Fans endorse Silverstone ..

as thousands buy tickets for the 2009 British Grand Prix

Just over a week since Lewis Hamilton’s sensational win at his home Grand Prix at Silverstone, more than 5,000 fans have already booked their tickets for the 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX, taking place on 19-21 June 2009*.

This year’s British Grand Prix was a record sell-out on all three days as race goers were eager to  be  part  of  the  spectacular  live  action  and  support  British  drivers  Lewis  Hamilton,  Jenson Button and David Coulthard. Early ticket sales for the 2009 British Grand Prix indicate that the event’s popularity and F1 fever among the British public are at an all time high.

Fans  have  been  showing  their  continued  backing  for  the  British  Grand  Prix  at  Silverstone, booking tickets for next year, as well as sending the circuit numerous messages of support. Examples include an F1 fan from Chesterfield, who emailed the circuit saying, “I have just spent a fantastic weekend at Silverstone for this year’s event.

The track, as many of the drivers say, is brilliant. The viewing areas for spectators are second to none whether it is from a grandstand or a grassy bank. Getting in and out is quick and easy with the A43 and good traffic regulations. Silverstone  is  and  always  will  be  the  home  of  British  motor  sport  and,  in  my  opinion,  should continue to be the home of the British Grand Prix.” Tickets to the 2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX went on sale during the British  Grand  Prix  weekend  and  the  ‘early  bird’  allocation  for  Pits  Straight  Grandstand  has already sold out.

Three day tickets for practice, qualifying and race day are currently available from just £109 as part of the early booking offers.

For further ticket information, or to book, visit silverstone.co.uk or call 08704 588 300.

Richard  Phillips,  Managing  Director  of  Silverstone  Circuits  Limited,  said,  “This  year’s  British Grand Prix was a great occasion and it is fantastic to see so many people already buying their tickets for next year. This is testament to all the hard work that the Silverstone team puts into staging a Grand Prix and making it a truly memorable experience for the fans. As everybody knows, 2009 could be the last time the British Grand Prix will be hosted at Silverstone for the foreseeable future and the 2009 British Grand Prix will be a big weekend for us and the fans. We urge people to book their tickets now to avoid disappointment.”

Phillips continued, “We have undertaken an enormous amount of work at the circuit to be able to run a successful British Grand Prix. We have all our plans in place and are ready to make substantial further improvements to the facilities at Silverstone, not only for the Grand Prix and other major international events but also for the benefit of the surrounding community and local economy.”

Tickets  for  the  2009  FORMULA  1  SANTANDER  BRITISH  GRAND  PRIX  are  on  sale  24 hours  a  day,  seven  days  a  week,  and  can  be  booked  at  silverstone.co.uk,  or  by calling 08704 588 300.

For enquiries on Official 2009 F1™ hospitality packages, call 08704 588 230, or for information on the disabled facilities available, call 08704 588 232.

*provicional


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