GP trip next year

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Which GP would you rather go to?

Belgium GP - September 13th
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41%
British GP - June 21st
17
59%
 
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juggles wrote:I was sitting in Abbey last year, and it turned out to be the most eventful corner of the race. I'm not sure whether that was because in the wet, water naturally collects there, or if it just happened to rain on that part of the circuit. Either way we got bloody wet. But it was well worth missing most of the Wimbledon final for. Incredible day.

At the moment Sunday General Admission costs 109 pounds, and a seat in Abbey, Farm or Bridge will set you back 149 pounds. An extra thirty pounds for a guaranteed spectacular view and a giant TV opposite seems very worth it to me, especially as it's the last scheduled Silverstone GP. Bear in mind the price will rise in those 3 places to 179 pounds, so you have to get in fast.


I'd be tempted, but because I want all three days if possible, and Saturday/Sunday at the very least, I don't think I could stretch to that. :/
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Denthúl wrote:
juggles wrote:I was sitting in Abbey last year, and it turned out to be the most eventful corner of the race. I'm not sure whether that was because in the wet, water naturally collects there, or if it just happened to rain on that part of the circuit. Either way we got bloody wet. But it was well worth missing most of the Wimbledon final for. Incredible day.

At the moment Sunday General Admission costs 109 pounds, and a seat in Abbey, Farm or Bridge will set you back 149 pounds. An extra thirty pounds for a guaranteed spectacular view and a giant TV opposite seems very worth it to me, especially as it's the last scheduled Silverstone GP. Bear in mind the price will rise in those 3 places to 179 pounds, so you have to get in fast.


I'd be tempted, but because I want all three days if possible, and Saturday/Sunday at the very least, I don't think I could stretch to that. :/


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Im going for 3 day ticket on the pit straight, ive got a feeling im going to get wet.
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EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:
juggles wrote:I was sitting in Abbey last year, and it turned out to be the most eventful corner of the race. I'm not sure whether that was because in the wet, water naturally collects there, or if it just happened to rain on that part of the circuit. Either way we got bloody wet. But it was well worth missing most of the Wimbledon final for. Incredible day.

At the moment Sunday General Admission costs 109 pounds, and a seat in Abbey, Farm or Bridge will set you back 149 pounds. An extra thirty pounds for a guaranteed spectacular view and a giant TV opposite seems very worth it to me, especially as it's the last scheduled Silverstone GP. Bear in mind the price will rise in those 3 places to 179 pounds, so you have to get in fast.


I'd be tempted, but because I want all three days if possible, and Saturday/Sunday at the very least, I don't think I could stretch to that. :/


Go to stowe.... do it...


At £220, without any consideration for where I'd stay, that's a bit much. And I couldn't ask any of the people who might come with me to be paying that much, either.
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Denthúl wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:
juggles wrote:I was sitting in Abbey last year, and it turned out to be the most eventful corner of the race. I'm not sure whether that was because in the wet, water naturally collects there, or if it just happened to rain on that part of the circuit. Either way we got bloody wet. But it was well worth missing most of the Wimbledon final for. Incredible day.

At the moment Sunday General Admission costs 109 pounds, and a seat in Abbey, Farm or Bridge will set you back 149 pounds. An extra thirty pounds for a guaranteed spectacular view and a giant TV opposite seems very worth it to me, especially as it's the last scheduled Silverstone GP. Bear in mind the price will rise in those 3 places to 179 pounds, so you have to get in fast.


I'd be tempted, but because I want all three days if possible, and Saturday/Sunday at the very least, I don't think I could stretch to that. :/


Go to stowe.... do it...


At £220, without any consideration for where I'd stay, that's a bit much. And I couldn't ask any of the people who might come with me to be paying that much, either.


I no its all pricey as hell.
I got to come from Scotland - man I didn't think of that - oh well ticket ordered :)
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I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<
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Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<


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EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<


Camp?
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I no wt u mean


:hehe:

I don't really do camping these days. I'm the kind of person who needs to sleep on a comfy bed in order to get a good night's sleep :/
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Denthúl wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<


Camp?
You will always have your friends from Forumula1.com :rofl: justkidding
I no wt u mean


:hehe:

I don't really do camping these days. I'm the kind of person who needs to sleep on a comfy bed in order to get a good night's sleep :/


What about not sleeping?
I did tht most of the time. HAHAHAH my friend got up at 4am and went a 2 mile jog :S on the Friday before we went to the track
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Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<



We booked our hotel for next year in June, and the closest one we could find was luton......!
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EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<


Camp?
You will always have your friends from Forumula1.com :rofl: justkidding
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:hehe:

I don't really do camping these days. I'm the kind of person who needs to sleep on a comfy bed in order to get a good night's sleep :/


What about not sleeping?
I did tht most of the time. HAHAHAH my friend got up at 4am and went a 2 mile jog :S on the Friday before we went to the track


You know, I could do that. But I'd be well and truly annoyed at the slightest thing during the race: not good. :P

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Denthúl wrote:I'm not even sure I'd be able to find somewhere to stay that's relatively close to the track, knowing my luck. And there's always the risk of not being able to go, though I guess that really depends on whether or not I can convince someone to come along. I'm not going by myself >.<



We booked our hotel for next year in June, and the closest one we could find was luton......!


Wow. I guess I've no chance, then. :(
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unless u camp 8-)
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EwmanM wrote:unless u camp 8-)


Hmm. It's an option, though one that I'll only take if absolutely necessary. Where can you camp around there?
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Denthúl wrote:
EwmanM wrote:unless u camp 8-)


Hmm. It's an option, though one that I'll only take if absolutely necessary. Where can you camp around there?


Plenty of places.
Most are first come first serve
Although I no that Hamilton fields one will take a pre booking
google it and see.
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EwmanM wrote:
Denthúl wrote:
EwmanM wrote:unless u camp 8-)


Hmm. It's an option, though one that I'll only take if absolutely necessary. Where can you camp around there?


Plenty of places.
Most are first come first serve
Although I no that Hamilton fields one will take a pre booking
google it and see.


Well, I'll keep it in mind. I won't even know whether or not I'm going until Christmas, which could be a little late, given what Lewis has just achieved.
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