Hey there – first post on the site and it’s great to meet you all, as it were.
I have been lucky enough to have been given surprise Spa Bronze tickets by my sister and best friend for the upcoming 2012 Grand Prix. What a surprise! We are all going on an arranged bus tour which allows us to stay in a hotel in Brussels each day.
A question for those who have been to Spa previously as my experience is only of Donington in 1993 and Silverstone in 2009.
As we leave Brussels at 6.45am on race day I suspect we will not arrive at the track ate until around 9am. Needless to say if I was to camp nearby for the Saturday night I know I could take 3 seats and guarantee the perfect spot, however I would like honest opinions on what spots we could possibly get around the track if we were to arrive around 9am. I have read some posts elsewhere that it could well be possible to get some good spots at that time, and that some people move around the track during the race. Also the operator has been doing this for 20 years and believes that those with bronze tickets still get good views of the race.
No doubt you real fans know I should be there for 7am, and if required I will be happy to camp by myself on Saturday and grab those spots, but the ideal would be to stay with those that bought me such a wonderful birthday gift as much as possible over the weekend. I guess I am trying to have my cake and eat it!
Thanks for your help and insight.