r/formula1 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 01 '22

As expected, Vegas GP tickets are insanely priced. More info inside. Misc

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u/Sven1542 Lando Norris Nov 01 '22

Room rates are also absolutely insane. $4k in the hole before the race even starts.

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u/Jebus_17 Oscar Piastri Nov 01 '22

Let's be real. We are not the audience for this GP. It's the most obviously commercial sporting event you could think of

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u/Meeesh- Nov 01 '22

Yeah it’s actually really insane to me. I mean even for the biggest tennis tournament finals, you can get good tickets for well under $1000 and there are only 4 majors each year.

That said Vegas GP has a lot going for it. A night race in a really colorful area. Probably going to be an amazing experience even for someone who is not into racing.

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u/Independent-Choice-4 Nov 02 '22

Ooooh it’s gon’ be cold

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u/BigLan2 Nov 02 '22

Yup, the Emo festival a couple weekends ago was around 45F by the end of the night. Average overnight temps in November are 35F, which is about 2C for the rest of the world.

Expect lots of complaining about cold tyres, especially when there's a safety car.

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u/CrimpsShootsandRuns Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

That'll make it the coldest race on the calendar won't it? I remember one race last year where temps were down to ~7C and all the drivers were complaining.

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u/Dxgy Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

Additionally, tyre warmers have to be turned way down next year as well so they will already be running colder than they would like

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u/TheAmericanQ Nov 02 '22

I feel like fans are woefully unaware of how much that has the potential to change on track action. The tire warmer phase out has potential to be huge.

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u/BigLan2 Nov 02 '22

I think that rule for changed after the tire test last weekend, and they'll keep the 2021 temps

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u/Brian-Kan Ferrari Nov 02 '22

But for a shorter period of time 3h to 2h

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u/z3n0mal4 Juan Pablo Montoya Nov 02 '22

They might "wire" the asphalt and artificially warm it /s

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u/TheRealGooner24 Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

Sounds like Max Verstappen's wet dream. Outlaps galore.

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u/marxpolo333 Ferrari Nov 02 '22

So many people are gonna be KO before the green flag even drops

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u/Proxi98 Michael Schumacher Nov 02 '22

Really depends on the country. You might actually fly to one of the other races, get a ticket, explore the country for a week and pay less than in Vegas lmao.

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u/mb500sel Mika Häkkinen Nov 02 '22 edited Nov 02 '22

Yeah, on a podcast i was listening to (can't remember exactly which one at the moment) someone was saying they got tickets to two European races, flights from the US and Hotel stay all for less than they would have spent on tickets to Miami GP

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u/gioraffe32 Honda Nov 01 '22

My parents live in Vegas. So I'm eyeballing those GA tickets, even they are $500 each.

How much are COTA tickets for 3-day GA usually?

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u/dilloncarter9 Ted Kravitz Nov 01 '22

$357 after taxes and fees

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u/Sven1542 Lando Norris Nov 02 '22

And hotels are a lot, but definitely not $1200/night with a nightly minimum.

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u/DelTheInsane Red Bull Nov 02 '22

Not for along. Once everyone that can't afford Vegas and Miami start trying to crowd in those prices will shoot way up too :(

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u/brexitlvr Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

Used to be $180 😔

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u/95accord Michael Schumacher Nov 02 '22

That’s nuts Just over 500$ CAD gets you start/stop view gold level seats in Montreal (same idea as this $2500 ticket OP posted)

475$ for silver level in turn 1

GA is like 50$ or something silly like that - but Montreal has very poor GA locations to actually watch the race though so…

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u/Surrender_Cobra_83 Ferrari Nov 02 '22

Those $500 GA are standing only tho.

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u/95accord Michael Schumacher Nov 02 '22

That’s how GA tickets works at pretty much every track

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u/Surrender_Cobra_83 Ferrari Nov 02 '22

This ain’t the grassy hillside on the Kimmel straight.

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u/2CHINZZZ Nov 02 '22

COTA GA resale prices went down to like $250 the week of the race and I saw grandstand 3 day tickets on stubhub for $325 after fees

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u/boturboegt Nov 02 '22

What happens in vegas stays in vegas. Especially your money.

