Hotels are often booked out in advance when there is big events on. There wasn’t only Formula One cars competing there was the Supercars as well. They also encourage a lot of people to attend and need accommodation. I don’t know if there was other events on in Melbourne at the same time. In Adelaide there is often other events that clash with the Supercars Championship. There is problems with accommodation there too. Some stay in hotels an hour or more travel time from the location of the event. Some hire apartments every year well in advance ready for the next year from which they can watch the event. I personally know of one group who do that.
Published 16th December 2019