Originally Posted by tron
So you actually camp AT the track?
what is the better experience, not taking the money factor into account. camping or hotel? i assume there must be some pretty good nightlife there. Any thoughts?
is the VIP lounge worth it? what do you get extra for that? I have no problem throwing down $600 for a weekend if its worth it
Im definitely going to get the paddock passes. I assume that just lets me walk around the garages and such. ist aht true?
If you purchase a package it'll be worth it.
VIP is excellent as you are right on the track and get to view/walk the garages from the hot pit side - as scheduled in your package.
This past GP I had no problem getting in and out of the track at will. Though I camp at the track every year, the way the traffic was set up for this past GP worked great when it came to getting in and out to attend parties.
With camping at the track the most I spend for the weekend - Wed through Mon - is around $600 and that includes my tickets and package ( Flagroom ).
When it comes time to buy the tickets, I'd set up the phone for quick dial and continue to "redial" until you get an answer. Don't hang up if you're put on hold, you'll go back to the bottom of the line.
All packages include Pit Pass, and those are better than gold. But if you don't buy a package make sure you get the Pit Pass.
People that bought tickets for this past GP will get first dibs on the same for 07 GP, if they choose not to buy them, they loose them permanently.
So for those of you that choose not to go next year, buy them anyway and then sell them. You may want to go some other time.