The Silverstone Classic is an assault on all the senses. There’s a packed schedule of the very best historic racing on track all day every day, full access to the paddocks, free access to the grandstands, record-breaking track parades, free vintage funfair, adrenaline zone, live demonstrations, live music, and so much more. This guide is designed to help visitors get the most out of their time with us.
Spectator Guide - Tips for your day
If you love watching the racing, the start/ finish line is in front of the Silverstone Wing building in the International Paddock with best views from the grandstand on the International Pits Straight.
For the chance to see the cars being prepared and chat to the drivers, head to the race paddocks - National in the morning, International in the afternoon.See the locations of the grids here.
Check the Race Card (free with the Official Souvenir Programme) for details of the cars and drivers taking part in each of the races.
There’s free access to the grandstands; those that are open around the track include: Club Corner, the International Pits Straight*, Paddock Club, Village B*, Luffield*, Woodcote A*, Copse A, Silverstone Six*, and Becketts*. All are covered with the exception of Silverstone Six and those that are marked with a * have big screens visible from them too.
Big Screens are also located in the race paddocks, on the JET Village Green, in the Shopping Village and in the concert area, so there's no need to miss any of the race action as you enjoy the other activities on offer at the Classic.
You can also stay tuned to Silverstone Classic radio (87.7FM) throughout your time with us to hear all the race commentary and the latest news from the event.
“Must sees” to look out for on track include:
- The special display and parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first Grand Prix at Silverstone. See the display on the roundabout at the bottom of the International Paddock.
- Masters Historic Formula One on Saturday and Sunday.
- The new Masters Endurance Legends race at twilight on Saturday.
- Tin Top Sunday, with four touring car grids and special anniversary celebrations in honour of the 60th anniversary of the British Touring Car Championship. See the display at the International paddock.
To help navigate your way around, buses around the circuit are timetabled to coincide with the track activity. The bus service operates around the perimeter, and between the concert area, the JET Village Green and the International Paddock. There's also a shuttle between Woodlands Campsite and Gate 15.
We also have over 120 car clubs featuring impressive displays on the infield.
There are many other activities in the heart of the event too - the JET Village Green has plenty to keep the whole family entertained with traditional funfair rides, crazy golf, and plane demonstrations among many other attractions – all at no extra cost! For the more adventurous thrill-seekers, there's also the Adrenaline Zone, and some great live demos including Streetcar Shooutouts and stunt shows from Terry Grant on the old track between Abbey and old Bridge corner. And for those in search of advice on buying, selling or restoring a classic then head to the Mike Brewer Car Clinics in Purple Zone 10.