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    Thread: 2012 Grand Prix du Canada - June 8-9-10 - who's going?

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      02-26-2012 11:48 AM #1
      Just booked my tickets and hotel this morning. June can't get here soon enough.

      I booked grandstand 12, with a view of the tail-end of the start/finish straight, turns 1/2, and the pit exit...should be a good spot. it's an elevated grandstand so the view is supposed to be fully clear of the fences and crash barriers.

      Who else is going this year? I know there's usually a good contingent from the forum that makes it out.

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      02-28-2012 09:26 PM #2
      Its reassuring to know there are hotel rooms still available that weekend.

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      02-29-2012 07:41 AM #3
      My 5th time at Montreal. Grandstand 31 and staying at Hotel Universel

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      02-29-2012 08:35 AM #4
      I'm staying at Best Western on the south shore in Brossard....about a 15 min can ride to the metro station.

      I think I got the last room there. There are lots of rooms itself in the $300+ per night range. Mine was $200 per.
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      03-04-2012 06:52 PM #5
      i'll be going also, staying at alt hotel in quebec about 20 25mn away from the track. grandstand 31 best seats in the house in my opinion
      2nd time going
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      03-04-2012 07:21 PM #6
      Alt Hotel is pretty nice, I tried to book there but it was sold out.
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      03-04-2012 08:07 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by The Red Baron View Post
      Alt Hotel is pretty nice, I tried to book there but it was sold out.
      loved it close enough to the border and the race track. you might want to check out the governor hotel in montreal it's right on saint catherine too
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      03-07-2012 07:28 PM #8
      My tickets arrived today...can't wait
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      03-23-2012 01:56 PM #9
      Very jealous of all of you going to the race... this is the first time in 6 years that I will miss the race (with the exception of the year Mr. Jerklestone wanted more money and got the race cancelled).

      Have a blast!

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      03-24-2012 01:01 AM #10
      I went in 2010 and I hope I could go again. I had an absolute blast. I went with three of my buddies I've known for more than 20 years. It was a great hanging with them once again.

      Everything about the trip was great. The atmosphere of the city, gwaking at all the exotics passing by while dining outdoors, the street festivals, the women and so on.

      Honestly, if I had a choice between the Austin GP and going to Montreal again, I would pick Montreal

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      03-24-2012 09:26 AM #11
      I plan on booking tickets shortly. Was having a tough time finding someone to go with me but I'm in Montreal right now staying with a friend and he told me last night he got the weekend off and he wants me to get us tickets. Free place to stay is an awesome bonus too.

    12. 03-25-2012 11:53 AM #12
      I booked everything a few months ago. We went last year and sat in grandstand 33 which was a great spot so we decided to sit there again. Hotels downtown seems to still be available, they're expensive but you have a good shot of running into some of the teams. I decided to burn some Starpoints I've accrued from all the traveling I've done over the years and was able to grab a free room at the Westin Montreal. When I was there in 2010 Renault and the FIA were staying there as well - On race day we went down to the restaurant for breakfast and sat a few tables away from Bernie Ecclestone.

      EDIT: wow - the downtown hotels are MUCH more expensive than they were a few months ago. $649/nt at the Westin is ridiculous.
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      03-25-2012 08:56 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by drewSAAB95 View Post
      I booked everything a few months ago. We went last year and sat in grandstand 33 which was a great spot so we decided to sit there again. Hotels downtown seems to still be available, they're expensive but you have a good shot of running into some of the teams. I decided to burn some Starpoints I've accrued from all the traveling I've done over the years and was able to grab a free room at the Westin Montreal. When I was there in 2010 Renault and the FIA were staying there as well - On race day we went down to the restaurant for breakfast and sat a few tables away from Bernie Ecclestone.

      EDIT: wow - the downtown hotels are MUCH more expensive than they were a few months ago. $649/nt at the Westin is ridiculous.
      Grandstand 33!! I always sit there except for one year where I splurged on a seat at the hairpin.

      33 is the best cost vs. location option in my opinion.

      Hope you have a great time.

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      03-26-2012 10:37 AM #14
      I scoped out the track yesterday morning. Pretty cool! It's narrower than I expected.



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      03-26-2012 06:30 PM #15
      does anyone know roughly when the schedule of all of the events around the city generally comes out? ie. the different street festivals, historic grand prix, support races, etc
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      04-12-2012 12:36 PM #16
      Just ordered tickets for grandstand 22.

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      05-23-2012 04:59 PM #17
      Just got my tickets for grandstand 33:

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    18. 05-28-2012 11:04 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by rrr rr View Post
      Just got my tickets for grandstand 33:
      Hod did you get your tickets sent to you? I've always had to pick them up on Friday or Saturday at the circuit.. BTW, good choice on 33 - I'll be there!

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      05-29-2012 08:14 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by The Red Baron View Post
      does anyone know roughly when the schedule of all of the events around the city generally comes out? ie. the different street festivals, historic grand prix, support races, etc
      Track schedule http://www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca/schedule

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      05-29-2012 01:24 PM #20
      no historic grand prix this year


      say, has anyone ever rented a FanVision for the race? I am considering if...any feedback?
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      05-29-2012 03:54 PM #21
      speaking of this:



      who can predict the first into the wall?

      Where's Maldo? or Massa? both are walking the fine line next race.
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    22. 05-29-2012 04:07 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      who can predict the first into the wall?
      vettel in practice

    23. 05-29-2012 07:04 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by rrr rr View Post
      Just got my tickets for grandstand 33:
      Dude, you're literally sitting almost exaclty where I was last year. It's a bit high up, but still one of the best turns to be on with a perfect view and plenty of passing. Sh|t went crazy when Button passed Vettel right in front of us on the last lap.

      Quote Originally Posted by The Red Baron View Post
      does anyone know roughly when the schedule of all of the events around the city generally comes out? ie. the different street festivals, historic grand prix, support races, etc
      There's a big block party on Saint Catherine that goes on from about Thursday to Saturday, then all those vendors move to the track on Sunday.

      A shame about no historic race. Last year they even had the John Player Lotus racing.

    24. 05-29-2012 09:48 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Sono Qui View Post
      Dude, you're literally sitting almost exaclty where I was last year. It's a bit high up, but still one of the best turns to be on with a perfect view and plenty of passing. Sh|t went crazy when Button passed Vettel right in front of us on the last lap.
      Grandstand 33 is a great place to sit. We enjoyed watching the race from there, and that pass made sitting in the rain all afternoon worth it! We were mid way up in section 7 - when the leaders came around on the last lap I had picked up my phone to try and grab one last shot of them going past. I wasn't 100% paying attention, but almost dropped it when I realized what was happening! After the race I looked and realized I had actually gotten a shot of Button going by - I just wish I had my DSLR and not my phone.. But yeah, I'm looking forward to sitting there again this year!

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      05-29-2012 10:44 PM #25
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      vettel in practice
      good answer.

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      05-30-2012 01:00 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by drewSAAB95 View Post
      Hod did you get your tickets sent to you? I've always had to pick them up on Friday or Saturday at the circuit.. BTW, good choice on 33 - I'll be there!
      I ordered them from the circuit's website and there were options to have them mail it, or pick it up at will call.

      I had general admission tickets last year, and I was standing next to GS 33 until the race was red flagged. I waited it out in the casino, then found a better vantage point when the race was restarted, but missed the epic lead change.
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    27. 05-30-2012 09:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubjb View Post
      grrrrrr..

      Bunch of whiny c*nts, all of them.

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      05-31-2012 11:49 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by jalopnik
      Sitting in his throne room, Bernie Ecclestone is assuredly not worried about Anonymous stopping his Montreal race. Perhaps he should be worried that these threats will cut into the potential $100 million of tourist spending the race weekend brings to the area.
      Bernie does not care about tourist spending. He doesn't see any of that. He got his fee, and that's that.
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      Quote Originally Posted by rrr rr View Post
      Bernie does not care about tourist spending. He doesn't see any of that. He got his fee, and that's that.
      Exactly. It's the local businesses, Montreal, Quebec, and Canada that care about tourist spending. I'll be doing my part to contribute.

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      06-03-2012 03:05 PM #31
      interesting facts about this Canadian GP, regarding Schumacher, from Norbert Haug:

      - Schumi has won there 7 times.
      - Schumi's Silver Arrow is car #7.
      - This will be race #7 of 2012.

      so, make it happen Schumacher! that would be so awesome!
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      06-03-2012 10:34 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      interesting facts about this Canadian GP, regarding Schumacher, from Norbert Haug:

      - Schumi has won there 7 times.
      - Schumi's Silver Arrow is car #7.
      - This will be race #7 of 2012.

      so, make it happen Schumacher! that would be so awesome!
      And he would be the 7th different winner this year. That being said, I hope he breaks.
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    32. 06-03-2012 10:42 PM #33
      No pit walk this year... Montréal, Sunday, June 3, 2012 – With regret, the Grand Prix du Canada announces today the cancellation of the popular ‘’Open Doors’’ day, originally scheduled for the morning of Thursday, June 7. Following a serious examination of the situation, made necessary by public disruption threats and the difficulty to measure their precise validity, the organizers came to the conclusion that it is necessary to restrain the access to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and precisely the F1 pit lane, on the day preceding the first sessions on track.

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      06-04-2012 07:30 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by drewSAAB95 View Post
      Amazing shot, even from your phone! Vettel opposite lock trying to correct the slide...must have been awesome right there. Ask the dude in the deer hunter camo. Jealous I'm not going but NYC GP in NJ next year for me!

    34. 06-04-2012 10:51 PM #35
      So it's looking like I might have an extra ticket in grandstand 33.. I won't know for another day, but I've got a bad feeling one of my friends isn't going to make this year's trip. Assuming he bails out, does anyone know someone who might be interested in going?

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