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u/tedistkrieg Nov 01 '22 edited Nov 01 '22

Resorts World is currently the only strip hotel that has rates in market. Those will go down a bit once the rest of the strip opens up. Id anticipate some being insanely priced ($1k+ per night), but lower end properties like Excalibur will probably go for $300 - $400 per night (still insane but not as insane)

Edit - Caesars has their rates in market.

Can stay at the Linq for 3nts for the price of a single grandstand $2,570.15 for 3nts

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u/Alex_Albons_Appendix Carlos Sainz Nov 02 '22

Excal renovated not long ago and is in a prime area. I can see MGM milking that for all it’s worth lol. Also that much for the Linq? Gross.

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u/IndoorSurvivalist Nov 01 '22 edited Nov 01 '22

I have 2 weeks of timeshares booked, both really close to (technically inside) the circuit. Unfortunately they are both Friday to Friday. I was trying to get tickets but now I'm thinking I might just try to rent out my rooms somehow.

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u/willfla29 Nov 01 '22

For the price of one ticket, you could go to all 17 IndyCar races with a paddock pass.

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u/duncanspurs Valtteri Bottas Nov 02 '22

158CAD for reserved grandstand + 3day paddock

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u/sedrech818 Pirelli Hard Nov 02 '22

158CAD is like what, a nickel and a some pocket lint?

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u/sktwocan Nov 02 '22

158CAD would be an exorbitant hospital bill :)

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u/ThreepwoodGuybrush80 Alain Prost Nov 02 '22

That escalated quickly

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u/f1_77Bottasftw Valtteri Bottas Nov 02 '22

**Crys in American**

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u/gasoline_farts Nov 02 '22

And you’d have plenty of time to save up because your surgery isn’t scheduled for 18 months. 🤣

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u/sktwocan Nov 02 '22 edited Nov 02 '22

3-6 months actually for non urgent surgeries, sure beats 100k of debt

Edit: and if you want to skip the line you have the option to go to the states and pay

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u/R0nnyA Racing Point Nov 02 '22

100k in debt and having to wait those 6 months anyways to try and scrap some of the money together.

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u/Runescape_Faggs Kimi Räikkönen Nov 02 '22

How the fuck did y’all go from skybox prices to this

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u/gasoline_farts Nov 02 '22

It’s easy, throw gas on the flames 🔥 and the fire gets bigger 🤣

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u/Raphaelrimeru Nov 02 '22

you realise this also happens in us hospitals even though they are more expensive …

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u/Morganelefay Racing Pride Nov 02 '22

I love how Americans keep regurgitating this myth as if it's the gospel truth. Who told you this one? Shapiro? Jones?

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u/gasoline_farts Nov 02 '22

I’m Canadian. Give your balls a tug pal.

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u/HousePlant21 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

Honestly I might do this

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u/willfla29 Nov 02 '22

I’d encourage folks in the US to give IndyCar a shot. I’m a fan of both series, but I think making F1 in the US more than a passing fad will require some more reasonable prices.

If you’re not going to all 17 lol, I’d recommend Road America as the best IndyCar experience.

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u/TheAmericanQ Nov 02 '22

I’m directly between Road America and Gateway. I haven’t been to a live race since my grandpa would take me to local dirt track races 20 years ago before he passed.

I’m saving up to go to the Miami GP general admission and one Indycar race. I’d been thinking going down to St. Louis since open wheel racing on an Oval is the most different from what I’d be getting in Miami, but would you say Road America is that much better if an experience?

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u/MaKa77 Alain Prost Nov 02 '22

If you're going to an oval, and you're in the area (sounds like you might be in Illinois?), do the 500. The value for the experience you get can't be equaled.

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u/TheAmericanQ Nov 02 '22

Are tickets not insanely priced for the 500. I always figured it being “the greatest spectacle in racing” meant it carried a pretty big cost.

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u/MaKa77 Alain Prost Nov 02 '22

Not at all - the very best spots are sold out (most are renewed year-on-year by fans, but even some of these are available on third-party seller sites), but you can still get some very good reserved seats for around $130 or so.

This site is an excellent resource for the 500, but there's a very good guide to each grandstand, descriptions of the sections, and many photos from the stands so you can get a good idea of what you're buying.

