Tips on Attending British Grand Prix
We’ve been interviewing hundreds of F1 fans who have attended British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Now, we have some useful tips, experience and advices to share with you if you are considering some British Grand Prix packages.
What are items you should take?
- Sunscreen – even if the sun is behind the clouds and it’s a rainy day, you are very likely to get burnt on a motoring event. Sunglasses and a hat are a must, too.
- Ear plugs or defenders – the noise at motoring events is immense. If you forget it, you can buy it at the circuit.
- Radio – you need it to follow the action via Silverstone radio of 87.7 FM or BBC 5 live radio. If you forget it, radios are available to purchase on the day. Mobile phone with FM app can be used, too.
- Umbrella and waterproofs – in particular if you are not in the grandstand (under cover).
- Lunch – take it with you, otherwise you’ll spend too much money on food here.
- Binoculars – useful for checking the cars, as well as nice looking pit lane girls. There are giant screens all around the circuit enabling you to follow races properly. But, these screens are not giant enough to enable you reading the on-screen graphics with the naked eye.
- Money – beers are approximately £4, burgers £6, the price of the official program is £16. If you would like to buy T-shirts, prepare to pay £50 for it.
If you are arriving by your vehicle, it’s good to leave very early, in particular on a race day. Take in a chair, a small one preferably. If you don’t bring your seat, prepare for standing or to sit on a grass bank.
Even though it might seem to you that attending British Grand Prix is difficult and expensive, it’s can be quite affordable with the right package and, if you follow our tips, very convenient.