2019 Barcelona Testing

2019 Barcelona Testing

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c6erb

Original Poster:

551 posts

172 months

Sunday 20th January
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I have heard that it is currently on or around the weekend of the 16th February. Is it an "open" event where the public can attend (tickets?) or behind closed-doors. Thanks

DS240

2,677 posts

156 months

Sunday 20th January
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Open to public.

It’s either free or a very minimal entrance cost.

Won’t be that busy. I think paddock is still closed off to general access.

johnoz

624 posts

130 months

Sunday 20th January
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It is open to all €20 a day last year, tickets available on the gats each day.
This gains access to the outside os the circuit and some of the grandstands that are open.
If you want more, then google testing packages, as you can get into the paddock pit boxes and view the paddock from there.
Red Bull do a paddock day that is pretty good and you get access to the pits, lunch, and all sorts, not cheap though, but worth the experience.
I have been many times, so any other questions please ask.

C Lee Farquar

2,284 posts

154 months

Sunday 20th January
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It coincides with half term so flight prices are x4

johnoz

624 posts

130 months

Sunday 20th January
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C Lee Farquar said:
It coincides with half term so flight prices are x4
Go to the second test the following week wink its cheaper then

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FourWheelDrift

75,938 posts

222 months

Monday 21st January
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Sky F1 just announced they will be showing all 4 days of the Barcelona pre-season test live.


tobinen

4,538 posts

83 months

Monday 21st January
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johnoz said:
I have been many times, so any other questions please ask.
Where do you recommend for accomodation within easy access and what about public transport? I fancy the idea of being without a hire car for a few beers at the track

Dermot O'Logical

581 posts

67 months

Monday 21st January
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c6erb said:
I have heard that it is currently on or around the weekend of the 16th February. Is it an "open" event where the public can attend (tickets?) or behind closed-doors. Thanks
Starts on the 18th, as far as I'm aware. Testing rarely takes place over a weekend.

djstevec

2,939 posts

112 months

Monday 21st January
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Some decent info and ticket/hospitality prices here;

https://www.bookf1.com/f1-testing/

johnoz

624 posts

130 months

Monday 21st January
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tobinen said:
Where do you recommend for accomodation within easy access and what about public transport? I fancy the idea of being without a hire car for a few beers at the track
Places are around go to booking dot com and see what suits you, not sure on public transport as i always get a car.

Flog123

139 posts

130 months

Monday 21st January
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tobinen said:
Where do you recommend for accomodation within easy access and what about public transport? I fancy the idea of being without a hire car for a few beers at the track
Last year we stayed in the Barcelona.
Got the Metro to Montmelo, then at about 9 o'clock, taxis start to turn up at the station.

Getting a taxi back to the station after the session was difficult , so we had a hours walk.

c6erb

Original Poster:

551 posts

172 months

Sunday 27th January
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Dermot O'Logical said:
Starts on the 18th, as far as I'm aware. Testing rarely takes place over a weekend.
That could be very handy as my flight back to the UK is on Monday 18th but not until 9:35pm

c6erb

Original Poster:

551 posts

172 months

Friday 8th February
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tobinen said:
Where do you recommend for accomodation within easy access and what about public transport? I fancy the idea of being without a hire car for a few beers at the track
I'm getting the train to the CdC from Barcelona city centre, either the light or dark green line(s).