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u/saberline152 Martin Brundle Nov 02 '22

I could probably fly from europe and do that for cheaper than 1 ticket fuck

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u/TexasBrett Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 01 '22

I mean that’s like me saying I could go to my local short track every Saturday night for less than Indy.

Comparatively to F1, no one cares about Indy car besides one race.

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u/FermentedLaws Nov 02 '22

Outlier here. I had been planning for about a year to go to an F1 race in 2023, but after seeing the prices everywhere, plus the mostly terrible operations (lines, horrible parking or shuttles, no cell service, not being able to hear/see what's going on in the race, etc.) I'd rather watch on TV. But I will be going to 2-3 IndyCar races, and not the one in Indy. Those paddock passes are sweet.

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u/DontFearTheMQ9 Red Bull Nov 02 '22

IMSA is best racing per dollar you can get. Especially Daytona and Sebring.

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u/NevCee Fernando Alonso Nov 02 '22

I raise you ELMS. Went to Red Bull Ring and witnessed 6 hours of awesomeness for free at any grandstand of choice and inside the paddock building.

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u/marzacane Nov 02 '22

why did it cost 20€ in Monza if at RBRing was free😑 well, at least you could go to some "free areas" as prima variante exit and ascari

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u/gckless Nov 02 '22

IMSA and WEC. Endurance racing is so good.

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u/heliogt2 Nov 02 '22

please don't tell anyone about IMSA

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

Tell a couple of people but they can’t tell anyone else

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u/zombittack Fernando Alonso Nov 02 '22

just don't tell anyone from Netflix.

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u/OnePieceTwoPiece Nov 02 '22

Why not? It’s the support series that make the weekends awesome! Not that they are better than the main series, but that they have healthy size fields too

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u/OnePieceTwoPiece Nov 02 '22

10000% the IMSA support races have healthy fields. Indycar is just Indycar with lord support races. Now Indycar at Road America was worth it when the World Challenge series race them on the same weekend, but once they move to their own weekend it ruined the Indycar weekend.

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u/miggywrc Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

Yup, get the paddock club passes for Long Beach every year. Its worth it

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u/BigLan2 Nov 02 '22

I hear that Spain is still pretty affordable. Tickets don't cost much and airfare from the states isn't crazy. I knew folks from the UK who would go to Barcelona rather than Silverstone as it was cheaper (and the traffic/parking was better.)

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u/slater_just_slater Nov 02 '22

You should go to indy at least once. No other race like it.

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u/ICEman_c81 McLaren Nov 02 '22

I had been planning for about a year to go to an F1 race in 2023, but after seeing the prices everywhere

Just plan to see a race in a place you’ve already wanted to visit. Monaco? Sweet. Montreal? Great. Always wanted to find a reason to go to Milan? Book a ticket to Monza!

Been doing that for a few years before the pandemic - and it’s been great. I would’ve never done a trip to Shanghai if there was no F1 there, and I ended up loving my experience. Yea the race wasn’t the best, but I had a blast in the city

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u/TheAdventurousMan Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

Pre pandemic, tickets were affordable.

In 2019 I bought 3 days at the turn 2-3 Grandstands in Montreal for $489.

This year, that was was the price for General admission for 3 days and the same grandstand i was at was $1500+

Prices tripled in comparison to pre pandemic.

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u/SebsBadHaircut Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

This is objectively false. Grandstand 11 is about $550 this year.

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '22

I agree 100%. I went to Austin and it was like watching a parade with no real racing, crazy prices, horrible traffic in and out, no cell service, can't see the jumbo trons (not very jumbo). Indy car is much better racing and a better time.

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u/theessentialnexus Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

It should be obvious that Indycar is substantially more similar to F1 than short track is to Indycar.

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u/write-program Esteban Ocon Nov 02 '22

Indycar is sick

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u/willfla29 Nov 02 '22

You’re not wrong. But I would say that if it is the racing you care about, the products are very similar from the perspective of a fan in attendance.

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u/Litre__o__cola Dan Gurney Nov 02 '22

I feel like the popularity of f1 will make other series appealing for the sake of counter-culture, hell if it gets worse in terms of north american ticket prices I’ll just go see an indycar race instead

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

Indycar is great racing too.

The only reason I’d go to f1 is for the paddock experience, it’s not because the racing looks good

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u/Hjd4493 Brawn Nov 02 '22

Compared to F1, the average motorsport fan can afford indy. That's the point.

