Me too Jenny. I’ve been twice before and I know where the circuit is – I always take a ride on the public bus that goes along it, just for the thrill of saying I’ve driven a F1 circuit :) But both times were for the Jazz Festival, so I mainly stuck to the festival area. And I managed to get some pretty good hotels (Westin/Hyatt etc) on Priceline, so they were cheap holidays compared to this. I reckon Priceline is worth trying nearer the date, for anyone who can hold out that long, when the hotels start releasing unused block bookings. Hotwire’s already got one fairly cheap hotel for the GP dates, but I couldn’t work out which one it was.
I’m travelling on my own but hope to meet up with local friends who can point me in the direction of some good cafes and bars. One thing I learnt on my last trip is that the famous Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwiches are not to my taste, and definitely not worth the long queue!