Gearing up for the 2017 Silverstone F1 Grand Prix

This time next week Dadford Road Silverstone campsite will be welcoming many people, as we bask in the July weather watching the highly anticipated 2017 Silverstone F1 Grand Prix.

Whether you’re arriving with a tent to pitch-up for the weekend, or bringing your caravan, we’re expecting fun, excitement and hopefully lots of sunshine (relying on the British weather).

As Sebastien Vetal currently leads in the rankings, could this be an opportunity for Britain’s Lewis Hamilton to rise in the ranks?

Whoever your bet on, there’s one thing Silverstone can always guarantee, and that’s a weekend of sitting on the edge of your seat.

With no rain predicted (as of yet), ensure you pack for all weather, and make sure you have fun during one of our busiest weekends of the year!

F1 2017 Silverstone Event Map

Silverstone have recently published the Event Map ahead of the  2017 F1 British Grand Prix:

Remember we are on Club Corner at the South East of the Track!

Be Prepared & Be Patient. F1 2017 Bag Searches will take time.

Ahead of the Grand Prix in two weeks time you would be wise to read the statement Silverstone has provided below:

Public Security Information British Grand Prix 2017

It’s nearly four weeks until the Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2017 starts here at Silverstone and we are looking forward to putting on a great event for you all. If you are lucky enough to be attending then no doubt you’re already planning on what to bring, so we just wanted to update you with some important security information on this year’s event which we thought would help.

As always, we have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the emergency services and specialist advisors. However, in light of the recent tragic events in Manchester and London there will be some additional security measures which we hope you will help us with.

For security reasons at this year’s event all people entering the event will be subject to extra searches of their bags and their person. This will make entering the venue slower than in previous years. In order to facilitate quicker access can we please ask that you only bring one bag into the venue, and that it is no bigger than a standard rucksack (max 20 litre capacity).

We do appreciate that you’re going to be with us on site for most of the day, but the less you bring, the quicker you’ll get through the gates. We encourage you to pack as little as you can and only bring essentials. It really will make things quicker. Once on site you will have access to free water and we have a massive range of food outlets that cater for every taste.

As you approach the gates your bags will need to be accessible for searches so could we please ask that you have your coat and your bag open to facilitate a search.

Please be patient if there are queues, and please cooperate with any security requests and searches. We aim to get you in as quick as we can. The less you bring the quicker you will get through.

Could we also please ask, as an additional security measure that you put luggage tags on all of your bags with your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified.  Please don’t at any time leave your bag or personal belongings unattended.

If you leave the venue to go back to your car or campsite then please ensure you have a pass out stamp as your ticket stub won’t allow you back in.

We will have lots of security staff, police and Racemakers on site so if you have any questions or concerns then please don’t hesitate to speak to them, they will only be too happy to help.

Gates will be open from Thursday (for 3 day ticket holders) at 2.00pm. Friday and Saturday gates open at 7.00am and on race day at 6.00am, but check our website for the most up to date details and event timetable.

Please ensure you arrive early and allow for longer waiting times while we conduct searches.

We haven’t taken this decision lightly and we really do understand that this may cause some inconvenience to a number of you, but we here at Silverstone take your safety and security seriously.

Please keep an eye on our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages for the most up to date information.

If you see or suspect anything suspicious then please contact the police straightaway.

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