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Spectator Guide

Tips for your day

There’s so much to see and do at the Silverstone Classic and a huge amount is included within the ticket price.

If you love watching the racing, the start/ finish line is in front of the Silverstone Wing building (International Paddock) with the best views from the grandstand on the International Pits Straight (to help with orientation, see our event map below).

In response to feedback,  in 2016 we opened even more grandstands so there were plenty of seating areas from which to enjoy great views of the on-track action. Watch this space for details of which grandstands will be open in 2017 and the location of the big screens.

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. If you’ve bought a copy of the programme, you can check the Official Race Card for details of all cars taking part over the weekend.

Buses around the circuit are timetabled to coincide with the track activity and operate around the perimeter, as well as between the concert area, the Village Green and International Paddock. There is also a shuttle between Woodlands Campsite and Gate 15.

We also have over 100 car clubs featuring displays on the infield. Take your time in wandering amongst the car club cars – there are almost 10,000 of them

In the heart of the event, the Village Green is home to traditional funfair rides including the carousel, dodgems, helter-skelter and roller coaster. You can also enjoy a ride on the Giant Wheel with panoramic views across the circuit, a game of crazy golf, and plane demonstrations – all at no extra cost! For the more adventurous thrill-seekers among you, there is also the Adrenaline Zone, where for a small extra charge you can enjoy a range of rides.

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 – you can buy an earpiece radio from the official merchandise store in the Shopping Village and at the International Paddock.

Event map


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