About Andrew Balfour

Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of GPDestinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. A European resident for almost 20 years, he has been working trackside at select races with F1 Experiences since 2018.

Top 10 Grandstands + 1 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

We sat in all eleven grandstands and the General Admission area during the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix. Here’s our Top 10 grandstands plus 1 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Editor attended the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix and sat in every grandstand on Friday during FP1 and FP2. All pictures and videos © F1Destinations.com & [...]

By |2019-07-25T00:09:22+02:00June 19th, 2019|

FIA approves 2019/2020 Formula E calendar with 14 races over 12 weekends

The 2019/2020 Formula E calendar has been released by the FIA, featuring 14 rounds over 12 weekends. The season is book-ended by two planned double headers in Saudi Arabia on November 22-23 and London on July 25-26, 2020. The sixth season of Formula E features a new event in the South Korean [...]

By |2019-06-16T14:53:03+02:00June 15th, 2019|

Going green at the 2019 Berlin E-Prix

Last weekend, we visited Berlin for the tenth round of the 2018/19 Formula E season as Lucas di Grassi took victory for Audi in the 2019 Berlin E-Prix. Here's our impressions of Tempelhof Street Circuit. All pictures © Andrew Balfour / GPDestinations.com Berlin has been a constant presence on the Formula E calendar since [...]

By |2019-05-29T14:07:31+02:00May 29th, 2019|

Postcard from the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix

The beautiful North African city of Marrakesh has been hosting Formula E for the past three seasons. Here's our report from the 2019 Marrakech E-Prix. I wasn’t planning to attend the Marrakesh ePrix, but cheap city breaks in warmer destinations during the middle of the European winter are always attractive. Ryanair started flying direct [...]

By |2019-04-07T17:45:49+02:00April 7th, 2019|

Introducing the 2019 F1 Grid: Racing Point, Alfa Romeo, Toro Rosso, Williams

Here’s the final part of our introduction to the new 2019 Formula 1 challengers, the best of the rest: Racing Point, Alfa Romeo, Toro Rosso & Williams. Racing Point The team formerly known as Force India did remarkably well to finish last season in 7th place, despite losing more than half of their [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:23:28+02:00March 13th, 2019|

Introducing the 2019 F1 Grid: Renault, Haas, McLaren

We travelled to Barcelona for the first week of testing ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season. Here’s our photos and thoughts on the leading midfield runners: Renault, Haas & McLaren. Renault Renault is on the rise after returning to F1 in 2016. After a slow start - 9th in 2016 - the [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:24:01+02:00March 13th, 2019|

Introducing the 2019 F1 Grid: Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull

We recently travelled to Barcelona for the first week of testing ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season. Here's our best photos of the new 2019 challengers, starting with the top three teams: Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Mercedes Five consecutive World Championships. Mercedes have dominated the turbo-hybrid era, but Ferrari is on [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:22:57+02:00March 12th, 2019|

The key dates on the 2019 Formula 1 calendar

The first of 21 races on the equal-longest Formula 1 calender ever takes place next weekend in Australia. The 2019 Formula 1 season begins in Australia on March 17 and concludes just over eight months later in Abu Dhabi on December 1. The calendar features the same 21 races as last year, but it's [...]

By |2019-03-13T12:30:09+02:00March 8th, 2019|

The 2019 MotoGP season begins this weekend

The first of nineteen rounds on the 2019 MotoGP calendar takes places this weekend in Qatar. Featuring the same circuits as last year, including three rounds in Spain, the 2019 MotoGP calendar includes visits to the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. The season begins on March 10 in Qatar and [...]

By |2019-03-12T16:33:46+02:00March 5th, 2019|