WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989111 Posts
37 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (alan128, 10 invisible), 1440 Guests and 292 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1027
Washing machine 214
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 154
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 127
Ant and Dec 100
Another Scam 83
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 81
Wanted roof box 73
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 65
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 58
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:38 PM
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE £40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
04:14 PM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
01:25 PM
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by diggingdeeper
12:03 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
10:22 AM
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
08:18 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
07:37 PM
Suspended sentence for £37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
06:45 PM
What song are you listening to?
by granny
10:18 AM
live webcam from africa, a must see
by granny
09:49 AM
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#86157 - 13th Jun 2006 1:39am Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
F1 British Grand Prix 2006

If you have never been to a Grand Prix before or down to Silverstone
then my review may just get you thinking..

Tickets are easy to buy on the tinter net just visit Silverstone.co.uk
We paid £100 each + £15 parking. (Race day).
Our tickets were for the 3 days.
Practice – Qualifying – Race Day.

The whole day is amazing, believe me,
I can only tell you about the Race Day,
And what a day it was.
Yeh it sounds a lot for a ticket but the atmosphere and
the crowds the shows the money it soon seems like you
have a barging ticket.
We bought the Cheapest ticket (Bronze) but they did go up
to £300 + for grandstands etc.. And we honestly thought we
had the best seats which were better than the Grandstand seats.
We were sitting on the bank which weren’t steep so we didn’t have
to dig our heels in to stay put, between Becketts and Chapel.
It’s the courners that the commentators always say if you get
the chance go to Beecketts and just watch how those cars stick
to the track. I will tell you the speeds a little further in this post.

The Teams, wow…
walking up to Becketts the money that had been ploughed in
to there promotion stands was just silly. Nothing short of
just a amazing. Toyota Mercedes ect..
Obviously there merchandise on the day was expensive but I
had come across this at Autosport. £40 for a Cap or £85 for
a Short Sleeve Shirt.. So they could make a nice packet
from you if you so wished.

So how do you get to this place then?
Straight down the M6 and wait until the sign pops up “Silverstone”
and follow the signs. It takes about 3hrs with a pee stop. We had
park and ride tickets and it was great. As this was part of the
build up as we could hear stories from the qualifying the day before
and as we passed the cars in the que’s some nice motors and you could
smell there money and you just knew they were either inside track or
main grand stand. But a short walk from the drop point (5mins) which
was actually closer than the car park tickets. And then were in at 9am
and the place was heaving and jumping the sun was shining and the first
race of the day was already on the go. F3 and that was an instant smile
as we heard the engines RAW past and they were loud. And by the sound of it FAST !

Where we decided to park our arses only happened to be the opposite
side of where the main entrance was. I guess with out realising it
was a bout a mile walk, but there was like I mentioned above that
much going on we were there before we knew it.
The crowd around us was amazing, I’m guessing hard core.
Air horn city I decide to call it but it added to the atmosphere.

So lets show you some pics and rant on a little more that’s if your not asleep yet.

This is the Marshalls awaiting the parade lap of the F1 Drivers.
As you can see we weren’t that far away.


This picture has a little zoom on it but you can see our very own Jenson Button.
With team mate Rubance. Riding in classic cars.


Shue and Massa – lets say the crowd went mental and the air horns were deafening.


Kimi and Montoya


Ralf S and Trulli – Toyota


Alonso and Fizzy


So off they went to continue the parade lap and then a Red Arrow display
which was amazing, we had to have been in the best place, they were
right above us and the poor people in the grandstand had to come
Out to see the show lol..


I had loads more of Red Arrow pics but I know you would have been board.
Last one as they fly away.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
Google Ads
#86158 - 13th Jun 2006 1:40am Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
And Now were minuets away from the start of the race as the cars
make there way to the start. And fortunately we had a massive TV
Screen in front of us, and we could tune into Silverstone
FM 87.7fm for all the commentary.


And there off !!
They are off as 3 cars get caught up in an incident right in
front of us on the first lap quality, I think we have just
see the best part of a million pound in pieces.
Drivers didn’t seem that bothered…


Now there following the safety car as the wreckage is cleared off the track.




