If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to sit at Silverstone, then you’ve come to the right place! The guide below aims to be as helpful as possible in advising you to pick a grandstand to watch the next British Grand Prix from.

We’ve taken into account the best place for overtaking, likely place for spins and crashes, the best atmosphere and proximity to the facilities. It’s all covered and we’ve ranked it in order from our years of experience and personal opinions.

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#1 Club Corner

The last few turns and potential view of the podium

Club Corner

Club Corner has always been one of the best places to sit on the Silverstone circuit for years. In the current circuit configuration, it is the last corner before the start/finish line. Club was re-profiled for the 2010 race. Instead of constant curve after Vale, leading onto the straight, it became a double apex corner which proved an interesting challenge of the F1 drivers. The second apex is much tighter than the first. It’s partially blind and has the new pit wall on the inside. Accuracy is required and a clean exit essential to carry as much speed as possible across the start/finish line…

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#2 International Pit Straight

Loud and lots of activity in the pit lane

International Pit Straight

The International Pit Straight is an area of the Silverstone circuit that is seeing constant development year after year. This area is absolutely buzzing since the circuit revamp, and tickets always sell out months before the race. The new Pit and Paddock complex has been built between Club Corner and Abbey and signifies the climax of Silverstone’s massive development programme to turn the circuit into a world class racing venue. Grandstands have been installed along the majority of the length of the pit straight, in a place where previously only a few general admission fans may watch the race from…

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#3 Becketts / Club Silverstone

Wickedly fast section of the track

Becketts and Club Silverstone

From the Becketts and Club Silverstone grandstand, you are able to see each F1 car for about 10 seconds as they sweep through Maggots and then into Becketts and then onto the Hanger Straight. The aerodynamics on the Formula 1 cars are working at full capacity as they turn from left to right and then again, left to right in the space of a few seconds at immense speed. The series of turns at Becketts do not offer much in the way overtaking as the speeds are too high. However, a lot of lap time can be won or lost by the drivers who liken this section to threading the eye of a needle. It’s about precision and definitely about bravery!

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#4 Stowe

Just a dab of brakes into a very fast right hander

Stowe

Stowe corner is one of the fastest on the Silverstone circuit. The drivers arrive at 300 km/h from the Hanger straight, tap the brakes and launch in towards the apex in 4th gear. There are three grandstands to choose on this corner: Stowe A, Stowe B and Stowe C. Because of the size of the run off area at Stowe, the grandstands are set quite far back from the circuit. So the perspective of F1 speed isn’t great but you do get a huge viewing angle allowing you to see a lot of the circuit. Stowe A and Stowe B ticket holders get to see the cars drive the length of the Hanger straight, negotiate Stowe and then drop down the hill of Vale and onto club…

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#5 Abbey

Turn 1 and a very fast couple of corners

Abbey

Abbey has now earned the title of turn 1 thanks to the introduction of the new circuit layout and location of the pits and paddock for 2011. Formerly a tight chicane, Abbey is now an immensely fast right hand corner that is approached at 300km/h and leads onto the new circuit loop, first introduced for the 2010 British Grand Prix. Criticised for the huge bump at the turn in point, the corner split the F1 drivers opinions with some believing it to ruin what would be a good corner, and others citing that it only added to the challenge. Watching the cars from the outside, it is very noticeable…

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#6 Village

Heavy braking into turn 3

Village

Arriving at enormous speed after two flat out corners, the drivers have to pick a braking point whilst coming from the right hand side to the left hand side of the circuit. It’s a tricky corner to get right with the potential to lose lots of time rather high. The car will drift wide on the exit but you’ll notice the cars launching themselves to the opposite side of the circuit to set themselves up for The Loop corner which leads onto the essential Wellington Straight. The car will drift wide on the exit but you’ll notice the cars launching themselves to the opposite side of the circuit to set themselves up for The Loop corner which leads onto the essential Wellington Straight.

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#7 Luffield

Slow corner but a fan favourite

Luffield

Luffield Corner use to be the last major turn at Silverstone, but with the circuit alterations a couple of years ago, it’s actually become a mid lap bend. In some ways it’s a frustrating corner for F1 drivers as it is low speed and is all about a clean exit onto the >National Pit Straight. Without traction control, drivers have to play with the throttle and not be too eager otherwise the back of the car will start to slide out. Throughout the practice sessions and even sometimes during the race, you often see drivers running wide out of Luffield and bumping across the turf on the outside of the corner. This compromises their lap times significantly.

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#8 Woodcote

Flat out sweeping curve onto the old pit straight

Woodcote

Many seats at Woodcote will offer a brilliant view of the Wellington Straight (Woodcote A) and all the action taking place along there. This is where the DRS zone is placed meaning numerous overtaking moves made into Brooklands corner which is right in front of you. The large TV screens above the old pit lane also aid you in keeping tracking of events around the rest of the Silverstone circuit. The F1 Village used to be located behind Woodcote, but is now located on the track itself on the now disused Bridge corner.

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#9 Copse

Feel the brutal force of an F1 car working hard

Copse

Copse corner use to be the first turn on the Silverstone circuit, but is now turn 9 after the circuit was updated a couple of years ago and the pit complex was moved. The corner is potentially flat out in Formula 1, depending on fuel loads, the drivers can often just stay in seventh gear and keep the throttle planted to the floor around the sweeping right hander. Watching from Copse corner is awesome because you get to see how well the down force works on the modern Formula 1 car. They seem absolutely glued to the track as the aerodynamics push the car into the ground. The turn in speed can be over 280 km/h and is mind blowing to watch! You often see drivers running incredibly wide through this turn as they find the absolute limit of grip.

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#10 National Pit Straight

Where they use to start and finish the race

National Pit Straight

The National Pit Straight is the half way point of a lap of Silvestone, with the start and end being situated over on the International Pit Straight. Although the atmosphere is still fantastic in the numerous grandstands that line the circuit in this area, the buzz of looking over into an active pit lane has been lost with the circuit modifications made over the last few years. During the race you will see the cars screaming past you at incredible speeds before they sweep into Copse corner. This means that sitting on the pit straight is very loud as the cars are always at full throttle. Don’t expect to be able to chat to your friends without shouting if sitting here!

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George Beech: Maggots and Becketts is a great spot to see how fast F1 cars can change direction, Stowe is not bad as you get to see them down the Hanger Straight and into Vale and Club.  Copse, Abbey and Woodcote also great spots and you cant forget the International Pit Straight! all in all Silverstone is just an awesome track to be at during a Grand Prix. The atmosphere and all the fans is just brilliant. I’ll see you all there next year at the home of British Motorsport!!!

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Comments(191)

  1. Reply
    John says

    I received my tickets and for sunday Gp i am seating IN D 0328 international pit straight can you please show me on a map where would i be seating as coming over from Australia

    Many Thanks John

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Unfortunately the circuit has not released any maps of each individual grandstand so I’m unable to provide this. I can however confirm that row D is 4 rows from the front of the grandstand. I just can’t confirm which end it’ll be. Being the International Pits Straight though you’ll have a great view into the pit lane! Enjoy the race and please come back to share you experiences with us!

