Tell us about your F1 race experiences in 2010

2010 F1 season review

Crowd, Monza, 2010

Crowd, Monza, 2010

Did you go to an F1 race in 2010?

Throughout the year we’ve heard from loads of F1 fans who witnessed the season from the stands.

If you made it to a race in 2010, share your experience with us in the comments below.

Did you enjoy the experience? What did you see? And will you be going back again? Tell us about your F1 race experiences this year.

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35 comments on Tell us about your F1 race experiences in 2010

  1. John Snow said on 6th December 2010, 10:29

    I went to the Turkish GP this year, it as epic!

    The Friday and the Saturday felt more like a test as there was almost no one there, while it didn’t have any atmosphere, I was really nice being able to park next to the main gate, walk in and get to our seats with in 5 minutes, there were no queues for anything. We got seats high up at the end of the start finish straight and I think we got the best seats in the house – they were covered (definitely needed in that heat), we were able to see all of the straight, the pits, the first and second corners and the complex of corners at the end of the lap. On the Friday we walked around the track and enjoyed watching a lot of drivers get it wrong at turn 8. It was a shame we couldn’t get a kangaroo but we were able to follow the racing well enough. The race on the Sunday was really tense with the front 4 running so closely, all the previous races we’d been to had been rather dull and we were worried the same thing would happen here, then it all kicked off right in front of us and we couldn’t believe our eyes. Definitely going back next year!

  2. Louisepa said on 6th December 2010, 10:52

    I went to SPA this year. It was fantastic, the weather made it even better. During practice 1 and 2 we walked around “The greatest corner” – Le Rouge! Friday it rained all day, and there was so much wind = very cold. But throughout the rest of the weekend the weather changed from wet to dry. The race was epic! Especially because the track was wet in some places and dry in others. I saw some great driving, especially the to Merrcedes GP made it fun. And me being a Hamilton fan, the weekend couldn’t have had a better ending

  3. Typhoon said on 6th December 2010, 13:45

    I went to my first Singapore GP this year- my forth different overseas GP (try and make it to Silverstone every uear). I enjoyed it so much that I will be returning again in 2011. For a Spectator, this is the best GP I have been to eclipsing even Monoco for spectator experience.
    Its a 12hour flight from London for me, but I got an over night flight and was asleep most of the way. My Hotel and and the circuit was a 20min taxi ride from the Airport.
    I stayed at a trackside hotel and was able to walk to the circuit and return to the hotel inbetween sessions. Whilst the drivers may get driven to the paddock, you get to walk with all the other team personnel in and out of the circuit and they go to and from their hotel. Watching a GP under light is quite some experience, sound of the engines reverberating from the building was very different from a traditional track. There is spot where you can stand under the Esplande bridge and hear the cars raceing a few feet above your head – amazing! The concerts and off track entertainment (all included in the ticket price) was were all top notch. The underground train network has 4 or 5 stops around the circuit so it is very easy to get around and to pop in and out of the circuit to do other things, have meals etc between the 15.00 gates open time and the evening track action. You can get very close to the cars on this circuit. All seats have view of a big screen too so its eay to follow the action.
    For those thinking of attending in 2011 I have written a list on how to get the most from the event, in the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix section.

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-2011-season/2011-f1-calendar/2011-singapore-grand-prix-discussion/

  4. supernicebob said on 6th December 2010, 14:00

    Went to Belgium this year and it was amazing. Having not been to a grand prix weekend in 10 years it was long overdue.

    Some photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/somethingness/sets/72157624857280222

    Drove over with 3 friends and camped along with a lot of other people on here at the Elephant (didn’t get to meet a lot of people thanks to the weather though!). The wet weather did make it tough going at times, but it also contributed to an unforgettable weekend.

    Spa is a simply amazing track on which to watch the best drivers and cars in the world in action, and certainly the best track I’ve been to for viewing and photography (unless you get barged out of a good spot by an Italian photojournalist backed up by the police!). So many great areas that you can get to with a general admission ticket, though you do have to get there early for the best spots on Sunday.

    I think we’re going to tick Monza off the list in 2011, but I can’t think of any reasons not to go back to Belgium.

  5. After sacrificing 5 years to saving every penny I had, I was lucky enough to realise a dream and be able to go to all 19 races this season – it’s been a hell of year!
    So I guess you could say that I’m in a fairly unique situation in terms of being able to compare all the races.
    Despite this though it’s virtually impossible to pick just one stand-out venue, every race has it’s own unique character – yes, even Turkey & Valencia!
    Some fairly good advice though is to follow the rule of the 3 M’s: Monza, Monaco, Montreal.
    Monza – If you’re a real race-fan, and after nothing more than the simple pleasure of man & machine hurtling around one of the all time classic tracks – then this one’s for you.
    Montreal – Fantastic track, brilliant fans, and a city that embraces the GP like no other. Take a trip down Crescent Street of an evening & it’s a full-on F1 carnival!
    Monaco – Well, let’s be honest, I don’t need to sell this one to you!!
    If you’re able to go a tad further afield, then Japan is an amazing experience, as much for Japan itself as for the stunning Suzuka track. Singapore is also an amazing spectacle to behold, even if the racing can be a tad dull. And not forgetting Interlagos, probably the best race day atmosphere I experienced all year. Don’t be put off by the scare-mongering about car-jacking, you can jump on the metro & in 20mins you’re at the track – safe & simple!
    Obviously I could write tons on my experiences, but I won’t bore you all! If you’ve any questions you think I could help with please just ask, I’ll happily help all I can. You can get me on twitter: @alexjsnell, or on the message board of my blog: http://www.getjealous.com/alexjsnell.

    Cheers.

  6. Went to Monaco this year and nothing can quite match the magic of Monaco. If you’ve never gone then do try to see the race. The noise and the smell of the cars is something that you will never forget. Oh and don’t forget your eye plugs!!! ive attached my Youtube videos i took on the sunday from stand K. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9wJw2KtnGc

  7. I went to Interlagos this year, and it was thrilling as always (my 5th and last time was in 1995). This year I watched the Friday practices from right behind the paddock and couldn’t see much “action” except for the cars leaving the pits and they managing to handle the Senna “S”. First car I put my eyes on was Nico Rosberg, shining at the morning Brazilian sun… and Button’s McLaren were… Oh man, what a moment!
    Some pics HERE
    I watched Saturday and Sunday’s events from the Juncao, right from that big red stands you can see at the beginning of the straights. That was quite an amazing experience: the cars passing with low gears and rpm on Friday, and at full throttle on Sat and Sun.
    I saw Emerson with his historical Lotus (shame it was only 2 laps), I saw Hulkenberg’s pole twice (the first and when he lowered his time), I saw Massa colliding with Buemi on the opposite side of the circuit, on the Curva do Lago.
    Not much happened in front of me (like Graeme above), but staying right there at Juncao makes your ears blow on the first lap, pal.

  8. Robert said on 9th December 2010, 1:45

    I was at Spa again this year.

    My stuff should be dry soon.

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