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u/TexasBrett Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 02 '22

It really shows in the crowds that show up at the average Indy race compared to say the US Grand Prix.

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u/-A113 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

Miami cost me $500 to attend on Race Day for GA, and Suzuka cost $66 for a THREE DAY GA

Some events are worth more of a trip than others

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u/djaxial Nov 02 '22

$66? Holy smokes. I assume flights and accommodation balances that a little? Is it not as well attended?

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u/-A113 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

In my case I lucked out with timing on a business trip and was staying in Osaka.

The event was very well attended but the exchange rate is very skewed right now (¥1 = $0.0068). Im not sure what the exchange rate was pre COVID

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u/CornfireDublin Lando Norris Nov 02 '22

When I was there in 2019, 100 Yen was about a dollar. Anyway Japan (you can do pretty much the entire country pretty easily thanks to trains) is a way better trip than to Nevada, so even without the luck of a business trip that's the better deal

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u/RBRMax94 Red Bull Nov 02 '22

I’d much rather take the trip to Japan and experience the country there, rather than Vegas honestly. And for that price? Please, any day.

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

Vegas is a hellfire shit hole by comparison to Suzuka

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u/ThatDamnWalrus Charles Leclerc Nov 02 '22

You could have bought grandstand Miami seats the morning of for $500. Idk why anyone would have bought GA for Miami knowing that GA wasn’t even originally planned for, and there were clearly no viewing places being a flat track.

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u/-A113 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

The communication for the event was terrible and I can’t remember that ever being an option. I signed up for presale the day it was announced and it sold out before my presale slot. That said. I was able to look out from the hard rock stadium

I bought my ticket 2 days before the event

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u/douglasbaadermeinhof AlphaTauri Nov 02 '22

Budapest are about the same. We paid like 250€ for a three day bronze grandstand. Never in my life wasting an entire vacation budget on a single ticket. It feels like a capitalistic dystopia seeing Vegas and Miami prices.

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 01 '22

Don’t forget the ticket fees. The 2 $2000 seats ended up being $2500 after tax. Imagine.. $500 in Ticketmaster fees. Take a hike.

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u/Add1ctedToGames Williams Nov 02 '22

Lmao you actually bought them????

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

Absolutely not. Paid $700 for 3 days in Miami last year and that was enough. I’m probably going to skip Vegas.

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u/TheVargTrain Nov 02 '22

You can see the fees before you buy them

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u/canBeDone1 Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

For 2.5 grand, you can buy a 65" Sony A90J OLED TV, watch the race in 4k and still get to keep the TV after the race weekend is over!

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

My kid accidentally punched my old tv just before the season started, 10/10 do recommend watching off a big fat at screen in OLED, watching on my little computer screen was simply not enough pixels. I unboxed, plugged in my new tv 7 minutes before lights out at Melbourne and it was a moment.

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u/BasicBelch Nov 02 '22

heck, you can get the 77" for that much now

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u/Raja_Ampat Gilles Villeneuve Nov 01 '22

It's cheaper to fly to (f.e) Barcelona, get a hotel, stay a week at the beach, get a grandstand ticket, fly back and still end up cheaper than 1 Grandstand ticket.

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u/unchainedthor Formula 1 Nov 01 '22

If they had a better track you make the perfect sense

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u/X_Leevi_X Mika Häkkinen Nov 01 '22

I mean when you compare it to the Vegas layout its not even that bad tbh

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u/vprakhov Jim Clark Nov 02 '22

Your experience of attending a boring race in person will be 90% of the experience of attending an exciting race in person (which is in no way guaranteed in Vegas).

Factoring in the cost and the location (beautiful Mediterranean city vs fairly boring city in a desert with one street of gaudy high rise hotels) Barcelona wins by a margin.

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u/ben_10_ Nov 02 '22

gaudy hotels vs. Gaudí buildings

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u/CrayolaS7 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

Hahaha I was going to make this joke.

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u/unchainedthor Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

Barcelona wins for the ladies… let’s be Frank. Gotta love a pirate port city lol

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u/BasicBelch Nov 02 '22

fairly boring city in a desert with one street of gaudy high rise hotels

Im not a big fan of Vegas at all, but that is an absolutely idiotic take. Vegas is many things, boring is not one of them. It might not be to your taste, but its not boring.

