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9th September 2014, 11:49 at 11:49 am #274148
I’d vote for Melbourne, all other things being equal.
Given your constraints of distance I’d vote for Austin, but pick a year when the race doesn’t clash with a college football game. Austin is an interesting place, lots of bars and restaurants, nice track with good GA viewing, good bus shuttle to the track and good track food.
My other ratings :
Sepang..OK track, KL is an interesting city. Haven’t been since 2000 and the food was rubbish.
Singapore..Street circuit. Poor GA viewing. Has a hawker centre in the middle of the circuit. In Singapore, you really know the F1 is in town.
Spa..At the end of the earth. Always one wet day on the weekend, rubbish food. Supposedly a great circuit but as a spectator you’d hardly know. Once is enough.
Monza..Handy to Milan. Great atmosphere.Rubbish food. May return.
Suzuka..Bit of a hike from Nagoya. Antiquated facilities. Rubbish food. Good viewing. Unbelievable fans. Will definitely return.
Sao Paulo…Good train service to the track. You can’t move around the track.Food virtually non-existent. Nice track but in desperate need of refurbishment.
Next year I will return to Austin and do Mexico City on the same trip.20th June 2014, 7:55 at 7:55 am #263531
I find St. Kilda convenient for access to the track. If I’m flush it’s the Cosmopolitan though I have stayed at the Acland St. Easystay. Acland St. has plenty of cafés and restaurants . I stay in the Clarke stand. That way I get the 16 Tram to St.Kilda in St. Kilda Rd. which avoids the Canterbury Rd.crush.21st November 2013, 23:08 at 11:08 pm #216650
I have to collect my tickets in the morning. Weird arrangement for ticket collection.
I’ll find out where I am then
WW21st November 2013, 21:17 at 9:17 pm #216648
I’m settled in at the Radisson. I can walk to the nearest Metro station in 12 minutes. I have tickets for Grandstand F. I was also at Austin but had 2 nights in Buenos Aires in between. I wish I hadn’t in a way. I’m a bit worn out not helped by the traffic from the airport to my hotel.11th April 2013, 11:12 at 11:12 am #216593
Mid level Turn 15 for me. Traveling from Australia for the race, trying to economize on the tickets seems pointless. Done my ticketing for Sao Paulo as well now so lots of long haul flying to do.24th May 2012, 6:23 at 6:23 am #182059
I’ve just printed off my vouchers for 6C.
We’re staying in Milan ( Hotel Cavour). Compared to commuting to Suzuka from Nagoya last year this should be OK.9th May 2012, 9:27 at 9:27 am #182139
If it’s four or five star you’re after, Orchard Rd is the best value. Marina Bay, Clarke Quay, City Hall jack up the rates too much. I stayed in Geylang for my 09 return visit. The Fragrance Emerald. Handy to Kallang shuttle bus and cheap, less than$100/night. It is in the red light district but like Singapore, quite safe.9th May 2012, 9:15 at 9:15 am #182054
Thanks Mick. What’s the food like at the track. I’m used to Melbourne where the food is fairly good, Singapore which is good in places, Japan which is OK and Korea, vile.8th May 2012, 2:34 at 2:34 am #182052
I’m currently deciding on what stand to sit in. At the moment I’m favouring one of the Alta Velocita 6 stands . I’ve just done my seat for Spa, Eaurouge Gold 3. This will be a pretty memorable trip, with a stop in Mulhouse between Brussels and Milan to see the car museum.17th November 2011, 17:15 at 5:15 pm #180608
I’ll be back again in 2012. Prost Premium stand. Staying again at Easystay 65 Acland St. St. Kilda ( much easier to get to the track than the city).17th November 2011, 4:15 at 4:15 am #181766
I’ve just decided to go to Spa and Monza next year. Haven’t really decided on a stand, & have no idea where to stay or how to get to the circuits. Recently returned from Singapore ( easy), Japan ( arduous) and Korea ( testing) and have decided to do some European races.