      • Reply
        Garry says

        Hi Just booked tickets for 2015. we are in the international pit straight IPS3B/K/0238
        Will we have a good view from there. First time at Silverstone, booked the whole weekend.
        I have also been told that the weekend ticket allows you to roam the circuit through FP1 Fp2 etc.

        • Reply
          Simon says

          Hi Garry

          The International Pit Straight is opposite the pits. So depending on your seats you should have some great views of the in race action. You’re correct about roaming for Friday Practice and Saturday qualifying. I’d recommend you take a wander to Club Corner, Farm and Becketts.

          I hope you enjoy the weekend and please share you’re experience.

          • Don says

            Did 2013 @ Farm Curve, were sat up top. We had a great view of that area, as the cars came around from the International pit straight.
            Atmosphere was fantastic, the view great, and the weather did it’s bit too.
            Highly recommended.

          • paul holmes says

            Hi my wife has booked us a weekend here this year for the f1 with camping.we have seats reserved in Beckets BKT/BKS4/B/0283+0284 (if that makes sense) ….will we be able to wander to different areas during practice and qualifying? And what is this grandstand like

          • Simon Purnell says

            Hi Paul,
            You can see the cars go through Maggots and then into Becketts and then onto the Hanger Straight from the Becketts stand. Check out our guide with video for more information.
            If you have a three day Grandstand ticket it included roving grandstand seat on Friday and Saturday in all grandstands* except Club Corner and Club Silverstone.

          • paul holmes says

            Hi simon.I was wondering if you can help me out,my wife and I are going to our first f1 this year at Silverstone and have reserved wkend grandstand with camping.. Do you know when we are able to arrive as I’ve just been reading that the campsite opens on the Wednesday but we have weekend reservation.

          • will says

            your camping reservation (if at silverstone woodlands campsite) is valid from wednesday to following monday so you can turn up any time from wednesday onwards. other private campsites may vary.
            not sure what is happening at the circuit on thursday apart from the madness concert in the evening and the pit walk for certain ticket holders but there will also be entertainment in the camp site.

        • Reply
          Lynne Berridge says

          Yes roaming is great for practices & qualifying

      • Reply
        tony says

        Why doesn’t Silverstone have seating plans of all grandstands, so that when you make an early bird booking,,,,you can select/request yr seats…
        I am looking to buy a weekend ticket at Becketts stand 4, but without a seating plan don’t know where to seat??? lot of money to spend for first come first served seating????

        • Reply
          Simon says

          Hi Tony

          I agree it’s something we’ve spoken to the ticket providers about before. You can add a comment when making a booking requesting a particular area but unfortunately there’s no guarantee you will get your requested seats.

    • Reply
      carl says

      were is best to go-pref near coach carpark and quieter as in people gen admin grand prix this yr

  2. Reply
    Vicks says

    Really helpful, it’s tough to get a good picture of silverstone stands and where the best to go maybe. This has been really helpful to capture different perspectives thank you.

  3. Reply
    Leighton morton says

    I can’t wait for this years Grand Prix. Me and 3 friends will be there to witness our first F1 race and we will be sat in the becketts grandstand which by all accounts isn’t a bad place to be.

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      It certainly is a great place to watch from Leighton! We’ve been there many times over the years and actually it’s just got better and better seeing as the new circuit layout can be seen from Becketts too (turns 3-4 and Wellington Straight). I hope you enjoy your weekend and please come back to tell us about your experiences.

  4. Reply
    Aidan Deasy says

    James,
    I have to say you did a great job on this piece, we are coming over for Sat and Sunday, it is our first GP, we have been to the Abu Dhabi Circuit and stayed in the Yas Viceroy but not when the GP was on so that was it decision made we had to attend a GP and living in Ireland and BIG Hamilton fans it had to be the British GP, we will be in the National Pit Straight stand as part of our package which doesn’t seem to be the best option but we had no choice as it was a package, I will give you feedback and let you know how we get on, keep up the good work.

    Aidan

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Aidan! Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you’re coming to a GP for the first time. You’ve picked a great year to start and Silverstone have lots on next weekend to commemorate the 50th race at the circuit. You’ll still have a blast on the National Pits Straight rest assured. The atmosphere around there is usually very good and the cars will be showing off all that horsepower in front of you. Look forward to hear your thoughts after!

  5. Reply
    Catherine H says

    Hi James

    Great info. We only bought our tickets for general admission yesterday so a bit of a last minute thing! It’ll be our first time at Silverstone so wondered which GA section offers best options. Ideally we’d be positioned somewhere with a screen too! Thanks.

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Catherine. Great to hear you’ve booked last minute, proof it’s never too late!

      Are you only going for the race day or whole weekend? There general admission area Vale is massive and will no doubt have screens. It’s positioned between Stowe corner and Club (which I’d the last corner). You’ll also have the pit lane entrance in front of you and be close to the podium celebrations which are situated at club corner.

      As I recommend so any general admission tickets holder, the early bird really does catch the worm at Silverstone.

  6. Reply
    Bruce says

    Club Silverstone for 14 years! Camp at Whittlebury, so easy walk to Becketts. Would like to do Pit walk on Thursday, what is the best route from campsite? Wife does not walk well. Thanks, Bruce

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Sorry to say it looks like you’re in for a fair walk. The camp site has it’s own paths to the circuit, but you need to make your way to Club Corner gates 15 and 16 for entry to the pit walk. The good news is there are two pit walks one at 10:00 and one at 15:15 if take a little longer than expected!! I would enter via Becketts and walk clockwise round the circuit to Club.

  7. Reply
    Ads says

    Hello there,

    I have a pass to watch the race from the inside of the track this year, where is the best place to plonk myself? i have a big ol lens to take some good shots too.

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Presumably not the standard general admission tickets! Sounds great I’d have to say Becketts or Vale but I’m not sure how close you’ll be able to get to the circuit. Would love to see some of your pictures if you’re happy to share and maybe you could give us an insight to some of the best places infield!

      • Reply
        Ads says

        Hi James, I wasn’t sure what pass I would get this year…but they just arrived, it says I can access the SUPPORT EVENT PADDOCK, I think i had these two years ago and I was at Becketts, I remember being able to see a few corners from that spot! Not sure if there are better places though.

        Last year I had general admission and I was at the Farm Curve, and in 2011 I think i was at Stowe Corner.

        I have photos from previous years, I can share them with you. How should I send it to you?

        thanks
        Ads

        • Reply
          James Wilson says

          Hi Ads

          Thank you, for contacting us, we’re always interested to see new photo’s from a fans perspective. You can add them to our Facebook page or do you have a Flickr or Google Plus account? Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/enterF1

        • Reply
          kirsty says

          hi, I am trying to pick the prefect spot for my husband and his father (surprise 50th and Christmas) to attend silver f1 2015, I was looking at Stowe A and B. unsure which was really better as they are quite far away from track but I liked that it was an overtaking corner. my budget is max £275 where do you think would be best I was considering farm curve and club A but I am unsure if they are any good at all for overtaking never mind better. since you have been at Stowe I thought I’d ask your opinion. many thanks

  8. Reply
    Sean says

    Hi James,

    Just got tickets today for my birthday for from the other half for the Sunday! Absolutely buzzing and can’t wait for my first ever Grand Prix. Your info above is fantastic, and after many searches of the internet, is one of the most comprehensive, so congratulations on a great source of info! 2 quick questions:

    1. Would you put Vale as the best GA spot?
    2. Do you know of any grass banks and/or areas to plonk a chair (still with a good view) that we could do the whole “picnic” thing from?

