Received this email last week from my McLaren dealer.
I didn't go with McLaren last year, but was in a Suite at turn 1, and I agree it was fantastic. I'm not sure you can get better views than that.The hospitality suite is what we did last year, and are doing again this year, organised thru Gren at Park Place
We had a fantastic time last year, can't wait. If you are going to do it, the sooner the better - hotel rates and availability go crazy. We delayed our decision last year and ended up paying $640 a night for a crappy motel. This year we're in the downtown Hilton for $500-ish, much better, but still probably double their usual rates!
Several of the folks in our suite did the helo's. not a problem until Sunday when Austin decided no landings in the city after 6pm. Several had 6:30-7:15p flight times, wound up getting flown to Bergstrom out Exec then bussed to Barton area. No refund, compensation, just an extra 90+ minutes on their trip. I can tell you from last year, just drive. The traffic flys until you start getting close to the city. I'm glad I didn't do the helo's, saved a bunch of money and time. With suite parking passes you drive right to the front... You have much more flexibility driving, your helo time is finite, must be there 20 minutes early and wait in a tent. Obviously not my recommendation.Would love to join a drive especially out to the twisted sisters. I have a colleague who is also getting a 12C so we would have a good herd.
I have a parking pass right up at the front gate for the race. Did the busses last year one day and that was horrid. Helicopters are an option but the in city landing sites are not great.