Having just come down to earth from attending this year’s GP, we sat in the South Grandstand. Weren’t sure what to expect, but it was excellent. Although we wanted South Upper seats, as we booked the Etihad package, we found out after making the booking that it was a case of we had to take what we were given. The seats weren’t bad to be honest, and once people settled down after the race had started rather than standing up every time the cars came past, it was OK. We believe the upper grandstand view is even better. Having met other people who were in other grandstands, we decided that this was the best one, and will definitely be booking these for the 2012 race, although will not use the Etihad package again due to issues we had with part of the service we should have received, but didn’t.
You get the full benefit of the Viceroy Hotel lighting up and all the boats which also join in the fun, with some of their lights changing in line with the hotels. Felt like being in Monaco at the end of the race as well with them all sounding their horns.