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#1 jaysanders

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 16:18

Hiya all,

Im planning on going to the Chinese Gran Prix in the 2010 season.. im currently trying to find out some prices of admission for race day ut cant find anything online... can anyone help me with some info if that have been before or some links to any sites with the information please??

Also if you have been before... can you reccomend any good Seats / Stands to get tickets for??

Thanks

Jay

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#2 dank

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 16:32

The official website for the Shanghai circuit is http://www.f1china.com.cn/ - always buy direct from the circuit rather than through any third-parties.

Have never been, but I reckon if I were to buy tickets for the event I'd probably go for somewhere around the final hairpin. There's general admission there for £40, but seeing as you'll be paying a bit to get there (I presume?) you might want to splash out for something a little better.

If you're based in the UK and looking for someone to do all the hard work for you, I would thoroughly recommend Motor Racing International

#3 chdphd

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 20:42

I sat in stand G in 2007. Not a bad view. Especially of Hamilton's whoopsy. I went with Grandstand Motorsports who were very good with respect to things to do outside the racing.

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#4 multiscotch

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 21:11

I was at the K grandstand for the 2008 Formula 1 race. That was a good seat where i could see the cars braking down from max speed at the end of the long backstraight, some overtaking, see the cars choosing different lines in turn 14 and 15 and see the cars entering the pitlane.

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#5 Sith

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:42

Been to the last 5 Chinese Grand Prix's... Sat in all the stands around the track... If you like seeing pit stops bla bla bla.. then section A stand, top deck is best for veiwing 80% of the track (you can see all over the back.. The stands around turn 1,2,3 are all great! Esp B6, you really get to see how the drivers take difference lines, and some drivers break the corner up into 3 sections..) Section J, is GA, so you can watch a practice session from down there... Section H, is great! There is a small bump in the breaking area, and you see 2 sides of the track...

You can actually buy tickets outside the main gate at a much cheaper $$$ from plenty of scalpers!! They will even try to buy your one back off you the next day!! (The Chinese are KINGS wherever there is an opportunity for a deal..)

If you need any other info, (getting to the track, getting best exchange rate) just contact me...;)


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:01

Been to the last 5 Chinese Grand Prix's... Sat in all the stands around the track... If you like seeing pit stops bla bla bla.. then section A stand, top deck is best for veiwing 80% of the track (you can see all over the back.. The stands around turn 1,2,3 are all great! Esp B6, you really get to see how the drivers take difference lines, and some drivers break the corner up into 3 sections..) Section J, is GA, so you can watch a practice session from down there... Section H, is great! There is a small bump in the breaking area, and you see 2 sides of the track...

You can actually buy tickets outside the main gate at a much cheaper $$$ from plenty of scalpers!! They will even try to buy your one back off you the next day!! (The Chinese are KINGS wherever there is an opportunity for a deal..)

If you need any other info, (getting to the track, getting best exchange rate) just contact me...;)


Yep, will have to agree with Sith as have been there for 4/5 of those with him. i would always take main grandstand for race day, but you can get to many of the other grandstands and corners with the grandstand ticket (not usually race day of course), but especially on friday and saturday, you have access to all the other area's, as long as you can walk well or ride a bike.

#7 jaysanders

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 20:59

Thanks for all the help guys.. much appreciated, deffinately helped me to decide what stands are best!

Can you tell me How much a Main Granstand ticket for Race Day costs on avearge please??

Edited by jaysanders, 12 October 2009 - 21:02.


#8 Sith

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:50

Thanks for all the help guys.. much appreciated, deffinately helped me to decide what stands are best!

Can you tell me How much a Main Granstand ticket for Race Day costs on avearge please??



Like all F1 races. All grandstands are sold as a 3 day ticket. Scalpers will sell you a race day grandstand ticket..

#9 jaysanders

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 17:42

Thanks for the help guys..

can you tell me when the tickets go on sale please??

