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United Kingdom, Silverstone

Weather

10℃  17℃

light rain

  • Sun

    9℃   16℃

  • Mon

    7℃   14℃

  • Tue

    5℃   16℃

  • Wed

    11℃   16℃

The Silverstone Circuit plays host to one of the most iconic F1 races and normally draws one of the largest crowds of the year (480,000 in 2023).

If I was choosing a grandstand to watch the goings-on I’d be picking Beckets, Luffield or Club corner if I couldn’t snare a ticket in the pit-straight grandstand.

Beware though, this race is one of the most expensive F1 GPs on the calendar and while even the general admission tickets are pricey, there are plenty of top viewing options.

With such large crowds each day and being surround by small country roads, traffic moves slowly particularly on Friday night so arriving early and leaving late is a good strategy.

F1 British Track

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Many of the drivers stay in motorhomes inside the track. You have a good chance of spotting them on their way to the paddock if you line the road from the roundabout just inside the main gates to the drivers’ car park opposite the main paddock entrance.

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The track is situated in a semi-rural area with little in the way of high-end accommodation nearby although the Hilton Garden Hotel on the pit straight has recently provided a much needed boost to room stocks, albeit it at an astronomical price.

Whittlebury Hall is close to the track and a number of drivers and teams stay there but it is horribly overpriced for what is basically a motel with many, if not all rooms, having no airconditioning the year I stayed.

The city of Milton Keynes is a 30-minute drive away from the track in light traffic and offers a better range of accommodation. My favourite is the Moxy Hotel; small, funky, well-designed rooms with a great lobby atmosphere. Across the road is a Sainsburys and if you come out of the hotel and turn right, there are two restaurants close by where I had some of the best meals of 2023.

Silverstone is the home of British motorsport and is definitely worth a visit.

F1 British Opening

BEHIND THE SCENES F1 VIDEOS

ABOUT THE British

GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT

The Silverstone Circuit is one of the longest on the calendar at 5.9kms, it’s located in the country and is a 2 hour drive from London.

Since 1950

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Number of Laps:

52

Circuit Length:

5.891KM

Race Distance:

306.198KM

Lap Record:

1:27.097

Max Verstappen (2020)

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British Grand Prix Guide

If you're planning to attend the British Grand Prix, here's some information that you'll find invaluable.