Hi I have just bought 2 tickets for the 2019 French GP 149€ each for 3 day General admission and a campsite 3.5k down the road.
The camping at the circuit was 220€ and few facilities for Thursday though to Monday the one I booked was 155€ including electrical hookup and much better facilities, just a bit of a trek by foot to get to the circuit each day, although I bet time wise it isn't much different to driving.
Sounds like a great trip. Is it at Paul Richard again next year?
Not a huge F1 fan tbh but do remember going to Silverstone back in the v10 era. The speed and noise!! Remember the Toyota being particularly loud.
Hi Yes it is at paul richard, I have never been to a gp before, I had planned to go to the Barcelona gp which is actually closer to where I live in France, but it clashed with my friends dads 90th birthday which he obviously doesn't want to miss.
Think with a Grand Prix you see more on tv of the race but so much more going on at the circuit....have a good time and hope the weather is fine 👍🏻👍🏻
I don't think I will make a habit of going, and I certainly wouldn't go just for the race, we have a three day ticket, that also gets you limited access to the pits on the Thursday but I am not sure if we will get there in time for that, I am taking our 1981 transit camper so i think it will take us most of the day to get there on the Thursday.
Only ever been to 1 F1 GP, that was Silverstone when they changed it to April, 2001?? I got VIP tickets for the race day with Jordan through one of our suppliers, nobody else wanted to go, we were in the F1 paddock it was a great day, but some people never even came out of the marquee to watch any of the race they just stayed inside & got pissed as farts on the free booze. We were in the grandstand just after Bridge with Nuffield 1 & 2 as it was then, there were people around who hadn't a clue & I was explaining which driver was which to them by the colour of the car & the drivers helmet.
What I did think was fascinating was because Nuffield 1 was effectively a 180 turn, there was a post of the grandstand that acted like a marker line across both parts of the corner, Mikka Hakkinen was chasing David Coulthard & because of the post you could visually see the ebb & flow as he got closer or lost ground.
I have a plan to drive to Spa at the end of August in the buggy to watch that race, just need to book it & then worry about it actually happening once done.