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u/ThatDamnWalrus Charles Leclerc Nov 02 '22

Imagine calling Vegas a fairly boring city and expecting to be taken seriously. Lmfao.

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u/xdrift0rx Nov 02 '22

I've done the Vegas thing....didn't find it appealing. If what he said is true, I would 100% fly to Barcelona for that experience alone with the race being a cherry on top of the trip.

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u/btender14 Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

What makes Vegas so special?

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u/Terrible_Excuse_9039 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

The gambling and the clubs. It's unlike anywhere else in the world. Doesn't mean you have to like it, but Vegas is definitely special.

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u/MakalashII Ted Kravitz Nov 02 '22

Vegas seems like it'd be exciting if you're into gambling or getting herpes from an escort. Otherwise, it just seems like an expensive tourist trap with some billion dollar hotels run by the mob.

If I were to go to the US, it'd be pretty far down of the list of places to go and things to see tbh.

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u/UnwiseSuggestion Ferrari Nov 02 '22

He did say for example Barcelona, the point still stands for most European GPs, give or take the seaside proximity part

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u/MrButterSticksJr Nov 02 '22

A beach where there is some nudity, no less.

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u/xhtsk Formula 1 Nov 01 '22

What’s the timetable for the Las Vegas weekend? It says Thursday to Saturday on the top

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u/gas180 Max Verstappen Nov 01 '22

If I remember right the race starts at 10pm on the Saturday night vegas time.

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u/TheRealGooner24 Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

6:00 GMT, 7:00 CET.

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u/RBRMax94 Red Bull Nov 02 '22

Damn, another midnight race on the calendar it seems. (10pm Vegas race start is 12am for me, central time zone.)

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u/m0larMechanic Nov 02 '22

Yep. Those 12/1am races are rough as a parent of toddlers haha

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

It’s going to be around 5/6pm Sydney time, a race so bizarrely timed it actually works for pacific people

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u/riban22 Nov 01 '22

Race is on Saturday night I believe so sunday morning in europe

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u/jaydec02 Pirelli Wet Nov 01 '22

Probably very similar to Singapore but shifted up a day to run from Thursday to Saturday, and shifted back an hour, since all we know is that it will be a 10pm local start time

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u/flyfallridesail417 Nov 01 '22

Yeah fuck that. I'll keep hitting the European races. Have a nice apartment on Lake Como reserved for Monza week next year, at far less cost than one night in a hotel in Vegas.

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u/Deckatoe Andretti Global Nov 01 '22

and only a 5 mile line you have to wait through to get in!

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u/worthtwoshots Nov 02 '22

To be fair, it’s not like the US races are historically much better. Last year getting to/from COTA was a nightmare. I do hear it got a bit better this time around.

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u/Deckatoe Andretti Global Nov 02 '22

yeah last year was a shit show, half of the busses they hired didn't show up for various reasons. Much better this year

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u/flyfallridesail417 Nov 01 '22

Yeah, I'm hoping Monza has their shit a little more together next year after being such a cluster this year. We shall see.

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u/ThatDamnWalrus Charles Leclerc Nov 02 '22

Monza was a shit show, what a terrible experience it was. Paid someone $20 for two tokens to get two waters because it was so unorganized and I was that desperate. Wasn’t even cheaper than Miami when all was said and done either.

Lake Como will be cool though.

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u/flyfallridesail417 Nov 02 '22

Part of the equation here is that I'm an airline employee who flies for free, and my wife and I go to Europe a couple times a year anyways. This will really just be a nice week in Italy that happens to have a F1 race going on. If Fri or Sat at Monza proves to be the same shitshow as this year, we'll just hang around Lake Como Sun and watch the race at a bar.

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u/Ok_Schedule_1333 Nov 02 '22

Went to Monza, this year. Never again. Of course that same can be said for most of the European races. Poor crowd control, limited access to facilities and nonexistent security.

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u/notalooza Nov 02 '22

That's pretty insane but the target demographic of f1 has been the upper class. Racing is a luxury and participation is generally inaccessible to lower classes and very expensive.

