Fri 12th July - Mon 15th July
3 nights at the Hilton Hotel Northampton with Saturday & Sunday hospitality at Silverstone Six hospitality. Excellent views, breakfast, lunch, open bar and free flow champagne, patio seating and giant screen TV's.
Fri 12th July - Mon 15th July
3 nights at the Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Dinner, bed & breakfast, Weekend hospitality in The Silverstone Six Suite with sumptuous buffet, open bar and spectacular views.
choose 12th, 13th or 14th July
For those only travelling in for the day, or for the weekend please join us at Silverstone Six, Lakeside or one of the Red Bull Hospitality suites.
Silverstone was originally opened as a World War Two airfield back in 1943, near the leafy village of the same name. Once world war two had ended in 1945, Britain was left with a fair amount of redundant airfields but without a major race track. Donington Park race track was still a military vehicle storage depot. Brooklands had been sold off, Crystal Palace was in a state of disrepair and Brands Hatch was still under-developed.
The Royal Automobile Club was interested in Silverstone as a potential site for a race track and approached the Air Ministry in 1948 and a lease was arranged. At this time the centre of Silverstone Circuit was a farm producing cereal crops and also a piggery so the RAC employed farmer James Wilson Brown to create the first Grand Prix circuit at the site and gave him just two months to build it.
On October 2nd, 1948, amid straw bales and ropes, Silverstone’s first event took place, the RAC Grand Prix. The crowds came in their thousands, thrilled to see the return of Grand Prix racing after so many years of war austerity.
To read more about this iconic Grand Prix Event please go to our history page.
Recently the greatest numbers of wins has been held by Jim Clark from Scotland who died in Hockenheim in 1968 and the renowned French Driver Alain Prost, both totally 5 wins and closely followed by Nigel Mansell with 4 wins. The constructor with the most wins is the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari with a grand total of 15 victories. The fastest lap recorded at Silverstone was 1.29.607 by Lewis Hamilton in the 3rd Qualifying in 2013.
Since 2010 the current actual race lap record for Silverstone is held by Fernando Alonso in a Ferrari in the 2010(race conditions) Championship, the time reached was 1:30.874 with an average speed of 145.269 mph.
Winners of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone over the last 8 years (since GPA have been organising trips to the Silverstone GP):
12 July Fri (Practice Laps)
13 July Sat (Qualifying Laps)
14 July Sun (Race - The Big Event!)
GPA have been offering Silverstone F1 Grand Hospitality Packages to this great event since 2009. We have have a loyal following of clients who use our services year after year and have left some lovely words about how they enjoyed the trip away with us. Please go to our testimonial page for more reviews or join in on the discussion on our facebook page and let us know how the F1 season is progressing or any other news that is currently happening.
Please call us on 01382 480077 to discuss our events, holiday plans and our spectacular F1 experiences that we offer or any other questions you may have, we would love to hear from you today.
Hamilton’s plans of making history by taking a record 6th win at the British Grand Prix (even Michael Schumacher only achieved 3 wins) were scuppered when he was taken out by Kimi Raikkonen on the 3rd corner – putting him at the back. Raikkonen received a 10 second penalty for causing the crash.
However, Hamilton drove a remarkable race to which saw him fight his way from the back to finish 2nd. By Lap 10 he was 6th. On Lap 32, Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson crashed after failing to activate his DRS quickly enough – this brought out the safety car and most teams took the opportunity to stop for fresh tyres. But Mercedes, whose strategies have been in question lately, stayed out. This proved to be the right choice as Bottas went from 2nd to 1st place and Hamilton 5th to 3rd.
To read more about this great event this year then please go to our report on the Silverstone GP.
British GP. This magical event is held in the month of July each year and is popular with F1 racing fans all over the world! The British Grand Prix still remains one of the most exciting spectacles on the F1 calendar.
Date: 8th July 2018
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