British GP: Record Friday attendance

Silverstone Silverstone Circuits Limited, the organiser and promoter of the 2007 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, has announced a record crowd figure for the first day of the three day event. 42,000 fans, four thousand more than on the...

Silverstone Silverstone Circuits Limited, the organiser and promoter of the 2007 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, has announced a record crowd figure for the first day of the three day event. 42,000 fans, four thousand more than on the Friday in 2006, watched Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson in practice as the British Grand Prix -- one of the biggest events on the UK sporting calendar -- got underway.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented: "Today's attendance of 42,000 is a record for a Friday of the British Grand Prix. We have the best fans in the world and the fact that they've all come out in the current weather conditions is a true testament to their commitment and passion for the sport."

"Each year we get more and more fans coming to Silverstone for all three days of the British Grand Prix. We are now a three day event which, with tickets available from as little as £99 – effectively £33 per day – offers great value for money. The weather forecast looks good over the weekend, so we can hopefully look forward to a fantastic race on Sunday."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Anthony Davidson , Lewis Hamilton