F1 » Silverstone 'sorry' for traffic delays

Silverstone: To all who are stuck in traffic, we are trying our best to get everyone on site...

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ThatGuy - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 4:17 PM

Come on Silverstone, when is it ever going to be easy with just one major entry into the circuit. It's a big place, maybe it's time to invest in some other ways to get into the circuit, using new roads on the other side of the track. I've only been to silverstone for MotoGP in 2011, and we started to leave through the MotoGP race itself, which was lucky as it took other people we knew several hours to get anywhere. Such a shame.

Insomniac - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 4:52 PM

Unfortunately, it's people turning up to campsites who haven't pre-booked and being turned away back into the traffic que which is adding a lot to it. Not saying it'd otherwise be perfect, but considering whats happened to other other events lately being cancelled due to rain, it is at least understandable.

Rob - Bristol - Unregistered

July 06, 2012 5:04 PM

You'd expect problems due to the number of vistors

However, The MotoGP event 2011 was a fiasco for camping with plenty of empty fields and yet they tried to cram everyone into the main fields at the front despite stewards telling the management this was wrong!, hence needless delays and queues onto the roads -is it the same problem again for this years F1?

Just hope those going on Sat/Sun get there for gates opening as too many fans leave it to the last minute (can't blame Silverstone for that)


July 06, 2012 5:13 PM

Let's be fair, it's not just Silverstone.
I stopped going to any of the GP's because of the traffic problems.
I went to Le Mans for MotoGP this year thinking it'd better abroad but it was just as bad- we'd paid for camping but it meant nothing.
I've been towed out of fields in my car due to rain, sat for hours stationary and it's just not practical.
Only way this will improve is through park & ride schemes for day traffic and hard standing camping with better access. But that just isn't affordable.


July 06, 2012 10:11 PM

The organisers of the British Grand Prix have
requested fans who haven't pre-booked park and
ride to and from the circuit or aren't within
walking distance, not to attend third practice or
qualifying on Saturday.
. . .

lionel fox - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 11:45 AM

Lets face it this circuit has always been a nightmare to get out of.once your in and they got your money they don't care how long it takes you to get out rain or no rain I stopped going to this race its not worth the hassle.

Carol - Unregistered

July 07, 2012 1:24 PM

Come on silverstone.... What a joke trying to get out of the carpark yesterday... No marshall directing traffic... It was a nightmare... Cars behind us getting stuck in mud and we were leaving to beat the traffic..... Have to feel sorry for the people that tried to leave the carparks later....

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