Silverstone gears up for Grand Prix Party

Go! Go! Go! for Silverstone's Grand Prix Party Silverstone announced today that the hugely popular Grand Prix Party will once again be kicking off the post-race celebrations at this year& ...

Go! Go! Go! for Silverstone's Grand Prix Party

Silverstone announced today that the hugely popular Grand Prix Party will once again be kicking off the post-race celebrations at this year’s Formula 1 Foster’s British Grand Prix on Sunday 10th July.

The ‘voice of F1’, Murray Walker, will start the event - free to all race day ticket holders - in true F1 style, rounding off an unforgettable weekend for fans as they see some of their F1 heroes mixing it on stage with stars from the world of music.

More than 15,000 fans stayed behind after the chequered flag in 2004 to savour music from The Beach Boys, and guest appearances from, among others, Jenson Button, David Coulthard, Mark Webber and Jarno Trulli.

2005 will see the UK’s favourite boogie-woogie maestro Jools Holland and his amazing Rhythm & Blues Orchestra turn Silverstone into a giant dance-floor. Jools, an avid motor-racing fan, will be joined on stage by a host of Grand Prix drivers and F1 personalities in the specially-constructed arena in the centre of the world famous Silverstone circuit.

Free access to the inside of Becketts and the Grand Prix Party will be available to race- goers immediately after the last race of the day. Another well-known face already confirmed for this year’s event, the third to be staged at the British Grand Prix, is ITV’s F1 analyst, Tony Jardine, who will be joined on stage by a number of famous faces including current drivers and former British Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert.

Silverstone is gearing up for the biggest British Grand Prix in several years, with the event on target to sell-out - for the second year running - in just two or three weeks time. With only a limited number of tickets remaining fans are advised to book soon to avoid disappointment.

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Ltd, commented: “This post-race Party, free for everyone attending on the Sunday of the British Grand Prix, reaffirms our commitment to providing fans with value for money and doing what we can to provide access to F1 drivers and personalities. If the last two years are anything to go by, we can look forward to a fantastic finale to the 2005 British Grand Prix.”

Jools will be getting the party started with his infectious collection of rhythm and blues classics. Other acts to feature on the day will be announced soon. 4,000 tickets for the 2005 Formula 1 Foster’s British Grand Prix on 8th - 10th July are still available online at www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk or from the British Grand Prix hotline on 08704 588300.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Jenson Button , Johnny Herbert , Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Tony Jardine