Oh, and something else Melbourne does better than any other GP that I know of: They have an absolutely jam-packed schedule with more on-track racing hot sessions than anyone, across 4 days, with 4 V8SC races, Historics, Australian GTs, Porsche Carrera Cup and/or Ferrari Challenge, Formula SAE, speed comparisons, and more.
- 5 F1 sessions
- 4 V8SC races + 2 FPs + Q
- 4 Porsche Carrera Cup races + FP + Q
- 4 Australian GT races + FP + Q
- 4 Historics demos
+ 4 RAAF Roulettes Air Shows & 4 RAAF F18 demos + all the music, stunt demos, etc all day every day. At the track.
It's unbelievable. All that in a 4 day F1 weekend. Amazing value. I can't think of anything else that comes even close to that. Can't wait to get down there for their GP.
I've said it since F1 was announced for Austin ... that (Melbourne) is the model we should be attempting to emulate at the circuit, and Montreal is what we should emulate back in town. I believe the same thing now in regard to Liberty. If they want to change the F1 weekend fan experience, these are the places they need to be drawing their inspiration from, IMHO. Most places probably can't or just won't pull off these types of events, though.
Edited by AustinF1, 01 January 2017 - 20:36.