German GP - tips

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I'm going to the German GP in July, anyone know where you pick the tickets up from (having bought through F1.com site). Also best time to arrive and what else happens before the 2pm race.
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You will probably receive information about where to collect tickets from, prior to the event.

It would be best to arrive well before 2pm, as the queues will be very large, and there is plenty to do before the race. The will be food/merchandise stalls to visit, but also plenty of support races for sports cars and GP2/3, etc.

When I went to the British GP back in 2011, I was advised to get up at 5am! And, given the magnitude of the queuing, it was a sound idea.

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Thanks. I'll set the alarm clock. I think the road access is better around Hockenheim than Silverstone but I want to soak up the whole day's events
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Cool.

So, which grandstand are you going to be at?
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A pols for the delayed response. We're in grandstand F. Can't wait!
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I'm going go the German Gp too!! :D :D
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Excellent! Where will you be sitting?
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I'm not sure :rofl: . My sister has booked it all and she knows nothing much about F1 so took the advice of the guy. It's in the slower part of the track so more chance of seeing the cars . I'll suss it out( after next week, I'm away next week) and let you know. :D
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We're in grandstand F just near the entrance to the pits and the finishing line at the start of the main straight. Should be a good spot.
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We're actually stopping at the GP en route during a gentle drive with the roof down to Croatia and back. Off in 3 weeks. Very excited!
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We're flying over for the weekend. So not as leisurely as your trip. We're staying at a hotel about 20 mins from the track.

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We're about 15 mins away between the track and Heidelberg.
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Regarding your question on how early you should get there...I'd be at the gates when they open in the morning. When I went to the US GP last year, the gates opened at 8:30am and turn 1 general admission area was already almost full by 9am. Don't worry, the race start will come quicker than you think with all the on-track support events as well as the drivers parade. It won't be boring!
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Thanks we'll definitely get there early. Though I have got grandstand tickets rather than general admission.
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My tickets are innentribune A zone6 . Ive looked on the map and they look good, on the inside of the track in the stadium section. If anyone's been, is that a good place? getting excited about it now!!!!!
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