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    @quantumforce42 AND that he really loves orange juice. Can’t get enough of it.

    I still think we shouldn’t be too quick to judge, it was his first race in a new series, he came into it quite late, English isn’t his first language .. How many times do we see Kimi brushing off fans and say “Oh, that’s just Kimi” when actually a lot of the time he’s being downright rude? Give Kamui some time to settle in, realize WEC has much less aggressive fans than F1, then you can start to pass judgement.

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    @codesurge @ajokay I was up at Silverstone on Friday and hung around the paddock between FP1 and FP2 and got quite a few pictures of drivers. I did meet Kamui but very briefly, I was hanging out mainly by Bruno’s garage but keeping an eye on the Ferrari motorhome down the paddock and Kamui came in and out a couple of times, but every time he sprinted between them. I think you’re right in the sense that the ex F1 drivers are kinda expecting a mob of fans, screaming and shouting at them. Me and another guy managed to stop him with an improvised pincer movement and got his autograph (woohoo!) but I think we were probably two of the very few who managed it. Not sure how much more he relaxed over the weekend but I hope he did. Didn’t see Bruno, but don’t know how much that was down to the engine problems in FP1. Hopefully once they get into the swing of WEC they’ll feel able to interact with the fans a bit more!

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    Apologies for slow replies!

    @Simon Longster: Thanks! Can’t remember who we booked through but I think it may have been them.

    @quickquickslow: Thanks for the advice, we think we’ve figured out the travel now, hopefully my French will stand up to the test! And if not, we think we know of a taxi rank in Malmedy. Also considering renting an electric bike (http://www.eastbelgium.com/nl/actualiteiten/article/neue-e-bike-broschuere-2013-ist-da/) but probably won’t bother if you’re not allowed to use it for moving around the track. If anyone has any news on whether this is allowed and if there’s anywhere to lock your bikes up, it would be much appreciated!

    Does anyone know of a supermarket in Malmedy? I’ve had a look on Google streetview but can’t find the ones that are supposedly there. Buying a couple of bits and bobs will be cheaper than getting food from the circuit and eating at restaurants.

    #210036
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    Also, has anyone booked through bookf1.com? Cheaper, but we’d like to know if it’s reputable before we book!

    #210034
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    Hi,

    Me and a friend are staying at a youth hostel in Malmedy, reasonably close to the circuit, but looks like not quite close enough to be able to walk to the circuit (We are both cursed with torn knee ligaments!). I’ve tried searching on the internet but the Belgian travel authorities don’t seem to publish quite as much information on buses as I need. Has anyone travelled from Bevercé to Spa and can recommend which buses to take? Anything that could get us within about half a mile of the circuit should be sufficient.

    Thanks,
    Jo

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