Sorry but I may have used American slang that is not used in Australia when I said
I am a bit “gun shy”. It basically means I am worried something will go wrong
like getting there and not being able to get a ticket to the race. Because of my
bad experience I plan to buy on line ahead of time just to be sure I don’t have a problem
when I…[Read more]
There are several large merchandise and food and drink areas around the track all accessible to GA ticket holders. At a minimum there is usually food, drink and toilets at most corners.
Melbourne may have healthy spectator numbers compared to many countries but it is not Monza! The grandstand seats may sell out but not GA. The only time I know GA sold out was the final Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in 1995, where 205,000 GA tickets sold out (I was there!). Melbourne gets about 100,000 on race day.
The queues can be long at…[Read more]
Just as an FYI in the US one of the meanings of concessions is places where vendors
sell food or merchandise. It sounds like it has a different usage in Australia, thus
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I had a problem in 2016 when I arrived at the gate at Monza
and was told GA was sold out so I am a bit gun shy. Good to know I can wait.
Buying from the official F1 site tickets.formula1.com is safe as you you don’t know if others are legitimate and can be trusted.
Concession tickets are for people with official concessions, eg children, students, age pensioners etc. Not for most people.
If you are arriving a day or two before the weekend it may be easier to buy your ticket in…[Read more]
Thanks for all the inputs.
I have air tix from US and lodging in St. Kilda.
Now for admission tickets. What are the differences
between GA and GA Concession tickets? Which are recommended?
Do you recommend any websites to purchase them from, should
I use tickets.formula1.com?
For a number of years I’ve stayed in St.Kilda.
Because of it’s ease of access to St.Kilda Rd. I book the Clark Stand. Canterbury Rd. after the race is too much of a crush for me.
Melbourne provides a significant tram service to shuttle fans directly to and from the track and the city during the race weekend in addition to the normal tram and train services that continue to run throughout the weekend, so transport is easy. You would not want to have a car as parking near the track is impossible.
It would help to study a…[Read more]
Thanks to you that replied to my questions. I cant afford paddock club and it sounds like
this is a great track for GA viewing. Normally when I go to races in the US I buy GA
tickets and wander through and watch from various locations during the weekend and don’t
reserve bleacher seats so I think that should work well at Albert Park.
Discussion area for people going to the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. What do you want to know about going to this race?
If you’ve been to this race before then please share your experiences here: Where did you watch? Where did you stay and how did you get to the track? Can you share any other tips on attending this race?
If you went to last…[Read more]
Yeah, it’s a great track to get close to the cars. T5 is great, and also the inside of t13 is good, and loud, but doesn’t have the facilities of other parts of the track.
If you can’t afford a grandstand ticket, there’s some great spots in GA to watch from. Some favourites for me are the mound at T9 and the run to T3. The fast change of…[Read more]
It depends a great deal on what you can afford and what you want to see. I can’t afford paddock club. I’ve done grandstands overlooking the main straight and while seeing something of the pitstops in the refueling era was great, it’s less exciting now.
A 4 day general admission pass which gets you many amazing viewing positions is about AU$175.…[Read more]
Scottie replied to the topic Going to the 2018 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in the forum Going to the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne 3 years, 10 months ago
Just a heads up for everyone…
Melbourne is building a new underground train line through the city, and some of these works are going to effect one of the tram lines that lead to the circuit.
Check out the link below to see how works around the city will effect how you’ll get to the track next…[Read more]
Scottie replied to the topic Going to the 2017 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in the forum Going to the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne 4 years ago
If you’re running late on any given day and don’t mind a shortish walk, I found a benefit in avoiding the chaos of Southern Cross/Flinders St station and catching a Sandringham train to Prahran and just walking down the road. Felt if not faster then certainly more comfortable.
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