F1 » Silverstone won't cut crowd after GP wash-out


Silverstone has said that it will put infrastructure improvements ahead of a ticket cull for future British GPs.

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Mic - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:11 PM

Sunday was a great day out and very happy to see Mark win. The tickets however are getting too expensive, and it took me at least 2 1/2 hours to get out though so I won't be going next year even if the weather is better

Maroc - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 8:35 PM

I have no idea what this guy is on about, I went there all three days and didn't see any improvements for the fans at all, It was shambolic for all three days, He can brag all he likes about 80,000 fans on friday 90,000 Sat and 127,000 Sunday, only he knows the real numbers and he ain't going to broadcast it.The conditions at the track on Friday was the same as the conditions on Sunday for the fans and we still have to pay these extortionate fees to see our sport.

richard - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 12:08 AM

I agree. I was also there for the 3 days and for ecclescake and that idiot derrick Warwick to say Silverstone couldn't do any more was absolutely laughable, they couldn't. Of done any less more like!!!!
There was no communications whatsoever especially when they were supposed to be announcing the times that people should return to their car parks because they parked everyone nose to bumper!!! I could go on and on and on........
Pathetic!!!!!!

James Montgomery

July 11, 2012 11:40 AM
Last Edited 842 days ago

That's a bit harsh guys...

Silverstone has done a hell of a lot in recent years to improve the infastructure of the place! I went to silverstone in 2000 when it was held (for some stupid reason) in April - THAT was a wash out for all 3 days!

Granted, the weather was probably just as bad last weekend as it was then, however the problems wern't as bad this time around, there were much fewer cars stuck in the fields (over 10,000 had to get towed out in 2000), a 14 mile long Traffic Jam in 2000 - there is now an "A" road heading to Silverstone so that problem never happened this year!

Of course there is always room for improvement, but to get this kind of weather in July is rather freakish (even for British standards!) Give Silverstone a break! They made the best out of a bad situation and made sure that on the most important day of all (Race day), all of the fans could attend the race!

Bruce - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 12:27 PM

You can't blame the guy for the weather and it's early days for track/facilities improvements. Would be impossible to upgrade the track, the pits and the spectator areas in the same year.
Do have an issue with the guys math though - I strongly suspect his 297,000 figure is counting the same folks 2 or 3 times. Also suspect 22,000 stayed behind to give the roads a chance to clear before chancing it.

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