So maybe next year you will go! I went this year very much `on the fly` and I have to say it was excellent.
A few thoughts
1) Use the metro if possible ,cheap,modern,easy to work out as they have an english option on machines, can be overcrowded but a damn sight safer than my taxi ride from hell from the airport to my hotel. Get a flight that arrives by 7 or 8 pm to ensure metro still operating.
2) Hotel choice == I stayed in Anting metro line 11, 4 stops past the track.On race day everyone is trying to get the metro into shanghai, much easier to be going slightly further out.
3) Ticket choice==I went for main stand upper level, very good. On race day stand was packed and the amount of people standing in the stairwells was a little annoying.
4)Had to invest in the kangaroo v as no reception on my radio. Will use kangaroo for all races from now on , well worth it. $89 3 days
Overall, apart from the lack of decent support races China really is an interesting race experience….the Chinese really getting into F1
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