I ended up with the Bay Combination. So it’s T1 Grandstand on Friday, Padang Grandstand on Saturday, and Bay Grandstand on Sunday. I figured it’s my reconnaissance trip, try to find a good spot in all zones. Then come back in 2014 for the new V6 engines. Good plan, yes? ;-)
I think I’ll try the Bay Grandstand this year. I had the zone 4 walkabout last year, which is ok as it gives you flexibility to roam around. But you need to be in the circuit early to get a good spot in the viewing platforms, especially on race day. The Bay Grandstand looks like it’s a good value. Which area in the grandstand would be good seats?
In Star Sports, qualy on Saturday will be 7pm Indonesia time. On Sunday, they also air a pre-race show (Race Day) at around 6pm, race at 7pm and the post-show (Chequered Flag) right after the race. I’m in the Philippines and have the same coverage. Race commentators are usually Steve Slater and Mark Gallagher.