Belgium Grand Prix 2015

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  1. Peter48

    Peter48 Read Only Funster

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    we are looking to go to Spa next August and I am wondering if any Funsters have any advice on sites etc around the track., I have seen some sites offering 55.00 PP per night, I know you have to pay for these events but it is a 7 mile walk to the track!
    any advice would greatly be received.
    Peter
     
  2. jamesrob

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    been to motorGP ther is always camping in track
     
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    Went a few years ago on a coach trip, the road in through the forest had lots of people camped along side it, mostly in tents, but they looked like third world shanty towns and can't remember seeing any motorhomes in among them. 7 miles is doable on push bikes maybe ?
    Circuit de Catalunya had lots of people parked up in motorhomes on the grass car parking areas, is there no mention of on circuit camping on the Spa website ?
     
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    Sorry I cant find this in Englush.
    http://www.spafrancorchamps.nl/camping
    but it appears there are two campings on the site .
    there is a telephone number in the top right hand corner.
    Belgiun code is 0032 .
    give them a ring they will speak English.

    Mel
     
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    We have been to the Spa Formula one for the last 2 years. We always stay in yellow camping (advertised as quiet camping) it is very lively, and there will be people partying into the small hours, but not as loudly as the other campsite.
    Aim to arrive on Thursday in the afternoon, this will give you access to the pit walk (an important note, you need to have a full weekend ticket for access).
    From yellow camping the gold grandstands are about a 10 minute walk. It does get very busy, but I would recommend a grandstand, general access you will have to get to the track early to find a spot.
    There are several shops near to the circuit, so stock up in these, the food on the track is limited and expensive. FC Ster has a chip shop which serves very passable fish and chips :) Beer on the track is actually fairly reasonable, about €3 if memory serves.
    And lastly, it rains very heavily in this area, take wellies and rain gear, you will get wet. Also if you have parked in one of the fields, you are going to get stuck, get friendly with owners of 4x4's :)
     
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    I'm watching this thread with interest as I intend visiting F1 venues next year (hopefully).
    Obviously my version of quiet camping differs from other peoples.
     
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    Yes, in formula one terms, a 'quiet' campsite simply means one where they let off fewer fireworks :)
     
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    In 89 I went with 2 mates to Le Mans 24 hours bike racing, we rode there and camped. Engines were revved early hours in the morning so high we expected them to go bang. We had the tent sliced open and helmets, beer stolen whilst I was in a drunken stupor in the tent. I heard nothing and this was during the day.
    I got stopped for speeding and fined 600 francs ( £60) which left me with 20 francs (£2) for the weekend. One friend had his bike damaged by a car tearing around the campsite. It rained all the way home, a memorable trip for the wrong reasons.
     
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    I've recently booked for the 'Green zone'. Cannot wait.
     
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    thanks everyone for your comments, I have taken the Grandstand advice and booked these from Thurs to Sun!, must say concerned about being towed out in the rain, means the Mrs will get wet pushing :)
     
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    Baghdad ?
     
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    I suppose it might as well be Baghdad judging by previous experience at another F1 venue. (And we got burgled in the van).
    Never been to Spa so really looking forward to it.
    A lot of people say it is the best of the calendar.
     
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    Well to be honest, it was mostly my fault that we got stuck. If you are in Yellow camping, and you arrive on Thursday, you can park up almost anywhere, I went to the bottom corner of the field, meaning I had to go up hill to get out, D'Oh!
    To avoid this scenario, go all the way to the top of the slope, where you will find a low hedge, and park close to the gravel track. That way your exit will be on a downhill slope :)
    I'll see if I can locate some pictures of the campsite field.
     
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    One of our favourites, not just the F1 but the 6 hour endurance and the classic.
    Don't expect much sleep, the Ferrari fans like air horns, facilities get stretched, so try to be as self sufficient as you can, in other words, like any other motor racing event. It can turn cold at any time of the year at Spa and it can rain, so just think Silverstone and you are now in the right frame of mind. The atmosphere is amazing, the location is stunning and this creates a fantastic weekend at one of the great circuits.
    Depending on the grandstand, something comfortable to sit on and to dry the seat if there has been rain is worth remembering. Have a great time, you will enjoy it.
     
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    Couldn't find any pictures of yellow camping, but here is the view from Gold 7 grandstand.
     

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