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    Default Has anyone been to a Grand Prix recently?

    It's my dad's 50th next year so mum was thinking about getting me and him a weekend at a grand prix. Looking at getting a full package, grandstand, food, travel etc.

    Has anyone done any of the f1 experience packages. We are looking at either Spa or Abu Dhabi.

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    You should also consider the Monaco GP. My sister did it and you get right in the pits
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    Been to Silverstone and Chinese grand prix. Loved it. Silverstone was a corporate event, was excellent, apart from trying to leave at end. Just had to have more beer!! Went to first Chinese GP at the end of our holiday there. Had a great day amongst a crowd of Italians. Organisation by Chinese was incredible. To and from the centre of Shanghai by coach in record time. Would love to go to Spa and I'm sure Abu Dhabi will be well organised. Getting to and from these type of events is always key for me.
    I'm sure Rob (Stoney) has been to Barcelona and a few have been to Silverstone, so more tips will follow I'm sure.

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    Iíve been to Silverstone and it was a nightmare firstly to get accommodation and secondly to get in and out the place on race weekend. A lot of the lads have been to GPs abroad and say itís far better and more exciting than Silverstone. There is one small and I mean small pub in silverstone village itself so you can imagine what trying to get a drink is like.
    Iíd opt for Adu Dhabi too I think if I ever went again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badwolf340 View Post
    You should also consider the Monaco GP. My sister did it and you get right in the pits
    Monaco is no use for my exams always lands on my birthday week. But it's also slap bang in the middle of exams

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    If I was to ever go to a live race it would have to be Spa and Eau Rouge Gold Tickets.
    I looked at the prices at Silverstone this year but with general admission tickets costing £150, car parking £50 and £50 just to cross the footbridge to get into the middle of the track there was no way I hell that I would pay that kind of money for a British F1 race.

    This deal donít look too bad but Iím unsure about where youíll end up being seated.

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    Friends of mine follow the F1 races and go to quite a few races and have said that the Abu Dhabi circuit is fantastic and always have great seats as send a live feed from the race

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    Spa or Monza would be my choices - BiL did Monza and had a great time, plus Milan is nicer to visit than Northampton.

    But I'd go to Le Mans personally, a proper petrolhead road trip


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon the fish View Post
    Spa or Monza would be my choices - BiL did Monza and had a great time, plus Milan is nicer to visit than Northampton.

    But I'd go to Le Mans personally, a proper petrolhead road trip
    If it was for my birthday I'd be going to le mans or 24h of nurburgring. Dad's not as into endurance racing as I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueboy View Post
    Friends of mine follow the F1 races and go to quite a few races and have said that the Abu Dhabi circuit is fantastic and always have great seats as send a live feed from the race
    We liked the idea of Abu Dhabi because you've then got Ferrari World and really good track experience like a formula 2000 car or 458 gt cars. And mum and dad have been to dubai twice but never Abu dhabi

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    And it's quite a flat track so as you say you can get a good view from most of the seats

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