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  • ShaneM ShaneM Apr 21, 2007 03:56 Flag

    2007 USGP

    Who's going to the USGP this year?It will be the first time for me.

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    • The previos message was so correct. I've been to every race including the '05 "non race". Make sure you get there early on Thursday. On Thursday you can actually walk around the pits (they've done it the last 2 years)and see the teams up close. Other things to see are certainly the museum and it's a lot of fun to see practice from all different areas ( Indy 500 turn 1, the middle of the front straight - see pit action - ear plags!!, turn 1 - J or H stand, turn 6 , on the grass mounds after the short straight, stands in back of the museum, etc. All give different perspectives and the cars are all at differnt speeds. amazing place! Drink yourself a Foster and eat some fried pork tenderloin. The action is huge at the track but not so great in town. During practice and qualifying if you hang out in the infield where the bands play there is VIP access next to the "tower" at the Pagota (sp?). If you're lucky you'll see old F1 drivers walk by, Indy car, Champ car and some celebs.

    • I have gone every year but one. As an avid F1 fan I have been to many venues around the world and I have to say from a pure racing spectacle point, it is one of my favorites. Indy is one of the few tracks in the world whereas you can walk the infield to view different parts of the track. Most tracks leave you in spots outside the track and limit your perspective of the race, but Indy gives you the ability to literally see every part of this world famous race venue. As for the "event", it does not compare to the likes of Montreal or Monaco. There is really not much to do in Indianapolis and doesn't have the allure of some of the other cities that host the event. The "action" around town lives little to be desired, but for the race purest, Indy as a track, is probably one of the best for spectators. I am not stating anything about track design or race itself, only that this venue offers a great place to see as much as you can possibly see at a F1 event. Hope this helps.