Should it be this way? No. But it's not surprising. Being the first Vegas gp also has something to do with it. Vegas is also an expensive city (atleast on the strip). Everything is marked up

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

Traditional European tracks weren’t always this way

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u/Intrepid_Ad6825 Nov 02 '22

No actually. Traditionally speaking tickets were way more affordable. You had tracks drop out because they couldn't charge these sort of exorbitant rates like nurburgring, hockenheimring and sepang for whom the hosting fees were too high to make a profit out of.

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u/AdrianInLimbo Alain Prost Nov 02 '22

You want to cry?

Detroit in '82:

$45 for 3 day grandstands, $10 3 day garage pass, $150 for 3 day photo pass (cold pits, all trackside photo areas, through the fence).

Hell, even Montreal in '98, I only paid $250 for 3 day silver grandstands, iirc.

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u/MaxPres24 Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

Going to see F1 racing is a luxury. Almost any other series, you can get tickets for under 100 bucks 99% of the time

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u/PorscheFredAZ Nov 01 '22

Screw that - cancelled my AirB&B and will look to goto a different race.

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u/cheami Kimi Räikkönen Nov 01 '22

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u/FecusTPeekusberg Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

Well, some of those prices aren't as horrible as I thought.

I wonder if the 5-day Paddock passes sold out already or just aren't on sale yet. I'm curious.

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u/Lyradep Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 02 '22

I just have to remind myself that the view is 100x better on TV.

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

For real. You basically just watch the race on the Jumbotrons at the track anyways other than the few seconds they’re in front of you.

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u/LCKLCKLCK Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

Yea but when you hear those engines right in front of you… it’s something else

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

Not worth thousands of dollars though 😅

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u/IndoorSurvivalist Nov 01 '22

I knew GA started at $500 but I didn't expect seats to be that much more. The more I look into this event the more it seems entirely not worth it. I might just go and experience the city at the time of the event or just not go at all. Trying to actually view the race seems like a joke.

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u/Thissigncantstopme Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 01 '22

The GA tickets must have been very limited. I was in line early hoping to get GA tickets for $500, but they were “sold out” and all that was left were the $2000 + tickets. I don’t know anyone who was actually able to get the GA tickets

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u/2CHINZZZ Nov 02 '22

That was just the presale, looks like the main ticket release is coming on Saturday

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u/jonatizzle Nov 02 '22

Will you even be able to see anything in GA? It's a flat track with skyscrapers between.

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u/Noodleslurp69420 Nov 02 '22

We were so excited about going to vegas in 2023….for these prices hell no. I would rather vacation in Europe for 10-15 days.

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u/IndoorSurvivalist Nov 02 '22

Absolutely hilarious that us west coast people were happy we were getting a race, only to find out it's cheaper to go international.

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u/Key-Decision1106 Carlos Sainz Nov 02 '22

Same here. Super bummed about it. Guess you gotta be filthy rich to enjoy this sport

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u/szmuks Nov 02 '22

With my AMEX presale, the North Koval Zone Hospitality comes in at $8,000 a ticket.

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u/JamesUpton87 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22 edited Nov 02 '22

As soon as I saw Miami this year I already knew Vegas was fucked. And unfortunately Austin has also become a lot more expensive in recent years.

So as an American it's more economical to travel to Canada or Brazil to see a race in my hemisphere.

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u/ArbitraryOrder Red Bull Nov 02 '22

Shit, with the exchange rate Mexico City may be the place to go

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 01 '22

Sorry, has to get my post reverified.

$2500 for start finish line and $2000 for the sections near the sphere. The other price points aren’t showing on the link above but I assume they will after them resale and would assume around $800-$1500 if GA is $500. Might be skipping this year.

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u/xBHx Nov 01 '22

Wouldnt it be cold af at the qualy and racing times? Assuming it'll be later in the day and in the winter?

So ur paying 2k+ to be cold also haha

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u/Mead_Man_Detroit Nov 01 '22

I mean, 70's in the desert isn't all that cold, but ai get what you're talking about.

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u/Sir0inks-A-Lot Nov 02 '22

This week it’s getting down into the low 40s at night… and it’s currently a few weeks ahead of when the race will occur.

It could be quite cold.

