Hi All. Visiting Melbourne for the 2020 Grand prix next March. First time visitor and just wondered if there are any Brits over there that get together and socialise?. Also, what’s the social scene like?. I have a 4 day pass and will be fully immersed in the experience and want to maximise my experience, meet new friends and have a great time.
Is the new point for fastest lap making a difference? Did you like how it affected the Australian Grand Prix?
Give your first thoughts on the new rule below and we’ll see how it evolves over the rest of the season.
Thanks to everyone that replied with suggestions
and answers to my questions.
I stayed in an Airbnb in St Kilda. Great location.
I found a good place to watch on a small hill
inside the track near the escape road across from the Schumacher
stands underneath the big screen. Good viewing and in the shade until
close to race time. This helped…[Read more]
Entertainment at the track outside of F1, as Garns says, includes our Supercar series (nimbler version of your NASCARS but with Australian bodies), National Carrera Cup series, usually an historic car demonstration and an F1-supercar-road car speed comparison.
Off-track, again as per Garns, you’ll have stunt bikes or something similar on…[Read more]
I fly into MEL early Friday morning. If I am able to stay awake after 24 hrs of flights and layovers to get
there I will go to check in or at least drop off my bags at my AirBnB in S. Kilda, and hopefully to the track.
I will certainly be there Sat/Sunday. Unfortunately when I tried to buy my seats all grandstands
were sold out for…[Read more]
All grandstands are sold out for Sunday.
I have bought GA tix. I am really looking forward
To my trip in a month.
Now a new question. Any suggestions for things to do
at the track while the cars are not on the track?
Any suggestions for things to see or do after race
activities at night, or day trips the following week?
This is my first visit…[Read more]
Nathan Peart replied to the topic Going to the 2019 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in the forum Going to the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne 2 years, 7 months ago
Attending my first F1 in some years in Melbourne. Haven’t been to an F1 race since the new turbo era started so need some advice on ear protection. Will be sitting in the Brabham Grandstand. Considering they are alot quieter now is ear protection still required and can on track commentary be heard or do I need to bring a headphone to…[Read more]
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]
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