Since many of you have been there a few times I am looking for advice. I got the gold trio tix. this will be my first time there. i am looking for advice, cool things to do over the weekend and making sure to get some awesome pics also. Any advise from any of you would be gratly appreciated. my brother and I will be driving up on thursday and be there all weekend. i want to make sure i hit up some good spts in the city as well. thanks
Montreal is IMO the best race of the year, behind Monaco of course. If you get there on Wednesday, you can do a pit tour Thursday morning, don't get to see any drivers, but still cool to drive / walk on the track, and walk along the pit lane. Did not see any drivers there when I did this years ago.
My favorite seating area was on the Pit side of the Senna curve, turn 1 and 2. That's where a lot of the action, passes, crashes, etc. occur, and it's easy to follow the race, because it has a big screen right there too.
After the track action, each day there are tons of things happening on Crescent St. and Sherbrook. Each day has a different party / theme. Used to be a BMW day, a Honda Day, and a Ferrari Day somewhere that I never found. Owner's of those makes of cars bring them out and park them on the street.
On Crescent, you can hang out on the deck at Newtown, Jacques Villenueve's restaurant and they have a stage there with bands, and driver's show up for interviews.
One year they had a Mercedes Benz fashion show. Anther year, a BMW Fashion show with driver interviews.
As for night life, Montreal has incredible restaurants, and some of the best Techno Music clubs in the world. Rest up, as things don't really get started until 11 P:M to midnight.
If you like Sushi, try Kaizan, or Le Petit Treehouse.
Favorite Steakhouse: http://www.queuedecheval.com/