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Australian F1 Grand Prix

by wwroam

Can anyone recommend a good stand at the Grand Prix, and perhaps any rows to avoid eg bottom 4 rows,

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by sirgaw

First up I've never been to the F1 in Melb or anywhere else, but I've driven bits of the Albert Park circuit as a cab driver taking people to the various places within the park. Also Lakeside Drive is a road that is used as a road for the year, however when the F1 is drawing close, the workers get busy putting up all the stands.

There may be a better web site, but have a look at http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/787/ and that lists the stands and their relationship to the course. If you click on the yellow dot at "Moss" you'll see that the cars are doing 305 k/ph and really are just a blur (with noise), so you need to be near a corner. At corner 1 the speed is 145 k/ph, but its also where many of the corporate stands are located with their high prices.

I'm suggesting at either end of pit straight so you see the start and finish and get to see the cars at something of a speed that the eyes can take in.

Take ear plugs - LOL


Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by wwroam

Thanks David.
I've booked the Schumacher stand.

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by betska

Hi Wayne,
Are the dates out for Melbourne? If so, could you please let me know :o)

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by wwroam

Sure are. 26,27,28,29 March.
I thought I made a mistake with the booking but got what I wanted all along which was the 4 Corner GP Advantage Package. The Sunday raceday is the `Schumacher stand. The Brabham package was already sold out.

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by betska

Thanks Wayne, I was thinking that I might be able to meet my son there. Was hoping it was early April, Will maybe still be in Laos. Oh well, still have options open..... Vroom, Vroom!!!!!!!!

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by sirgaw

Just in case you havnt caught up with the news - there has been a change of time for starting the big race. I think its now 5pm instead of 3pm. The stands around Schumacher will be looking into the sun at a low angle as you view towards the start/finish line and the main straight.

Sorry I didnt think of this before.

Re: Australian F1 Grand Prix

by wwroam

Thats OK. I was aware of the start time.Didn't think of the sun.

Travel Tips for Melbourne

Free Travel Guides

by ives

Before going out the AIRPORT, get one of the free travel guide booklets and city maps. All you need to know about what to do, where to go, when to go, and how to get there can be found in the travel guides. The free booklets can be found past customs and immigration.

Chocolates from Haig
- you can...

by Audrey118

Chocolates from Haig
- you can only get them in Melbourne and Adelaide. It hails from Adelaide,
but I dare say it is the best chocolate from Australia.

I like best the ones which are round and has an entire macadamia nut in it. yum!!!

Melbourne: Arts and Culture Pt 2

by Intrepidduck

The NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) is another Melbourne ikon and institution supported and loved by Melbournians as much as AFL football or the Melbourne Cup. It was designed by the late Roy Grounds and completed in 1968, while recently under went major renovations. The NGV houses the largest collection of international art in Melbourne. The building in it's self is a monumental work of art - the entrance Water Wall the key show piece, as well as Leonard French's stained glass ceiling in the Great Hall.

Aussie Rules Maddness

by Sweetberry1

Aussies are crazy about their football.. "Aussie Rules Football".
In fact Aussies are crazy about sport in general.. Football in winter, and cricket in summer.
Ohh, and there are lots of other sports in between.
I have never really been crazy about sport myself, but do have a favorite team.... The Pies.. (Collingwood)

Collingwood played its first game as a full-fledged member of the VFA on May 7, 1892 against Carlton and lost by two goals to three.
It was the beginning of one of Australian sport's longest running, and strongest, rivalries, which is still very much alive today.

The Magpies were the youngest of the clubs that formed the Victorian Football League in 1897, but have made a huge impact on the competition and the game in general.

Today... Still the best team!

Attention to all Strawberries Lovers

by Jolaz

Just a few minutes drive from Arthur Seat that you can come to the Sunny Ridge Strawberries Farm. There are around 30 rows of strawberry fields there. However only a few of them will be opened for strawberries picking each day and you are restricted to pick in that area. Hence the earlier you could be there, the bigger and more strawberries you can pick.

You need to pay AUD5 for strawberries picking, which in return will entitle you to have 500gm free. Any extra will be weighed and charged.

There are a lot of strawberries produce sold there also.

And of course don't miss the ice-cream made from these fresh strawberries


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