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  • #345244

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    Hi guys! Going to this year race, and decided to take my chances with the general admission. Last year I was in Baku, and generally hated the grandstand experience. The good ones were way too expensive, and the one I could afford – meh, a stretch of a straight, with cars going by too fast and nothing happening. (Needless to say, I should have gone to this year’s race instead). Anyway, walking along the track I thought that I could see much more stuff from general admission areas. Hence trying it this year at Monza.

    I know that a lot of local fans will be there quite early to take the best spots. Any tips on where those best spots are, and how early should I get there to be safe?

    #321688

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    Yeah, people on AWD forum (in Russian) also report that many hotels suddenly realised that F1 is coming to town and quadrupled their prices, canceling prior reservations. Booking is working hard to resolve this mess.

    #321552

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    Here’s an article (in Russian) about the view from each of the grandstands (photos from grandstands still in construction) – http://ru.oxu.az/sport/134018.

    #321153

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    Hi guys. Any idea which grandstand is likely better Bulvar or Khazar? Tickets to both cost the same, they both have the same star rating on the official site and both have a giant screen view?

    #311750

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    How did you manage to spot Kimi at all? It was literally blink-and-you-miss-it cameo, wasn’t it?

    #311182

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    Love Pendulum suggestion, but it might be just a bit too aggressive. In the meantime, Daft Punk suggestion gave me another idea with a more recent Moroder work, which accidentally is already about racing –

    https://youtu.be/YT0k99hCY5I?t=45s

    #288604

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    Kvyat on Guiterrez

    #270469

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    Oh, absolutely. I just find it interesting that the top 4 or 5 “best-investment” drivers are the ones getting a lot of praise and future-champ hype this season, while the group of VET, BUT and RAI are close to the bottom – literally overrated. (Don’t throw stuff at me, I’m BUT and RAI fan).

    #270344

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    I have no idea how they come up with the figures (this Business Book GP), and it’s not really the point of interest for me. What is of interest, and mostly just for fun, I decided to see how much money every point scored by individual driver costs relative to the salary. This is the result (after the Hungary GP):

    Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – €5,725 – 131
    Valtteri Bottas – Williams – €7,895 – 95
    Kevin Magnussen – McLaren – €27,027 – 37
    Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – €41,667 – 6
    Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – €57,971 – 69
    Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – €59,406 – 202
    Jean Eric Vergne – Toro Rosso – €68,182 – 11
    Sergio Perez – Force India – €68,966 – 29
    Felipe Massa – Williams – €100,000 – 40
    Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – €104,712 – 191
    Fernando Alonso – Ferrari – €191,304 – 115
    Sébastian Vettel – Red Bull – €250,000 -88
    Jules Bianchi – Marussia – €250,000 – 2
    Jenson Button – McLaren – €266,667 – 60
    Romain Grosjean – Lotus – €375,000 – 8
    Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – €814,815 – 27

    I guess, the cheaper the points come, the better the investment.

    #248513

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    that’s correct, 50 billion USD.

    #248510

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    on the bright side, you have front row seats right there!
    seriously though, if anyone expects a better situation at Sochi Grand Prix must be delusional. they spent over 50 BILLION on the games, and that’s what we’ve got.

    #247342

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    still no official word? what the hell are they waiting for? if MAG already knows his number, surely at least some of the other drivers do too?

    #247895

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    1. Ferrari
    2. Mercedes
    3. Red Bull
    4. Force India
    5. Lotus
    6. Williams
    7. McLaren
    8. Sauber
    9. Toro Rosso
    10. Marussia
    11. Catherham

    in addition to regularly looking at lineups, i also consider their marketability and pr appeal. hence Lotus at 5: lots of people will be interested in how this pair progresses. compare that to Sauber or (possible) Catherham, that are “meh” at best.

    #247306

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    Kvyat’s 26 is nice and all, but if I were his manager, I’d see it as a huge lost opportunity marketing wise. 55 for Ru55ia would be golden for years to come.

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