Brilliant weekend spent at Silverstone. Well well well worth the £30 ticket price (plus £25 for camping). It’s hard to buy tickets to any out-and-about activity for £30 nowadays, let alone a full weekend of endurance racing with near-enough unrestricted grandstand & paddock access and pit walk.
I’ll have a few photos at some point soon. The whole experience was great, the circuit had plenty of people but wasn’t crowded (plenty of elbow and leg room), the racing was top-notch, the weather was mostly good, and I got to meet Martin Brundle, which was worth the trip alone!
One thing I would say is that the next step of Silverstone’s grand plan really does need to include better access to the new paddock area. There are only 2 entrences to the infield in the south half of the circuit, and that includes a long walk round to the Hangar Straight bridge (from which point you have to walk all the way round the north end of the Stowe circuit to reach the Wing), or you have to treck all the way through the old paddock and along the thin sliver of land between Becketts and the new Arena loop. Both of these are now a long way from where the main fan areas of the circuit are (from Club up to Luffield).
There really needs to be a couple of bridges or tunnels allowing access to the southern infield at Club/Vale and/or Abbey.