Tom Padlucci started the topic Spa 2020 recommendations in the forum Going to the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps 2 years, 6 months ago
I plan to go to the 2020 race and need some advice. This will be my first visit to Belgium.
To start I need some suggestions where I should look for lodging. I am looking for a few things:
Good access to the track, meals, nearby sightseeing and nightlife, reasonable lodging costs.
I likely will be flying into Brussels. What towns, villages…[Read more]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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?
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.
Thanks to all that replied. This is the kind of discussion I was hoping to start.
I and it appears like I others are looking for which races to visit, where to watch once we arrive at these races and what to see off track before and after the races.
I have been to F1 at 3 different tracks over many years and hope to attend more.
I attended F1…[Read more]
I would like to attend an F1 race. What track is best for a spectator that does
not want to stay in one spot in a bleacher seat. That is what track is best for
people to wander during the race weekend and watch from different places.
In a separate question which F1 track is located in the best location for a visitor
to see the local…[Read more]
I know some of my questions have been asked and answered before but
wanted to check for more current inputs. I plan to attend the race in a few
weeks and this will be my first time at Monza.
I will be staying in Milan. Should I buy train tickets or do I need to make
reservations ahead of time, or can I do this just before the race…[Read more]