Masa M. wrote:you had a very nice experience!
I'll definitely go to Spa before I die. I wanna see Eau Rouge.
Bring your hiking boots, the track is much more hilly than you might see on television. For instance, the La Source braking zone is actually quite steep, meaning that the braking distance is considerably shorter than the same corner on a flat terrain. Also the difference in elevation between Rivage and Pouhon is quite spectacular. Eau Rouge is like a col in the Tour de France, very steep actually.
If you go, let me know and I ll advice you on some good spots! And the pitwalk, highly advisable! On thursday afternoon, and apparently the biggest public secret of the Spa Grandprix: it is not publicly advertised, nor officially confirmed, it is just a initiatif of the track organisation and every weekend ticket holder is allowed in...but since not everybody is aware the crowds are reasonable. And there is a lot of action: every driver pops out for a 20min meet and greet with the fans, of course it gets crowded in front of the Ferrari and RB box but the other teams are quite accessible. Every car pops out because of obligatory FIA technical check in the parc ferme box and most of the teams do pistop practicing, which is fun to see.
Spa ticket prices are also very reasonably it appears: I paid around 450 euro for four days and a seat in one of the top grandstands. Some English and German blokes told me you would pay at lot more for a similar experience in Silverstone or Hockenheim. Must have been a good year for the Spa circuit: all grandstands sold out, more grandstands constructed than last year, and the bronze zones seemed pretty packed: the view from La Source on the Kemmel Straight crowd was very impressive.