Silverstone is giving out free tickets to key workers who have been on the frontline during the Coronavirus lockdown all year. Tickets are available for the F1 and MotoGP Grands Prix, and the Silverstone Classic.
If you’re a Blue Light Card holder, you can enter a ballot and can win a pair of free tickets to one of the events!
The ballot is open for the F1 Grand Prix which takes place first on 16-18 July weekend.
The ballots are also open for the Silverstone Classic which is on the 30 July – 1 August, and the MotoGP, which is on the 27-29 August Bank Holiday weekend.
Anyone who works in the NHS, social care sectors, emergency services and armed forces can get a Blue Light Card and can go to www.bluelighttickets.co.uk and can enter the ballot for the day you want to go.
The ballot is open until the 25th May for F1 and later for the Classic and MotoGP. Silverstone have said the two month window gives time for people to join the Blue Light scheme if they aren’t a part of it already.
You can apply for the Blue Light Card here.
Some of the races in 2020 were able to let fans into the grandstands to watch live, and the Bahrain and Sakhir Grands Prix restricted the fans who could go to only key workers and their families.
The British Grand Prix is one of the first major international sporting events that is set to take place after lockdown is completely lifted in England and Wales on the 21st June, if all goes to schedule.
In the UK, sporting events can welcome up to 10,000 fans from May 17th with full attendance allowed for the summer when there are no rules on social contact.
Stuart Pringle, the Managing Director of Silverstone said: “Working with Blue Light Card gives us the reassurance that our tickets will reach those we are all so indebted to and we hope as many as possible can join us this summer to experience live motorsport, something we have all missed over the past 12 months.
“The last year has been a challenge for everyone but particularly for those working on the frontline, putting their lives at risk, to keep our country and population safe under very difficult circumstances. I hope that this gesture goes some way to demonstrating to this community that their work is very much appreciated.”
Silverstone has one of the best atmospheres of any Grand Prix of the year and we are so happy that they are planning to welcome fans! Races taking place behind closed doors has really been a huge shame and seeing fans at some events last year was excellent. Let’s hope we can have many more races with fans this year.
Bravo Silverstone 👏