Exb, on 07 Apr 2014 - said:
I must admit I am interested in knowing if they are going to allow spectators to the tests as I might be tempted to go to Barcelona if they do.
Nothing on their website either though so I'm not getting my hopes up.
I've been to Circuit de Catalunya twice to watch MotoGP, and was thinking of going there again this year for the F1 test on 13-14 May.
But like you I was unsure if it would be open or not.
So I e-mailed both the people in charge at Circuit de Catalunya, and the Customer Care people over at formula1.com.
None of them could provide any usefull information at all o_O
I asked if the test would be open for the public, if I could purchase tickets, or if the circuit would be closed for visitors altogether.
F1.com customer care wrote (Apr 15):
"as far as we know, there will be a Formula 1 test on May 13 and 14, but unfortunately,
we don't have further information nor tickets." - Caroline Joppien
Circuit de Catalunya wrote (Apr 10):
"at the moment we have no information yet on the Formula 1 test." - unsigned
I replied and explained it would be nice to have some sort of information, any information, as I was about
to book plane tickets. They replied again (Apr 15):
"Sorry but I still do not have information about the Formula 1 test." - unsigned
Less than a month away and no one in these organisations seem to know anything.
I am amazed things get done at all. Granted, the Grand Prix and revenue are what matters to these people,
but do they really not know how the F1 test will be handled?
I find that hard to believe.