Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion - Page 13
I bought general admission. COTA's decision to restrict the main straight seats to PSL holders was a super dick move. The people willing to spend that kind of dosh—speculatively I might add—aren't going to be the foundation of an ongoing audience for the sport in the U.S.
PSL my ass
Ha ha, Damon Hill.
I was at the French GP in '93 and managed to sneak into the paddock for about 2 hours. I saw Damon walking to the trailers out back and screamed his name, he turned and waved, he was still with Williams then. Did the same thing to Senna but he didnt bite.
I'd be up for it if I go.
I had great seats at Indy across from the pits for the USGP (one year courtesy of Al Qaeda and the depressed demand which forced the scalpers to charge below face value just to dump tickets and another year courtesy of an in-law who bought into Indy's ticketing scheme), and I'd say those were worth the money. I wouldn't have paid for seats anywhere else on the circuit, though.
I was there after 9/11
I was surprised at the crowd, close to 190k, the largest F1 crowd that year, bigger than Canada
it was very moving during the anthem
The 2001 event's success (185,000 fans were reported in attendance) was even more important with the race, then originally held in September, being the largest international sporting event held in the United States after September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.