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Old 28 Nov 2006, 15:19 (Ref:1776695)   #1
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Monza advice

Can anyone offer any advice on the Monza GP.

Does general admission offer access to any recommended views - a colleague mentioned heading through the woods to "Lesmos"? Am I best going for one of the stands and if so which one? For cost I'm probably looking at Piscina, Serraglio, Junior or the Lateral Parabolic ones.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 29 Nov 2006, 10:18 (Ref:1777604)   #2
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personally, i'd book a stand for at least sunday if not saturday as well, but spend friday roaming around the circuit. it's difficult to get a good view without tree climbing on a general admission ticket on sundays and not as difficult on saturdays, so i'd recommend spending the money on the seat just in case you can't find any views to your satisfaction.

but your colleague is very right - monza is a great circuit to explore as a spectator, the uk offers nothing quite like it.
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Old 30 Nov 2006, 00:00 (Ref:1778193)   #3
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I'd definately get a grandstand for Sunday and probably Saturday. You have to set some time aside to wander through the parks and take in the history. you can get really up close and personal with the cars in the braking zone for the Roggia chacane and the lesmo corners
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/30309695/
This shot was taken from the general admission area in the Lesmo corner, its quite blurry because you are literally 15feet from the apex!

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Old 5 Dec 2006, 18:51 (Ref:1782738)   #4
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I will make a trip to Monza next year for the weekend of the LMS and World Series in april, it will be my first time to Monza.

All advice about Monza is welcome! links or experience of anybody...

- Cheap hotels close to the circuit?

- Anybody experience which the "official Monza Camping"? ( http://www.monzanet.it/eng/campeggi.aspx )
Is the sanitary and other accomodation clean and modern?

Is the wheater (rain...) in april not a risk for a camping trip in Monza...?
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Old 6 Dec 2006, 14:13 (Ref:1783343)   #5
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- Cheap hotels close to the circuit?
Pick one in Milan! Monza is just a short train journey away (about 15 minutes or so) and for the big events there are some dedicated free trains that stop just a couple of hundred yards from the track entrance.
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Pick one in Milan! Monza is just a short train journey away (about 15 minutes or so) and for the big events there are some dedicated free trains that stop just a couple of hundred yards from the track entrance.
The extra train stop close to the circuit, is it not only which the F1 GP?
or also wich events like LMS-WS and WTCC? when you see in TV, in the non-F1 weekends are there not much spectators in the Monza grandstands...

The ("normal") train station of Monza town, how for/how long walking is it to the circuit entrance?


Thanks for the info!

Do you have any good adres/hotel in Milan city? url? where you was before...
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Old 7 Dec 2006, 22:34 (Ref:1784516)   #7
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try searching sites like expedia.com and bookings.net that have ratings from pervious visitors. they usually have good details about how far a hotel is from the station too.
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The extra train stop close to the circuit, is it not only which the F1 GP?
or also wich events like LMS-WS and WTCC? when you see in TV, in the non-F1 weekends are there not much spectators in the Monza grandstands...
Not sure for which events exactly

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The ("normal") train station of Monza town, how for/how long walking is it to the circuit entrance?
I'd say about a mile or so, so no real hardship there


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Do you have any good adres/hotel in Milan city? url? where you was before...
Sorry, it was quite a few years ago, and I can't remember the name! Just try and find something reasonably close to the station (although transport isn't really an issue as the tube works well and is cheap)
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 19:37 (Ref:1790046)   #9
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It's a few years since I visited Monza for the GP (2001) and to be fair, things may have improved but here's my opinion, based on my experience: -


1 -General admission allows you to wander round the circuit so you get to see loads. On Saturday you can buy a grandstand ticket at the circuit (we paid 8 for a seat in Parabolica stand) but I guess Sunday would be all booked up. On the outside of the circuit, opposite the pit entry there is a great (free) grandstand opposite a diamond screen. You'd have to get there early to get a space but it is well worth it.

2 -Don't stay on the circuit campsite. You get crammed into a field, music and fireworks blare away all night and the toilet facilities are absolutely disgusting. We spent the second night sleeping in the grandstand mentioned above to get away from it all.

3 -The toilet facilities at the circuit are generally disgusting.

4 - If you can do so use public transport to get into the park. We spent ages driving around to try and find an entrance close to the camp site and the officials wouldn't let us in any other one. On the way out everyone was directed North and we had to travel miles up the road to turn round and come back.


All in all I think the services and facilities offered by Monza are far far worse than Silverstone........that said, I would go back because the atmosphere is fantastic. I've just learned a few lessons from my previous visit.

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Monza 07 F1 GP

Hi does or has anyone been to monza for the F1 recently? would be great to hear your experiences and if you have any good links other than the official site

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try this for a start:
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Went with my son last Sept- last minute deal so we just had GA- great view at the Lesmos in one of the small 'grandstands' that are all around the circuit- even had a TV screen just for the 'cheap seats'!

We got there early but not too early- there was plenty of space but it filled up before the race- but there is viewing lower down against the fence.

Would certainly do it this way again- we could choose our spot and were closer to the track than in the grandstands. Were also able to walk around the track on the Saturday and see all the corners.

Silverstone could learn a thing or two.........
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Old 16 Jan 2007, 14:06 (Ref:1816572)   #13
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Who did you book that with, and how late did you book? I'm interested in doing something similar. I had planned on going to Monaco last minute, but a mate of mine has picked that weekend for his stag do!
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Thanks for the information so far. OK, I've booked tickets. Parabolica Stand C - apparently the big screen is directly opposite. Can't wait!!!

So now comes my next question. Can I take alcohol into the circuit? At Catalunya you can take it in, in plastic bottles - no glass or cans. Is it the same at Monza? I won't be taking barrels of the stuff, just don't want to be stuck with Fosters if they still have the supply deal without the sponsorship.
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