British Grand Prix ticket sales off to a flying start after Hamilton success
British F1 sensation Lewis Hamilton is one step closer to being crowned 2007 FIA Formula 1 World Champion after winning the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday (30 September). His spectacular performances continue to capture the imagination of the British public and more than 10,000 fans have already booked their tickets for the 2008 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix, taking place on 4-6 July, representing twice as many fans compared with the end of September last year.
Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said, "Thanks to Lewis Hamilton F1 is cool again, and we are seeing just how much it means to the British public to be able to get behind a potential British World Champion. Our ticket sales following his [Hamilton's] win in Japan were the highest since this year's British Grand Prix and double the daily average for September. That's the impact Hamilton is having on both the British public and the sport in general."
Phillips also confirmed that several areas of grandstand seating are already sold out. He continued, "Our revised pricing structure has proved popular with fans so far. More customers are taking advantage of our British Grand Prix Early Booking Offer, the first phase of which offers up to 33% off tickets1. This offer comes to a close at the end of October2, so anyone wanting to make the most of our discounted rates should visit the website -- www.silverstone.co.uk -- before 1 November.
"Two or three of the most popular grandstand areas have already sold out. We strongly advise fans wishing to book seats overlooking their favourite section of the track, to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to avoid any potential disappointment."
Back by popular demand, Silverstone has re-introduced one-day tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday3 of the 2008 British Grand Prix. In addition, the circuit is continuing to offer fantastic value through its three-day ticket, available from as little as £99, and the option of Family Tickets (for two adults and up to three children) for Friday practice or Saturday qualifying.
Tickets for the 2008 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix are on sale 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be booked at www.silverstone.co.uk, or by calling 08704 588 300. For enquiries on Official 2008 F1 hospitality packages, call 08704 588 230, or for information on the disabled facilities available, call 08704 588 232.