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  • #295932
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    Well a quick update, basically there’s very few tickets left that you can buy officially through Ticketmaster.
    It appears there’s still some main grandstand tickets and grandstand #5 but you can’t buy them, they will be made available at a latter date (or so they claim).

    You may find this hard to believe but all the general admission and most of the Foro sol tickets sold out in a matter of minutes (as in 1 or 2 minutes!) the reason was that ticketmaster Mexico is very disorganized and got swamped with purchases from resellers who all they want is to make a profit by selling later at a much higher price to us the real fans.

    But back to the real question can you still buy them?
    Of course. It’s almost certain you will be able to purchase a ticket from someone at the gate the day of the event or if you want to be 100% sure you can visit websites like ticketbis
    And if you have more money you can go for one of those VIP packages here: http://granpremiodemexicovip.com/ticket-packages

    Another option (and what I would do if I lived abroad) is to wait and hope that official sellers like F1.com do have them eventually, more expensive but at least you don’t have to deal with those bloody scalpers cough cough

    I was planning on going this race but I couldn’t get the tickets that I wanted and since I’m not rich I will have to wait for another year, but I do hope lots of F1 Fanatics make the trip and share their experience.

    #292778
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    Ticket Prices for Mexican GP

    Hello, just to let @keithcollantine and everyone know that yesterday the Autódromo revealed all the details regarding ticket prices, seating, availability, etc.

    Here’s the main page where you can find a little map of the available seats: http://www.ahr.mx/f1/

    And for the prices, here’s the source (in Spanish): http://www.excelsior.com.mx/adrenalina/2015/02/24/1009987

    Let me translate the relevant information and convert the currency to US dollars:

    General admission: $100
    Foro Sol North: $430
    Foro Sol South: $300
    “Gold” stands: $600
    “Platinum” stands: $800
    Main Grandstand: $1250

    Tickets will be on sale on the 12 of March on Ticketmaster but if you are a Banamex or Santander customer (luckily I am one lol) you can buy them 2 days earlier.

    So there you go, if you ask me the cheapest tickets are not that bad considering that in general admission there will be actual seats (unnumbered of course), specially compared to Austin’s $170
    But yeah it’s crazy in other places like the main grandstand, according to the article I linked it’s more expensive than Monaco, Canada and Italy.

    #291905
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    What you have to remember is that F1 is a team sport, you can’t see the hundreds of men working endless hours testing, developing, manufacturing every single component of the cars, you only see the driver going round but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
    If you could only visit an F1 factory one day and look at all the work that goes into making just two cars: the wind tunnels, the test jigs, the machine shop, the super computers for CFD, the ovens (or autoclaves) for making the chassis… and that’s before we get to the engine!

    My point is, when you see a race on Sundays is not just Alonso vs Hamilton is the whole McLaren and Honda factories vs the Mercedes one and you can be certain that they are as competitive as the drivers, but just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate their work.

    But I admit it is very hard to get excited about the teams and their cars when they’re so secretive, if they could help their fans understand why they look the way they look F1 would be far more popular in my opinion.

    #253990
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    1. What country are you in (and state, if applicable)
    Mexico

    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Fox Sports Latin America
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?) – All live and also delayed.
    4. Do they also show qualifying live? – Yes
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live? – Yes, since 2012.
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)? – Available in basic cable, some start at €10 a month.
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s – No.
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options – Available in HD 720p60. Production based in Argentina so there’s always satellite delay with the Mexican commentator (very annoying), also the occasional Argentinian tv advert.
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    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    Foro TV (Televisa)
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?) – All, delayed only.
    4. Do they also show qualifying live? – No.
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live? – No.
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)? – Free to air in some regions, basic cable in others.
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s – No.
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options – Production based in Mexico, horrible football style commentators, no coverage other than the race itself, the worst broadcast I’ve ever seen, but hey it’s free.

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    2. Which channels broadcast F1 near you?
    TELMEX website.
    3. Do they show all the races live or only a limited number (if so, how many?) – All.
    4. Do they also show qualifying live? – Yes.
    5. Do they also show practice sessions live? – Yes.
    6. If they are a subscription channel, what does a full year’s subscription cost (excluding limited time offers)? – Completely free! Just go to the site and start watching.
    7. Do they broadcast coverage online? If so please post link/s – Yes, it’s online only: escuderiatelmex.com/transmision/
    8. Please supply any other relevant information such as alternative viewing options – It’s a simulcast of the Fox Sports channel, so same commentators and tv commercials. Maximum resolution is about 360p, occasional drop in connection when viewing in a mobile device.

    #244461
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    @robtsintas Very nice, but how about an object tracking camera like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn5YQVvW-hQ

    F1 prides itself on innovation and technology, then why doesn’t the FOM try something really crazy like that.
    Tracking the car around the corners and bumps would reveal much more detail than just high speed cameras alone, but realistically we should consider lucky with just onboards in HD :(

    #238816
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    Fangio’s victory in Germany 1957 has to be the ultimate win of a champion, I don’t know which others where memorable though, bad memory!

    #232254
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    How about this: If the cars do end up being 5 seconds slower, the FIA could reintroduce active suspension it’s a very simple system to develop actually and it definitely has relevance with road cars.

    #231016
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    Well at least the comment wasn’t a “+1″ hehe.

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