Podium, Monza, 2012

Are you going to an F1 race in 2013?

2013 F1 seasonPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Podium, Monza, 2012We’re just over a month away from the start of the 2013 F1 season – so will you be going to watch any of it for yourself?

For the 16th time the season starts in Melbourne, Australia. The championship begins with back-to-back races as the teams will be in Malaysia one week later.

The championship arrives in Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix in mid-May. The Monaco Grand Prix has its traditional place at the end of May, sharing a date with the Indianapolis 500.

Last-minute shuffling of the calendar means there is now a three-week gap between the Canadian and British Grands Prix, which is followed a week later by the German round. That was to be followed by another race two weeks later but Bernie Ecclestone has said recently that race will not go ahead.

That will leave a three-week break before the Hungarian Grand Prix followed by a four-week gap to the Belgian Grand Prix. But after that it’s a hectic end to the season with six races in eight weeks.

You can find the 2013 F1 calendar below and add the dates of all this year’s races to your mobile device with the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar:

If you’re planning a trip to any of this year’s races you can contact other fans who are going and get advice and information from those who have been before on F1 Fanatic’s dedicated forums. Find them all here:

Are you going to an F1 race in 2013? How far will you be travelling to get there?

Have your say below and join in the discussion in the forums.

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64 comments on “Are you going to an F1 race in 2013?”

  1. No. I’ve try to save money for Spa, but it’s still too expensive for me.

  2. I am going to be in Florida when the season starts and I’m not even sure if I will be able to watch on TV, I have Comcast cable with SpeedTV which used to serve me OK but I have no idea which channel will be brodcasting F1 this year!

    1. NBC Sports Channel now has the rights to Formula 1 broadcasting in the US. Check to see if you already have it, but Comcast does offer the channel.

      1. @suave, thanks, but aren’t there several varieties of NBC sports channel? I’ll have to scrutinize the channel list.

        1. You may be right. I just know they got the broadcasting rights to it.

        2. Todd (@braketurnaccelerate)
          12th February 2013, 20:02

          @hohum – NBC Sports Network is offered on every Comcast package, so you’ll get it.


    2. It’s easy to get both the BBC and SkyTV broadcasts on the interwebs, although you have to deal with the time differences.

  3. William Brierty
    12th February 2013, 16:42

    I personally will be spending late June sitting on the international pit straight in Silverstone, before parking myself at the foot of Eau Rouge in August; a little taster of my annual petrol-head pilgrimage.

  4. Thinking about a short hop over to Belgium if I can find the money. If not then maybe Le Mans instead.

  5. I’m going to the Belgian GP!

    Whoop Whoop :)

    1. Belgian F1/GP2/GP3 races, popopo!
      Belgian FR3.5/FR2.0 race 2 aswell!

      1. I am going to SPA too, What other races are there on the Sunday before the GP starts ?

    2. Great race to go to. Don’t forget to bring rubber boots and a raincoat! :-)

  6. I’m going to Monza again with my father! :)

    1. nice which seats? I might go as it’s one of the cheaper races i think.

      1. Alta Velocita (6B) this time, last year we had seats in the Vedano (24) grandstand, that one was quite nice too :)

  7. Off to Melbourne for the season opener – woohoo – and then Singapore later in the year as it’s where I live.

  8. Going to Spa. 9 of us going for my 30th :)

  9. Going to the Hungaroring. Can’t wait!

  10. Since the inaugural race in 2011, i always wanted to go to the Indian Grand Prix. Delhi is just 3 hours from Bangalore and accommodations are easy to find. I couldnt visit the last two years because of commitments at work and home. But this year i plan to do so. Its my only new year resolution! The western media talked about how F1 is expensive in India and how people cant afford it for 2 year. Hopefully this time they realize that expensive or not, people will watch it if they want to. I sure will!

  11. Michael Brown (@)
    12th February 2013, 17:47

    I’ll be going to the Canadian Grand Prix, sitting at the exit of the hairpin.

    1. Excellent location, envious!

    2. Me too, as is usual. It’s the best weekend to be in Montreal.

  12. I lack the financial ability to do so. It’s very bad that you can’t watch your favourite sport on site. Very bad.

  13. I would usually be going to Montreal, Have been every years there’s been an F1 race held there since 1989 but after the last 2 years I’ve decided not to attend this year.

    Reason I won’t be going is purely down to the DRS wing. We have always sat at the hairpin because thats where all the best action tended to be, However the last 2 years there has been nothing going on there because nobody wants to complete a pass just before the DRS zone which seems to be ridiculously effective at Montreal.
    I saw tons of example in 2011 & 2012 of drivers having a good run to pass into the hairpin yet backing out the pass to ensure there behind at the detection line, Including when Hamilton was looking to pass Alonso late in the race where both seemed to be intentionally trying to slow down to try & be the one to get DRS, Utterly ridiculous!

    Also consider that there are no grandstands down the long straght so all the DRS-Ing happens where fans at the track can’t see it (Not that its exciting to watch anyway).

    I think this highlights an issue with having ‘overtaking zones’, It puts drivers off racing elsewhere round the track, especially if DRS is really effective on that track.

    1. The first GP in Montréal was in 1978.
      But yeah, you are absolutely right on the DRS zone. It really screwed up one of the most exciting Grand Prix on the calander.
      If it was up to me, there would be no DRSat all in F1 but, if it has to be there, it should only be used on tracks that actually needs it. Like Abu Dhabi and Valencia.

  14. I would like to go to a race, but I’ll miss the entire European race sequence due to working abroad in Madagascar during that time. Of all the races though, I’d like to go to Sepang, maybe next year in 2014 (I did Spa last season which was great, was my first race).

  15. I’m going to the Canadian Grand Prix! Will be sitting at turn 1.
    No need to travel as I live in Montreal. :-)

  16. Planning to go to Hungarian GP from Estonia, because it is “only” 2000km by car :) Why? Closest race to Estonia and also to Finland – lots of finnish fans also there cheering for Kimi and #BOTTAS. Tripping by car in Czech and Hungary in the middle of the Summer – why not!

  17. I’m going to the Spanish GP in Barcelona in May. Mainly to see Vettel make the whole tifosi cry. ;-)

      1. @chris
        You mean cry in joy or cry in laughter? :P

          1. @Kingshark Heheh you know what I mean. Although if I remember correctly, it was Alonso crying tears of joy on the podium last year, after winning his ‘home’ race. (A lot of Catalans wouldn’t consider themselves ‘Spanish’, so Barcelona maybe isn’t ‘home’ to Alonso). Anyway, let’s hope for a good battle.

  18. Off to Belgium with my brother and old man – first time to Spa so really looking forward to it. Haven’t been to a Grand Prix since the 2008 British GP.

  19. Hungary for me! Never been before.

  20. Off to Barcelona for 2nd year in a row. Weeks holiday All-Inclusive at the sea side, sunny weather and all for a lot less than going to Silverstone for the weekend :)

    1. It sure was great weather last year! Hope its as good this time. Sadly not going to Barcelona this time myself…

      1. Funny enough I bought a sun shelter earlier, ready to take. Got caught out last year by how much sun cream we needed :)

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