Silverstone to increase capacity at GP by 3,500

Demand for tickets for the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix is so high that Silverstone has announced it is to add two new grandstands at the event, increasing capacity by 3,500.

According to Silverstone, ticket sales are up 10 per cent on the same period last year – the new grandstands will be called the Luffield Complex Grandstand and the Silverstone Grandstand and will be located in the Luffield Complex and National Pits Straight respectively.

Richard Phillips, managing director, Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented: “We had fantastic crowds on all three days of last year’s British Grand Prix and interest in this year’s event has been even higher. Increasing our capacity will enable even more fans to experience the spectacle, excitement and drama of Formula One at Silverstone. We pride ourselves on striving to provide the best experience for fans – with grandstands and General Admission areas offering exceptional views of the track, first class spectator facilities and a host of exhilarating off-track entertainment, the fans can expect another fantastic three days at this year’s British Grand Prix.”