Brands Hatch – A Spectators Guide

This is my favorite circuit in the UK. Its two layouts always makes for great racing and great viewing for spectators.

Getting there is easy, located 20 minutes drive off junction 3 on the M25, when you come off this junction just follow the brown signs for Brand Hatch. Just be careful of the speed limit, its 50mph and as tempting as it is to put your foot down, don’t. Police regularly patrol this area and near the top of the hill there is a speed camera just where you don’t want it!

Parking for big events is clearly sign posted and marshals will be there to show you were to go, once parked just follow the crowds, noise and signs. For the smaller events, turn in to the main entrance and follow the road, once in the circuit there will be plenty of places to park.

Once in the circuit you will find yourself walking down Brabham Straight. Next to the straight  are grandstands and the main shops. It’s worth spending some time having a look in these merchandising stores to see some rare motorsport books, models, old and new team kit and some signed memorabilia such as Senna’s helmet. Continue reading

Monza Grand Prix review and tips

The biggest tip if, like us, you are on general admittance is get there early!

We got just a Sunday ticket on general admittance. If you come in from Milan go to Milan Centrale. It’s on Metro line M2 and is easy to get to. Here you can leave your luggage (open 6am to midnight) and costs around 10 Euros for the day. Be warned though, it can be hard to find so give yourself plenty of time.

At the station there is a free train to the circuit. Other stations go to Monza but not the closest station to the circuit. Continue reading