    We plan to be there for the doors opening, so if you could advise on where to head straight to, that would be epic!

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Thanks Sean! I appreciate the feedback. As I’ve said, I believe Vale is probably the best bet, especially for the picnic idea! It’s such a vast area and nicely sloped meaning it’s perfect for pitching up and relaxing. A lot of the other General Admission areas are either gravel, steep or small / cramped. Not ideal for sausage rolls on the tartan blankets! Enjoy your weekend and happy birthday!

  9. Reply
    Saravanan says

    I just bought General Admission ticket for Saturday’s qualifying session. I’ve never been to f1 race (so far watched only in TV) and this will be my first time. So if you could help with the below queries, it would be great

    1) Where do I get the best view in the General Admission ticket category?

    2) What time the practise & qualifying sessions start on Saturday?

    3) What time do i need to reach the circuit to get a better seat and view? I live in London, I guess it takes around 1.5 hrs by car and around 3 hrs by public transport

    4) Is it easy to reach by public transport?

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Saravanan! Great to hear you’re ditching the TV for qualifying and are going to catch some live action at Silverstone.

      1) Vale is the biggest General Admission area and is close to Club corner, the final corner, which is perfect for qualifying as drivers push at the end of the lap for pole position.
      2) FP3 is 10:00 and F1 Qualifying is 13:00
      3) General Admission really is a “take your chances” kind of affair. More on the Sunday, but qualifying will be busy around the whole circuit. My advice is get there as early as you can and enjoy the day. GP3 qualifying is at 8:45 and F1 FP3 is 10:00 – aim for one of those, and relax the rest of the day, hopefully in the sunshine.
      4) Please read our public transport info here: http://www.enterf1.com/british-grand-prix/public-transport

  10. Reply
    Kev says

    Disabled view from Luffield what is that like?

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Kev! If you look at the photos and videos shot from Luffield at the link below, this will give you a feeling of what view you’re in for:

      http://www.enterf1.com/british-grand-prix/where-to-sit-at-silverstone/luffield

      Off the top of my head I can remember seeing a dedicated area for disabled fans towards the front of one of the Luffield stands. Put it this way, you’ll be closer to the track than most in that location. Please come back and share your experiences after the race!

  11. Reply
    Roger King says

    Farm Curve Grandstand. An uncovered grandstand giving an excellent view .
    Will definitely book again.

  12. Reply
    Harris Todd says

    We’ve been four years in a row now and this year was by far the best, We sat in woodcote last year which was brilliant but we decided to shell out a bit more and go for club corner this year.
    Great racing action and a couple of good bumps!! Got to do the pit walk on the Thursday and ran on the track on sunday and got some incredible pictures and a couple pieces of broken front wing 🙂 We waited outside Lewis Hamiltons garage afterwards and got some brilliant pictures of Lewis on the fence and the highlight was seeing that redbull back on the podium! p.s I would highly highly highly recommend camping in woodlands!!

  13. Reply
    Charlotte Collins says

    Hi,

    I want to treat my husband by taking him for his 30th birthday next year, but I am a bit clueless which grandstand to book, the above info was helpful but I still am struggling to decide, I know he would love a spot that is good for possibly seeing overtaking, any ideas where might be best?

    Thank you!

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Charlotte

      Woodcote is great choice! You’ll see the cars come down the Wellington Straight which is a DRS zone (designed for overtaking), as well as seeing the cars through Brooklands, Luffield, Woodcote and the National Pit Straight. Not bad!

      http://www.enterf1.com/british-grand-prix/where-to-sit-at-silverstone/woodcote

      • Reply
        kirsty says

        hi, whats your opinion on stowe A and B in comparison to woodcote i cant decide between the three where to buy tickets for my husband and his father who would love to see overtaking. many thanks

  14. Reply
    chris says

    Hi, are there any Club grandstand seating plans at all? I have CC1 O seats. Can I see any of Stowe and the vale chicane? Is Club section 1 the nearest part of Club to the start straight? Is row O really far back? How many rows are in Club?

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Chris,
      It looks like you’re in Block 1 the closest stand to International Pit Straight. You will still have a view of the Stowe/Vale chicane but not as good as Block 4. A is at the front so looks like you’re 14 rows back. I was at Silverstone a couple of weeks ago for a club event and set in the Club grandstand. The benefit of your stand is the view of the straight, the pits and of course the podium. I would recommend taking some binoculars.

      Regards

      Simon

  15. Reply
    Divya says

    just realised all GA areas cost the same depending on day, ignore that part!

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Divya,

      Yep as you say GA tickets are for all areas. I’d recommend you go along to Saturday practice too if you can. That will give you an idea of some of the best spots. You’ll have to be up early mind to secure one of the best spots. Gates open at 6am although I’ve never been able to get out of my sleeping bag to see that! The keenest F1 fans will be queuing at the gate before hand to make they get their preferred spot.

      I hope the site has helped with your planning and hope you enjoy the race.

  16. Reply
    Louise says

    Hiya, hope you can help. Hoping to come to Silverstone for next years Grand Prix, our 1st time. We have a budget of up to £1500.00 for us both, what can i get for that? Just the Sunday race. Thankyou so much!

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Louise,

      For £1500 for Sunday only you have a pretty good choice to choose the tickets of your choice, only excluding VIP packages. The nearest thing to VIP is Club Silverstone at Becketts. Your tickets include covered Grandstand, numbered seating and entry to an exclusive catering area. Becketts is a great corner to enjoy the Grand Prix too! If you’d like to see the start and finish and have a view of the pits, try The International Pits Straight, although some of the best tickets have sold out already.

      Hope this helps and please keep in touch we’d love to hear from you on the day.

      Thanks

      Simon

  17. Reply
    Monie says

    Hi, I am planning to buy a tickects to 2015 F1 as a birthday present for my husband but not sure which one to buy. Planning to go only on Sunday – would you recommend general admission or a specific seat? Can you go around the stadium if you are booked into a specific seat? Also with general admission are there only standing places?

    I would be greatful for your tips!
    Mny thanks!

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Monie

      General Admission is the cheapest option and does provide some great viewing, but you’ll have to arrive very early to get the best spots. The keenest of the F1 fans know exactly where to go and it will be difficult to beat them to the prime spots!!

      Buying a Grandstand ticket makes for a more relaxed day as most stands provide numbered seating but it all depends on your budget. I’d recommend taking a look at Farm and Stowe to start with. But let me know if you need more help and an idea of your budget would be good.

      Hope that helped!

      Simon

  18. Reply
    Anastasiya says

    Hi, I am buying F1 ticket for my husband as a Christmas present. Decided to go for Woodcote and the system offers me the following ticket in Woodcote A, Block 2 – WOAWDA2C 0094 – is it a good spot or is better to go for Block 1 WOAWDA1F 0003?

    Hope you can help me to make up my mind. Thanks you.

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi,

      Apologies for the delay in replying! Both Block 1 and 2 have great views of the Woodcote, Luffield corners. I’m sure he’ll be very happy with whatever you decide.

