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    KeeleyObsessed, I’d say it’s on average about 60 seconds behind. You can often get offers on day passes (or buy them from ebay), and there’s a weekly pass for around a tenner that will cover all 3 days + some pre- and post-race analysis.

    Simon, a 40% off code is no use if you can’t deal directly with Sky. Those of us who live in apartment blocks have to pay the full price to third-party installers/suppliers, even if we’re already cabled for Sky. There’s no price negotiation.

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    Yes, that sounds similar, although it’s sometimes a bit worse than that. And there’s been occasional buffering during race action but only once or twice early in the 2014 season, then Sky seemed to fix it. I synchronise live timing with the TV coverage at the start of a session or race, which is a useful function on the LT app, but if I’m also keeping an eye on twitter comments (which adds to the experience) then I often know what’s happened before I see it on the screen.

    BBC live coverage tends to be more or less synchronised with LT.

    #292044
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    I use NowTV to watch Sky’s F1 coverage, and the cost of their sports passes has gone down since the start of the 2014 season. NowTV coverage is nothing fancy and there’s always a terrible time lag – if you’re watching live timing at the same time you have to pause it so Sky catches up. But it’s much cheaper than having a real Sky subscription – something I’m unlikely ever to do because, having to deal through a third party rather than directly with Sky, I never get offered discounts or cashback.

    #291835
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    Thanks Frieda. I’ll check that they have that before booking.

    #291764
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    Thanks for your trip reports, Greg. You got some great photos there.

    #290338
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    Thanks, that’s very helpful. I can probably only do one day at the track (1st March) but should have time for a little sightseeing on Saturday and a couple of good meals, so I’ll probably stay in Barcelona itself and get a taxi from the station to the circuit. Fingers crossed for some good running :)

    #258624
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    Based on my experience in stand 33, there’d be no room to take your own chairs. I’m not sure how you could use them unless you sat in the aisles? I’m not sure that would be permitted either…. But I’ve only been once before; maybe the other stands are different.

    And yes,the benches are really uncomfortable. Trying to cut costs, I took a pillow from my hotel room to sit on and it didn’t work. The seat cushions they sell at the event worked best for me, and weren’t too expensive – maybe around $12? I was so desperately uncomfortable at that point I’d have paid a lot more.

    #251248
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    Fab :)

    I’m hoping Monaco doesn’t overrun ; we’ll be catching our plane to the USA (en route to Montreal) that Sunday, and have to leave home 2 hours after the race start. Might have to catch the end of it on the airport run :)

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    Ajae

    I’ve only been to Montreal once before, a couple of years ago, but on that occasion they checked tickets on the entrance to each grandstand. So unless you arrange to swap tickets with someone else, you have to stick to your ticketed grandstand. You can enter and exit the grandstand whenever you want though, to explore.

    Btw, in grandstand 33 you’re close to a water fountain, so you don’t have to buy bottles of water if you don’t want to. And you can buy beer at your seat.

    #250607
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    Thanks for the HGP photos. They’ll be a definite bonus for the weekend.

    #249949
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    You can probably get advice when you’re there. I found transport staff to be very helpful on previous visits, and the tourist office (on Peel St, I think) was also a good source of advice.

    My friend who lives in downtown Montreal says that the area around the bus stops on Rene-Levesque is safe, and that the airport tends not to be a busy one.

    #249930
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    Ah yes, the 747 not the 247 – so it’s not named because it runs 24/7. Doh.

    If no-one else responds, I’ll ask a friend who lives in downtown Montreal. He’ll probably have caught flights at unsociable hours too.

    #249922
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    Sorry, no, most of my flights out of Montreal have been in the evening. I know the 247 bus from downtown to the airport runs 24 hours a day (hence the name). I’m sure Tim Horton’s would be open 24 hours, if nothing else, so you’d be fine for coffee and timbits.

    #249904
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    Hi Michael,

    Did you get an answer from the ticket office re popular vs the bronze package 22?

    And to everyone else, has anyone heard whether there’ll be any big concerts on over the weekend?

    #246136
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    Noah, I’m not sure. Last time I went I opted to pick them up from the ticket office, which was just next to the Jean-Drapeau metro station. I think I picked them up on the Thursday, and that it was relatively quick and easy. When I walked past on the other days there didn’t seem to be long queues for tickets then, either. This time I’ve booked hospitality tickets (directly from the circuit) and I have no idea how or when I’ll receive them. They haven’t arrived yet, in the UK.

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