The plan was simple, I would go on the Thursday, stay with my family which was 40 minutes from the track, see everything over the weekend and maybe even visit the nurbergring. Well that was the plan and plans don't always go right.
I hit the m4 at 4pm for what should have been a three hour drive to Dover. But due to the good old m25 this journey became four and half hours. That's not so bad as I had considered that the m25 would not have been great. However this is when the fun really began, pulling up to the check in booth I was told the next available ferry I could get on was four in the morning. This was not going to work, so instead booked on for 8am and went looking for a bed. Now the problem with bank holiday weekends, late at night is that the only rooms left when you just need to crash for 6 hours are expensive spa hotels.