  19. Reply
    Jennifer says

    Hi !.. I am looking to buy tickets for my partner and I for 2015 at silverstone . It’s my first time but not his . He is a huge Hamilton fan and I want to get him the best seats possible or area possible . Also should I go for Sunday the race day or the weekend ? Budget isn’t an issue I would just really appreciate some advice on where to start !? Thank you in advance

  20. Reply
    A J Timmis says

    just booked weekend tickets for husbands Christmas present – Copse C. Never been to FI before so hoping I have made a good choice. Have booked a hotel nearby but had to shop round as the majority of the hotels have hiked the prices up for the FI weekend.

  21. Reply
    kate clarke says

    Hi, like many others I’m looking to get tickets as a Christmas present for my husband and have no idea where to begin! The only thing I think I’ve worked out is that we’ll camp for the weekend. We will also be bringing 2 young, but well behaved children with us. Can you please offer some suggestion in terms of the tickets I should be looking at? Thanks

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Kate

      I’d recommend starting with a budget. Will you be bringing your own camping equipment or a motor home. Some of the facilities are better than others and some that I’ve used aren’t ideal for young children.

      As far as where to sit, it’s really about your budget.

      • Reply
        kate clarke says

        Thanks Simon. We’re bringing a motor home but hadn’t thought much about budget. Want a reserved seat for the Sunday with the children but pretty flexible about cost etc.

  22. Reply
    Graham says

    Booking tickets to take my 91 year old Mother to the grand prix. She is reasonably mobile but won’t want to walk too far and her eyesight is not great but she is mad keen on F1. We were thinking of doing park and ride and want to go for a covered grandstand. Where would not involve walking to far from where the buses drop off and would be a good view? Presumably you can take food and drink into the place (given I have heard the catering options are awful)? Is Club Silverstone worth the extra? Seems a long way from the track. Thanks.

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Graham! The Park and Ride bus service will drop you just outside the Luffield entrance and from here the closest grandstands are Luffield, Abbey and International Pit Straight. Luffield will require the least amount of walking from this entrance and is a covered grandstand with a view of the Luffield complex and a TV screen. There are also food and drink outlets directly behind this grandstand, but you are welcome to bring food and drink into the circuit as well.

      More info on Luffield here: http://www.enterf1.com/british-grand-prix/where-to-sit-at-silverstone/luffield

      The Club Silverstone package bridges the gap between hospitality and regular seating. You would get a reserved seat in Becketts for all 3 days, an event programme and other souvenirs, and access to a private marquee where you can mingle and purchase food and beverages. However, the Becketts grandstand is located at the other side of the circuit to the Luffield entrance, and so would be quite a walk from the Park and Ride drop off area.

      Please let us know if you’d like more information.

  23. Reply
    Neil Allan says

    I am looking to go to my First GP at Silverstone. If I buy General Admission tickets is there a specific place I can sit or is it standing room only?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Neil

      You will need to take your own seating with you and it’s not possible to reserve a particular area. To get the best views I’d recommend going on a Saturday too and check out some of the viewing spots. You will need to be up early on race day to make sure you secure the best spots.

  24. Reply
    Gary Coxon says

    Hi EnterF1
    I am looking to take my elderly dad to his first ever (and prob his last as getting on) F1 at Silverstone. He cannot walk far and really struggles with steps are there any disabled facilities and how do I get tickets for them – I can find all normal access tickets but no mentions of disabled.
    Gary

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Gary

      I’d recommend calling the following helpline for further advice on disabled facilities 0844 3728 232.

  25. Reply
    Emma S says

    Hi,

    Have been to Silverstone before with my Dad and sat at Club, which was great, but I am thinking of going with a friend this year (2015) and so we are on a much tighter budget (we are 17 and 18) and so I am not sure which tickets to buy! Was thinking of potentially Farm Band 9? Do you have any feedback on this – what the viewing is like, whether you get to see TV screeens etc.? And do you have any other good sugestions that would be fairly cheap but also have a quite good view (obviously we know the best views are more expensive)

    Thanks 😀

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi Emma

      Farm and Village A and B is one of my favourite areas this high speed section is a great place for overtaking and also has a great view of the first corner at the start of the race. The only downside is Village A and Farm are not covered.

      • Reply
        Emma S says

        Thanks Simon! So you can see the first corner from Farm? Because that was something we really wanted to see but weren’t sure whether you could or not! Also do you know whether you can see the TV screen from Farm block 2?

  26. Reply
    Emma S says

    Hi again!

    Also where would you recommend is the best place to camp? We want camping to be part of the experience so would rather pay a little more if it meant that there was a massive increase in the ‘atmosphere’/evening entertainment etc.
    Thanks!

  27. Reply
    sichuk says

    Hi
    My son (14) and I are total novices to F1, but he is a total F1 nerd (his words). I am on a tight budget and assume the only viable/realistic option is to purchase general admission tickets. I have a budget of about £400 for entrance fees, is this my best option for this budget?
    I plan on using the park and ride service-is this reliable, and much waiting/any tips? We are travelling from the south coast, and don’t want to pay the £55 car park fee!
    Thanks in advance for any guidance 🙂

    • Reply
      Simon says

      Hi

      I’m sorry to say with a budget of £400 your options are limited. If you’re looking for Sunday only tickets you will be able to buy seats in Copse C and the National Pit Straight. If you take a look at GooTickets they do have discounts for Children under 15

  28. Reply
    Marta says

    Hi
    I would like to buy 2 tickets for 3 days for my boyfriend, he absolutely loves formula 1, unfortunately I don’t know much about it. I was looking at the tickets and found “band 12 :national straight ” but not sure if they’re any good, they got cover, but does it matter. And what does the band mean, how far is it ?
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    Marta

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Marta

      I’m personally really not keen on those Band 12 National Pit Straight tickets. You literally just get to see the cars go past you at full speed and that is it. If you click the magnify glass next to each ticket/corner you get an idea of the view. Click the link below and look at “Band 11 Vale” or “Band 11 Stowe” These are £205/£240 depending if you want just race day or weekend and offer a much better view:

      https://www.bookf1.com/f1-britain/tickets.htm?custom=comments&afid=7

      • Reply
        Marta says

        Thanks for your reply. I was thinking about a whole weekend, is it lot going on on Friday and Saturday ? There is an offer on band 5:Luffield A, is this better then band 11 vale and band 11 Stowe, I was thinking about the cover too. Please help.
        Marta

  29. Reply
    Dave says

    Where are the best viewpoints for those with General Admission tickets

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Dave! There are lots of great places for General Admission fans to watch from. The Vale section between Stowe and Club corner is massive and allows you to see the cars battle into the last few corners, as well as ducking onto the pit lane. You’ll be right near the podium too if there’s a track invasion at the end.

      My personal favourite is watching the cars sweep through Maggots. Scroll down to the General Admission tab on the following page and watch the YouTuve video there. Simply awesome!

      http://www.enterf1.com/british-grand-prix/tickets

  30. Reply
    Harry says

    I have general admission tickets for the 2015 race on Sunday. Where is the best place to see A) the cars at relatively slow speed B) some overtaking. Went to qualifying last year and sat at Luffield, but the race is a whole different thing, so want a bit of advise on where to see the above.