Also is it advisable that i buy the direct with : http://www.f1china.com.cn/

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:16

such a wonderful information for me..i am really impress it.
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#11 KLN

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:06

such a wonderful information for me..i am really impress it.
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Apparently the train linking the city to the track is going to be up and running for the race too.

#12 dank

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:33

Worth a read: Chinese GP tickets not on sale yet

#13 Der Pate

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:11

Worth a read: Chinese GP tickets not on sale yet


It´s always the same...Ecclestone doesn´t really care about the spectators at the circuit...for him it´sonly important to get as much money from the organizers and the TV-rights...

The last time I visited a Grand Prix must be ten years ago...I had one of the best seat at the A1-Ring, wher you could see let´s say 90 percent of the circuit...but the prize was huge...almost 400,- Euro that day...therefore I had a seat without roof...had to walk miles to my seat...

Other people make a 1-week-vacation with that money...

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 19:43

Im just about to buy some tickets for this years Grand Prix through the Offical Formula 1 website.. im looking at stands B5 - B8... but can anyone tell me if i get to pick my own seats or do i get given them??

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 13:15

Sorry to revive this thread but i'm planning to go to China for a week and spending the weekend in Shanghai for the grand prix. I've also read on shanghaiexpat forums that its best to buy tickets from scalpers as its cheaper but i'm worried about fake tickets especially wanting to get a grandstand ticket which is more than double the price of H stand. Anyone with experience of dealing with the scalpers on this issue? Some mentioned to have them follow you to the gate and pay them when they get through, do the people at the gate not care about the scalpers (prob silly question knowing its in China lol)?
Also how early do you guys travel ahead of the Sat. practice and Sun. race day ?I will be in downtown Shanghai I think.


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Posted 03 April 2010 - 17:04

Sorry to revive this thread but i'm planning to go to China for a week and spending the weekend in Shanghai for the grand prix. I've also read on shanghaiexpat forums that its best to buy tickets from scalpers as its cheaper but i'm worried about fake tickets especially wanting to get a grandstand ticket which is more than double the price of H stand. Anyone with experience of dealing with the scalpers on this issue? Some mentioned to have them follow you to the gate and pay them when they get through, do the people at the gate not care about the scalpers (prob silly question knowing its in China lol)?
Also how early do you guys travel ahead of the Sat. practice and Sun. race day ?I will be in downtown Shanghai I think.

can't help you with the scalper issue, as i am a coward, and always buy a ticket.
there is definetly a train direct to the circuit this year i've been told, but not sure where to get it from though. will get someone onto it for you.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 17:20


Im just about to buy some tickets for this years Grand Prix through the Offical Formula 1 website.. im looking at stands B5 - B8... but can anyone tell me if i get to pick my own seats or do i get given them??


Jaysayers... You won't have any problem "picking a seat" You'll just about have the whole Granstand to yourself this year, Kimi was a GOD with the Chinese fans.. So i'm expecting a "Ghost town" crowd this year... If you need any info about anything.. Just send me a PM...;)







Sorry to revive this thread but i'm planning to go to China for a week and spending the weekend in Shanghai for the grand prix. I've also read on shanghaiexpat forums that its best to buy tickets from scalpers as its cheaper but i'm worried about fake tickets especially wanting to get a grandstand ticket which is more than double the price of H stand. Anyone with experience of dealing with the scalpers on this issue? Some mentioned to have them follow you to the gate and pay them when they get through, do the people at the gate not care about the scalpers (prob silly question knowing its in China lol)?
Also how early do you guys travel ahead of the Sat. practice and Sun. race day ?I will be in downtown Shanghai I think.


Plucky... Unlike KLN, i'm not a COWARD. I have bought many tickets from scalpers there over the years.. They even try to buy them back off you the next day! Gotta love Chinese capitalism!! ;) I can buy them for you if you like?? I'm in Malaysia now, and will be going to Shanghai in 2 weeks... Send me a PM if you wanna hook up.. I'll give you details of how to get to the track... Hope to see you there...;)