Come on mate give us a hand..


The cars are coming around again


O there’s the other wrecked BMW (Mark Webber).


Were racing again,
Alonso, kimi, shuey.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#86159 - 13th Jun 2006 1:40am Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
I moved along towards the final bend and Hanger Straight.
You wouldn’t believe how loud the cars are now,
as you can be yards from the track.
Kimi


This was the view from the bridge part of the way down hanger straight,
And also the quietest part of the track for seating.
There were refreshments and food all the way around the track.


Back to our seats Meet the crowd to the right.


Meet the crowd to the left.


Couthard at the back


Alonso at lap of honour and winner.


And Shuey thanking the fans with a fantastic second place.


At one point I said the price we paid for the tickets was a bargin,
As the atmosphere and the whole day was amazing.
Well worth it..

After the race we headed back, there was another race to come
but we had been up since 4:30am and keen to get back and watch
it all again on the telly.
It was strange to think that we had been inside Silverstone
for 5hrs and it had flown by in what seemed like 30mins,
it was none stop action from start to finish.

Leaving wasn’t too bad as the park and ride gave us a chance
to rest before the drive home.

Would I go again? YES
Am I hooked Probably loved it.
Would I recommend it errr YES most certainly.

I hope the above helps you decide if you fancy a day at Silverstone for
A grand prix or a track day or any kind of a race.
Silverstone for me was amazing.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#86160 - 13th Jun 2006 2:07am Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Not allot i could possibly add to that omg

Thats 3 times the redline of your car eek

You have to be there to appreciate what i am saying about the noise and atmosphere. I would have paid £100 just to sit behind the grandstand and listen to them, i guess watching them was just a bonus.

You just get a big Cheesy grin when you hear the roar coming.....

Top
#86161 - 13th Jun 2006 2:39am Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
woops forgot to say the speed through Becketts.
Its the S Bend and its tighter than it looks.
They are almost like right angles.

imagine --

80mph yes

138mph around bends so tight.
And they reach 4G's in the car left to right.
_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#86162 - 13th Jun 2006 6:30pm Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
scoop Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2004
Posts: 7238
Loc: Leuchars
Id love to see F1 live,or on a TV with a decent sound sytem. Bu on normal TV it can get a bit tedious dare i say it. Glad u had a good day out and im sure ill go one day
_________________________

Top
#86163 - 13th Jun 2006 9:16pm Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
scoop Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2004
Posts: 7238
Loc: Leuchars


Hhmmm,shot from a lad on evo
_________________________

Top
#86164 - 14th Jun 2006 12:31am Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Mark Online   Reading


Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 21062
Loc: Wirral
these should turn you on scoop smile



_________________________
My Avatar images are all from the Wirral Gallery.Click Me
Wow Wirral History is coming along Great! Wirral History

we get +200 new members a month now smile

Top
#86165 - 16th Jun 2006 6:41pm Re: Review : F1 British Grand Prix 11th June 2006
Pwincess Kate Offline
Wise One

Registered: 2nd May 2005
Posts: 807
Loc: Birkenhead
all my family, dad, uncle cousin an their mates went 4 a stagg weekend there, they left thu' mornin n got back on mon' mornin all tan tastic cause the weather was gawjuss. They had gold tickets tho so on the fridee and satdee they could walk around the corse n go in the centre n walk around the teams trucks n wagons etc. which was apparently interestin lol. they watched the practice, the qualifiers an the actual race. They go every year an insit on me looking at every single pic they have, mainly of all them posin with the fosters girls. Oh an they had a loada pix of status quo (sp) who they watched haha! They've tried to get everyone there but im not the kinda girl who loves campin haha! but apparently its loads better when you're actually there rather then watchin it on the tely.
_________________________

Top

Moderator:  TRANCENTRAL 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
07:37 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 15th Jun 2012
Posts: 7
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
07:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
08:00 AM
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 83
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 60
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day 53
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 4:43am
Sunset Fri 9:45pm
Local Time Fri 6:13pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .