This year we decided to take a slightly cheaper tickets compare to 2011 on Bay Grandstands. Just to sit our butt on some chairs.
Buying the tickets were hectic. There were so many colors to choose from. Can you see the big screen TV from your seat? In a F1-Fanatic way, do you want to see acceleration? Or deceleration and braking?
So I said, lets seat above the tunnel..!! There's likely to have an accident there. (Confession: We F1 fans just want to watch, multi-million carbon fibers blown to smithereens, that's what we paid for right?) So, I thought it was a good choice, but it wasn't. The accident occurred below us. Anyways, it was just a small accident, no biggy. Narain Karthikayan hitting the wall. Anyhu, we didn't take many pictures. But here are a few.
We decided to rent a FanVision, to listen to Mark Brundell clearer. (The 2012 design is aesthetically much better than 2011 )
And finally, my review of Bay Grandstands. (Zone 3)
- Value for money, you get to rest your tired legs.
- Food Stalls at Zone 3, you don't need to berebut with the a sea of people at Zone 4.
- There are stalls selling official merchandises but limited designs.
- Able to access Zone 3 from Marina Square.
- Seats at small and close to each other. (I picked the sides and the last row to avoid suffocation)
- No access to Zone 1 and 2. (No Popeyes or Gelato Ice-creams)
- The FanVision Booth is located far away at Zone 4. The tiny FanVision stall at Zone 3 runs out of stock pretty quickly.
- Seriously damn congested after each races like seriously, seriously.
- Pick Dark Blue for Acceleration or Dark Green Deceleration. No point picking Yellow, the straights is so short, you hardly see any top speed.
- Buy early, seat nearer. (Seating selection is automated, if you are alone, its easier to get front seats)
- Pick seats near to big screen TV if you have no plans to rent a FanVision (not available in 2013).
- (Top Tip) After Sunday race, turn right and go on to the track to avoid congestion.
- Last but not lease, bring earplugs and raincoat.