Silverstone is selling out for British GP

SILVERSTONE TO BUILD ADDITIONAL GRANDSTAND SEATS FOR BRITISH GP Silverstone gives green light to build additional grandstand seating Fan focus switches to Saturday qualifying Silverstone Circuits Limited has today announced that it will ...

SILVERSTONE TO BUILD ADDITIONAL GRANDSTAND SEATS FOR BRITISH GP

Silverstone gives green light to build additional grandstand seating

Fan focus switches to Saturday qualifying

Silverstone Circuits Limited has today announced that it will be building an additional 2,200 grandstand seats in response to the overwhelming demand for tickets to this year's FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX, taking place at Silverstone on 4-6 July. The British Grand Prix is back on the map as one of the most glamorous sporting events of the summer and, after record levels of interest, tickets for race day on 6 July are close to selling out.

With only a limited number of terrace and grandstand tickets remaining on sale for the Sunday, fans are now making the most of single day tickets for both the Friday (available from 49 GBP) and Saturday (available from 69 GBP); a new ticket option for 2008 that is back by popular demand. Individual day tickets for the Saturday, featuring the thrilling new qualifying format, have been particularly popular with fans, especially after the gripping scenes and exhilarating atmosphere that surrounded Lewis Hamilton's dramatic drive to claim pole position in 2007.

In addition to building 2,200 new grandstand seats for race day, Silverstone has also responded to the high levels of demand by introducing a Saturday only ticket that includes roving access to grandstands for 89 GBP. The circuit has also released more three-day Bronze Terrace tickets, available from as little as 165 GBP, which offer great views close to the circuit.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented, "Interest in this year's British Grand Prix has been overwhelming and we are having to build additional grandstand seating to accommodate the high levels of demand. Race day tickets are almost sold out, so fans are now switching to single-day tickets, in prime viewing locations, for Friday and Saturday. Last year's qualifying was one of the highlights of the weekend and, available from 69 GBP, Saturday-only tickets provide an unforgettable taste of the drama and excitement that Formula One has to offer."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton