)   #8
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Spa for me!
Cheaper to than silverstone and the atmosphere - something else!
Would go every year if only I could!
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 13:04 (Ref:1418928)   #9
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Hi,
Imola, for me, great, we had grand stand tickets for the saturday and sunday in front of the start.... but you can also make a tour inside the track and check the corners and braking points really well, Tamburello for exemple... have a good rear view of the Villeneuve and Tossa corners, grat, a must.
A lot of emotion from people at Tmaburello with monument to Senna..... And that noise... amazing
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 13:14 (Ref:1418941)   #10
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I've only been to Hungaroring (this year). We went there by car from Greece, so we used the car in Budapest. First time I heard a F1 engine live (lucky to hear the V10!). It came as a shock! Nice race and very nice atmosphere, cheap grandstand tickets and the beauty of the city is unbelievable. We went there from Thursday so we went to the pitwalk and walked along the trackside. But you need to have TV screen access otherwise you don't understand what's going on in the race. I'm planning to go almost to everyother European GP, as to travel overseas is really expensive...

Watching a race live is an experience never to be forgotten...
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 14:37 (Ref:1419021)   #11
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Never been to a F1 race (they stopped racing here before I got the bug), but would love to go to Spa, Imola and of course Monaco!

Have a friend that went to Silverstone a couple of years back and he loved it.
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 15:02 (Ref:1419041)   #12
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I have been to Monaco,Spa,Silverstone and Magny-Cours. For me Monaco was not only the best f1 weekend i have been to but the best event i have ever been to of any type. You do need a grandstand seat to soak it all up. It can be done for the right money. We stayed in Nice and got the train in each morning, even the view from the train is something else. On the friday evening the track opens and you can walk the lap. That's pretty special because its like walking through a history book....amazing.
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 15:04 (Ref:1419044)   #13
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I'd have to say Silverstone- purely based on that it is the only GP I have ever been to!
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Old 29 Sep 2005, 05:00 (Ref:1419589)   #14
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A buddy called me up a couple months ago and asked if I wanted to go to Spa. I've dreamed of it many times, but didn't really have the coin to spend on a trip to Europe and GP tickets. He said, "I'm buying if you're flying."

You don't need to ask me twice.

I'd never seen or heard anything like it. Awesome track, awesome setting. We had tickets in the Gold 2 grandstands about 2/3 of the way up the hill coming out of Eau Rouge. You could look across and see the chicane and pit entrance on the other side of the track, and then watch the cars blaze down the hill into Eau Rouge, and scream up the hill past you. By the end of race day, I had to turn my head away because I thought my ears would bleed.

We hiked all over the track on Friday and Saturday. It's big.

I'd rate it in the top three coolest things I've ever done. And a solid top three, because we spent a few days in Amsterdam before flying back to Seattle.

Can't tell you about any other track, but I can tell you that Spa is awesome.
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Old 29 Sep 2005, 10:15 (Ref:1419763)   #15
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I've never been to a gp. I hope I'll make it next year, as long as I find a couple of friends to go with me. I'd love to go to Australia, but it's a bit too far away, so it'd be too expensive. So, it's European gps only. My choices would be: Spa, Monza, Silverstone, Spain, Hockenheim, Nurburgring. Monaco is terribly overpriced obviously. I also like Imola. And Turkey, that was a GREAT circuit, plus it's really close to Greece, so hopefully I'll be there next year!
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