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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2017, 12:43 Thread Starter
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Taking in an F1 race in the motorhome

Sat watching the Austrian GP practice session and saw air shoots of the circuit including the large camping ground just off to the left at the first corner and it looked pretty organised, so it started me thinking about taking in an F1 weekend next year.

Which are the best viewing circuits? Where to sit? The best MH facilities? Ease to get to the circuit?

Any recommendations and advice please?

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hi richard

what a good question

i would also be interested


i went to the good wood festival last year with the car but it was so busy

they do a great version of goodwood in the algarve near portimao end of october
i have been meaning to go but missed it 2 times hopefully this year

the best thing is its only around 15 euro to get in

i will try and get some more details

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Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamps

http://www.campingf1.com/events/belg...Fe0Q0wodHr0L8w

Lots of camping provision, and the AWESOME Eua Rouge !!!

VASTLY cheaper tickets than the British GP and it's not too far to travel to.

27th August this year.

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Hi Andy, have thought about Spa for several years but the weather has always put me off. Did do a bit of research on the camping a while back and all I found was pics of motorhomes or cars stuck or being towed out of muddy camping fields.

The other problem with Spa is that is a big circuit so you are limited to one view of the track, whereas the Austrian if you were in the grandstand that lined the straight after the first corner it looked like you could see the cars going away to turn 2 then coming back from turn 3 to turns 4 & 5 which were right in front of you.

I'd like some confirmation of that it anyone has been please?

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In the late 70's early 80's the only private part of the Austrian track was the area around the paddock and start finish area, the surrounding area around most of the track was open to the public and it was possible to free camp with a perfect view.
Not been there since Red Bull have owned it, last time there was in 1988 (for Drag Racing) and the viewing you describe was certainly possible then, can't help much with camp site as we were parked up in paddock.

A really good option is Barcelona, easy access and they do have a reasonable camp site (need to pre book) the track itself is excellent for viewing with plenty of grandstand and you can walk around virtually all of the track.

As Mrplodd suggests Spa is awesome but totally agree ref your comments on weather and poor facilities (bit like the Peterborough show ground ).

No car GP but for bikes Jerez is brilliant, camp site overlooks the circuit and easy access.

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Are you sure those areas were actual Camping for the Punters and not the 100s of Staff that come in from afar?
I know the Marshalls are volunteers from all over the EU.

Like you my immediate thought was let's have some of that.
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Are you sure those areas were actual Camping for the Punters and not the 100s of Staff that come in from afar?
I know the Marshalls are volunteers from all over the EU.

Like you my immediate thought was let's have some of that.
There were several aerial shots during the weekend and I did start to wonder whether it was a general camping area! It didn't seem to be very crowded or tightly packed together, unfortunately the websites CampingF1 just said 'sold out' wait till 2018 details are published.

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Flip me Richard, I read the title and imagined you on the track!!

A bit like the logo for MHF!!
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Richard

If you Google "Camping for the Belgian Grand Prix" a lot of other campsite details come up.

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