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calmyourjets
post Apr 2 2009, 01:50 PM
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Hi,

I'm considering getting tickets for the Brazilian Grand Prix in October but noticed that there is a huge difference in price between section G and the other areas of the track. As I'm travelling on a budget I'm tempted to go for the cheapest tickets but wondered if anyone had any advice? blink.gif

Is section g suitable for tourists? I see from the ticket sites that it's not covered but haven't really seen any other explanation for the huge price difference.

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post Apr 2 2009, 02:52 PM
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I guess the more expensive tickets would probably be closer to the finish line, n'est pas?


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post Apr 2 2009, 04:48 PM
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Hey Big Red Truck! Can you find anything about this from Tres Lagoas. It's at Interlagos.
Anyway, don't worry about Section G. The web site shows it is now sold out. The web site gives pretty good descriptions of each sector.
http://www.gpbrasil.com/?lang=EN&page=tickets


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post Apr 2 2009, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE(mmbcross @ Apr 2 2009, 05:48 PM) *

Hey Big Red Truck! Can you find anything about this from Tres Lagoas. It's at Interlagos.
Anyway, don't worry about Section G. The web site shows it is now sold out. The web site gives pretty good descriptions of each sector.
http://www.gpbrasil.com/?lang=EN&page=tickets


Let me check into it with some of the guys from work...I'll let ya'll know soon.


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Ok Calm...got some info for you.

After talking with some of the guys who went last year, they recommend sitting at the Senna curve (See the map), which would be Sector D or Sector E. Both of these are covered grandstands, which they said is quite necessary if it ends up being a sunny day.

Sector D is one of the more exciting spots on the track and is closer to the track in the curves than any other spot. Also you get a good view of the Start/Finish straight. I don't know if Sector D has video screens that can be easily seen so you can see the rest of the racetrack too. You should contact them to ask about that.

Sector E also has a good view of the Senna curve towards the end and has a good view of the "Curva do Sol" and the beginning of the back straight. Sector E also gets a buffet lunch served. Sector E definitely has a large video screen and smaller TVs so you can keep track of the rest of the race.

So then you've got to decide, do you want to be that much closer to the action? Or do not mind being a little farther away and food is included? frantics.gif

If you've got any specific questions, let me know and I'll find out what I can for you.


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Wow, what a hard working guy! Thanks so much for all that personal info, that's great.


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post Apr 4 2009, 04:41 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Apr 3 2009, 10:45 AM) *

Wow, what a hard working guy! Thanks so much for all that personal info, that's great.


All I had to do was write it down...the guys here at work are the ones who did the "research" at the track wink.gif


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post Apr 4 2009, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for all that info big_red_truck, very helpful pointers. Unfortunately sections D and E are definitely out of my budget. sad.gif I had been looking at sections M or F if G isn't suitable for tourists but they are still a fair bit more expensive. However if they offer a better view and are more safe then I'll just need to decide whether to go for it or not...decisions, decisions!!

There is a site still selling section g tickets (http://www.bookf1.com/brazilian-formula-1-grand-prix-112/tickets.htm) so I'd still be interested in any information possible about that section if your friends have any feedback.

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post Apr 5 2009, 12:20 PM
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Alright...talked with some of the other guys last night, one whose been to Interlagos five times.

He said that he wouldn't recommend for anyone to sit in Sector G because it is not covered.

He also doesn't recommend Sector M because it's quite boring. The only real action you see is the start/finish...otherwise, the cars are zipping past you so you only get to see them for 2 seconds. Unless the Pit Row really floats your boat, he said to avoid Sector M.

Sector F is what he would pick out of these options. You get the covered grandstand, and you can still see the Senna curve (he's all about the Senna curve, that's where "all the good action happens")

And on safety, the guys I talked to didn't mention anything about safety being an issue...but the Brasilian guy wouldn't have to worry...and the Finnish guys only ever sat in the E section, which has its own security force (Sections G, M, and F don't have a separate security force, so there aren't as many guards there)


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post Apr 5 2009, 02:50 PM
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Thank you very much for all that detailed info (thanks to the guys at your work too!!) and for how quickly you've responded.

I'm not fussed about the pit lane action and only seeing the cars for a few seconds so if the Senna curve's the place to be i'll go for section F.

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post Apr 5 2009, 07:11 PM
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You are welcome. Hope you enjoy yourself when you get here. And make sure to blog about it and post pics!


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