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Harry. Check out the Vale section which has a large General Admission enclosure and is situated between Stowe and Club Corner. You can see the pit entrance and podium from here too. Enjoy!

      • Reply
        Harry says

        Hi!

        No more questions, just a quick thanks for the reply, great help.
        Harry

  31. Reply
    Diana says

    Oh my, coming from the USA (California) for our first F1 and is my husbands 60th birthday celebration… Sooo many options but he’s a longtime car/racing fan and would love to pick reserved seats with best view if action but may be limited to 1k for both of us… Heard we should get a pit pass but am a novice do not sure how that works so suggestions would be appreciated!!! We can’t wait for the experience!

  32. Reply
    Richard says

    Hi
    First GP in July,thinking of viewing from Stowe with the family, but how far is Stowe from the Main Entrance ?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Richard,

      Stowe is on the opposite side of the track to the main entrance so quite a walk with little ones. Have you checked out the maps on the tickets sites to see locations of stands and prices?
      http://www.enterf1.com/where-to-buy-f1-tickets

  33. Reply
    Jo pearce says

    Hi
    This site is fab, all the advice has given me a much better idea of where to book. I am booking for a weekend for hubby’s 40th as a surprise.
    As a total novice to this, where does the race start? I’m looking at availability and at the moment I can book copse c or farm curve 3. What would you suggest is best for the action? Is these better than booking national pits straight?

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Jo

      Great 40th birthday present! Lucky man indeed. The race starts at 1pm on the Sunday. Are you thinking of going for the day or for the whole weekend? I personally think the Farm Curve tickets are better than Copse C and National Pit Straight. Farm Curve will allow you to see the car coming through the first turn at great speed, sweeping past you and then braking for Village and The Loop. Copse C and National Pit Straight are very high speed and the cars are blitzing past you. There is currently good availability for Farm Curve 9 and 10 here:
      http://www.gootickets.com/EF1/en/formula-1/silverstone/
      https://www.bookf1.com/f1-britain/tickets.htm?custom=british-grand-prix&afid=7

      Please shout if you require any more information! And stop by and let us know how the weekend went in July 🙂

  34. Reply
    Jo pearce says

    Hi.
    Going for the weekend to get the full experience. Shame we won’t be able to do the walk round on Thursday as got a two year old staying with family for two nights so didn’t want to push my luck with 3 nights away!!
    What happens on Fridays? And times we should be at the track?
    He is a lucky man but I’m also secretly very excited about it aswell!!!

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Jo. Take a look at this link from the F1 website which has LAST years British GP timetable: http://www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/great_britain_924/event_timetable.html

      It will be very similar in 2015.

      As you can see, Free Practice 1 starts at 10am for an hour and a half, and FP2 starts 2pm, again, for an hour and a half.

      Friday is a great day at Silverstone to mooch around and check out the F1 cars in action from multiple angles.

  35. Reply
    Jo pearce says

    Hi. There’s not enough tickets in farm curve, is Stowe a good place?

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      How many do you need, 2? Stowe is still quite good and gives you a wide field of view.

  36. Reply
    Jo pearce says

    Thanks for commenting so quickly! You’re brilliant. Just need two tickets and I re read your info on Stowe so will go for that.
    Thanks so much for your help, you’re a star.

  37. Reply
    Kirsty says

    Hi
    I have been organising a surprise for my hubby 40th since sept was all researched and booked at donnington only for the change of venue to happen!!!

    I am disabled and my hubby looks after me and our twins so I wanted it to be perfect… He is a huge Valentino Rossi Fan and I did not have time to research … also I was doing a charity event at midday yesterday so I had to buy tickets on my phone and I am now worried I have got wrong tickets….

    I heard woodcote was good for rossi fans so I brought
    2 Adult 2 Children Woodcote Grandstand seats
    This is the email I got, are these any good for a Rossi Fan????

    WOB/WDB1/D/0010
    (Adult)
    WOB/WDB1/D/0011
    (Adult)
    WOB/WDB1/P/0013
    (Child Under 16)
    WOB/WDB1/P/0014
    (Child Under 16)

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Rossi fan, Pedrosa fan, Crutchlow fan – Woodcote is great! You are going to get some serious speed through that section! Have fun.

  38. Reply
    Rob says

    Hi

    My wife has booked us some tickets to go to this years race. She has given me the seat numbers but she is not sure where they are? Can anybody shed any light and are they likely to be any good?
    CCN/CC3/E/0403
    (Adult)
    CCN/CC3/E/0404
    (Adult)
    We will be coming up from Cornwall 🙂

  39. Reply
    Kelly Smith says

    Hi

    I’m booking tickets for my husband and his father. I have the option of Vale or Farm Corner (both priced at £155 the same as general admission). Which would be the better option?

    Thank you!

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Kelly

      My personal choice would be Farm Corner as it has a great view of the start. But Vale is a good spot too so I’m sure they won’t be disappointed either way!

      • Reply
        Kelly Smith says

        Thanks Simon! Is it worth buying the car parking pass rather than sending them on the train?? The park and ride says no tickets available

  40. Reply
    Mike says

    If you were just buying a Sunday general admission ticket where would you suggest you sit?

    Mike.

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Mike,

      I’m sure you’ve read on the guide it can be a real scramble to get the best spots. Many fans have been year after year and make a charge for the best spots as soon as the gates open. That aside my personal choice would be Becketts or Vale.

  41. Reply
    john says

    Hello, if I want to sit on the grass instead of sitting in the seats where would you say is the best place to watch the gp. This is my first time. Also what ticket would I need to buy? This is for the race on Sunday or would it be better to buy seats in the stand.
    Many thanks John

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi John,
      If you looking to sit on the Grass you’ll need General Admission tickets. These are fine and there are some great views. However, the best spots are well known by the F1 fans who go year after year and are normally taken very early. A couple of my favourite spots include Vale, Becketts and Farm Curve. Prices for Sunday General Admission are £155 and the cheapest Grandstand tickets are £205.

  42. Reply
    Gert says

    I couldn’t find an seating plans on the internet. I have booked Becketts, block2 O121,122 are these places any good. Read somewhere that you are far away from track?

    Gert

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Being row ‘O’ this of course means you are in the 15th row back. So you may be far… or further away from the circuit than the 14 rows in front of you, but this means you are higher (think fences!) so may have an improved view anyway. You’ll have a great time Gert!

      • Reply
        Gert says

        Thank you, James for the information. We will have a great time ;), staying on Woodlands campsite!

  43. Reply
    Cherie says

    Looks like you are in club block 3 4 rows back 🙂

    We are a few rows behind you always sit in club block 3 view is fab 🙂

  44. Reply
    jan says

    Hi there the kids have clubbed together and booked our tickets to the F1 in July this year< cant wait as it will be our first time….Just got a few questions to ask,
    They have booked us in Stowe A- what's the actual view like from there?
    Also I have read that you can do pit walks- is this an extra payment and how much?
    Any answers will be much appreciated, thank you in advance 🙂

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Jan,
      What a great way to clear the parents out for a house party ;-).
      Checkout our where to sit guide on Stowe here
      Silverstone held a pit walks last year on the Thursday. Nothing has been announced for this year as yet.
      Enjoy your weekend!

