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#1 adeikel

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 22:32

I'm trying to figure out which seats are the best in Montreal in terms of on track action and view of a monitor. I have heard section 11 is the best by a few people.

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#2 exinaboy

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 18:50

11, without a question but for 2005 that stand is sold out. But if you desperatly want a seat there, wait for the week before the Grand Prix as they're going to be several on sale by individuals. Prices can be anywhere between the actual cost of the ticket to twice as much and even more. So shop around. Also, not all seats are equal. The lower the section number (there are 7) the better the seat. You can see the cars exiting from the last chicane, through the start/finish line and though the Senna's esses which totals approximately 20 seconds. At section 7 though you have the trees blocking the view so that you see only the chute between turn 1 and 2 and the second corner which totals much more less than the 20 seconds mentioned. Where is the line between a awesome and a crapy seat I don't know. I'm section 4 this year and I figure it should be alright.

An alternative is stand 15 at the top of the hairpin. The cars are coming in and out in front of you and historically, this section of the race course has always been action packed.

And yes, both 11 and 15 have monitors so you can follow the rest of the action.

Unless you want to go there just for the sake of it, avoid general admission. It just doesn't worth it.

http://www.grandprix...lais/index.html

Hope this helps

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#3 Alfisti

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 22:23

SIlver seating by the hairpin is a great spot. Just beware, there is a SEVERE bottleneck there as half the grandstands need to pass through a small area behind those seats.

Great seats just plan ahead and don't plan to get from a to b too fast or you'l llose hair.

#4 uffen

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 00:29

Agree that 11 is the best, but you've a long walk to get off the island. 15 is nicely situated but it is quite far from the track. Consider 24 a good alternate.

#5 F1flagger

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 00:40

Don't worry about a long walk off the island. Wherever you are if you want to cruise the pitlane it's opposite from the bridge to the metro (unless you're using the Casino). I walk the length of the island a couple of times each day we're there, let alone the number of miles we walk in town, and usually pass up the bus ride at the end of the day from the station to the marshall's beer party, just to enjoy the track.

#6 Sith

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:29

Originally posted by Alfisti
SIlver seating by the hairpin is a great spot. Just beware, there is a SEVERE bottleneck there as half the grandstands need to pass through a small area behind those seats.

Great seats just plan ahead and don't plan to get from a to b too fast or you'l llose hair.


How much are the seats at the hairpin??