Fans endorse Silverstone as thousands buy tickets for 2009

Just over a week since Lewis Hamilton's sensational win at his home Grand Prix at Silverstone, more than 5,000 fans have already booked their tickets for the 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX, taking place on 19-21 June 2009. This...

Just over a week since Lewis Hamilton's sensational win at his home Grand Prix at Silverstone, more than 5,000 fans have already booked their tickets for the 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX, taking place on 19-21 June 2009.

This year's British Grand Prix was a record sell-out on all three days as race goers were eager to be part of the spectacular live action and support British drivers Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and David Coulthard. Early ticket sales for the 2009 British Grand Prix indicate that the event's popularity and F1 fever among the British public are at an all time high. Fans have been showing their continued backing for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, booking tickets for next year, as well as sending the circuit numerous messages of support. Examples include an F1 fan from Chesterfield, who emailed the circuit saying, "I have just spent a fantastic weekend at Silverstone for this year's event. The track, as many of the drivers say, is brilliant. The viewing areas for spectators are second to none whether it is from a grandstand or a grassy bank. Getting in and out is quick and easy with the A43 and good traffic regulations. Silverstone is and always will be the home of British motor sport and, in my opinion, should continue to be the home of the British Grand Prix."

Tickets to the 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX went on sale during the British Grand Prix weekend and the 'early bird' allocation for Pits Straight Grandstand has already sold out. Three day tickets for practice, qualifying and race day are currently available from just 109 GBP as part of the early booking offers.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said, "This year's British Grand Prix was a great occasion and it is fantastic to see so many people already buying their tickets for next year. This is testament to all the hard work that the Silverstone team puts into staging a Grand Prix and making it a truly memorable experience for the fans. As everybody knows, 2009 could be the last time the British Grand Prix will be hosted at Silverstone for the foreseeable future and the 2009 British Grand Prix will be a big weekend for us and the fans. We urge people to book their tickets now to avoid disappointment."

Phillips continued, "We have undertaken an enormous amount of work at the circuit to be able to run a successful British Grand Prix. We have all our plans in place and are ready to make substantial further improvements to the facilities at Silverstone, not only for the Grand Prix and other major international events but also for the benefit of the surrounding community and local economy."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , David Coulthard