  45. Reply
    Rose says

    Hi, We have just received our tickets for this years race…….YEH! We have seats Woodcote A – 0147 & 0148. Are these goods seats? and will we have any big screen view from there?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Rose,
      Congratulations! I’m not sure exactly where you’ll be sitting but these stands are well positioned and not a long way back from the circuit so I’m sure you’ll enjoy the race. Check out our Woodcote guide for pictures and more information.

  46. Reply
    Dale says

    hi ive been to a couple of grand prix venues both monza once and spa 3 times all 4 of those were general admission and the view were great can see my photos on my flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/52959851@N06/albums . I was wondering how the views compare to there this time though i have booked for luffield block A row G 72 and 73 are they any good also i am bring my little boy was wondering what activities other than racing are there to occupy the younger children hes just about to turn 7 we are staying at woodlands the family section thanks

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Dale,

      Have you seen our guide on luffield?

      Sorry I’m not going to be able to give you much help on what to do to occupy a child of 7, but I’m sure of one thing, it won’t be cheap at Silvertone!!

      Can anyone else offer some help on this one?

  47. Reply
    Gurung says

    Hi, I am planning to take my son to Silverstone this year (Sun). Having checked the websites, I note that the tickets vary in prices. Can I buy tickets separately? It works out that some have tickets for adults but not children an vice versa. It also works out cheaper that way – £109 for an adult (General Admission) and £52 for a children (General Admission). I will take a bus or buy a park and ride ticket too. Thanks

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Gurung

      I don’t see a problem doing this with General Admission tickets as there not specific to a location or seat.

  48. Reply
    Gurung says

    Thanks Simon for your advice.

  49. Reply
    Jason says

    Hi I’ve purchased general admission tickets for Saturday,I’m taking my 7 year old nephew.
    do we get to sit in a grandstand? If not where’s the best place to sit for viewing?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Jason

      Silverstone are only offering roving grandstand seats on Friday. I would give Vale a try if you in early!

  50. Reply
    Big Al says

    Hi Simon. So glad i stumbled on your website, very informative, I’ve read many of the peoples questions and your answers. This is also my 1st time and i have GA tickets for sat and sun too. I gather your best places to go are Vale, Becketts and Farm curve, would it be in that order? Also are you allowed to take in your own fold up chairs, drinks(Alcohol included) and food. looking forward to a great weekend!!!!

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Big AL!

      You’ll get adea of your preferred spot from Saturday but i’d certainly recommend the areas you mentioned. You can take chairs food and drink but no glass bottles.

      Have a great weekend!

  51. Reply
    Russ says

    Hi there,

    Just stumbled across this helpful post.
    I’m only going for race day with a GA ticket.

    Reading posts above it’s advised to get there early.
    Has anyone got previous experience parking at the circuit? Juts bought a ticket and heard it was better to get the park and ride service..oh well….just hope I ain’t stuck in traffic on the way out (at least not to much).

    Is it still recommended to sit here:
    ” There general admission area Vale is massive and will no doubt have screens. It’s positioned between Stowe corner and Club”

    Thanks,
    Russ.

  52. Reply
    Laura Bowen says

    Hi Simon,

    We’ve managed to get hold of GA tickets (last night) for Friday & Saturday. We’re not up to walking huge distances and I can’t see us getting there at 6am to get the best positions, so where would you say are the best spots to head for a tidy view? Apologies if this has been asked before, I’m rushing now to get everything sorted.
    Thanks,

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Laura,

      It’s roving grandstand seats on Friday only (excluding Club Corner and Club Silverstone grandstands) so you’ll be able to get a good feel of where to go on Saturday.

  53. Reply
    John Psota-Jenkins says

    I realise it is extremely late as all the fun starts tomorrow, but wondered if you could help? My wife and family have booked into camping at Woodlands, and I am visiting the track for the first time since I was 18; a long time ago now! Could you recommend a good place to watch the race as we do not have any grand stand or seating preserved. Thank you

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi John,

      Maggots, Vale or Inside of Brooklands bend

  54. Reply
    Sally says

    I am booking 2016 tickets as a surprise for my partner, and I was wondering whether to do general admission or covered stand, just for the Sunday. Is it worth the extra cost for the stand? I have read that you need to get there early to get the best spot, and this may not be easy as most of the hotels are already booked up but I have managed to find one about 20 miles away, so are we best doing the park and ride and booking it when I buy tickets?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Sally, If you have the budget I’d recommend booking a Grandstand as you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen location. Check out our Where to Sit Guide for more information. You can book Park and Ride tickets nearer the time (April 2016).

  55. Reply
    Marion says

    Hi I have received my tickets for the MotoGP 2015 race in August, I am sitting at Club Corner seat C 0251, could you tell if the letters run from top to bottom, or bottom to top as would like to know where about we will be siting, and is the stand just before the international pit straight or in front of it. Cheers Mazo46

    • Reply
      James Wilson says

      Hi Marion

      Letters run from A (bottom / front row) up to about N/P/Q depending on the stand. So you’re definitely down low. I think Club Corner runs from low numbers on the right to high numbers on the left (looking at the circuit). I would estimate you being quite far round Club Corner and looking towards the podium.

      Please let us know!

      James

  56. Reply
    steve says

    Hi Simon:
    Wife, son and myself making our first trip to Silverstone in 2016 from US. Looking at the uncovered grandstand seats. What is the best area? What local hotels are there within walking distance from the track. Thank you, my son is 18 and can not wait.

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Steve,
      If you’re specifically looking for uncovered seating I’d recommend Vale that looks on to Club Corner. How about a hotel at the circuit! Have you considered Snoozebox?

  57. Reply
    steve says

    Hi Simon:
    Thank you for the response. Are the seats at Vale reserved? I will check on Snoozebox. If you would stay in a place like Weedon, what is the best recommendation for getting to the track on race day. Back to the seating, is worth the extra money for the covered granstands and if so where?

  58. Reply
    Andy says

    Hi,
    I’m thinking of booking for the 2016 F1 gp and I was wondering if you can see down the international pits straight from Club Block 2?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Andy

      You can see down the the straight, but it’s limited. You will see the action into Vale corner, the entrance to the pits and the podium so it’s a great spot to sit.

  59. Reply
    Katrina says

    Hi Simon, I am looking to book the package available for the 4 nights staying at the Snooze hotel with breakfast and evening meal. This is rather expensive as we are also looking at tickets for the 3 days at the international straight Pits, that comes to £2,450. I can not find any reviews on this package for the snooze hotel and wandered if anyone can give some advice? This will be our first time attending F1 but a celebration of birthday and wedding anniversary. Just to also this is a great site and very informative! Many thanks Katrina

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Katrina,
      I managed to find the following reviews on Trip Advisor, I hope this helps.
      Snoozebox Silverstone Reviews

  60. Reply
    steve says

    Hi Simon, is the British Grand Prix for 2016 July 10 or June 26. Silverstone web had July 10 and Formula 2016 schedule has it June 26. Thank you

  61. Reply
    Simon says

    Hi was wondering which has the best view of the TV screen woodcote A or B??

