F1 »

British Grand Prix: Silverstone anticipating one of its biggest ever crowds

80,000 attendance for practice on Friday
Silverstone Circuit has announced that it 'expects' attendance at this weekend's 2013 F1 British Grand Prix to rank amongst its top three all-time crowds.

As advanced tickets came off sale on Thursday, Silverstone revealed that the last six weeks of ticket sales have been the fastest selling period the circuit has ever seen. The last three days running up to the event also saw record levels of ticket sales.

"The surge in sales, along with the decision to release some tickets for sale 'on the gate', has ensured that there will be a bumper crowd at Silverstone this weekend for one of the biggest sporting events on the UK sporting calendar," organisers said.

Attendance on Friday alone, for practice, reached 80,000 - more than most F1 circuits attract on race day.

“The six weeks leading up to this year's British Grand Prix has seen unprecedented levels of interest – it's been the fastest selling period we've ever had, with record levels of ticket sales over the last few days,” added Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited.

“Add to that the fact that tickets are being sold 'on the gate' each day, this year's event will be one of our biggest ever.”

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
27.06.2013- Race track
28.06.2013- Free Practice 1, Atmosphere
07.07.2012- Free Practice 3, Fans of Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
08.07.2012- Race, Fans
08.07.2012- Race, Fans

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.