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  1. djdaveyp said on 9th December 2009, 14:16

    Have you considered the power you have here Keith? I can’t imagine how many people who use F1 Fanatic want to go to silverstone! I am definitly one of them.

    Maybe we could set up a consortium and book it together for some sort of discount, plus being the fanatics we are we could all meet up and watch together.

    I just missed out on a ticket for 2009 british grand prix and i was going to make a combination hammy/button suit as well!

  2. Just booked for myself and son to go. I can’t believe the costs, £471 for the two of us for Sunday only. No child rates either in that Grandstand. I hope he enjoys his first live Grand Prix.

    • sato113 said on 11th January 2010, 18:29

      exactly why I can’t go. these prices just keep fans away i swear.

      • all i can say to that is when i booked and asked for earlybird prices they had all been sold , even though i booked the same day they were available for sale , look on the website now and see they are still offering earlybird prices! what a farce!!!!

    • karl ferrari said on 5th August 2010, 13:17

      hey gary you and your son will love every minute at silverstone me and my family have been going for the last 5 years well mate hope you injoy your time

  3. Andrew said on 11th December 2009, 15:43

    Whats the latest on the track layout, I went to the 2009 GP and sat in the Luffield B bronze which was great but I would like a change this year. However I don’t want to book my ticket to find out the MotoGP track is being used and better seats become available!

  4. hi,
    booked silverstone.gone for cops terrace where we usually go ,taking a chance , i think looking at the proposals it may be even better, booked 3 day passes, got the early bird prices. bargin, Gary i am sure your son will enjoy his first Gp.

  5. PS ,if any one has not camped before recomend whittlebury golf course great site , you can book now.
    also whittlebury hall is where some of the drivers stay so you maybe lucky to see them.

  6. Am going to book tickets on monday some early bird bookings still for sell , So its Abbey or Farm which one is best will be grandstand seats

  7. Woffin said on 3rd January 2010, 17:17

    Me and my girlfriend tried to get Pit Straight tickets but the had sold out on the first day of sale. So we had a look at the proposed track layout and got two grandstand sunday seats for Maggots/Becketts straight away. Even if the layout doesn’t change and include the new hairpin/infield section then it’s still gonna be a good view!

  8. enko said on 4th January 2010, 4:05

    Question, do you think a 5 and 6 year old would enjoy the race? Do you normally see children that young at races?

    • seen llots of children at GP they all seem to enjoy themselves. tip make sure you get them ear deffenders . as its very loud.

      • charlie said on 5th January 2010, 4:05

        I’ve taken my son twice now, first when he was 4 but that was a little early, he enjoyed it better the next year and yes as Val rightly says ear defenders are a must. Look on the internet for “Kidzz” ear defenders, good quality and not too dear

  9. charlie said on 5th January 2010, 3:58

    We’re going to be at Luffield, taking the whole family this year will be camping in silverstone and attanding all 3 days. Hiring a camper van so with that and the ticket prices it’s costing a fortune. Still, be worth it to see Lewis up against Shumey

  10. charlie said on 5th January 2010, 4:02

    Oh almost forgot, camping at SRA silverstone. Google it to find out more. I’ts a great site with bar live music and food. Only 25 min walk from Luffield. COME ON LEWIS!!!

    • totally agree Charlie will be great to see Lewis race against shui. you will enjoy the 3 days .yes its expensive but a great weeked and well worth it. if you did not know, any one who buys a race ticket can go to the after party race. Last year Eddie Jordans band played.

  11. gpcampbell said on 5th January 2010, 11:35

    Got tickets for hanger straight on the early bird. First time i’ve been to a GP (The rents got my tickets for my 21st :) ).

    Really looking forward to it, hopefully will be a good weekend. And compared to something like a music festival which is 3 days long the price is comparable. (I Paid £190 for reading festival in august 09 ).

  12. Karen said on 12th January 2010, 22:45

    I went to Silverstone last year for my first live F1 race…absolutely brilliant..was the best weekend I’ve ever had! My only disappointment of the weekend was my seat on the Sun. I was in Copse C but was on the very last row of the stand. On the Sat I sat in Luffield for qualifying. It was much better than Copse C…maybe because I was nearer the track? I walked the track a couple of times over the weekend but can’t remember where I thought the best stands were! I’m going again this year and want to make sure that I have a better view. What I want is to see as much of the track as possible with a possibility of some overtaking and I was thinking of sitting in Vale or Club. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Karen

    • Hi Karen, Sorry to hijack your question but it will be our first time to F1 and we have booked Woodcote. Does anyone know if you have seating allocated or is it first come? And if so what is the best time to get there? Also does anyone know if you can you take cool boxes into the stands?
      Really looking forward to this and want to get the best out of the weekend. Thanks Maz

      • nathan said on 11th April 2010, 11:36

        i sat there in 04, awsome stand, close to the action and you can see them coiming out of bridge and through into woodcote, so cars are in view for a long time. seating is allocated and there is room for a cool box, although only a very small one, its similar to sitting in a football stand.

