I’m thinking of buying a cheap FM radio to take so I can listen to commentary at the track, given theres practically no audible commentary nor visible screens. I hear a few reports that there is FM commentary to tune to; anyone know if this is right?
Just booked flights and hotel, now time to decide on grandstand. Was going to go for K1 as that is the majority of preferences mentioned on here so far, but thats sold out. So my options are Garnet or Emerald/Sapphire.
As I see it, the pros of the two areas are:
Garnet pros: Get to see the grid line up, and presumably any people-display before hand.
Emerald pros: Get to see the race to the first corner unfold. Get to see into pits at point where RB/Ferrari/McL would be. Get to see overtaking as its about three quarters down the DRS straight. Closer to the exit for quick getaway after race.
Which would you choose out of the two?
@Alex Ah, ok. I havent been so didnt know what the traffic was like, i’d just heard people saying that its a very congested city in general, so had assumed that there was heavy traffic irrespective of race or not. But I guess its a sunday evening, hence shouldnt be as bad as say a weekday commute.
@Alexgreen – If you can physically get into a taxi quicker than you can get onto a KLIA transfer bus, then surely its quicker to get the taxi to KLIA, and then take the express train which is only 28mins to KL? I thought (at least part of) the issue is the traffic jams around the track, and indeed all the way into KL, so getting a taxi all the way has surely got to take much longer than a taxi to KLIA plus a 28min train?
Hi, can someone explain the logistics of the busses/shuttles post race. As I understand it, you get an internal shuttle bus from the stands to the KLIA transfer bus, which then takes you from outside the track to KLIA. Everyone seems to say that the internal shuttles were impossibly busy and spent hours waiting for space, but I cant understand why the shuttles are needed if you’re in K1 or Grandstands. From the circuit map linked below, is the KLIA transfer bus point opposite the petrol station (the pink “Drop off zone” in the map linked below)? If so, cant you just walk from K1/Grandstand to the Drop Off Zone, which looks like circa 10mins walk, and could save you a lot of waiting time?
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