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      11-05-2019, 04:33 PM   #155
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You guys should consider going to the Canadian GP next time. Public transportation, although crowded, is readily available to the track. No issues with any of the bathroom facilities and the food is good. And the best thing is that you're allowed to bring as much alcohol as you want as long as long as its not in a glass bottle. The only downside is that its a bit crowded getting around the track and there are very, very few good spots to see the race if you choose GA tickets.

I'd love to see the F1 race in Austin, but the issues you guys highlighted are really keeping me from going.
Yeah I am considering Canada or Singapore for next year. Will never be back to Austin.
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Guess I am spoiled with my Lot A parking every year and 2min walk to main grandstand.

Traffic can mostly be avoided after you realize from which direction you need to approach the track. I'll keep that quiet, since every year people don't seem to catch on.
This was my first time going, so I just relied on Waze. Huge mistake apparently.
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Instead, fans were shown that F1 means walking through fields for miles, drinking bud light and waiting in line for overflowing port a pottys. .
Now that 1000% agree with. I was shocked with the whole port a pottys! How could one build a venue like this but forget the bathrooms????

I kept walking up to turn 1 to use real facilities. complete fail!
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also, I'm finally ready to accept that there is a new GOAT.
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so MK, I've been waiting and waiting for you to use the replacement for "Lewi5" so that I can use it.

also, I'm finally ready to accept that there is a new GOAT.
I appreciate your acceptance. Trust me...it was difficult for me to accept, as well. The relentless speed, the tire and fuel management, race craft and ability to extract every bit of performance from the car by Lewi6 is absolutely amazing!!

There it is...Lewi6!!
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F1 fans have high incomes and aren't accustomed to "roughing it." Quite honestly, NASCAR races have better facilities despite the lower rent crowd.
Sorry you had a rough time, mate. I had a great time, as did everyone around me. COTA Club. Unlimited drinks and food, private bathrooms, guest speakers, shuttles, etc. Yes, you have to pay more, but that will address all of the complaints you mentioned. There's also the Paddock Club, Turn 17 Owner's Club, and Skyboxes.
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Now that 1000% agree with. I was shocked with the whole port a pottys! How could one build a venue like this but forget the bathrooms????

I kept walking up to turn 1 to use real facilities. complete fail!
There is permanent facilities in main grandstand, turn 1 and turn 15 complex. Everywhere else is temp facilities.
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Sorry you had a rough time, mate. I had a great time, as did everyone around me. COTA Club. Unlimited drinks and food, private bathrooms, guest speakers, shuttles, etc. Yes, you have to pay more, but that will address all of the complaints you mentioned. There's also the Paddock Club, Turn 17 Owner's Club, and Skyboxes.
Yeah if I had to do it over, I would go with one of the VIP packages. Being my first time in Austin, I wanted to switch seats Fri/Sat/Sun to get different perspectives of the track, and I dont remember the VIP packages having that option. I did enjoy all of the places I sat (turn 1, main grandstand and turn 15).

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There is permanent facilities in main grandstand, turn 1 and turn 15 complex. Everywhere else is temp facilities.
Yep, the main grandstand was totally overwhelmed, though, and that was on Saturday for qualifying. The food and drink lines, and bathrooms took FOREVER. I just can't figure out how/why they designed the place so poorly.

I got a survey today about my experience at the track, and the results were not good for them. It seems like the survey came from F1, not COTA, but it wasn't totally clear.

I ran into so many staff who were just totally confused and embarrassed by what was going on.

I remember standing in a "shuttle" line with 50 other people and the old lady working just kept telling us "be patient, it's coming." After 15 minutes, another COTA worker came over and scolded us (the patrons) about how there is no shuttle and we needed to start walking. That didn't turn out well for him. Several people got unruly real fast!
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Yep, the main grandstand was totally overwhelmed, though, and that was on Saturday for qualifying. The food and drink lines, and bathrooms took FOREVER. I just can't figure out how/why they designed the place so poorly.

I got a survey today about my experience at the track, and the results were not good for them. It seems like the survey came from F1, not COTA, but it wasn't totally clear.

I ran into so many staff who were just totally confused and embarrassed by what was going on.

I remember standing in a "shuttle" line with 50 other people and the old lady working just kept telling us "be patient, it's coming." After 15 minutes, another COTA worker came over and scolded us (the patrons) about how there is no shuttle and we needed to start walking. That didn't turn out well for him. Several people got unruly real fast!
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Definitely....for me he has already raised the bar beyond Schumacher's achievements.
There is such an expectation that he will win races that, even when he does it with a car that is obviously not the fastest, its not a big thing.
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Definitely....for me he has already raised the bar beyond Schumacher's achievements.
There is such an expectation that he will win races that, even when he does it with a car that is obviously not the fastest, its not a big thing.
Exactly. He has already matched MSCs WDC count at Ferrari and exceeded the consecutive WCC. Huge achievements but so many say it's only the car and pure luck. It's really sad. We are living in a very important historical part of Formula One and some fans are missing it because of their hatred and bias. It's really a shame.

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