Last year's Interlagos event was one of the most memorable of the year, as well as one of the most controversial, as Max Verstappen was robbed of a comfortable victory by a collision with Esteban Ocon. Article continues under video The pair clashed again after the race, with Verstappen furious at having had to settle for second place behind Lewis Hamilton. It was the first time that Hamilton had won a race following a title win in a season — he needs to win the final two races of to beat his own record tally.
The best part is it doesn't cost you any extra : For its often action packed races, strong support events, and all round atmosphere the Australian Grand Prix is one of the greatest events to visit on the F1 calendar.
There are some exceptions though and the availability of multi grandstand tickets really sweeten the deal. General admission areas really save the day with some very reasonable views of the track and for a fraction of the cost. Have you been to a Grand Prix?
Let us know what you thought by submitting your review. The Fangio grandstand is the place to be for the build up to the race, the start, the lightning fast pitstops and the post race interviews and podium celebrations. The kindest thing I can say about this grandstand is that it does have a big TV screen you can look at.
The stand is located on the outside of the circuit between the starting grid and turn 1. It provides a view of the often action-packed turn 1 and although its too far away to be a really satisfying vantage point you could do a lot worse.
Considering the eye-watering price tags of the other first corner grandstands, the Moss grandstands is great value and the best choice of seats in the low budget price range. Unfortunately for most seats, your view up the track to where the pitlane exit is, is obscured by trees.
The lower rows can see this far, but any row below about row J has their vision compromised by the catch fencing. Overtakes are common here, and you can expect plenty of action on lap 1.
Located at the interior of turn 1, you see drivers entering from the tight left-hander before getting on the power for the long, curved left that leads to turn 3. Blocks D,E and F are a slight advantage, offering a view more of the front of the car and less of the rear. Seats in the upper rows of the stand have a clear view of the apex to turn 1 making it a great choice for keen photographers.
Later in the day though the angle of the sun can cause issues. Turn 3 can feel a lot like turn 1 on the opening lap as the cars are still very much bunched together. Be aware that from many seats in the grandstand the view of turn 4 will be hindered by trees so its best to not expect anything other than a view of turn 3.
What a turn it is though. Turn 3 is no stranger to action and overtaking attempts often continue through turn 4. The view of the track from here of cars breaking hard into turn 9 and accelerating around turn 10, obscured by safety fencing of course is a bit of a let down by comparison, and the screen opposite is not ideally placed.
Turns 11 and 12 are a fast, sweeping section of track and always a pleasure to see a Formula One car thread between the rumble strips, flicking left then right all in the blink of an eye. Overtaking is rare but not impossible through here and yes, catch fencing is a problem, as always.
Adelaide born Arthur Waite was in fact the winner of what is considered the first Australian Grand Prix, held in on the nearby Phillip Island circuit. Fans sat in the right side of the stand blocks G, H, J in the upper rows are in a prime position to photograph the cars in the low speed penultimate corner.
Get your photos featured here and make some cash. Tell me more. General Admission Experience at Albert Park AusGP Park Pass General admission at the Melbourne Grand Prix boasts a nice variety of vantage points, some close to the track in street circuit fashion and others that offer more wide sweeping views of the track to appreciate F1 cars as they are really meant to be seen.
You can and should walk just about all the way round the track. Make your way to one of the popular viewing areas that feature raised grassy mounds to enable better viewing, or just find your own little spot where you want to watch from.
Situated at turn 11 on the exterior of the track, a raised bank lets you follow the action sweeping through a fast left, right section. Overtakes are rare through here but it is an excellent example of the grip and speed of an F1 car and an F1 drivers reflexes.
Take your time to look around this section of the circuit as there are a spattering of decent vantage points dotted around this fast, exciting section. Turn 2 Turn 2 is another prime location for general admission at the Australian Grand Prix. Keen sprinters are advised that you are in the perfect position to invade the track come the end of the race and run like hell to see the podium before the champagne has finished spraying.
Turn 6 All alone in the far reaches of the circuit between gate 4 and gate 5 is turn 6. This tight right hander, far away from everything is overlooked by many spectators but it is one of the spots that gets you closest to the action. My aim is to inform and inspire, arming you with helpful tips and advice for your next F1 trip.
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