Anyone been to the F1 in Silverstone?

(7 Posts)
tobytoes Mon 03-Mar-14 13:12:16

Really want to book tickets for my husband for his birthday this year. Have no idea what seats to book,or even if I should just book general admittance.

Has anyone been before with any advice?

ohfourfoxache Mon 03-Mar-14 18:33:37

I've been once and it was bloody awesome!

If you're looking to book seats then I'd suggest either the pit straight or Stowe/vale, which would probably be a bit more interesting tbh. They'll come along he hangar straight pretty swiftly then it's a lovely long right sweep into Stowe with a left hander towards vale - it's a really good place for side by side action.

If you book, make sure you take ear plugs, it is unbelievably and almost inconceivably loud!

tobytoes Mon 03-Mar-14 19:34:09

Yeayyyy a reply!!!!! Thanks!!! Okay so youd reccommend getting a seat then rather than just entry? Ive read good things about sitting in Vale online earlier on. :-)

StuntBottom Mon 03-Mar-14 19:37:41

Been twice. Once had general admittance and once had seats in the pit straight stands. Grandstand seats were good but in some ways I preferred the general admittance as we were much closer to the track. Also, it's a long day and it was easier for wandering about, spreading out with a picnic, etc. Probably not so great if it's pouring down, though!

Its0kToBeMe Mon 03-Mar-14 21:28:14

I went a few years ago with my mum. Great weekend! When I go again I will definitely rent the little radio monitors, as I was confused when the leaders start to ovetlap the stragglers.

We camped on the grounds over the weekend.

tobytoes Tue 04-Mar-14 12:17:37

Oooohhhhhh am torn now. Thanks for the replies by the way. Now hubby does like to nose around alot so perhaps a seat isnt the best option,but then again if he has a seat he wont have to get up really early to secure a good spot to view the race from. Hummmmmmmmmmmm oh god need to deceide his bday is on the 10th!!!!

ohfourfoxache Tue 04-Mar-14 18:43:35

Flip a coin? grin

Either way you'll have a brilliant time.

Just a thought, but if you're trying to think of other car related gifts I loved the festival of speed at goodwood - think it's usually held in June and it's a lovely area for a weekend away. There are also experiences that you can do where you get to race in an f1 simulator - that's on my list!

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