  13. Stu Burt said on 18th January 2010, 19:03

    Hi guys, wonder if anyone has used the website britishgp.co.uk to buy tickets before? they appear to be part of a wider group, the ticket enterprise. I want tickets to farm but have sold out on the silverstone website but they have them there – wondered if anyone has used them before? Any advice would be great.
    Also – which other stands are close to the circuit too?
    Cheers in advance for any help, i appreciate it

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th January 2010, 15:03

      I have no experience of them – I’ve been several times and always got my tickets straight from Silverstone: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/

    • hi Stuart,
      I used the company last year.when the tickets I wanted were not avialable from silverstone. no pros they arrived a couple of weeks before the event.

      • Stu Burt said on 21st January 2010, 17:48

        Thanks for the feedback Val – sounds good and solves my problems, much appreciated

        • Kirsty said on 19th December 2010, 22:20

          Hi i wanted to get tickets for the new international pit straight but when i went to silverstone they were sold out , so i am thinking of using Britishgp.co.uk and seen u used them an was wondering did u have any problems and were the tickets real? many thanks

          • Martin said on 20th December 2010, 7:55

            Hi Kirsty,

            I had tickets from these guys, ok they were a little more expensive as you are paying agency fees, but i can honestly say, i had no problems withthem at all, the tickets were great, they arrived in plenty of time (recorded delivery) so from a personal opinion i couldnt knock them
            x

  14. Amy Brunt said on 19th January 2010, 14:41

    Hello,
    Some help please. I am looking to buy my mum and dad a ticket for this year for my dad’s 60th and wanted to know what was best. I was looking at the General Admision tickets but dont want him to be disapointed so thought maybe bronze corpse or Luffield. Can anyone help with where they think is best?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th January 2010, 15:01

      Copse (not corpse!) is really quick and you’ll be able to see the start line and pit exit from there. At Luffield you’ll see the cars for longer but they won’t be going as quickly, so it’s not as impressive. Personally out of those two choices I’d go for Copse, it’ll be a thrill on the first lap.

      There’s more information which should help in these articles:

      Silverstone – spectators’ experiences

      British GP: Where to watch

      Going to the British Grand Prix? Read these tips from fans who’ve been…

    • Hi amy
      I would aviod general admission i you can ,you have specific areas you can view rom but to get a good view you need to be their early, /i mean really early then stuck there or your space will be gone. we have been to several areas over the years but my favorite is cops. depending on your budget, copse terrace is good you dont have reserved seat as its a terraced steps but you can take a fold up camp chair set your selves up . the terraces have limited no’s agin you would need to be there at a reasonable time but not as early as general admission. I have read some where that they are takinfk the fences down so viewing shouldbe even better. there is alos a giant tv screen opposite cops corner as well.

  15. GooddayBruce said on 20th January 2010, 13:30

    I’ve got Sunday general admission tickets for me and the gf. Not our first visit to Silverstone but our first time to the GP

    What areas are available and can anyone recommend a good spot?

    Also, I was prepared that we would have to be there early in the morning to get a good seat. I just wonder how early is “early” exactly?

    • Becketts is agood spot for general admission. to get a good spot you will need to be there by about 8am.however they are changing the track best to look on silverstone site to see track layout.

      • Andrew said on 11th February 2010, 13:32

        I would say a lot earlier than 8am. We sat in Luffield B terrace last year and got to the gates at 4am and there was about 100 people in front of us. By 6am all the good spots had long gone. I would imagine GA tickets will be even worse. I am thinking of GA tickets for this year and will be getting to the gates at 4am again – its all part of the fun!!!

        • Ashley said on 3rd March 2010, 0:10

          Andrew, I couldn’t agree more! As a bit of general info for any GA ticket holders try to avoid the gate halfway between abbey and club when getting into the circuit early. there are 2 gates seperated by an access road and many fans walk down to the main road entrance (at bridge) and skip the first gate – very frustrating when you’ve been queing up for ages! The last couple of years that my dad has queued here i have been into the circuit run 300mtrs to the stowe banking and had the chairs set up before he’s even got into the track. You’re better to walk round to the top of the circuit and going through the gate half way between stowe and club behind the vale hospitality units, open in plenty of time and queing is easy. Not quite sure though if this is where the circuit run camoing is going to be or not though!

        • Graeme said on 22nd June 2010, 13:10

          Yes Andrew I know what you mean. We booked Luffield B Terrace last year for our first F1 race and by 7 am the whole terrace was almost full! Booked Becketts grandstand this year, so hoping for a good view. The good thing about Luffield is you do get to see the cars for longer but yes, they aren’t doing 240kph that they will be doing through becketts! Getting up early IS part of the fun, but I’m still glad it’s only once every year lol

        • Mark Brown said on 7th July 2010, 16:28

          Hi Andrew, is there a general access area at luffield??

          • Andrew said on 7th July 2010, 16:51

            Hi Mark,

            No there isn’t, they have the grandstands and the bronze terraces. The bronze terraces you still need to take ur own chairs etc but GA ticket holders can’t access the terrace. Only GA spots for this year are around club corner, Vale and around the maggots/becketts corners.

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