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Brit Pack Boost for British Grand Prix Tickets for the 2007 FORMULA 1 British Grand Prix (6-8 July) have been selling faster than mince pies this week, following confirmation that both Lewis Hamilton and Anthony Davidson will be joining Jenson...

Brit Pack Boost for British Grand Prix

Tickets for the 2007 FORMULA 1 British Grand Prix (6-8 July) have been selling faster than mince pies this week, following confirmation that both Lewis Hamilton and Anthony Davidson will be joining Jenson Button and David Coulthard on the starting grid at next year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. It will be the first time in five years (since the 2002 season) that the passionate Silverstone crowd is able to get behind four British drivers - just under a fifth of the F1 grid - and the famous Northamptonshire circuit is already experiencing an increase in demand for tickets.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented, "It's great that we now have four British drivers confirmed for next year. We've always said that a successful British driver, or a strong British interest for the fans, helps sell tickets. Jenson Button and David Coulthard have always enjoyed huge support from the home crowd at Silverstone, and Lewis Hamilton received a fantastic reception when he won both GP2 races here in 2006. Having four drivers to cheer on will certainly add spice from a fans point of view.

"It's only been a week since Lewis' drive was announced, and two weeks since Anthony was confirmed at Super Aguri, but we've already seen an increase in ticket sales. The last time we saw a reaction like this was after Jenson won in Hungary, so we're hoping it's a sign of things to come."

Phillips also confirmed that ticket sales for the 2007 FORMULA 1 British Grand Prix are up compared to this time in 2005, "Ticket sales for next year's British Grand Prix were up on this year's figures before Anthony Davidson's and Lewis Hamilton's drives were announced. Fans have been making the most of being able to buy discounted tickets through our Early Booking Offer' (available until 31 January, 2007), and a couple of grandstands have already sold out."

Phillips added, "Ticket sales have gone well to date, and we would strongly recommend fans book early if they want to secure seats on their favourite section of the circuit." Tickets for the 2007 FORMULA 1 British Grand Prix are now on sale and can be booked at www.silverstone.co.uk, or by calling 08704 588 300 1. Silverstone's Early Booking Offer will run from Monday 4 September 2006 to Wednesday 31 January 2007 inclusive.

-credit: ji

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