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On-Circuit

This list will be updated during the Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix 2011.

Bistro

Fabulous Feasts

Enjoy the high quality food on offer from Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts Bistro. This bistro offers traditional, locally sourced produce for the general public. The facility was designed to offer people an alternative to mobile catering with a relaxed seated dining experience and a high quality menu. No pre-bookings can be made. The bistro is open Friday to Sunday, 6.30am – 5pm offering a choice of breakfast, salads, main meals and desserts.

Located adjacent to the Club Silverstone enclosure on the corner of Becketts.

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Pizza

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International Pits Straight

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Copse

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Thai

Vale

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Village

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Woodcote

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Noodles

Vilage

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Club A

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International Pits Straight

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Indian

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Sushi

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Chinese

National Pits Straight

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Paella

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National Pits Straight

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Seafood

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Fried Chicken

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Coffee

Village, Fairtrade

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Copse

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Copse D

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Vale

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Club Corner

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Club Corner

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Village, Fairtrade

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Upgrade your Silverstone Grand Prix

Whether you are a die-hard fan who likes to stand with nose pressed to the chain link fence on the banks at Woodcote or a would-be Hoorah Henry who is more interested in quaffing champers in the British Racing Drivers Club House there are always ways to enhance the experience. Here is our slightly irreverent but by no means exhaustive list of suggestions for getting the most out of your Grand Prix Experience.

One day General Admission – Friday or Saturday

The cheapest way to gain bragging rights on your stay-at-home fair weather F1 fans. Currently you can soak up the atmosphere from as little as £56 with a general admission ticket on Friday, although admittedly you’ll only get to see a couple of practise sessions and some parachutes (ok there’s a bit more on than that but you get our drift). Thumb a lift to Silverstone and walk through the gate in nothing more than the clothes on your back and you’ll spend little more than the cost of a night down the pub with your mates, but even so you can still get the best out of your day with a few cheap or no-cost enhancements.

Sight & Sound

Don’t leave home without a portable radio at the very least and preferably a scope or binoculars as well. On a general admission ticket you’ll be pretty close to the track but it’s a known fact that wherever you want to be the nearest TV screen will be too far away to view unaided and the rudimentary speakers mounted on random poles that Silverstone likes to refer to as a PA system was last used effectively to call World War II pilots to scramble.

Whenever an F1 car goes past (and they have a habit of doing that quite often) you can’t hear a thing. A radio with some tight fitting bud earphones will give you at least a fighting chance of hearing the commentary. In addition to this you might want to download the live timing App to your phone. Versions for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia can be downloaded here. If you own an iPhone or iPad you can also download a much more extensive service here although at a cost of £19.99 it is expensive for a one-off.

Finally the most expensive option, but the one that will keep you totally up to speed is to hire a Fanvision portable handset, allowing you to read multiple news feed, personalised driver info and in car footage. We’ve hired these every year since their debut (formerly known as KangarooTV) and would be lost without them but a cautionary note. The batteries they supply can be pretty hit and miss so make sure they supply you a fully charged one and if anything goes wrong with it, such as loss of reception, they will feign confusion when you mention the word refund afterwards. Info on Fanvision here.

Pros: With a Fanvision handset you’ll be able to follow the race almost as well as if you were watching it at home on your TV.

Cons: If you spend the whole race looking at a Fanvision handset you might as well be at home watching it on TV.

Comfort

OK, if you’re hardcore look away now, but for the rest of us sitting on wet grass for six hours is no fun. Take a small fold-up camping chair and an umbrella. I’ve just done a quick search on eBay and you can get a serviceable chair for £4.75 which means you can throw it away (responsibly) afterwards without having to carry it home.

Pros: Relative comfort for less than a fiver.

Cons: Once you’ve found a good spot with your chair you’ll be tempted to stay there rather than walking around the circuit to view the action from different vantage points.

Next, 3-Day General Admin

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So, would you like a quick getaway after the Circuit action on Saturday and Sunday and a way to avoid the One-way System? Well, we have the answer.

If you are camping at or parking with Windmill Farm then we would recommend exiting at the Whittlebury road side and turning right towards Whittlebury and the A413.

Whilst at Whittlebury why not drop-in at The Fox and Hounds for a drink or a bite to eat as the food is excellent. They’ll be showing the live action and highlights on TV too so you can catch the action you may have missed whilst on circuit.

Once you reach the A413 you have the option to go:

right, which will take you past The Fox and Hounds and towards Buckingham and the M40.

left, and then the fourth road on the right will take you to the A5 and towards Towcester and the M1.

If you are camped or parked elsewhere, especially if you are parked with Silverstone Circuit, then have fun in the One-way System!

Silverstone village one-way systems and road closures.

The maps show the road closures and oneway systems operating in Silverstone Village on Saturday and Sunday. The arrangements for Friday will be similar. However, the main A413 road (Brackley Road/Towcester Road) through Silverstone will remain two-way throughout Friday.
The section of Brackley Road, between High Street and Dadford Road, is for resident access and taxis only. Traffic control will operate at the junction of Brackley Road and Dadford Road Friday to Sunday.

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Northants Police Press Release

Dadford

Northamptonshire Police have aldo advised that the One-Way System will NOT be in force through Dadford.

Local Information

The British Grand Prix Inter Agency Group is working to keep traffic disruption and delays to a minimum over the weekend of the 2011 British Grand Prix. We want to make sure that you are all aware of any diversion routes, closures and changes to bus routes. The group includes the Highways Agency, Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Northamptonshire County Council, South Northamptonshire Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council and Northamptonshire Police. We have been working together for many years and hope that our continued partnership and experience will help keep traffi c moving over the Grand Prix weekend.

The A43

• Closed to through traffic from 5am to 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
• One-way systems in place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525) during these times.
• The one-way system may be lifted between 11:30am and 12:30pm, during these days for local access.

The decisions about the A43 have been made to benefit not only race goers but also for the safety and convenience of non-Silverstone traffic to prevent people being held up by vehicles heading to the circuit.
We realise that in many cases, the Friday closure will have more of an impact on your journey than the Saturday or Sunday restrictions. We are working together to minimise disruption to residents, drivers and local services. We have designed this leaflet to highlight the arrangements and explain the measures being taken to minimise the impact of those closures on your journey.
Will local access be maintained?
Local access is permitted between the M1 and Towcester and between M40, Brackley and the Welsh Lane Interchange. Between Welsh Lane Interchange and Towcester, the A43 will only be available for those accessing the Silverstone circuit.

Which bus services will be affected?

Services 88 and X88 are the only bus services affected on Friday and Saturday.
Stagecoach Service 88 will operate between Northampton and Towcester only, not
continuing to Whittlebury or Silverstone.
Walters Service X88 will operate between Oxford and Brackley only, not continuing to Syresham or Silverstone.
A special service will be provided to link the villages of Whittlebury, Silverstone and Syresham with Brackley and Towcester.
There are no bus services affected on Sunday.

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The page is dedicated to people who are attending the 2011 F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit. We’d love to hear from you, so tell us about your experience visiting Silverstone.

Please click the link below to go to the comments page:

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If you have photos or videos, please email them to us at silverstone@gpsurvival.com letting us know the user name you commented with and we’ll arrange to have them added to your comment.

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Park & Ride Locations

Parking is available at Silverstone Circuit and Park & Ride, which can be booked directly when you purchase your Grand Prix tickets:
From the M1 you will need:

Sixfields Stadium Location

From the M40 you will need:

Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield Location

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