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Woodcote A

  62. Reply
    Julie Carr says

    I am coming to F1 next year for 60th birthday what’s better abby 299 ticket or Club A 249 ticket which gives the best view

  63. Reply
    Eric says

    Hi Simon, my mom and dad are taking to me for my first F1. What do you recommend Beckett, Abbey, or Stowe? I want see turns.
    Thank you
    Eric

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Eric, All are good for views of corners but for different reasons. Becketts gives you a great view of the high speed section. Stowe is often a spot for overtaking after the DRS zone and Abbey is the first corner of the start finish line so great for the start of the race. I wouldn’t rule out Vale either. As ever it largely depends on your budget.

  64. Reply
    Ella says

    Looking to buy tickets as a Christmas present but don’t want to spend much money, are Saturday standing general admission tickets still a good view if you get there early?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Ella,

      General admission areas do provide good views but the Saturday is almost as busy as Sunday.

  65. Reply
    Stacy says

    Hi I want to take my hubby and maybe our children 5 & 3 to either F1 or MotoGP. Husband loves both! Please help me choose? Did MotoGP in Valencia before children. Love it but worried it maybe too loud for kids?! Also what location? All help welcome. Thanks
    Stacy

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Stacy, I’m sorry to say I’m a bit biased and would choose F1 over MotoGP. I’d recommend taking a look at our Where to Sit section and then check out a couple of the resellers to compare F1 ticket prices.

  66. Reply
    Jon says

    Hi all, me & my 9 year son are going the brittish gramprix this year but on general admission on the sunday. Could anyone reccomend the best place for us to head to for a good view.? When i have rung the office they reccomended vale or luffield, but i would like to also get advise from people who are regulars to this event & track & be prepared. Any advise i would be very grateful. Kindest Regards Jon

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Jon, I agree with their recommendations. Anybody else have any recommendations? Top tip is get in early, F1 fans no the best spots and arrive very early to get them!

  67. Reply
    Lisa says

    Hi Simon
    My dad is taking me to Silverstone for the first time for my birthday weekend. Basically he told me to arrange everything and he would give me the credit card to pay for all the expenses. Will be going with my mom and our twins as well so the thing is I have no idea where to start. I was looking at place to sit and I think I like club corner with the podium and all but is it a good place to sit? Any advice for places to stay and parking for the whole weekend. NEED HELP!!!

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Lisa, Club is a good choice you’ll also get a view of Vale which can offer some good overtaking. Also check-out Beckets and Village. Check out prices here and you can also get discount on Children tickets. There’s a link on the left navigation under Ticket Options to see Children prices.

  68. Reply
    Kenny says

    Is there an open pit lane walk on a thursday at Silverstone as with some other european tracks? Also is it possible to stand on General admin ticket at Club? Thanks

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Kenny, Looks like it’s only a 3 day event this year (Fri – Sun). There’s an area in front of Vale (next to CLub) for General Admission tickets.

  69. Reply
    Lia says

    Hi Simon
    I am visiting for the first time this year and have no idea what tickets to buy
    I was looking to go for a seating option but being undercover is not an issue. The MAX I can pay is £250 PP for the Sunday ( and maybe Saturday) Is the seating allocated or do you just turn up and take any that are free?
    I do not feel the general admission will be appropriate as I will not be able to travel at the crack of dawn (we live approx. 2 hours away)
    Do all the stands have refreshments and food available?
    Where are the podium celebrations held or any other celebrations/events had after the race
    Any other suggestions you have would be great!

    Sorry for all the questions just want to gain better understanding before purchasing the tickets
    Many thanks
    Lia

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Lia,
      If you get a chance check out our Where to sit guide for more information. If you’re not worried about covered seating take a look at Club A. Sunday only ticket is £199 and Saturday and Sunday ticket is £249. The Podium is in view from Club, but Club A is the furthest of the stands from the podium. You’ll be given an allocated seat for Sunday and roving for Saturday. Click here for more information on Club and tickets.

      • Reply
        Lia says

        Hi Simon,
        Thank you for your reply, I have done some more research and have narrowed it down to either Woodcote A or Club A.
        In your opinion which grandstand would you think is better. (I won’t hold you to it :). I am not fussed if the stand is under cover or not.
        I wold like to be near to the main atmosphere and like to see the cars fairly close up, both of these are not curtail though. I would really like a bit more help in selecting between the two. Any assistance wold be greatly appreciated
        Thank you
        Lia

  70. Reply
    Liz says

    I have purchased tickets for Sunday for my husband and my elderly (84) father. As far as I can recall these are standing tickets and I am now concerned I have made a mistake and I should book for seating in a stand. Can you offer me any advise on this please.
    Thanks

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Liz, General Admission tickets don’t include reserve seats, is that what you’ve purchased? I’d recommend contacting the re-seller you purchased them through to check your options.

  71. Reply
    Mark says

    Hiya, I have purchased tickets for the British GP weekend G/A, ( my 1st ) …camping at Woodlands and was wondering on the best vantage points for the Sunday in your opinion and any screen views available in said areas….

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Mark, Have you had a look at our ‘Where to Sit Guide‘? If you click on the heading you’ll find more information and picutres.

      • Reply
        Alan sidwell says

        My friend and I walked the whole circuit last year and sat at different points, we settled for farm curve and luckily enough all the action happened in front of us, I recommend it, fast into it and slow out, lots of room for error lol

  72. Reply
    Anne says

    Hi, I’m looking at a grandstand seat <£200 for Sunday of the British GP. If I'm interested in seeing some overtaking and a bit more of the cars, is there any grandstand you'd recommend? Was looking at either Farm or Vale, but open to suggestions!

    Second question is, what time do car parks and park and ride close on a Sunday?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Anne,

      Totally agree with your choice in stands you may have to pay a little more though. Have you seen our Where to Sit Guide for Silverstone?

      Sorry still waiting to hear what’s happening with opening times on parking. We will update the site as soon as we hear back from the operators.

  73. Reply
    Anne says

    Thanks! My options as of today are Village A, Farm, Club A, or Stowe for £199 or Vale for £149.95 (currently cheaper than GA through Silverstone website).

  74. Reply
    Anthony Langton says

    so with my me and my mum being F1 fans and her birthday being on the 6th july it would be great to get her tickets! but with it being my first time at Silverstone im unsure how it all works. I see a lot of people talking about stowe, club and pit straight but not seen much about Abbey. what is abbey like for views? also I presume abbey block 1 is the best view as its futher down the pits? thank you:)

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Anthony, Please take a look at our ‘Where to Sit Guide‘ for Abbey.

  75. Reply
    Steve says

    I’m confused!

    We have a 3 day pass and are planning to camp from either Wednesday or Thursday and want to do the pit walk on Thursday…..but there is no info about it.

    The page on the Silverstone website is for 2015 (http://www.silverstone.co.uk/news/pit-walk-2015-formula-1-british-grand-prix/) and nothing for this year.

    It just says ” ticket holders only” on the schedule, but what tickets?

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Steve,
      This is the information from Silverston…
      THURSDAY PIT WALK
      Purchase your weekend grandstand tickets by 23:59 May 31 2016 and your booking will be put into a draw to receive Thursday Pit Walk tickets. Customers who have already bought their tickets are already entered!

