If it's your first time at a Grand Prix, then the following pointers may be useful for the big day.Getting to the Circuit
There are usually a number of different ways to reach the circuit, and each circuit will have its own rules and networks in place over the weekend. For specific circuit information check the 'Travel Advice' section, but the following can be considered:
* Shuttle bus
- many circuits put on free or payable shuttle buses from local towns and/or stations to the circuit. These do not need to be booked in advance.
* Public transport
- some circuits are located close enough to public transport stops to walk from.
* Driving - most circuits offer parking facilities, but be aware that traffic can be very slow, especially on race day. Always check the parking provisions prior to driving as you may need to pre-purchase a pass.
- taxis go to and from most circuits but traffic can be slow. Your hotel can usually arrange a reliable taxi to the circuit, but it's worth considering that it may take a little time to get a taxi back at the end of the day.
- if you want to arrive in style then many circuits feature helipads or local airports shuttle customers directly to the track.
Whichever option you choose, keep in mind that a very large number of people will be leaving after the race so please allow a generous amount of time for your exit. The Weather
Mother nature can be unforgiving, so always check the weather forecast before you set out each day. Some grandstands provide covers, but this is no guarantee of protection from the sun or rain so dress appropriately. In hot weather it's particularly important to bring hats, sunglasses, and sun cream for your protection. If it's raining, waterproofs are essential, and you can bring umbrellas but please be aware it's not practical (and sometimes forbidden) to put them up in a grandstand.
Food and Drink
Every circuit offers food and drink, albeit often at higher prices. The food on offer varies greatly between circuits but generally is in the form of mobile catering vans. Most circuits don't have a problem with you bringing your own refreshments, but some are not keen on spectators bringing their own alcohol. Generally, if you intend to bring alcohol then try to avoid bringing glass bottles and only take what you need, but it does come down to circuit discretion on the day. Photography and Video
Many circuits actually prohibit the use of photography and video equipment as there are legal and copyright issues surrounding it. However, the reality is, if you attend an event, most people will have one or the other. Generally this doesn't seem to cause a problem, but we have heard of rare incidents in the past when video cameras have been refused. Therefore, whilst we can't endorse either, we would recommend you avoid bringing a video camera.
If you're in a grandstand/hospitality then seating is reserved and not a problem. However, if you have a general admission ticket then some spectators like to bring their own seats and 'set up camp' for the day. If you haven't been to a circuit before then it's worth checking their policy; most are fine with this as long as the seating you bring is portable e.g. fold-up camping stools.
source : F1tickets