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    Default F1 United States Grand Prix for Dummies Guide, November 18th

    I would love to go, I've attended 2 Montreal events so far, LOVED it....can't describe the sound of F1 engine screaming at 17k rpm....thought we need a thread going to help out those seeking for hotel room, flights, tickets, directions, food and so forth.

    F1 United States Grand Prix Dummies Guide:

    Date: Nov 16-18th
    location: Circuit of Americas, Austin Texas
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    pricing: Get Tickets | Circuit of The Americas - Home of the F1 US Grand Prix | Nov. 16-18, 2012 | Austin TX- Circuit of the Americas 3 days general admission to $270-$300 for bleacher 3 days pass to $1,000 for main straight bleachers.

    seems like it is selling out....

    Friday: practice 1 at 10am. practice 2 at 2pm
    Saturday: practice 3 at 10apm, qualifying at 1pm
    Sunday: race at 1pm
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    not exactly sure. but it seems track is only 4 miles south east of Austin airport.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=+Elro...Texas&t=m&z=13

    is this the right location ?
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    It's not visible on Google's aerial view yet, but here's where the track is: elroy, tx - Google Maps
    The track is north of the bend in FM812 and goes around the pond, on the east side.

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    I think I'd want to be in the T15 grandstands.

    Or T6 which is about $1500 less it looks like
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    I'd like to go. I'd like to find a two bedroom condo to rent for the week. If anyone knows a. Rental let me know. It would be cool to get a trakhq dinner meeting there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    I think I'd want to be in the T15 grandstands
    T15 is "premium", probably $1k, might be a little less.

    they sold out $160 general admission ticket already.

    Jay5244288 is an Austin local, may be he can hook us up
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    San Antonio airport is 76 miles away.....
    I bet traffic is a lot better approaching the track from south east.
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    Friday: practice 1 at 10am. practice 2 at 2pm
    Saturday: practice 3 at 10apm, qualifying at 1pm
    Sunday: race at 1pm
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    WOW, i was hoping for NASCARish prices. I would have loved to go to this. I can start saving up for next year. And that way i can get Premium seating, maybe.

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    I've found plane tickets about $400-$500 from SOCAL to Austin round trip.
    but motel rooms in Austin starts at $450 per night
    San Antonio room is cheap, Motel 6 is like $50 per night.
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    First child due 2 days after this event. Might be a tough sell with the wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    First child due 2 days after this event. Might be a tough sell with the wife?
    1st baby ? they always come out late....trust me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    First child due 2 days after this event. Might be a tough sell with the wife?
    My kid was born 19 days ago, i feel i wont have any free time to do anything for the next million years!!! (she decided to come a week before the due date, soo you might not want to push your luck...)

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    I'll be watching in my living room. For free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    1st baby ? they always come out late....trust me...
    Done then! Booking flight now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    1st baby ? they always come out late....trust me...
    Was it true for your goat too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Was it true for your goat too?
    Hard to tell goats. Fat or pregnant is hard to tell (applies to women too)
    I didn't even know my goat was pregnant until I saw an extra small goat... True story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    Fat or pregnant is hard to tell (applies to women too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    San Antonio airport is 76 miles away.....
    I bet traffic is a lot better approaching the track from south east.
    I don't think traffic will be too bad from either direction, because
    a) there's no spectator parking at the track, unless you get the most expensive seats. The rest of us get to ride the shuttle busses from Austin. Tickets Faq - Circuit of The Americas - Home of the F1 US Grand Prix | Nov. 16-18, 2012 | Austin TX

    b) The track is less than a mile off the toll road that hardly anybody uses.

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