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  • #343631

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    Went to the open day today! I found it difficult to find information on when to arrive, so for reference here’s what I experienced:

    • Arrived at Jean-Drapeau via Metro at ~7:40am; within the first 40 people to arrive.
    • Transfer via bus started at dead on 9:00am.
    • First drivers came out to sign around 9:45am.

    After the bus transfer I was approximately 10th in line for meeting the drivers. The Sauber pair came out first, so I met and chatted with them briefly before being shuffled along. Be aware that being early doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get to see the driver you want, and set expectations accordingly (kid in front of me was pretty upset he didn’t get to meet Hamilton :/).

    The pit lane walk was pretty neat. All team garages were open. The majority of team pit walls were visible. Some teams had bodywork sitting out in the pit lane, others had everything inside. A few engines were fired up here and there, but mostly it was quiet.

    #340936

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    I’m similarly a displaced Brit (though currently in Detroit, Michigan). 2014 Canadian Grand Prix was my first time in Montreal, and it’s a fabulous city! Very excited to be visiting for a longer stay this time.

    #338856

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    Not sure how much detail you’re looking for. Here’s the official overview of locations:

    https://www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca/en/info/circuit-map

    Here are some other resources that provide a bit more info on sections, for grandstands where that makes a big difference:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/groups/going-to-the-canadian-grand-prix-at-circuit-gilles-villeneuve/forum/topic/where-to-sit-and-where-to-watch-at-circuit-gilles-villeneuve/page/2/

    2011 Canadian Grand Prix discussion

    http://rennlist.com/forums/996-gt2-gt3-forum/546438-f1-in-montreal-best-seats-to-watch-the-race-6.html

    My tickets arrived today in the special 50th anniversary package. It’s quite impressive! The tickets themselves are quite long, so I’m not sure if they will fit in a standard ticket holder pouch or not.

    Also, I lied a little in my earlier post; I’m sitting in GS11, not GS12 (GS11, Section 1, Row S) if anyone is interested in proposing Friday or Saturday seat swaps :)

    #337786

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    I didn’t go last year, so no help I’m afraid. I’m ticketed for GS12 all weekend, but I’ll be on the lookout for anyone interested in swapping for non-race sessions. At least in 2014, tickets were separate for all three days so trading was a breeze.

    #333853

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    I bought a ticket for 11 – sat in 34 in 2014 – and I’m looking forward to a slightly more reserved atmosphere. Specific seats won’t be allocated until after Dec 23rd as I think 2016 attendees can choose to re-purchase their same seat up until that date (or thereabouts).

    #331580

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    Great info in this thread! Anyone know when 2017 tickets will be on sale? Seems like it’s usually September time, but I can’t find anything available yet. Cheers!

    #325490

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    http://www.hockenheimring.de/faq-formel-1 says:

    “Food and beverages may be brought in consuming usual amounts. Glass bottles are not allowed.”

    Doesn’t mention alcohol specifically.

    #325141

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    Just got an email with schedule and train info today!

    #325032

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    Late decision, so I’ll be in Mannheim. First time at the German race. Also pretty surprised there’s no schedule posted anywhere as far as I can see. Not surprising you’re only getting hardcore fans turning up if you don’t advertise the rest of the show! Did Canada in 2014 and that had the schedule published ages in advance.

    #176249

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    Forgot to say: I’m a Brit studying in Arizona. Have been here for four years now. I’d be coming with my girlfriend, a real American :-)

    #176248

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    I’m definitely planning on it. Has anyone found hotels that will take bookings this far in advance – and allow rebooking if the dates do change?

    #143101

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    PC (GFWL and Steam): r7stuart

    Let me know you are from F1F if you add me, so I can ignore the random spammers :-)

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