Monza race tickets
Posted 16 December 2004 - 17:29
SHOULD I WAIT TO PURCHASE AT THE RACETRACK (I DID THAT AT INDY AND GOT GREAT SEATS) OR SHOULD I NOT TAKE THE CHANCE AND PURCHASE THEM ON THE WEB SITE?
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:54
I was thinking about Grandstand 8 but with your video, I think you just sold me that Grandstand 6
Eh, two questions:
- From that GS 6 how far on your left (towards start-finish line) can you see??
- Any chance to easily jump on the racetrack for the post-race ceremonies from that stand??
Posted 05 January 2005 - 23:20
Quick question about Monza tix... are the Friday and/or Saturday general admission (can you access other areas of the track?)... or are you locked into one grandstand for the entire weekend?
Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:28
Firstly, Does Monza open the pit lane to spectators on the Thursday before the event, as Spa, Montreal and other events have done recently?
Also, any opinion on Grandstands 9 or 10? I am looking for a stand that allows me to see the track, without looking through a tall fence. I am a photography enthusiast, and am hoping for some decent opportunities at this event. I went to Spa last year, and it was amazing what you could see, and photograph even without credentials.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:42
I don't know how it is to take pictures from grandstand 9 and 10, but I think 9 is the best choice.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:49
Any idea about the pitlane being opened on Thursday? I have emailed the track three times, and have yet to get a response, most likely because I dont speak Italian, and perhaps they are having trouble with my "English".
Posted 06 January 2005 - 13:25
I don't know anything about Thursday pitwalk.
I have nothing but good experience with e-mail from Monza. But it is a while ago I e-mailed them.
In 1999 I e-mailed them and asked if I could walk the track on Wedensday, and they replied it was OK. On Wedensday we turned up and showed the e-mail to the guards. They let us in and we were able to walk aroud the track with nobody around except the workers who were mounting advertisements and cutting trees around the track.
We even walked through the pits where the teams were busy.
We even got a glimse of Zanardi giving an interview to a tv team.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 13:44
Thank you again for the helpfull response!
Posted 06 January 2005 - 17:12
General admission on Friday... access to all grandstands... but not on Saturday?
Saturday and Sunday you are limited to your section only?
Posted 06 January 2005 - 17:28
Posted 06 January 2005 - 20:08
I think he is saying Sat and Sun your seat only, OR the general admission area, but not other grandstands.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 03:01
Many thanks for the extra clip and the information given. I'm looking forward to watch the Friday's sessions (F1 and support races) from a different perspective. And indeed, this must be a great day to attend for the amateur photograph. In fact, my understanding from your comments is this is going to be an enjoyable week-end!!
While being there, I intend to go to Spa the week after. Can you please elaborate a bit more on your experience over there? My first impression is the tickets are bloody expensive, at least compared to Monza and Montreal. And reading the other thread, I wonder if it is worth to spend any money on a GS ticket or on any ticket as a matter of fact!!
I enjoy racing photography as well and if the opportunities are good all around the track and over the three days then probably a GS ticket wouldn't be necessary. Can you walk to different places, even on Sunday and still have a good line of sight on the track? One reason I don't bring my camera anymore at Montreal is it's impossible to have a clear view on the track from the few GA areas still open (that are packed all three days at 7:30 AM anyway...) and I'm bored to have dozens of photo of cars that are taken from the very same angle (wandering from GS to GS is unthinkable, even at 7:10 AM on Friday... long story...). One last question, any chance to see the men going up Eau Rouge with a GA ticket? The map on the circuit's web site doesn't show that area as a Bronze zone.
Best Regards Folks,
Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:20
The are a few problems. It allways rains at Spa, and the grass is wet and muddy. You must have proper clothes, water proof shoes, and you must have something to sit on. If you are lucky, you can find a rock, but it is best to make some kind of adjustable chair you can use even if the ground is not flat. Her you can see the grass hill.
There is no hope to see Eau Rouge without GS tickets. We were only able to see it during the Mini-race after formula one qualifying. Then the Gold 2 grandstand was open.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:53
Spa was an amazing experience for me. I had Gold 3 seats, and I must say, they SUCK! As stated in another thread, the briliant organizers decided to put up a HUGE hospitality tent to our right, basically prevented you from seeing enything but about 100 meters of the track, it was horrid. However, the unfettered view of the track from the general admission areas is truely incredible. BUT, Sunday is a NIGHTMARE! I did not even bother trying to take photos on race day, I got them all done on Friday and Saturday. Here are a few, all taken from GA areas:
Here is a map from the Spa websight showing all the stands, as well as the GA area, (the brown shaded area).
I originally was planning on going to both GP's as well, but have decided not to at this point. If I were going again, I would buy tickets in silver stands 5, 4, 11, 3, or 9. I REALLY wanted Gold 2, but I guess you can not get those seats. As for seaing Eau Rouge, I have to admit, that is a bit difficuly. If you get to the top of it early, before a session start, on Friday or Sat. you can get a pretty nice view, but from below, it is more difficult. You can stand inthe area that is where all the consession sales are made, and watch it, but it is fairly long way away.
Hope that helps
Posted 08 January 2005 - 15:51
Posted 09 January 2005 - 17:08
Last year we sacked up with Gold tickets near Eau Rouge... but this year we are going Bronze. There are numerous areas to shoot from... because Spa is so large.
Posted 22 January 2005 - 20:28