Going to the 2013 British Grand Prix at Silverstone
- 11th July 2012, 13:32 at 1:32 pm #131711Keith CollantineKeymaster
Discussion area for people going to the 2013 British Grand Prix.11th July 2012, 13:51 at 1:51 pm #205461Nige.BParticipant
Yep, i booked first thing monday morning. Same grandstand as this year, hopefully no rain next year?
Nige.11th July 2012, 14:45 at 2:45 pm #205462Mark O’DonnellParticipant
I don’t know…..
I enjoyed it but I like going to overseas Grand Prix and don’t think I’ll be able to afford to do two again – especially as I’ll only sit in a grandstand.
I live so close so it feels criminal NOT to go. I’m currently pencilled in for the NJ Grand Prix instead!
Enjoyed Silverstone though – if i went next year, I’d definitely choose Village over Abbey.11th July 2012, 15:37 at 3:37 pm #205463th13teenMember
Prices have gone up once again for 2013!!! Its now £165 for a General Admission ticket for the weekend!
This is silly, especially when I can go to Circuit De Catalunya for half the price! I can actually make a full holiday out in Spain for the money of a Silverstone General Admission and camping!!!
However they have given those choosing grandstands a better choice this year, by giving your specific areas in accordance to price! With a better look at what you are paying for! With the use of Ticket bands and panoramic views of that band!11th July 2012, 21:47 at 9:47 pm #205464Paul GethingMember
………£65 for a weeks access to Le Mans…..40 hours of racing….£50 for a weeks camping in the circuit……French food, Wine, Cheese…..Du Pain, Du Vin, Du Boursain……..Much more sensible than Silverstone.12th July 2012, 16:45 at 4:45 pm #205465Chris CurtisParticipant
Frankly the size of the price increases are appalling but I suppose they think they will sell out whatever they charge – and I’m sure they will.
I disagree that you necessarily have a better choice when choosing grandstands.
Last year you were able to select individual seats – it doesn’t look as if you can do that anymore.
And at these prices you should be able to!12th July 2012, 19:39 at 7:39 pm #205466sbl on tourParticipant
yep paul, youre 100% on le mans, much better value, the dilema for next year is a european gp or back to le mans, yeah much better than silverstone12th July 2012, 19:51 at 7:51 pm #205467triggerParticipant
I did Silverstone in 09 and 10 but this year I did the european gp in Valencia, the total cost of a 4 night break staying in a nice hostel with race tickets and flight was 350 quid. This year i have worked out Spa or Monza would cost something between 300-350 quid for a trip.
The price of SIlverstone tickets is the reason I have started to look elsewhere15th July 2012, 0:08 at 12:08 am #205468MickParticipant
I’ve been going to Silverstone of the last 14 years and agree the 30% increase in ticket prices for next year is crazy. I have booked but if this carries on not sure how much longer can go for. Not sure I agree that European races are cheaper though. Was in Spa 2010 and tickets were more expensive, add that to the petrol, camping and ferry costs and more expensive for sure. Same with Monza, was there 2011 and am going this year. The tickets are cheaper but add flights, hotel and food (really expensive to eat out in Italy) and again more expensive that Silverstone.15th July 2012, 14:09 at 2:09 pm #205469PaxJesParticipant
I won;t be going to Silverstone next year. I’ve been there 3 times and i think i’ve seen all there is to see. I’ll only return if somehow i get an hospitality invite with pit and grid walks.
Next year i’m going to the 24 hours of Le Mans. Never been there and it’s one of the most iconic racing events in the world. So, i’ll give it a go.25th July 2012, 18:27 at 6:27 pm #205470markParticipant
just booked tickets for next year club corner again. It is expensive, I just cant say no though. Booking Barcelona next week to, which is much cheaper tbh.27th July 2012, 10:06 at 10:06 am #205471shellyMember
I am planning a trip to Silverstone in 2013 with my 10 year old son and was hoping someone can give me an idea on which GS seats I should book so that we both have a good first experience of live GP?
Thanks27th July 2012, 11:29 at 11:29 am #205472Nige.BParticipant
Hi Shelly, we sat in village A this year and have rebooked the same for 2013, its a great view but it is uncovered.
Nige.28th July 2012, 8:45 at 8:45 am #205473MickParticipant
Shelly, Would definatley recommend either Abbey or Club. I have sat in both and they are good views.28th July 2012, 9:19 at 9:19 am #205474
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