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catalyst 02.08.2014 15:52

Anybody going to the F1 grand prix in Monza on the 7th September? This is going to be my first time going to a grand prix so it'll be nice to get any tips and advice and also meet up with of you guys here :msncool:

Also, any advice as to which ticket I should get for Monza wouldn't go amiss!

Island Monkey 02.08.2014 16:10

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It's next month! Are there any tickets left?

Grandstand at first chicane would be best (on outside of track).

My experience of Monza is that the circuit is a very long walk from the station!

vostok4 03.08.2014 00:00

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There are GA tickets left for sale and others (some grandstands) as well.

As for the track, if you're going as GA there's actually a small concrete grandstand on the exit of 11, however the live action is quite boring there. There is a great view to the monitor though, and easy access for the post race podium rush. 1st chicane will have lots of passes due to DRS, but Monza is a tight course. I think that for GA perhaps Asacari would be the best, as you can get a seat in GA head on looking at the cars approaching the chicane.

Advice: wear comfortable shoes, the walk is long from the bus stop (if you bus from the Monza train station). Food/beer isn't too expensive on site, but you can easily go with some extras if you please.

What we did last year is take a phone and listen to BBC radio for commentary because it was essentially watching monitors without sound (we were inside 11 exit). Supposedly there's lots festivities throughout the evenings if you camp (Italians are quite a pleasant bunch).

Train to Milano is the best way to get there, then you can get a B&B in Milano for cheap and train to Monza + bus to circuit.

Have fun!

Sean Connery 03.08.2014 11:30

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www.monzanet.it/en

plenty of tickets avaiable but you're now paying for one day what I paid for 3. Head for 8* or 6*, they're good locations.

If the weather doesn't change, bring a bin liner or 5!! It'll be a wet race unless summer arrives :D

catalyst 03.08.2014 13:17

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Thanks so much for the advice guys!! As it's my first grand prix, would you recommend me getting the general admission tickets?

Also, I've read that it's a long long walk to get to the track, but I read that there's a bus that'll take you straight to the track from Lesmo station (you will have to pay for a bus ticket, it's not the free one). Does that sound correct?

Cheers!!

Island Monkey 03.08.2014 13:40

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Personally, I'd get grandstand rather than GA if possible. With grandstand you have your allocated seat, so you can wander around to get food, go to the toilet, look at the stands etc. if you get GA you have to get in early and grab your spot.... Then not move if you want to keep it... I don't find that enjoyable, but lots of people do it!

vostok4 03.08.2014 14:14

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I do not know of a bus that takes you to the track, perhaps it is there (I'm sure VIP people don't walk!), but the walk is nice (at least it wasn't raining for us).

As for the tickets, I liked the GA. I don't know if grandstands would have been better. I think if I were to GA again though, I would camp and buy lots of food and stuff for the day.

Regardless of where you go, find the right spot to get on the track after the race! Near the inside apex of 11 is a good spot from the infield, they open a gate and you can just run to try and get some champagne on you :)

Capo 03.08.2014 16:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vostok4 (Post 2210463)
I do not know of a bus that takes you to the track, perhaps it is there (I'm sure VIP people don't walk!), but the walk is nice (at least it wasn't raining for us).

As for the tickets, I liked the GA. I don't know if grandstands would have been better. I think if I were to GA again though, I would camp and buy lots of food and stuff for the day.

Regardless of where you go, find the right spot to get on the track after the race! Near the inside apex of 11 is a good spot from the infield, they open a gate and you can just run to try and get some champagne on you :)

Perhaps he is referring to the bus that goes from the station to the track.

There is a bus stop that is ~300 meters from the track, but I am not sure whether from that entrance you can access all sectors.

catalyst 05.08.2014 18:54

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Great, thanks everyone for your help! I think I will get a GA ticket and see how that's like.

lucciferrari189 03.09.2014 01:28

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I'll be heading down to Monza this weekend but only for the Saturday.. will be my first time too. Would be good to see a few English faces down there!

