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#1 ff1600

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:25

Who plans to attend a F1 race this year? If so how many? I would guess with money being an issue this year that the attendance at most of the races will be down. I think the cost is a major factor. I went to Monza in 2008 and the tickets were $800 for 2 people. I did have some of the best seats but that is just out of hand. One day and that day is coming sooner than later F1 will price themselves out of a job. I am talking at the fan level with race attendance. F1 needs to keep getting the race fans to show up like NASCAR. I know people who attend 5-6 races a year.

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#2 Jackmancer

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:26

I will probably go to Spa, want to see Schumi in action again now I can.

#3 alfa1

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:28

I already have my tickets for Melbourne.


#4 Clatter

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:28

I'm booked for Silverstone. Can't afford to do more than one race.



#5 LDK

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:32

Got my tickets for Silverstone sorted... taking my brother to his first F1 race there.

Also hoping to do Monza or Spa.

#6 chdphd

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:33

I'm opting for Canada this year.

#7 Just waiting

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:34

I am going to the USA grand prix @ indy

#8 LDK

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:35

I'm opting for Canada this year.


Awesome, wanted to do Canada myself... then realised that a few music festivals had good lineups so I went for Silverstone and another possible euro race... Canada next year methinks!

#9 BerndRos

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:36

After 40 years of work , picking up a VW California Camper in a couple of weeks and taking a 6 month sabatical and roaming Europe , all forms of racing and ALL 9 European GPs

#10 Clatter

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:42

I am going to the USA grand prix @ indy


:rotfl: :rotfl: Good luck with that. At least the queues won't be too long.

#11 Rob

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:48

Terrible value for money. So no, not this year.

#12 Jedi_F1

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:55

Home Grand Prix: Spa-Francorchamps - Belgian GP :wave:

#13 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 21:58

Would love to go to Spa again, will have to see how the finances pan out.

#14 Vereint

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:06

When I become a millionaire maybe.

#15 dank

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:10

I was just a click away this evening from booking tickets for this year's British Grand Prix. That was until I had a moment's thought and wondered was it really worth £230?

I'm still wavering over the decision and will probably sleep on it. £230 for bog-standard, non-covered seats is ludicrous. So instead I'm considering going to Le Mans instead, which is a darn sight cheaper and probably offers more bang for my buck.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:11

We will go to Hockenheim without tickets and try to get cheap tickets as we allways do, because it's not sold out anyway. 200-400€ is way too expensive

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:13

After 40 years of work , picking up a VW California Camper in a couple of weeks and taking a 6 month sabatical and roaming Europe , all forms of racing and ALL 9 European GPs

Good for you, those will be a 6 wonderful months :up:

Some years ago I did something similar (although much shorter), rented a motorhome and did Monaco F1, Pau F3, Le Mans 24h and the French GP in several weeks time, that was the life.

As to F1 in 2010 Spa and Abu Dhabi for me.

#18 Lukin83

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:16

I'll try Spa or Monza. If I get lucky with a new job I'll fly to Canada.

Yes, the races are way too expensive, but I went nowhere last year and really miss the feeling.

#19 Les

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:25

I'm off to Spa this year, would have gone to Monza but it would have clashed with my first week back at college in September. We have seats at Eau Rouge though so it should be great. I'm going with my wife and we're going to turn it into a wee holiday with a few days in Cologne first, commute to the race from Aachen and then go to Amsterdam for a few days after. I'd be happy to just go General Admission but the wife wants a grandstand although we'll walk round the track Friday/ Saturday. The price of the tickets combined with the fact I'm a constantly skint student means I'll have to rule out going to another race this year but its something for us to look forward to though.

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#20 Atreiu

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:33

I'll go to Interlagos. My first time ever watching a race from the track.
It's actually going to be part of my honeymoon!
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#21 F1 Tor.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:34

Montreal is going to be incredible this year and I encourage anyone who can make it to go. With the race returning this year plus Michael's return as well, the city will be electric. You rarely find a better race weekend than Montreal, but that's my biased opinion.

#22 Vignette

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:36

I got my tickets for Malaysia yesterday - two main grandstand seats and parking for the RM1929 - that's about £350; not so bad providing we get a full race

I'm also going to the Singapore GP later this year with my brother, his first GP, and first time I've been to one other than in Malaysia, so looking forward to that.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:42

im booked up for silverstone and monaco, wanna go one more probs gunna be monza, going to jerez for the second test aswell, cant wait!!

