4th time to Spa this year, along with Silverstone and Nurburgring. Here is my tuppence worth. We take a late night tunnel crossing on Thursday (use Tesco vouchers to pay for it!) then drive for a couple hours to other side of Lille for a budget motorway hotel. Rise early morning and drive to circuit, takes a couple more hours to get to circuit. We TRY to park in a nearby village and then bike in :) We usually stay Monschau way in Germany as rooms, beer and wine are cheaper. This year, too late for that (only just got permiss for time off work) so we are staying at Clervaux, Luxembourg, about 50 mins from circuit. I LOVE GA at Spa…ypu can always get a view somewhere and it is great value for money. I have done Silverstone, Hockenheim, Nurburgring, Spa, Istanbul, Monza, Magny Cours, Catalunya, Singapore, Hungaroring many times over the last few years…sometimes paying almost £1000 for 2 weekend tickets, without accommodation and flights, so a peverse bit of me gets a real kick out of doing Spa on a budget now. Have done pit straights there but love the atmosphere, sights, amazing views had for GA. Great value for money. Tips: unless you arrive and stay rooted in one spot you prob won’t be able to follow every millisecond of the race. Record it and watch when you get home :) DO walk the circuit…but you have to be reasonably fit as it is unbelievably steep. DEF take a waterpoof cape to cover you head to toe, quickly. DO take tissues and wet ones or hand wipes ladies…need I say more. Take your own food and a flask if you can. Food at circuit is overpriced, limited and not particularly good quality. Be prepared to get wet and dirty. Sturdy footwear is a must, as are binoculars. be prepared for the weather to change very quickly. Don’t expect to find a flat surface for your portable chair unless you arrive VERY early (which is just about every camper!), instead, be prepared to stand or buy a folding shooting stick to rest your bum now and again. GREAT views of Eau Rouge can be had from The Village but PLEASE don’t just hog a bench for the day like some greedy sods! let everyone have their views too. Above all, if you are GA, go with an open mind, try as many views as you can and don’t get hung up on race positions, lap times etc… Just drink in the atmosphere!