I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to the British Grand Prix.
Northamptonshire Police, together with our partners, will do everything that we can to ensure that you have both an enjoyable and a safe stay with us.

The 2011 Formula One event will run from July 8 to 10 and remains the largest weekend sporting event to be staged in this country. It has a considerable impact on the road network as well as businesses and communities in the Silverstone area.

The closure of the A43 trunk road between Northampton and Oxford to through traffic for three days – from Friday through to Sunday – has resulted in detailed arrangements being made to satisfy the needs of all road users in this area.

Improvements to the road network have reduced delays to a minimum, however, motorists should still allow additional time for journeys to and from both Silverstone and to the neighbouring area over the Grand Prix weekend.

I would urge all those driving to the events to pay particular attention to direction signs on the major roads.
Please ensure you are in the correct traffic lane on the approach to the circuit, as this will assist you and your vehicle getting to its designated parking area and enable you to exit the circuit via the same route you came in.

You are advised not to rely on satellite navigation systems to direct you to Silverstone as there are temporary one-way systems and road closures in force. For the British Grand Prix, please leave SatNav at home and follow event information signs which are clearly signposted on motorways and major trunk routes.

In respect of crime and public order issues, reports and incidents have been at low levels in recent years. But where there are large crowds of people, always be aware of your surroundings at all times and ensure that you do not mislay or draw attention to valuable items on your person, in your vehicle or, if you are camping, within your tent or other living accommodation.

Northamptonshire Police is presently running Operation Guardian, a countywide operation targeting the crimes of robbery, burglary dwelling and also vehicle crime.  We have had great successes over the past year and want you to have a safe event and not to become a victim of crime.

If however, you require assistance or information or need to report a crime while at the event, please visit our on-site mobile police station within the circuit at Silverstone.

It promises to be a great first British Grand Prix under the new Wing at Silverstone and, if you are attending the event, I wish you a safe and enjoyable time in Northamptonshire.

Chief Inspector Sean Bell
Event Commander Formula 1 British GP
Northamptonshire Police

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Source: Northamptonshire Police

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