Charles Pic deserves his spot on the grid, don’t forget he took it to Glock in his first season.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Gutierrez have another year to develop, however based on performance this year alone it’s hard to see how he will get it without a hefty sponsorship behind him.
Unless you want to spend Sunday camping in one spot, were there’s a very good chance of your view being obstructed, I suggest a grandstand. There’s more freedom in wandering around, including access to “GPAdvantage” members only area. (For anyone with grandstand tickets)
There’s no rush to get back to your seat because you’re afraid someone has taken it. Personally I love Prost stand. You see turns 15/16 and on to the straight & pit lane. There’s also an option of a premium seat on this stand which is $100 extra. Don’t bother because its only a little higher up with a cover.