I've just joined the forum and have been reading through the posts. I've been to the Spanish GP of the last two years and am going again this year. Stand L is a great view and i would definitely recommend it as we sat there last year. I would get the Sagales bus to the track. Its really easy and they drop you off only a couple of minutes walk from the main gates.
When it comes to buying tickets I would always buy them from the track as they will always be the cheapest as there are no middle man fees, and unless the race is cancelled you are always going to get them. Over the last few years there has been more than 1 site selling tickets that has gone bust leaving people with no tickets and trouble getting refunds. Save yourselves money and worry an only ever by from the track or its nominated seller.
Hi, welcome to the forum. Your sentiment is correct, but you are incorrect I'm afraid.
You are right to say "Save yourselves money and worry an only ever by from the track or its nominated seller." This is correct. Most circuits do appoint official agents and will often list them on their website. You can always call the circuit to ask if you are unsure.
You are wrong to say this though, "When it comes to buying tickets I would always buy them from the track as they will always be the cheapest as there are no middle man fees". This is most definitely not the case. Often official ticket agents of the circuit will be cheaper. It depends also on which country you are buying from and how the agent business is set up too. I have a business which deals in different currencies and so similar to the agents, I know that at certain times, my product will be cheaper than the manufacturer, (the circuit in this case). It also depends on how the agent is marketing their tickets to generate sales. Also one final thing. Let's remember that actually the agents are getting a commission and don't often stick anything on top.
I understand your fear about these companies going bust. But to my knowledge only one has gone bust in the last 5 years. That was a company called Simply The Ticket. I lost my tickets to Silverstone that year. So have been hurt. It won't sop me supporting other smaller companies in this field though.
I completely understand your concerns, but I like to add a bit of context where relevant.