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VTECMACHINE
03-12-06, 05:50 PM
Hey guys... Just wanted to find out how many people have been to an Formula 1 event in melbourne, or even around the world?

I really want to go... but last time I found out it was a bit pricey. But now i've kinda learnt how to manage my money. So I have been saving for the F1. would any JDMSTers be up for a trip to melbourne to watch the F1? Either 2007, or 2008?

I heard the atmosphere is absolutally AMAZING... if anyone's been, please share the experience. Where to stay... where to go out for the F1 at night? Etc etc...

van
03-12-06, 06:05 PM
I've never been, but I can attest to the fact that the atmosphere around the city during the GP is pretty hoppin'.

We'd be happy to put 2 or 3 of you up at our house for the duration. :)

VTECMACHINE
03-12-06, 06:14 PM
Ohhhhh... really! That's very hospitable of you. Well I going to try to convince IcemaN to come down with me. Would you come to the F1 Van?

van
03-12-06, 06:27 PM
Depends, is it your shout? :P

I'm not really into F1, I tend to prefer watching full bodied car races like SuperGT, V8SC, etc. That said, if my budget at that time is okay, I might!

VTECMACHINE
03-12-06, 06:37 PM
hmm... if ya let me stay at your house.. i'm sure I can shout ya! haha

van
03-12-06, 06:38 PM
Then that's a deal cuz!

VTECMACHINE
03-12-06, 06:45 PM
awsome dude... I'll get on it. Dunno if it will be this coming session. But definately either 2007 or 2008. I know 2008 sounds a little far away. Anyone else from Sydney up for it?

Brian_J
03-12-06, 07:43 PM
my friends drove down on the saturday night, got tix, watched it and drove back up to sydney sunday night
who needs accomodation

VTECMACHINE
04-12-06, 02:13 AM
Me... cos I actually wanna go out and stuff there. I'm sure some of the JDMST guys would take me out to see the town. Dunno if i'll remember it... but that's another issue.

Justin Fox
04-12-06, 09:48 AM
I've never been and I really want to go too. Let's do it next year. 100%.

z10
04-12-06, 05:06 PM
lets drive down to melb for the event and track day at phillip island on the way home? LOL

VTECMACHINE
04-12-06, 06:06 PM
yeah i'm down for it! Justin wanna move this to Events? Do you mean 2007 or 2008? Cos we really need to get tickets soon.

VTECMACHINE
06-12-06, 01:51 PM
Ok the f1 is on the 2nd april this year. That's what the site says. But WTF that's a monday. They aren't selling tickets yet.

Garth Ivers
06-12-06, 02:40 PM
the event is scheduled for mid march
ill be there no doubt, last year was FUCKING AWESOME

nothing like the sound of F1 4 feet underneath you!

VTECMACHINE
06-12-06, 02:43 PM
Ok I'm denfinately up!!!! ne one else?!?!?!??!?!

garthy... how much are tix dude?

IcemaN
06-12-06, 04:40 PM
hmmm i need dates and pricing. my birthdays 31st of march so i would like to be in syd for it unless my mates come to melb with me hehe and i dont think van wants that many people staying at him hehe:)

Levos1
07-12-06, 10:54 AM
I will be there!
I have to do it next year...... beeen talking about it for sooo long !!

We are probably looking at the Corporate passes and i think they are about $1000 for the 4 days.

narada
07-12-06, 11:33 AM
You guys, F1 is the BEST motorsports experience youll ever get as a spectator... if any of you go you have to watch (or listen) at the braking point at the turn 6 chicane...

these cars are accelerating in 7th gear through (what looks like) the most enclosed area of the circuit and hit the brakes and downshift to second at about 80m before the corner..

"screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaammm, then boom crackle and pop"

narada
07-12-06, 11:36 AM
youll also get to experience different driving styles there as drivers like button brake a little earlier but are easier into the corner and alonso braking super late and darting into the corner like a mad man!

narada
07-12-06, 11:43 AM
the best part is when you get there before the session starts and you can hear the echos of the cars a mile away and then you wait anxiously for a minute or so until the first car comes flying towards you.. then you get that shivery feeling...

hahahah LOL.. shows how much of a fanatic i am when it comes to F1!!

Shuey accelerating towards turn 6
http://www.circuit-club.com/Shuey2.jpg

VTECMACHINE
07-12-06, 01:27 PM
Aw narada you seem like me! hehehe. I have only missed like 3 races in 2 seasons. So excited... Levos let me know when you getting ticks etc.

Justin Fox
11-12-06, 09:49 AM
OK I really wanna do it now. After talking to Narada yesterday lol. Let's do it. Where do we get tix from, etc etc someone do the hard work and report back! I'm lazy lol!

Flawless
11-12-06, 10:31 AM
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AGPMAIN07&searchId=ce2d7238-755e-42fc-bb9b-223e78211a8c

Justin Fox
11-12-06, 01:51 PM
http://www.grandprix.com.au/default.aspx?s=general_admission

OK so... still confused. Not going to get a grand stand I think...

VTECMACHINE
11-12-06, 02:13 PM
nah we'll go general admission J.F! It's cheaper, and better atmosphere! Who's going???

Me, Justin... anyone else? lol

RyanP
11-12-06, 11:05 PM
I went last year, via work - corporate tix.

Trust me, its an experience.

namster
12-12-06, 12:10 AM
F1 is a def must!!

At first i was going to F1 Melbourne, but then i thought, if im gonna spend cash on hotels and F1 tix, then i may as well make the most of it. So, another country it was! Malaysia Sepang March 2005

the F1 stand chicks
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4717/dsc0287ob6.jpg
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3446/dsc0177pc0.jpg

Crowds
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8166/dsc0197lj1.jpg
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4814/dsc0296ip8.jpg
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9943/dsc0131yt3.jpg

JPM!!! - at a race weekend interview
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/7461/dsc0321dl8.jpg
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5459/dsc0327ba2.jpg

Pedro!! - and he autographed the ticket for my gf.
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1538/2005vnklsg048tu6.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/8501/2005vnklsg056qm1.jpg


Villeneuve spins out turn 1
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5458/dsc0513mm7.jpg

Alonso - Race Winner
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2332/dsc0600se9.jpg

Ferrari - not too good this year....
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3323/dsc0443hg6.jpg