Silverstone’s Best Grandstands
Get yourself a seat in the Club B stand and you’l be in for a treat as you’l follow the racing through a series of corners, watch the drivers dive into the pit lane and be in the best spot to see the podium celebrations.
Stowe A and Stowe B
Stowe is one of F1’s great corners, witnessing many classic moments over the years. Stowe A and B offer great views of the cars coming of the Hanger straight and into the fast sweeping right-hander and onto Vale.
Village A is a good choice for the Village loop with Maggots and Becketts beyond that. You’ll have a great vantage point for the first lap as 20 or so F1 cars try to squeeze around the tight section of track without incident. The only downside is that you won’t really see cars at speed.
Woodcote A lets you take in much of the track, starting with Luffield and Woodcote and continuing right down the National Pits straight.
Silverstone has a very broad choice of general admission areas. Some of the most popular general admission spots are outlined below but do take a walk around the circuit and see for yourself which areas you think have the best views. It’s a great opportunity to see F1 cars under various conditions.
On race day the gates usually open at 6am but for the most prized positions you’ll need to start queuing up hours before that time.
Maybe the general admission area with the best view is between Stowe and Vale which lets you watch the cars on their approach down the Hanger Straight to Stowe, taking the corner and accelerating off towards Vale. You’ll curse the catch fencing when you review your photos but when watching the live racing it’s easy to forget about it.At Luffied, just in front of the Luffield grandstand, is a raised area that offers good views and because of the incline you can still get a see quite well when it’s a bit crowded. A good option for the late risers.
Silverstone Track Invasion
Silverstone’s track invasions are almost as legendary as Monzas’. Who could forget Mansell being mobbed by an ecstatic crowd in 1992, or an equally excited bunch of fans helping Lewis Hamilton to become the first crowd surfing F1 driver in 2016.
Just don’t mention anything about a deranged Irish priest and leave your on-track excursions until the end of the race.
Gates will open around the circuit but the podium at Silverstone is near Club corner (the last corner of the lap), at the entry of the pitlane. Between Club B and the International Pit Straight grandstands there are a number of entry points and to be anywhere near the champagne it’s advisable to make your way here on the closing laps of the race and be ready to run like Kimi Räikkönen chasing an ice-cream van.