We ended up queuing for 3.5 hours in the cold rain waiting for shut bus #92. Kids were crying. People shivering in the dark with no idea what’s going on, when they can be home.
No one was managing the crowd. No one even know where the line ends.
We ran to the bus stop as soon as the race ended. Looking back into our queue, which felt like the worst one of all, the line swing all the way back up the slope and i couldn’t even see the end. There must be hundreds out there who had to wait for 5+ hours to get on.
More tragedy: the road from shuttle drop off to parking area was unpaved and filled with mud. Lights were few and far in between so we have to navigate the mess in darkness.
Official excuse: heavy rain caused the delay?!
The organizer must take responsibility for its blatant lack of planning and crisis management. Everything we saw reflect a complete neglect of the needs & safety of their customers.
How to get our voice heard by the F1 management?
Answer by dyno p
You could probably write a letter of complaint to the FIA, or an email on their website and if there are enough people who complaint they will take necessary measures to make sure this gets adressed. I doubt they can use rain as an excuse because from what I´ve heard rain on this circuit is like expecting sun in Bahrein, it´s pretty much always there in this season.
They will probably alternate with suzuka which the drivers prefer.