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  • #181174
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    Just to let everyone know, Kimi Raikkonen will be part of the TW Steel sponsorship event signing autographs on Rue Crescent at 6pm Thurs strikers permitting.

    #181154
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    CBC has just announced that the GP organizers have cancelled the June 7th opening events due to threats from protesters. Not 100% sure if that means the Thursday Open House as well, no further details have been provided.

    #181133
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    @Kedhar Montréal is a party city, but there are a ton of things you can do with your parents without going wild. :) Rue St-Denis is your best bet, & it’s a street most tourists don’t think of visiting. Some amazing restaurants and bar/pubs along the length of the street & it’s all terrasses! You can sit outside & drink in the sunset with delicious food (it’s my fav activity anyway). The best poutine in the city (La Banquise) is nearby & also has a beautiful backyard fenced terrasse; it’s open 24/7 which you simply have to visit for a full Montréal experience.

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    For everyone that’s asking about the Thursday Open House, it is SO worth it if you can make it! The pits open at 9am and basically you haul ass to the track in the morning & they have buses to take people straight to the pits where you can walk around, see the garages, meet with the pit crews (and the drivers!!) and experience the atmosphere. A lot of the drivers do their track walks at this time as well, so it’s certain that you’ll run into a few coming back to the pits or while you’re going around on the bus.

    Of course, starting at around 11? the drivers start their Autograph session, but they rotate the drivers every 10-20 minutes or so. The line gets /long/ for that but a vast majority of the drivers do make it out for this autograph session. You can stay until noon when the pits officially get to work with race prep.

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    Oh amazing adcode, you’re just one section away from me but in the same row! I find that row DD was the best because our view is just above the fences so that they don’t obstruct the view of the cars. Rows AA to CC have this issue. The one issue you may face is that you will be further away from the track itself in Section 1 and the angle might be a bit awkward, but you’ll still have a good view of the cars barelling down into l’epingle and accelerating out. You won’t really be able to see much of Casino straight though.

    Walking around won’t be an issue, the place is open if you want to check out the view from different areas of the track. The only restricted areas are the actual grandstands themselves.

    #181065
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    I have to admit, the GA sections on the track are not quality. They’re few and far between, and often cramped little spaces where you’re fighting off hundreds of people for prime viewing. Between turns 7 & 9 there’s more open space for GA attendees, but you won’t see much action as it’s just a straight.

    If your only option for race day is a GA ticket, then I recommend that you get to the track /super/ early (as in, be standing at the gates at 7am) if you want a chance to get a quality spot.

    #181112
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    This year will be my 3rd year in a row at the Montréal GP, and I’m as excited as ever! My seats are at GS24 row DD (same for all 3 years) and it’s simply the best spot. The crowd is the greatest, great view of the action, and right near the bathrooms that are actually quite clean (as a native Montrealer, I’m always wary of our public facilities…) Depending on the stewards that are monitoring the hairpin, at the end of the race they may even open up the fences to let everyone onto the tarmac to run down Casino straight to the paddock.
    While I’d love to make it to a European GP one of these days, my home race is most certainly my favourite. :)

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    That’s a bit harsh from Jake IMO. As far as I know, the drivers aren’t exactly obligated to speak to the media outside of organized events, and they have a lot on their minds. Sure, some drivers are more chatty and extroverted than others, but that doesn’t mean the others are straight-up rude.

    While yes, there are likely a few drivers with some attitude problems, I wouldn’t be writing a blog post about it. :V

    #159154
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    I support Heikki and Vitaly, I’m ignoring the teams now. If LRGP really didn’t give as much a crap about this naming dispute as Dany Bahar is claiming, they wouldn’t have bothered with that ridiculous “JPS-inspired” livery and pasting images of their “glorious history” everywhere some unfortunate bloke is forced to look. If Group Lotus is just a sponsor, like they’re supposed to be, they should’ve used Group Lotus colours integrated with the Renault black and yellow, or just stuck with the black and yellow IMO.

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