We stayed at the official F1 campsite at the top of the hill, NEVER AGAIN, absolutely appaling conditions, tap water NOT drinkable and no bottled for sale, not enough toilets and not emptied at all, bumf said showers, there was only one and wasnt working on first evening.
AND THE WORST THING, there is a large group of Dutch who treat this as a chance to relax. They had vans with speakers that just fitted in, they have music on VERY LOUD ALL NIGHT, lighting bonfires and getting very drunk, then while you’re at the track they sleep through the day, all nice and refreshed for another night of sleep depravation.
Drunken people being sick all night, due to lack of toilets people were using carrier bags and then throwing them about, numerous items stolen from all round the site, table, chairs, barbecues etc.
Fighting between the drunken Dutch and some Portugese, only stopped when riot police turned up.
NO MANAGER OR SUPERVISOR, ONLY BAR STAFF ON SITE – and they didnt care.
Left site and found a B&B in local village and camped ( with their permision ) on their lawn.
WORST PART, on returning to UK you cant get in touch with F1 to complain, they dont give a monkeys, my bank tried to find where my payment had gone and they couldn’t track it down. They were very appolgetic and told me what a rare occurance this was.
Campsite cost us 150 euros for 3 nights, you can get B&B for less, look on google earth for spa, look at villages close to spa and then search for accomodation in these villages. They are familiar with F1 Fans needs and for a small fee will ferry you to and collect you from the track.