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  • #206650
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    Hi all, does anybody know if the track commentary is in english at all? or is there a local radio station to hear an english commentary at the track?

    thanks…

    #206630
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    @ChristopherF1 great, thanks for that info! i also can’t wait to fight the crowds on thursday and get some driver pics… i agree with the RB tickets, i sitting right between silver 3 and silver 6, but cheaper?? works for me!

    @Anastasia , this will be my first time to the hungaroring, but from everything i read it is one of the best, if not the best circuit on the calendar for GA tickets. The track is in a natural bowl, so anywhere you go, you should have a nice view. From what I gathered around grandstand silver 2 between turns 11 and 12 is good, but show up early and stake out a spot.

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    @Robo nazdar, I am in the US and I received my tickets last week.

    @ChristopherF1 , I’m also in Red Bull (NOT for team affiliation, but because it looked like a great seat for the price). I looked at your pics from last year, they are great. How did you get the shots of the podium? Where is the podium at the Hungaroring?

    @Morpheus, thanks for the map in info!

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    @S2G-Unit
    my wife and i had a great time this weekend at our first grand prix and first time in montreal!

    we found montreal to be a fun city and the people were exceptionally nice, from the public transit people, bus drivers, store clerks, etc… we commented all weekend on how nice everyone was. we spent most of our time in old montreal as it is more our speed than downtown. we went downtown on thursday night and almost got caught up in the protest stuff, but otherwise it was fun, and got to see kimi on stage… the rest of the time was in old montreal, which was nice to walk around, take pictures and eat…

    we did our fair share of trying to spot drivers… we saw kimi on stage, then at his hotel on sherbrooke later… right before that i practically bumped into nico hulkenburg outside of the ritz, he was leaving the hotel and going to dinner, i was looking a the veyron out front and turned around and almost walked into him… we saw martin whitmarsh outside of hotel nelligan, as well as lewis the following night… thought we saw adrian newey too, but wasn’t sure it was him…

    the GP itself was great, our seats were great and the fans were really fun. it was awesome to hear the cars in person and see the drivers on the parade before the race… the screens were good for catching what happens when they aren’t in front of you. and getting on the track after the race was really cool, although i didn’t get out there in time to see the podium presentations…

    all in all a great weekend!!

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    @S2G-Unit do you know how to get onto the track after the race ends?

    Thanks…

    #181166
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    @S2G-Unit thanks for the info, that sounds like fun…

    i don’t see why they just don’t make it an event that you need a ticket for? sure, some people that would attend won’t be able to go, but the people that have a ticket to the GP should be able to get in for the pit walk….

    #181163
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    i am disappointed too… we are coming from the states on wednesday night specifically to make it to the pit walk on thursday… so, now we’ve spent money on an extra night in a hotel for nothing… at least i’ve heard that montreal is a great city, so we’ll explore some of the sites on thursday…

    any more rumors about disruption of the metro on sunday? are people going to take the ferry instead?

    #181155
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    yup, here’s the quote from the e-mail i got:

    Montréal, Sunday, June 3, 2012 – With regret, the Grand Prix du Canada announces today the cancellation of the popular ‘’Open Doors’’ day, originally scheduled for the morning of Thursday, June 7. Following a serious examination of the situation, made necessary by public disruption threats and the difficulty to measure their precise validity, the organizers came to the conclusion that it is necessary to restrain the access to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and precisely the F1 pit lane, on the day preceding the first sessions on track.

    ‘’Having to cancel our ‘Open Doors’ day make us extremely sad. We wish to express our sincere apologies to the F1 fans and, among them, a good share of our spectators who appreciate this annual gathering with the Word Championship teams, declared François Dumontier, President & CEO of Octane Racing Group Inc. and President of the Grand Prix du Canada. When we finally made the decision, we weren’t exactly happy, being fully aware that this activity is an important part of the appeal and the tradition of true friendliness at our event.

    Nevertheless, one of our primary obligations is to ensure the comfort and the security of the participants and the spectators, something we will do as we open the turnstiles Friday morning, and again during the whole weekend. Considering the various disruption threats made public recently, the free admission and the naturally openness character of the ‘Open Doors’ day, revealed some risks that we could not neglect. Under these circumstances, cancelling the ‘Open Doors’ day was the only action we could take. Unfortunately, for the fans and our spectators, it was impossible to escape from such responsibility’’, concluded Dumontier.

    #181146
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    @roodda
    hey, my wife and i are coming from the US, but she is a kiwi (born in christchurch)… naturally we are mclaren fans then!!

    its our first GP too, so we are really excited!!

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