Fri 6th July - Mon 9th 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 6th July - Mon 9th 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 6th, 7th or 8th 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):
6 July Fri (Practice Laps)
7 July Sat (Qualifying Laps)
8 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.
Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the 5th time, equalling the record for the most wins here with Alain Prost and Jim Clark. He also equalled the record for most pole positions here with Jim Clark = 5. It was Hamilton’s 4th victory this year and more importantly for this season, he is now just 1 point behind Vettel.
Silverstone put on quite a show this weekend, it was an electrifying Grand Prix with some wonderful highlights, that whipped the fans into something of a frenzy.
Hamilton revelled in his victory; crowd surfing, high-fiving fans, taking to the stage at the Fan Zone…
“it is almost impossible to describe how amazing it is… the reception from the crowd.”
To read more about this fantastic day for Lewis then please go to our review on the Silverstone GP.
Monaco GP. This magical event is held in the month of May each year and is so popular with F1 racing fans all over the world! The Monaco Grand Prix still remains one of the most exciting spectacles on the F1 calendar.
Date: 27th May 2018