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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Accommodation… mentioned last year that Xinci Hotel Shanghai only 0.3 km from track……..nice hotel but someone cant count !! four stops on the metro in Anting metro line 11. Still worth staying there, only 9 minutes away by metro.
I’m also going to the Chinese GP this year and was wondering what is the best place to purchase tickets? More so I would like to purchase tickets for Sunday only and the only ticket sales I can find so far have Sat And Sun packages only. I was looking at seats in the grandstand, end of the main straight (B1-3) or turn 15..any suggestions?
Any help would be appreciated. I will be booking my trip soon, so I will be able to post more info :)
Hi everyone. I will be landing in Shanghai on Thu 11th April and staying in the Jiading area. Which seems to be relatively close to the circuit. It will be my second GP abroad (went to Singapore in ’11). I attend every Melbourne GP being a local and all.
First time in China, the GP will be the start of my 10 week break… so the GP aside, if anyone is looking to explore Shanghai during the race weekend and also for a few days after the Sunday, then PM and maybe we can team up. I will be sitting in the ‘H’ grandstand. Any advice would be great from locals or people who have attended this race.
im flying into shanghai on the thursday aswell,will be staying in the bund area(hotel not booked yet)will probably be taking a taxi out to the track in the morning (sat/sun) and usually get the metro or the free buses back into shanghai and find my way from there,if its your first time make sure you get your hotel to write down in chinese the hotels address in case you get lost as ive never found a taxi driver that speaks english,the metro is cheap and pretty good,there is a english selection on the menu on the ticket machines and signs are also now in english aswell but not all,ill be in stand b1-3 getting wet as usual