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  • Calman: Mr Happy over here Wizzo, so it's all good,  Cheers!
    April 10, 2018, 02:17:21 AM
  • Wizzo: Its not a problem Cal, its better than waiting for your pictures to be approved.
    April 09, 2018, 10:24:22 AM
  • Calman: Hi Wizzo ... I am trying to understand the system, not change it, so appologise if my attempts to add to the gallery are causing any unessesary stress!
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  • Calman: Thanks for the info and approval on my 1st photo Wizzo, really appreciate it.  So, who is the best member to contact for photo approval (as I am aware that you mostly appear online over the weekend).
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May 23, 2018, 04:26:05 PM by Calman
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Just heard that Nico and Daddy will be driving in their championship winning cars around Monaco tomorrow (Thursday) ... so I hope this shows up on YouTube soon, as I would love to see this outing!!

All the best,
Cal :)
May 21, 2018, 11:15:10 PM by Calman
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So, what do we all think on this?  ... a few encouraging changes, if I am being honest!!

All the best,
Cal :)
May 21, 2018, 12:07:54 PM by Robem64
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Having been to the Spanish GP I'm hoping the Canadian GP proves more exciting for spectators at the circuit.

Looking back at previous posts I realise Scott asked me if last year was a special year or whether I'd retired and I omitted to answer. Well, I haven't retired but the biggest change was that my wife finally got into the F1 towards the end of 2016. All our kids are grown up so we don't have the ties apart from jobs to go to. We both love travel and F1 so this combines both.

On a practical point neither of us smoke and we also packed in drinking alcohol around three years ago - no other reason than the realisation it was not something we actually enjoyed anymore. So making a very conservative calc we may have got through 3 bottles of wine per week......which may have cost 20 which equals 80/month = 960 per year = a long way towards paying for a GP trip :)

So the top tips for getting to these races

  • reserve accommodation as soon as next years provisional dates appear. Many sites and hotels allow reservations with no deposit and free cancellation. Get it sorted, without a bed then you're not going!
  • once the race tickets are available then book them. Many of the races have early bird discounts which can save as much as 30% for some races. This means you can either get tickets cheaper than you expected or flip it round and get better tickets for same amount you'd budgeted
  • once you've committed to your race tickets then start tracking flight prices. Don't be totally restrictive on which day you fly out but of course match any flight saving against an extra nights accommodation. I've also found there can be a pattern on some days of the week showing cheaper flights than others and I don't mean the day you fly - I mean the day of the week you make your booking. I set up a spreadsheet and that can show me the trends. Also check out alternative airports too....for example it's cheaper to fly into Houston than Austin from the UK but the distance is easily manageable. The golden rule is not to leave it too long....keep an eye on the trend but of course the closer it gets to race time then the prices start creeping up and they're very unlikely to come down from that points.

All these aspects have allowed me to travel and enjoy F1 in quite a few places and will continue to do so although I do only have one further current planned trip after Montreal (Singapore in September) as we've got some home improvement projects to fund later this year.

For now.....bring on Montreal and a good race. :good:
May 21, 2018, 11:36:30 AM by Robem64
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Anyone else signed up for this?

I have and interested to see how it goes.....let's get a good GPW presence on there as this forum has many good ideas and strong opinions.
May 20, 2018, 06:38:26 PM by Calman
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Many people can look at this picture and not spot the obvious, can you?

All the best,
Cal :)