Here is what one of our anonymous reviewers said about the 2012 event:
Assen is often referred to as the Cathedral by MotoGP insiders, and it was a trip that I was looking forward to immensely, and my high expectations were exceeded.
The small town of Assen is closed for the Dutch TT weekend for the TT Festival. This event had an atmosphere the likes of which no other motorsport event I`ve attended could even come close to, and I`ve been to Monza!
The people were extremely friendly, and beer was relatively inexpensive. There isn't a language barrier as the Dutch people can seamlessly change between Dutch and English. Very Impressive.
Montreal is a fascinating city, where North America takes on European charms. It is no wonder Canada's cultural hub is the perfect fit for a Formula 1 weekend in the heart of the European season. It is also a very convenient location where both French and English are widely spoken.
This popular grand prix enjoys a brilliant party atmosphere which is reminiscent to that of Melbourne, Singapore or Austin. There is a real buzz in Montreal during the F1 weekend, with plenty to do and see on Crescent St, where fan gatherings take place day and night.
Clockwise from the top left corner: grandstands 21, 21a, 15, 24, 22 and 34 - Image: Sauber Motorsport AG
The F1 races at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve are generally quite entertaining. Jenson Button's win from the back in 2011, the durable Bridgestone tyres degrading very quickly in 2010, a pitlane pile up allowing Robert Kubica to win for BMW-Sauber in 2008 and Super Aguri's great form in 2007 with Takuma Sato overtaking McLaren's Fernando Alonso, etc.
Support races include the Ferrari Challenge, the Porsche GT3 Cup, the CTCC and Formula Tour 1600.