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u/drunk_sasquatch Nov 02 '22

At race time it should be in the 50s

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u/carterja Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

It could easily get into the 40s, even the 30s. Not superrrr likely, but it has snowed there in November before (usually in December)

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u/drunk_sasquatch Nov 02 '22

I was just giving the historical average. Could be hot, could be cold. Will probably be in the 50s.

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u/Alex_Albons_Appendix Carlos Sainz Nov 02 '22

I have definitely been cold at night in Vegas around this time of year and I live in a colder climate. I personally wouldn’t sit outside for quali or the race without a jacket.

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u/XAMdG Nov 02 '22

And yet it's gonna be sold out

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u/gibix Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

bruh, for 2500 you can buy a plane ticket to europe and attend a race there and even have spare money for a hotel, drinks and merch

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u/dtgeorge12 Audi Nov 02 '22 edited Nov 02 '22

Wait… do these LVGP tickets restrict you to the zone of your grandstand? As in you can’t walk the circuit to check out different areas? For example at the Singapore GP this year I was able to access all 4 zones with my zone 1 grandstand ticket. Based on the website ticket descriptions seems like it

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u/PythonSnakes New user Nov 02 '22

That’s what it sounds like

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u/sausage_kerb Kimi Räikkönen Nov 02 '22

Still getting sold out fast. Which shows how high demand is and how people have capacity to pay higher, the prices aren't coming down any soon. F1 is having time of their life in terms of popularity. Sucks for general fans but yeah, this is it

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u/Ravenid Nov 02 '22

Thats honestly not as high as I thought.

I paid about $1,000 for the 2004 Indy GP in the same area (Final corner grandstand with a view of the paddock.) so when people were saying Vegas was gonna be much more expensive I though in the 3-4 thousand range.

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u/Crafty_Substance_954 Formula 1 Nov 01 '22

Willing to guess the way people are going to be attending is though ticket and hotel packages offered by the hotels and casinos who are paying for this event. Probably more reasonable under that lens, but it’s undoubtedly a high dollar amount no matter what

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u/StorPommes Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

All thay money to watch a boring race. Went to the last 2 Turkish GP's in a combined price of 300 dollars. And I was in front of the pits.

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u/slater_just_slater Nov 02 '22

That's a lot of money to watch 10 laps and be somewhat bored for 40+ more

Yes I have attended 10 F1 races in person. They are fun, but this this price is insane. These are superbowl ticket prices.

For reference, paid $250 a ticket for the best Indy 500 tickets available to the general public last year (Paddock Penthouse) , and a far more exciting race.

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u/cxingt Quick Nick Nov 02 '22

Liberty better promote the event like Superbowl too, so that they could...raise the prices even higher for 2024.

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u/4_jacks Haas Nov 02 '22

I'm here from the first season of DTS, but lately I'm thinking I can't afford to be a fan of this sport.

No way could I ever attend an event, but bro Im not even trying to spend $40 on a tshirt

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u/redsoxfan1845245 Daniel Ricciardo Nov 02 '22

$40.. they were like $90 in miami for a tee. Hats were $70 and hoodies/jackets were like $150-$300.

Bought a hat I saw at the track online for $40

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u/Ganacsi Roland Ratzenberger Nov 01 '22

If people still pay, is it really unaffordable? The prices they set seem like a clear indication of their ideal ticket holder.

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u/NegotiationExternal1 🐎 Horsey McHorse Nov 02 '22

They don’t want any poors to see the cars

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u/Takis12 Nov 01 '22

Reasonable prices….I’ll have 6 please.

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u/PPQue6 Mercedes Nov 01 '22

Ohhhh look at Mr. Moneybags here...😅

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u/ChechBETA Sir Jackie Stewart Nov 01 '22

I could only afford to go to "Las"

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u/PPQue6 Mercedes Nov 01 '22

Pifft better than me

I could only afford to take the L...

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u/Cookyy2k Nov 01 '22

Plus they reportedly added $150 to the ticket price for the 2023 COTA race.

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u/TexasBrett Sir Lewis Hamilton Nov 01 '22

It’s almost like increased demand leads to increased prices. Not even accounting for inflationary pressure.

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u/PythonSnakes New user Nov 02 '22

But it comes with food!

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u/IndoorSurvivalist Nov 02 '22

Probably a grape and a cup of water.

