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Poll: British Grand Prix 2019, Silverstone - Race 10/21

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Stinky, Jul 3, 2019.

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Rate the 2019 British Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed Jul 21, 2019.
  1. 1

    0.8%
  2. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 4

    0.8%
  5. 5

    1.5%
  6. 6

    3.1%
  7. 7

    6.9%
  8. 8

    37.4%
  9. 9

    34.4%
  10. 10

    15.3%
  1. Stinky

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 28, 2005

    Posts: 9,161

    Hi Guys

    Just picked up my tickets for Becketts next weekend. Im in Block 3 row A.... Is it good being low down there or better to be higher? Too late now, but ive not sat there before

    Jon
     
  2. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,235

    Location: Midlands

    I've sat at Becketts for about the last 5 years, it doesn't really matter where in those stands you are, you will get a great view and an awesome time. I've never sat as far forward as row A, and my preference would always be closer to the action. I like to take photos and having no one in front would be amazing, conversely, I've been there in torrential storms and watched the first 3 rows vacate to get some respite on the stairs, much to the grandstand safety steward's dismay.

    I can't remember exactly which end block 3 is at, but I assume it's the last one along the direction of the track, which means visibility of the cars through the Becketts turns will be immense. You might lose a bit of sight of them coming in and leaving, and across to Village/down the Wellington straight, but it'll be marginal and there will be a big screen the other side of the track to keep an eye on action elsewhere.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. .:MBK:.

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 30, 2004

    Posts: 4,441

    Location: Harrogate

    Mum blagged some GA tickets off her boss so hoping the weather holds. Be interesting to see if we can get any good views
     
  4. KiNgPiN83

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 3,622

    Location: Chatham

    Whenever i’ve GA’ed Vale has usually been pretty good. There’s usually a big screen opposite and you get to see them appear from Stowe and then race down past the pit entry/the few curves before the start line. However we had to get up at about 6 to get right to the front and plonk our seats down....
     
  5. Stinky

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 28, 2005

    Posts: 9,161

    Great!! This will be my first time in Becketts. I actually got these one stubhub for lower than face value which is a result!! Cant wait now! Will be camping up there as well!
     
  6. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,282

    Location: Leicestershire

    Wondering whether to take my two boys out of school (last day of term) on Friday for practice. It's my youngest's Birthday on Monday. I would go on Saturday but it's just having to lumber around with fold up chairs etc. whereas Friday will be quieter, and able to sit in the grandstands... plus 3 hours of F1 cars compared to 1 hour 45 minutes on Saturday.
     
  7. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,235

    Location: Midlands

    If you do decide to go, my nephews (7 and 9 at the time) got a huge kick out of the Family Zone activities on the North side of the track last year. They had the Bloodhound land speed record car there and were doing a "build your own jet car" with blocks of foam, hot wire cutting and sanding. Then you handed it over for its run and they put a little rocket in it, hooked it on the wire and did speed tests. I may have been loving it even more than they were. I can't say what activities will be on this time, but it's worth checking out if you've got youngsters.
     
  8. Entai

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Feb 28, 2004

    Posts: 72,169


    lets face it having youngsters is just a good excuse for the dads to go to the zone and have a play.

    If we could get away with just going ourselves and no kids in tow we would :cool:
     
  9. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 15,030

    Im at club corner. see u there
     
  10. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,235

    Location: Midlands

    You'll need some binoculars to see him at Becketts from Club :p
     
  11. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,540

    Location: St A

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    2018 Race Highlights
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    WDC Standings
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    Constructors' Championship Standings
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    Practice 1
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  12. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,540

    Location: St A

    Be interesting to see how the comprehensive track resurfacing affects lap times this year.
     
  13. MissChief

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 16,600

    Sat in Becketts in 2017 but at the back. The grandstand is raised anyway so even st the front you still get a good view. The screen is quite far away though but you can see the cars come up the hill between T2 & 3 and blast off down the straight and then pass in front of you through Becketts itself and off down the straight again so you’re rarely unable to see any cars for the whole race. Even in warm weather the breeze that high up can be cold though so bring a jacket or scarf and hat. There’s plenty of food options behind the grandstand too and proper toilets and a drinking water tap too at the back of the toilet block, although not widely signposted!
     
  14. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 11,836

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Cheers @Shimmy as always. Silverstone normally produces a decent race, and a bit of mixed weather in qualifying should hopefully help.

    I hope the resurfacing has smoothed out some sections that were way to bumpy for a track of this standing.
     
  15. smr

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,282

    Location: Leicestershire

    Sounds good. Anyone parked at Dadford campsite before? Just wondering if it's going to be too congested along Dadford Road around 8-9am tomorrow. There's either that or parking in Silverstone village but it would be more expensive.
     
  16. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 10,090

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

  17. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,235

    Location: Midlands

    I'd say Friday isn't too bad for congestion and I'd try to park closer. Dadford campsite is about a 20 minute walk to the main entrance I think.
     
  18. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,486

    Rich Energy situation is just getting weirder...

    From Haas


    From Rich Energy NL


    So, Storey seems to have tweeted the "we fire you!" while I'm assuming buzzing like a ladies personal massage device on his own product, and now everyone else is running around trying to walk it back...
     
  19. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,486

    So, it's 50 years of Sir Frank Williams, and they've got a tribute on the car.



    F1 has a youtube video up. You'll need to open it on youtube....



    Here's an older video from Williams.

     
  20. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,235

    Location: Midlands

    As gossipy as it is, I really want to know the whole Rich Energy saga. I don't want it to damage Haas, but things just aren't right with that "company".