#24 plastik2k9

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:51

Perhaps Silverstone, but unlikely. It's far too expensive and there are many other things I need to buy this year. I've been twice before so it's not the end of the world.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:52


After 40 years of work , picking up a VW California Camper in a couple of weeks and taking a 6 month sabatical and roaming Europe , all forms of racing and ALL 9 European GPs

Well BerndRos, if you plan to do all forms of Motor Racing I would like to suggest the Historic Superprix at Brands Hatch at the beginning of July. There is a great campsite just 2 miles from the circuit with swimming pool and all facilities where I stay with my family and this year I am booking in Thursday afternoon until Monday morning. The Superprix is everything mate, not to be missed especially the F5000 cars (some from down under) and the Historic F1 Championship. Put it on your list buddy! :up:


#26 seltaeb

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 22:56

Living in California makes it pretty tough to attend an F1 race these days, with only 2 in the Western Hemisphere! I wanted to go to Canada, but finances and the fact that it's only 4 months away kind of nixed that idea. There's a slim hope that I could go to Interlagos in November though... I want to see Rubens race before he retires!

California to Brazil would be expensive though. :cry:

#27 Nathan

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:17

Tough to say ticket prices are out of hand when 100,000 people show up with one.

#28 Fausta

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:27

I have tickets for Valencia and Turkey.

#29 LDK

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:31

I have tickets for Valencia and Turkey.


Might have some nice leg room!

#30 Jackmancer

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:47

I already have my tickets for Melbourne.


Oh man I was there last year, you're making me so jealous I'm about to cry OZZIES RULE :cry: :cry:

#31 Beyond

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:47

Hope to go to Spa

#32 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:55

Personally, I'd love to go ... but I can't. I think that, given the choice, I'd probably go to Bahrain or China. Not because I like those circuits or because my subscription to Masochism Monthly is about to run out, but because in my limited experience, you don't actually see that much. There's better coverage on the television. So I'd go to a race that is looked down-upon, enjoy my time there and watch all of the good races on television where I'm pretty much guranteed to see all the good stuff.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 23:57

I was just a click away this evening from booking tickets for this year's British Grand Prix. That was until I had a moment's thought and wondered was it really worth £230?

I'm priced out. Would love to see Schumi again but not at those prices, it just isn't worth it.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:01

Hungaroring. I'm Hungarian and I've been to the Grand Prix every year since 2003, but I can't really afford anything else.

#35 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:05

Hungaroring. I'm Hungarian and I've been to the Grand Prix every year since 2003, but I can't really afford anything else.

Hey, the Hungarian Grand Prix is great - it's had seven different winners in the past eight yeas (curse Lewis Hamilton for winning it twice and breaking the streak!), so of all the races, the Hungaroring is most likely to produce a surprise result.

#36 Kristian

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:10

I'm thinking of Monza again, though I'm saving all my money to escape this country for a few years, so I'll see if I can spare any for the GP and make my decision over the summer.

#37 PLAYLIFE

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:12

I have my tickets for Albert Park. Possibly Singapore later in the year too.

#38 Les

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:14

Went to the Hungaroring last year, way too hot but Budapest has to be one of the best cities in the world! Watching at the fast esses at the back of the circuit was quite cool. Here's Massa a couple of hours before his accident:

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#39 potmotr

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:15

Turkey is all booked.

Might also go to Silverstone. Then tossing up between Hungary or a fourth successive trip to Monza.

Wish I could go to the Australian GP again, it's a great event.

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#40 pingu666

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:22

my dad wants to go to the festival of speed, id like to go to both goodwood meetings :). i did see a offer somewhere for supercheap britcar tickets http://www.britcar24hr.co.uk/tickets/ :)

i went to lemans last year and really enjoyed it, and it is alot better value than f1, i think theres somewhere around 36hours of track action, including the support :)

#41 pinnacle racing

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:27

Schumi's back.

Lots of new teams.

Hopefully a full grid of 26 cars.

50% off the price of the 2nd ticket.

And the grand prix falls exactly on a 4 day holiday here in Manila.

Me and my brother are sooooo going to the Malaysian grandprix. :clap:

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#42 Hippo

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 00:52

If I can scrape together the bucks I'll be heading to the Hock. And if I win the lottery I'll see if I can make it to Oz or Canada. :p

#43 Just waiting

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:26

:rotfl: :rotfl: Good luck with that. At least the queues won't be too long.

but it will be cheap

#44 Jardins

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:51

I'm all set for Montreal. Would love to do some others but there aren't any close!

#45 redbarron

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:55

Got my yearly Melbourne trip ready! Can't wait!!

#46 Turbo4

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:01

locked and loaded for Melbourne here too.

#47 Bono

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:33

Schumi's back.

Lots of new teams.

Hopefully a full grid of 26 cars.

50% off the price of the 2nd ticket.

And the grand prix falls exactly on a 4 day holiday here in Manila.

Me and my brother are sooooo going to the Malaysian grandprix. :clap:



Exactly the same reason! :up:

#48 Jose Mourinho is Special

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:36

all set for Australia

#49 Sophie

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:37

Silverstone for me :cool:
Hoping for Melbourne 2011 but dont know the dates yet!

#50 philhitchings

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:56

I'm toying with the idea of going to Silverstone, but only for the Friday. That's not because it's the cheapest, it's simply because that's the longest amount of time the F1 cars can be on track over the 3 days. Besides If I just do the 1 day I can afford to go the hospitality and that means better photo ops :)