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Before and in advance. Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix: tips for your trip.

If Monte Carlo is the diamond of any Grand Prix, but Belgium is a kind of lost island of Motorsport. A special secluded place with its own unique atmosphere. Why secluded? 

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CIRCUIT DE SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

It's not easy to get here. It's not easy to get a VIP ticket, but it's worth it. Let's talk about the most important things.
Rule №1. Do you remember I told you about comfortable shoes? So, it will be necessary here to you as air and water. By the way, don't forget about water! Look at the location of the Belgium circuit.
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Rule №2. Therefore, do not be lazy to see the schedule of all buses in advance! Yes, there will be a lot of people as at any event. I say a lot? Get ready for the crowd. Here 2nd is come in to Belgium circuit before 1 - 2 hour!

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Yes, I also have to prepare in advance and make a post on Monday. But I like to get ready at the last minute.
Rule №3. Let's look at the schedule, what is important and interesting for us?

THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST
09:30 - 10:00 Formula 1 The Children Track Tour 
Formula 1 Press Conference 15:00 - 16:00 not for us
Promoter Activity Public Pit Lane Walk For 3 Day Ticket Holders Only 16:00 - 18:00
Formula 1 F1 Experience - Pit Lane Walk (F1 Experience Guests Only) 18:00 - 18:30
Formula 1 F1 Experience - Truck Tour (F1 Experience Guests Only) 18:30 - 19:30

If you are the lucky owner F1 experience's tickets then this is for you personally. 
Let's assume it's not. Then what should I do? In fact, there are always a lot of events in the fan zone. So make no mistake, you'll find something to do.

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FRIDAY 24th AUGUST
Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:00 - 09:00
09:30 - 10:15 GP3 Series Practice Session 
11:00 - 12:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session 
12:55 - 13:40 FIA Formula 2 Practice Session 
Formula 1 Press Conference 13:00 - 14:00
Paddock Club Paddock Club Truck Tour 13:45 - 14:15
Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 13:45 - 14:45
15:00 - 16:30 Formula 1 Second Practice Session 
16:55 - 17:25 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session 
17:50 - 18:20 GP3 Series Qualifying Session 
18:45 - 19:30 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 
FIA Formula 2 Press Conference 19:00 - 19:30

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Rule № 4. Let's go straight to the next rule. I looked at the autograph session' schedule on official website, but there is no more information. Therefore, find a volunteer on the racetrack and ask to give a memo with a detailed description of all events.

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST
Paddock Club Paddock Club Truck Tour 08:00 - 08:30
Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 08:00 - 08:30
09:35 - 10:20 GP3 Series First Race (17 Laps or 40 Mins) 
10:45 - 11:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 
12:00 - 13:00 Formula 1 Third Practice Session 
13:10 - 13:40 FIA Formula 2 Drivers' Parade 
Paddock Club Paddock Club Truck Tour 
Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 13:15 - 14:15
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Qualifying Session 
Formula 1 Press Conference 16:00 - 17:00
16:45 - 17:50 FIA Formula 2 First Race (25 Laps or 60 Mins)
18:00 - 19:00 Formula 1 Fan Forum 
18:05 - 18:35 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference 
Paddock Club Paddock Club Truck Tour 18:30 - 19:00

Rule № 5. Returning to the question of information. Do not be amiss to write contact numbers and phone numbers for communication. I have General information only.

Le Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Route du Circuit, 55
4970 Francorchamps

t. : +32 (0)87 29 37 00
f. : +32 (0)87 27 05 81

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SUNDAY 26th AUGUST

09:35 - 10:10 GP3 Series Second Race (13 Laps or 30 Mins) 
10:50 - 11:40 FIA Formula 2 Second Race (18 Laps or 45 Mins) 
11:55 - 12:25 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference 
12:05 - 12:40 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Second Race (TBC Laps or 30 Mins) 
13:00 - 13:10 Promoter Activity Jacky Ickx Laps 
Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 13:15 - 14:00
Paddock Club Paddock Club Truck Tour 13:25 - 13:55
13:30 - 14:00 Formula 1 Drivers' Track Parade 
14:00 - 14:15 Promoter Activity Starting Grid Presentation 
14:54 - 14:56 Formula 1 National Anthem 
14:57 - 14:59 Promoter Activity Belgian Air Force Fly Past TBC 
15:10 - 17:10 Formula 1 Grand Prix (44 Laps or 120 Mins) 

Let's draw some conclusions. Did you note that there is not so many events from promoter, but Sunday will be one of the most emotional days. So re-read the 5 rules again and come early, before and in advance!  Do not forget to take care of your company and remember that girls with heels and children will not be so easy without any preparation....before and in advance.

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The PostScript! Don't forget to check the weather. Rain likes to come here.

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