Never ceases to amaze me how many people fall into this trap. The only time that every team's programs align at the same time is quali and the race. Everything else is smoke and mirrors. Vettel fastest by 0.5s in FP3, BTW
I'm tied up on Thursday until about 7, Friday definitely a no-go for me. I'll get there when I can if you go ahead with Thurs. The Dock, and Walt and Burley are pretty good pub-style venues, but probably busy. Food at W&B is average in my opinion but there are plenty of other places down that way if you decide to have a proper meal.
Thanks GF - my regular cobbler JP Shoe Repair on City Walk (corner of Akuna St) looks like it may be closed as the building is being redeveloped into apartments. A shame as he was a lovely old bloke and had what looked to be a goodyear welting machine in the corner gathering dust.