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u/am-345 AlphaTauri Nov 02 '22

land of the corporates

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u/Chlupac_ Lando Norris Nov 02 '22

I think I'll stick to my $40 F1 TV annual pass.

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u/astlee723 Nov 02 '22

It legitimately may be cheaper for American fans to travel to Europe for a Grand Prix at this point.

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u/[deleted] Nov 02 '22

Grouchy old man entering the conversation. Gotta say, i went to COTA last year and glad i went but will not be going to another race. Crowds were huge. There's a line for everything. Leaving was a nightmare. Spent most of the race watching the screen. Would have been more comfortable watching at home.

Same goes for Indianapolis 500. Way too many people.

At both events, when i was walking around, i saw very few smiles. Everyone was complaining about the lines and prices for food, water, shirts, hats, or any F1 merch.

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u/MajorPainInMyA Nov 01 '22

The race is Saturday night which is Sunday in Europe.

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u/50StatePiss Kimi Räikkönen Nov 02 '22

Cesar's properties just opened booking their rooms for F1. Cheapest are $700 per night.

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u/burns_after_reading Nov 02 '22

Does that include a night at a local brothel??

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u/altivec77 Formula 1 Nov 02 '22

For that price you can buy a plain ticket and fly to a European race (pay for hotel and rental car if needed is also included). The Dutch GP will welcome you. Plus the bonus for being in a different county for a few days and experience that.

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u/SilentThunder-00 Valtteri Bottas Nov 01 '22

For the low price of $500 you too can stand on hooker fliers next to a pile of puke left by Midwestern chugbros earlier in the week. You may even see the cars, assuming a safety car is deployed so they slow down. Man Bernie has to be so jealous he wasn’t in for this moneybag.

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u/Quality_over_Qty Nov 02 '22

It's a shithole city too

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u/eOMG Nov 02 '22

Best seats would be on balcony of Cosmopolitan I think? Any details on pricing for that?

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u/mppark09 Red Bull Nov 02 '22

Sometimes I prefer sitting at home watching ALL the action on my tv. Sure I don’t get to experience the atmosphere, but the bathroom lines aren’t all that bad, food and drink is pretty quick and I don’t have to worry about a smoke flare popping off in my face.

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u/Dull_Challenge6008 Max Verstappen Nov 02 '22

Add in hotels which are said to be tripling in price at a minimum for the week. I am part of the pre sale but at a starting price of $500 for a 3day pass....I may be passing

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u/bathsaalts Nov 02 '22

500 bucks for GA?? Is any other race this expensive ??? Seems absolutely insane to me

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u/6151rellim Nov 02 '22

Standing area on a FLAT street track surrounded by insanely tall/large buildings. ….sounds horrible

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u/kgbg Nov 02 '22 edited Nov 03 '22

I feel as dumb as I did the first time I went to Vegas thinking I could win money. I was in the que yesterday and was unable to get anything but 2 tickets not by each other for $2500 each.

I have come to grips with the fact that this is a multi millionaire sport at minimum, that they sell early and priority access to, therefore I am out.

I live close to Vegas, and that place is gross. Especially The Strip and all that. They will make F1 gross too. Well I think it is already half gross, but that is because now when I say to a person, don't tell me about the race, I have it recorded, they don't say, "oh you didn't see Jimmy Johnson won yet?" They now say, "you didn't see Max won yet?"

Drive to Survive can suck it.

I might try again tomorrow, I need to get something from my donation to F1 (says the degenerate on his way to his room in the casino Saturday night....)

EDIT : Add Nope I just donated 7.77 so I could waste time and get disappointed. At this point this is totally on me. Stupid me

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u/eddepalma Nov 02 '22

This is actually very American. You guys pay embarrassingly high prices to attend sport events.

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u/P_H_i_X Sebastian Vettel Nov 02 '22

Mark my words, this is gonna be worse than miami. Street circuit means less competitive racing(looking at you monaco), being in the US specially Vegas = more screen time for celebs(worse than texas💀, I wanna see racing god damn it, not Tim or Brad or Shaq), almost as pricey maybe even more than Monaco. I would feel fckin great to be proven wrong, but I'd rather watch formula 1 cars go up in spa in rain than watch street circuit with no overtaking. Hope we get a good race who are spending this much money on the race though.

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