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  • #192186
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    Are you just going for the race day on Sunday or for the whole weekend?

    I grabbed my programme for last year and the timetable for Sunday was as follows:

    7:00 Closing of track to road traffic
    09:45 – 10:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race
    11:10 – 11.55 Formula Renault 3.5 Race
    12:30 F1 Drivers Track Parade
    14:00 Grand Prix de Monaco
    19:00 Opening of track to road traffic

    So…. …a pretty busy and full day – it’s worth remembering that it’s not just F1 – you’ll probably do well with drinks following the Grand Prix at one of the Monaco bars. You should have no problem there!

    Hope that helps! :)

    #180943
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    Thanks Caroline! – I booked K High in the end! :) – Looking forward to it!

    #180940
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    Hi all!

    I’m planning to go this year, but am currently having a bit of a heated discussion with my brother about our options. My brother wants to spend about 3K on some massive VIP extravaganza whilst I would rather choose normal accommodation in Nice and get a ticket on Stand K that offered a decent elevated view. I just want to watch the race!

    My brother won a competition last year and stayed on the Ferrari yacht, watching the race from there.
    He told me that during the day spectators are effectively trapped on the stands during the different races and that there is not access at those times to either food or drink stands……
    I’m not sure I believe that at all – he may be trying to add weight to the benefits of not going for a standard grandstand ticket. Can anyone clarify to me what the deal is? I really don’t believe that’s the case…

    Thanks!

    #184765
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    As Andy said – it was open last year, don’t bet on a glimpse of Schuey or Hamilton when in the pits though unless you’re willing to shoulder barge!

    You and I never did grab that pint at the track in 2011 at Monza Andy – I think the atmosphere at the track probably side tracked us both! :)

    #182002
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    I stayed with F1 Camping this year. There’s a train station right next to the camp site that gets you to the track (the train stops right next to the Lesmo turn) in 5 mins, so it’s not too bad.
    It’s worth noting that trains don’t run from that stop on the Sunday – I took the bus in from the camp site that day and it was pretty quick, so it’s not as much of a problem as you may think.
    I did wander by the on-site camping and it was rammed – probably a good option if you can’t be bothered with travelling to the track, but I doubt it would be a quiet option.

    #182031
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    I always choose a good braking point with an opportunity for some overtaking.

    I was at turn one on the outside stand (8A). If you go there I’d recommend paying the extra for the steeper raked seats as you get a better view and get to see all the cars bowling around turn 1 at the start.

    Another good spot that I checked out during practice was the ‘Second Variant’. That was where Vettel took Alonso and should offer a good view.

    My final option would be Ascari – not as good for overtaking but you do get a good view.
    Going general admission is not so good at Monza as decent view points are limited, so I’d recommend one of the above three options.

    Hope that helps!

    #184763
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    When I went in 2010 the pit walk was available on the Thursday for weekend ticket holder. I’d expect it would be the same this year! :)

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