Heading to the British Grand Prix this weekend? Is it your first time at Silverstone for F1?
Here are some tips and advice from F1 Fanatic readers who’ve been to the British GP before.
Graham Clayton went to the British Grand Prix in 2006:
Very easy to get to – well signposted and special traffic system implemented for the Grand Prix. Support races were GP2 and Porsche Supercup – Hamilton won the GP2 :-) Everything was nice – people were relaxed & friendly – high prices on food. Ticket was ?é?ú120 for three days – I found that to be exceptional value.
Alianora La Canta was at Silverstone in 2002:
I liked the helpful staff – when a purse went missing, they found it again quickly and without fuss. The layout of the shops was also good – you could get a burger from just about anywhere, and the routes were accessible. There was a great ambience, with friendly and enthusiastic supporters of most teams and drivers everywhere.
Dislikes included baffling parking arrangements (I found myself in the wrong car park, complicating leaving the venue), the insects (try not to wear anything yellow!) and the prices of the food.
Scott Joslin has some tips on where to watch from:
Race day is busy, so I would always advice to get to the track early, very early! If you have a grandstand seat then you can afford to arrive later, but if you are standing, on race day the flag mad fans set up early, especially around luffield.
Best places to watch. The grandstand at wodcote – where it starts to spell ?óÔé¼?ôSilverstone?óÔé¼?Ø gives a good clear sight of the cars accelerating past you.
The exit to copes is good – real impression of speed.
The entry to Becketts is also a special place, mental change of direction.
Paul Havell is a regular visitor to the British Grand Prix and knows where the cheapest shops are:
I get there Wednewsday and leave Monday to avoid the Sunday afternoon rush. ?é?ú300 for six days = ?é?ú50 a piece?óÔé¼?ª. bargain. Merchandise is dear in the circuit but just over the foot bridge from the main entrance is a little tented sort of shopping village and it?óÔé¼Ôäós a lot cheaper for the same gear, you?óÔé¼Ôäóve just got to be bothered to walk.
More information on visiting the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
- To read more from these fans, share your own tips and memories, and find out about my own five trips to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, see here: Visiting the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
- Going to the British Grand Prix: Where to watch
- Going to the British Grand Prix: What to take
- From the forum: First time British GP
- Don’t forget to enter out exclusive competition to win one of five Kangaroo TVs for the British Grand Prix
- 2008 British Grand Prix information
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