The uncovered Hangar Straight Stand, photo by David Ashcroft

The uncovered Hangar Straight Stand, photo by David Ashcroft

Tickets for Silverstone often sell out, especially general admission Silverstone tickets so book early. Having said this the Silverstone circuit is still being developed and soon there should be one of the biggest hill stands on the calendar where Bridge and Priory corners used to be: this should overlook the entire first sector of the race and give a similar spectacle to that on the hill in Monaco.

 

For now though you are still spoilt for choice with a general admission ticket at Silverstone, there is General admission round most of the circuit with the exception of the areas around the old start finish and new start finish straight. The Maggott, Becketts and Chapel curves in the middle of the lap are fast but with five changes in direction in this short section, a real chance to see what formula one cars can do and you can choose grandstand or general admission tickets to watch here.

 

Turn three is a good overtaking spot though it is sadly before general admission starts and you will need a platinum price bracket Silverstone ticket to sit here or a gold price bracket Silverstone ticket to sit a little further along towards turn 2, the Farm curve. The end of the lap shouldn’t be underrated either however and a pass can be made in turns 16 and 17 or a pass can be setup going into turn 18, the grandstand at Club gives a good view as cars head down towards the start-finish line.

 

The DRS zone is on the Wellington straight, or at least was in 2011, however there is currently only a small General Admission area here so get your spot early if you want to be near the DRS augmented overtaking action.