Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by F1Brits_90, Jul 1, 2018.
Well all you lucky guys en route to, or already at Silverstone , have a brilliant weekend.
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HARD was choosen first time in this season
racecub Thanks for this and appreciate spending time helping.
I'll be travelling in from the North, so a lot of people say to take the back roads into Silverstone, would this be to avoid the M40/M1 & drive in from say the Daventry area through Maidford & Blakesley?
Thanks for the Facebook post confirming the football being on at a number of places, which is good to know. Just now need to see where is best to watch the qualifying from and then move over to the places where the football will be on, thanks.
Yes, as has been said they are showing the footie at Silverstone on big screens.
Enjoy the race and the weather, they're still saying 28-30C and lots of sunshine so don't forget yout sunscreen!
Becketts mate. Watching an F1 car through there in qualy is mighty impressive. Just frustrating it is a lengthy walk and it has the strangest ability to freeze your face and ears even in 30deg sun
It must have been 2006 when following qualy there was another race, I seem to remember it was sports cars. Just as the race started the TV screens changed over to bloody football, I was sitting at Farm so it was not one of the largest screens. Not only was it not possible to see the race but you got the overexcited commentators as well. I had gone to a motor racing circuit to watch motor racing, I wanted to do this without idiots jumping up and down and screaming in near hysterics. I left early.
I went back in 2010. Previously I had driven in and mostly parked in the field on the right in the free area so I did again. When I went back to the car after the race there was a parking fee notice on the windscreen, it appeared that it was now no longer free although I had seen nothing about this when booking. So I moved to car to near the gate and explored, discovering a notice at the entry gate. Bear in mind that on race day there are people waving you in to get the maximum of cars in with the minimum of time.
I did some searching and found that many people had been caught out and had been very angry when this system had been brought in 2008. I resolved not to pay since it had not been made clear even at the entry. Shortly afterwards Mrs B received 2 letters from the parking people (I had been in her car) demanding an exorbitant amount of money and threats about what would happen if the charges were not paid; they just went in the bin and that was the end of the affair.
A couple of years later I enquired about tickets for the weekend but was told that as a single person I could not use the parking facilities.
Up yours, Silverstone, I would like to come but you make it too difficult.
I'd agree with previous poster that Becketts is mega for quali.... but it's freezing and it's away from things. It'd be a trek to get to a screen god the football. I think I'm going to watch in my race day place at Village. It's a good viewing spot and only s couple of minutes to a big screen for football.
The parking system is to limit too many cars, so they want more people in cars. There is a way round it. You can park for the day in campsite I use. It's called Windmills. It's just behind Copse and as near as many of the official car parks. Also, you can escape out of the back gate and miss all the massive queues leaving the official car parks.
IM THERE NOw AND ITS AMAZING! Hot and wonderful!
I come from the north, I do M1 to junction 15a , A43 to the roundabout with McDonalds , turn right there then next left through Silverstone village, that way I get to my campsite.. I've not used official Silverstone car parking did nearly 20 years. Lol.
I'd watch quali from Village then go to the main entertainment arena just behind. Don't be tempted to watch from the new pit straight it's dire. Dreary and you don't see much , the cars just go straight past, .... unless you're right at the far end and see them coming through club
Just thought I'd correct that for you Racecub in my usual jolly, positive manner
Thanks for that racecub. Due to circumstances I couldn't have gone this year anyway but I will look into it for the final F1 race in this country for...well, who knows, it took France long enough.
F1Brits_90 They do look like the full wets, colour wise that is. They really didn't think it through did they?
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