  76. Reply
    Tony Divers says

    Hi
    coming to F1 for the first time this year and have booked tickets for Copse A for the full weekend can you tell me if this is a good choice for viewing and can we move around any other areas for any of the days

  77. Reply
    nick says

    I have general admin tickets for Saturday and am going with my son (his first GP). Where would the best spot be to sit as we don’t have grand stand tickets.

    • Reply
      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Nick, It’s all down to personal preference, I enjoy the section in front of the Vale grandstand and Maggots section. The best tip i can give you is get there early and if possible check out the viewing spots during Saturday practice.

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    Kenny says

    Im the same, taking my son to his first GP and my first time at Silverstone. We have a wkend general admin ticket. My plan is to use friday and sat as a roaming reccy of the track and find a spot for sunday then get there early on race day.

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    nick says

    Hi thanks for getting back. I only have tickets for Saturday so will look at Vale and get there early

    It should be a good race after what happened this weekend

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    Alice says

    Hello, it’s my first time at silverstone and was just wondering a few things. I’ve got GA tickets so planning on taking a camp chair. Am I allowed to bring my own food and alcohol? If not is it expensive to buy there? Other than the racing is there much else happening there? Is there mercy shops ect aswell? Thanks for your help!

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      Simon Purnell says

      Yes shouldn’t be a problem looking at Silverstone FAQ’s but don’t take any glass bottles. It IS expensive at Silverstone for everything!! There’s plenty going on insider and loads or merchants shops too. Have a great time!

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    Laura martin says

    Hi I have just purchased tickets for next year 2017 in club corner block 1. We have 4 tickets and they all say G and are in the 500s. Do you know where they might be located.

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    Pete says

    Hi, I’ve been going to Silverstone for many years now and have always bought grandstand weekend tickets. Next year however I’m going to take my kids for Saturday qualifying, so have bought GA tickets for them. I seem to remember that on practice and Qualy days there were some limited grandstands open to GA ticket holders? Is this correct or is my memory failing!?

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Pete, 3 day General admission tickets give you roving access on a Friday to certain Grandstand but not on Saturday.

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    Charlotte says

    Hello!

    Complete F1 virgin trying to book tickets for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday!
    Which is better, the Farm Curve, or Stowe? Please help! Thank you X

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Charlotte, Both are good spots. Farm Curve is good for the start and with the changes planned for 2017 both should be good from an overtaking point of view. Farm edges it for me as it’s closer to the main attractions.

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        Neil Kinsella says

        Hi I am thinking of seeing my first ever British grand prix in 2017. Having looked at your great info on site I have decided to try to obtain tickets in the Woodcote stand. I have viewed tickets on offer and there is Woodcote A block 1 and 2 and Woodcote B block 1 and 2. In your opinion is it best to view in A or B and which Block? all the tickets are same price. I also wonder which is the closest to the big screen I see on the video you have posted on your site with regard Woodcote. I would very much appreciate your opinion on this. Neil

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          Simon Purnell says

          Hi Neil, There’s not a lot in it really both have good views. I would recommend Woodcote A Block 1. If you buy through the F1 ticket re-sellers on our site it’s best to request the block at time of booking.

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    Louise says

    I am trying to book tickets for the MotoGP next year and it’s offering me block 1 CCNCC1J 0539. Are these right at the the far left hand side and if so can you see the vale corner from here. Or would Block 2 B0465 be better for seeing the corner, podium and the pit. Just worried row B would be restricted view with fencing.

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Louise, I’d recommend contacting the ticket re-seller to ask exactly where you’ll be seated. Have you tried Block 3 which is the closest to the corner?

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    Astrid Duque says

    Good day we are buying tickets to Becketts Friday-Sunday 2 adult and 1 5 years old child do we have to pay full price or can my son get child ticket for the same zone. I would much appreciate your help/advice. Regards;

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Astrid, Discounted grandstand child tickets are available for children up to 15 years of age (excluding Ultimate, Platinum and Gold Grandstands). Please check out our ticket page here and compare prices with the online re-sellers.

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    Lizzie says

    Im lookinh to book tickets for my parents…. i dont mind the money but as a fan would you recommend club corner or international pit straights? I obviously dont know where seats will be in either… do all seats offer a reasonably good view? Im so lost looking at all the info, any help is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Lizzie, I’m sure they will be happy with both stands. Club has a great view of the last section of the circuit, entry to the pits and the start of the finish line. International will give them a better view of the start/finish and looks over the pits.

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    Tony Cotton says

    Hi what is the best all round place to watch in GA for the F1. View, size of crowd, access to amenities, large screen etc. etc.

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Tony, There’s a large general admission area at Vale which has had screens in the past. It’s between Stowe corner and Club corner. You’ll also have the pit lane entrance in front of you and be close to the podium celebrations which are situated at club corner.

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    Sarah says

    Hi there,
    I am a complete F1 novice, but I’m seriously thinking of booking some tickets for the other half for the race in 2018. I must say, so far your website has been a god send so a big thank you.
    I was just wondering if you know roughly when tickets for the race will go on sale, and the best time to jump in and book them. I know they say get in early, and I would hate to think I miss it by a day or two, and probably end up with poor seats because of my tardiness.

    I was thinking as for us its probably a once in a life time thing, going the whole hog and trying to secure a couple of seats in club corner. How does this band system work, and for seats with a good view would it be much more expensive than is advertised on the official Silverstone website?
    I think at a push I could afford £400 per head, but if that will not secure seats at club corner, where would you suggest next being best? Stand and band wise?

    Thank you so much, and do enjoy the big race a the weekend! I hope the sun shines for you all. Come on Hamilton!

    Sarah

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    Leanne says

    Hi

    I’m looking at Stowe grandstands and wondering if front row seats are a bonus or if I should try get higher numbers and seats further up the stand?

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    Sarah Jane says

    Hi Simon, just about to book the other half some surprise tickets for christmas.
    I have no idea what im doing seat and stand wise, but im hoping for an early bird at club corner. How would row B seats sit, would you advise aiminh higher or lower for the best view?
    Its a once in a lifetime thing for us both, and I am really anxious about spending a lot of money and getting it all wrong. Best view block wise you can suggest for action, podium perhaps (but more important is action)
    Thank you so much in advance, I am quite nervous!

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    Sarah jane says

    Sorry me again. I promise no more!!!
    Village A or village B front row? Terrible decision!? Or stick to club corner. Its half the price, and would the views be good? It is the experience, atmosphere and the buzz I really would like to get. Just experience it away from the telly..
    Sorry again! No more!

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      Simon Purnell says

      Hi Sarah, Farm curve is a great spot especially at the start of the race as it’s just after the start/finish straight. Club Corner continues to be the fans favourite because you get to see the international straight, Club Corner, Vale the pity entry and the podium. Block 1 is normally booked up first as for the best row I personally prefer to be near the front but it’s all pretty good from here!

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    Sarah jane says

    Hi Simon, thank you so much for your reply!
    After having a good chat with the lady on the phone, I opted for becketts and have managed to get second row seats which I’m quite chuffed about as I too wanted to be nearer the front.
    I’m not totally sure which block we will be in mind, but she assured me you get a decent view of the track and the action, so i just hope she was being truthful. Its just very scary making choices when you have never been there before, so I really appreciate this page and all of your support.

    Thank you so much once again.
    I just hope the boyfriend likes the big surprise..

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