AM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 589 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
The United States Grand Prix is less than a week away - the first practice starts next Friday. Supposedly, all the cargo flights with tons of equipment from the 10 F1 teams (cars, tires, components, spares, etc.) arrive between Saturday and Sunday.
I just read an article about the logistics in F1. It said that 4 747s and 2 MD-11s will fly from London (for UK based teams) and Munich (for teams based in the rest of Europe) to IND. The only exception here is Ferrari, the article said they will coordinate the transportation of their equipment by themselves.
So, if anyone here is from Indianapolis, expect some interesting cargo flights this weekend. I bet the MD-11s mentioned are FedEx aircraft, but I'm not sure about the 747s. Maybe Atlas Air, Cargolux?
I'll keep an eye on flytecomm.com and flightarrivals.com and I'll keep you informed.
Can't wait for next weekend, this will be the first F1 race I'll attend. I'll be flying MEX-ORD on the 25th, on a Mexicana 757. I'll drive to Indy the day after that.
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Pzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Good luck!!! I wish I could also be going to IND F1... I have been trying to get to Canadian Grand Prix for the last two years and to Italian GP this year. However, flights between MEX-YUL would make me stay for an extra Monday, which I cannot afford being an employee.
MEX-MXP flights were just great (because of Independence long weekend), but, since it was for fewer than 7 days, it cost a fortune.
So good luck and enjoy it... Hope I can do it some day!!!!
Tiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
This will be my fourth USGP at Indy. I read in an Formula One magazine last week and they said they fly into ORD and then truck in the equipment to Indianapolis. That's about a four or five hour drive. I thought they (the F-1 teams) flew directly to IND. After all, the airport is more than adequate to accommodate the flights and they have customs on then field. What ever, I hope it is a better race than last year. At least the points championship is still NOT decided (unlike last year).
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