SOBEIT 03.09.2014 07:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lucciferrari189 (Post 2230640)
I'll be heading down to Monza this weekend but only for the Saturday.. will be my first time too. Would be good to see a few English faces down there!

Don't worry about that, there will be plenty in stand 6C.

edu 03.09.2014 13:42

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Sharing the knowledge. I just bought my tickets at tickets.monzanet.it
This is the service from the race track. Somehow the prices here are better then the ones at F1.com (I would expect them to be the same). Moreover, monzanet is offering some tickets at discounted prices.

Being my first time I wasn't sure which seat to buy. This website has some good tips: http://www.enterf1.com/italian-grand...o-sit-at-monza
But the Customer service from the race track (phone number is on the website) was very helpful also.

Children under 11 don't pay on General Standing. And on any other area, they pay only the difference between the G. Standing price and the desired seat price. However, this can't be done online, you can only benefit from the children arrangement buying at the entrance. Customer Service explained that there will always be available tickets to buy at the race day but of course depending on availability it might not be everywhere and could also be that seats are not together.

We decided to go to 21e which is discounted from eur 165 to 100, and seem to be Ok from the tips I got.

I was also told that, although the noise level from the engines has decreased, it's still important to wear earplugs, especially for smaller kids. F1 is the main race of the day but there are also other races going on, so they advised to arrive as early as 9:30h to enjoy the day. Honestly I am not planning to spending so many hours there, but on the other hand, the closer it gets to the F1 race time, there will be more crowd and traffic.

Finally, there are several entry points to the circuit and the walk could be longer depending on that.

Weather is currently forecasted to be sunny during the race day.
Looking forward to it!

Sean Connery 03.09.2014 13:52

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I'll be getting sunstroke in 6A :)

ChatdeChocolat 03.09.2014 14:01

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We're going to be in 4, I hope they are good seats...bought these as a surprise for OH so debated a looong time which ones to get and these seemed nice, and with seats too.

I am actually looking forward to it now...:D

+1 for the buying tickets on the track website rather than F1. I got BURNED on this one, ended up spending about 100 EUR more :(

Sean Connery 05.09.2014 21:11

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So I tried 6C-B-A today plus Piscina.

What did I find? It was hot, you need sunscreen. The turbo cars at the end of the straight means you hear what sounds like a rocket arriving and then the bang-bang-bang down the gears to get around the corner.

Next year, I'm going around the back - there were lots of slip-ups at Ascari today and Lesmo might be a good passing point.....but a long walk!!

Parking I found with the bike to be easy. Traffic today was terrible but the police don't care about you making progress.....it's the way to do it ;)

Sean Connery 05.09.2014 21:15

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oh and 8a and b are VERY Ferrari :D

Sean Connery 07.09.2014 17:48

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What a race, we had Rosberg messing up in front of us to be passed, Hamilton doing Massa, Alonso have an engine go pop and it was clear to me support was for Ferrari and anyone but Rosberg! Lots of mad Finns too!

Loved it. Highly recommended spot.

Sean Connery 21.01.2015 20:00

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Dear Formula 1 fan,
roaring engines have just now stopped, but in Monza we are already working for a new unforgettable Formula 1 on next September 6th 2015.

The tickets presale has just started and we have great news and surprise in store for you so that you will not do without attending the Event.

Compared with 2014, in 2015 no price rises, quite the opposite some stands will be sold at a special price, up to 90 euros discounts.

The big news, however, concerns Sunday tickets: since sales starting some stands will be available at promotional price starting from 100 euros.

Be with us to experience the unforgettable emotion of Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia. Since over 80 years a fascinating experience.

Monzanet Ticketing Team

http://tickets.monzanet.it

SOBEIT 21.01.2015 20:17

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Doesn't seem to be any offers for 6c which take kids into account, unless I leave them at home with the grandparents....

Sean Connery 21.01.2015 20:22

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6B is also not bad - if you get kids' tickets, I expect they put you on the front row and you can see the start and first curves really well.

I'm tempted by Parabolica and Ascari. But there was lots of action on those first bends........


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