Guys, this is not a drill. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will be opening its doors to full crowds this year, entertaining the maximum capacity of fans for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.
The event has been given the green light as part of the UK Government’s Event Research Programme and will therefore welcome big crowds to the Silverstone venue next month.
“It’s fantastic news that Silverstone will be a full capacity event, and it will be an incredible weekend with hundreds of thousands of fans being there to see our first ever Sprint event on the Saturday and the main event on Sunday,” F1’s CEO and President Stefano Domenicali said.
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“I want to express my huge appreciation to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Secretaries of State, Oliver Dowden and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and Silverstone’s Managing Director, Stuart Pringle for their tireless work to achieve this great outcome. All of the drivers and the teams are hugely looking forward to Silverstone, and we can’t wait to be there in July.”
It’s estimated that at full capacity, Silverstone can hold around 140,000 fans, including grandstand tickets and general admission.
With this news, it also means the WTF1 Clubhouse will be able to go ahead. If you fancy camping with Matt, Tommy and Katy and soaking up every moment of the British Grand Prix weekend with other hardcore F1 fans, be sure to visit this link and sign up!
Silverstone have also outlined the strict protocols that are needed from fans if they attend the event, including proof of a negative lateral flow test within 48 hours of arrival to the British Grand Prix or full proof of vaccination with the second dose having been received at least two weeks before their first day at the event.
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