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2011 Formula One Calendar

Rnd Date Race Circuit
1 25-27th March Australian Grand Prix Albert Park
2 8-10th April Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
3 15-17th April Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit
4 6-8th May Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park
5 20-22nd May Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya
6 26-29th May Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo
7 10-12th June Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
8 24-26th June European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit
9 8-10th July British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
10 22-24th July German Grand Prix Nürburgring
11 29-31st July Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring
12 26-28th August Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps
13 9-11th September Italian Grand Prix Monza
14 23-25th September Singapore Grand Prix Singapore
15 7-9th October Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
16 14-16th October Korean Grand Prix Korean International Circuit
17 28-30th October Indian Grand Prix Buddh International Circuit*
18 11-13th November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island
19 25-27th November Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos

* Subject to FIA approval.

There were planned to be 20 Rounds in the 2011 calendar, however, The Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled for 13th March 2011, was cancelled due to civil unrest.

administrator - 6 July, 2011 - (1)

Silverstone F1 2011 Entertainment

Off-track Entertainment
Silverstone’s E-Zones at Stowe and Copse include activities to keep the whole family happy, with plenty of chances to win prizes plus celebrity appearances. At Arena E-Zone we have live acts and bands, this year’s line up for Friday and Saturday has now been confirmed! On Friday Alistair Griffin will perform at around 12:30pm and in the evening, Blue Nation, Studio 54 and the amazing Jamie Archer returns. With Brit Floyd, Shockolady, Vanquish and Tony Hadley all performing on Saturday evening. Times can be found on the Timetable.

Bungee Jump & Trampolines
Silverstone’s E-Zones at Stowe and Copse will be providing the more daring with the opportunity to do a bungee jump*. For those a little less thrilled by the idea of a bungee jump Sky High Leisure are bringing their Bungee Trampoline. An excitement for all ages, users are strapped into a harness and can jump over 8m high. Also returning this year is the high level rope course, height and weight restrictions apply. *Cost to be confirmed.

Grand Prix Party
The after-race party is now firmly established as part of British Grand Prix tradition. Full details are yet to be confirmed but rest assured that once again the band will strike up after the last race of the day, joined on stage by a host of F1™ personalities. As always, the party will be open to all race goers free of charge

Air Displays
In 2011 guests will see the Red Devils Parachute Display Team grace the skies above Silverstone to stun the crowds on the Friday of the event and on Saturday, you will see the Aerostars Yak Aerobatic Team. On Sunday the firm favourites, The Red Arrows will perform their annual display. These remarkable feats of skill and courage will have spectators in awe of our nation’s top airborne daredevils.

Silverstone TV and Radio
Silverstone TV will be broadcast on giant screens around the circuit – and Silverstone Radio on 87.7FM, transmitted 24 hours a day throughout the event, helping Grand Prix ticket-holders keep track of the action from all around the circuit.

Pleasure flights
Experience the VIP treatment and get a bird’s eye view of the action as you take to the skies over the historic Silverstone Circuit. The price for this fantastic experience, on the Friday or Saturday of the Grand Prix, is £45 per adult and £39 per child. This can be booked on the day or in advance. For further information or to book, please visit www.heliairsilverstone.com.

Source: Silverstone Circuit

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Silverstone Grand Prix FAQ

General FAQ

Fan and Ticket FAQ

Accommodation FAQ

Travel FAQ

These Frequently Asked Questions are provided from a number of sources, including Silverstone Circuit. If you have a question or you feel we’ve missed something from the FAQ, please let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

General FAQ

  1. Where can I get a timetable?

  2. Can I bring any pets?

  3. Can I take photos?

  4. Where can I find a weather report?

  5. Where can I find information on the acts playing in the ezone.

  6. Where can I find more information about going to the Silverstone F1 Grand Prix.

A1 You can find a timetable here.

A2 No pets or animals are allowed on the day (other than pre-confirmed assistance dogs), as they are not permitted within the venue for safety reasons. This also extends to car parks and campsites.

A3 Photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the Venue provided that they are used for personal and private non-commercial purposes. Further Terms and Conditions apply.

A4 You can find a weather report here.

A5 You can find more information on the acts playing in the evenings at the ezone here.

A6 We recommend you have a read of our Upgrade your Grand Prix feature and then perhaps come back to this FAQ or read more detail in the Fan Guide and the Camping Guide.

Fan and Ticket FAQ

  1. What happens if an event is called off?

  2. What time do the gates open?

  3. Where can I find a Circuit Map?

  4. Where will the giant TV screens be located?

  5. Can I get in to the Pit and or Paddock area?

  6. Where can I find a Fan Guide and Checklist?

  7. Where is the best place to watch?

  8. I have a 3-day Grandstand Ticket, can I sit anywhere?

  9. I have a General Admission Ticket, can I use a Grandstand?

  10. Can I get in to the Pit and or Paddock area?

  11. How much are tickets on the gate?

  12. When will my tickets be despatched?

  13. Do children need a ticket?

  14. What age do you have to be to be classed as a child?

A1 In the extremely unlikely situation that an event is called off please call the booking line on 0844 3728 300.

A2 Gates will open at 6am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this event.

A3 You can find a Circuit Map here.

A4 All giant TV screen positions will be announced closer to the event. We will be updating their locations over the Grand Prix weekend here.

A5 There is no access to this area of the circuit during the event.

A6 You can find one here.

A7 For high speed, the Hangar Straight and Stowe Corner. For rapid changes in direction, Maggots and Becketts corners. For overtaking, Village and the Loop. For watching Pit exits, Abbey. The best places to watch the track can be:

General Admission
More or less anywhere, but make sure you get up really early to bag your spot.

We like Stowe B as it’s the place where you get to see the cars for the longest. You are able to see them coming down the Hangar Straight, and then negotiate Vale and Club. We’re not sure how the viewing is affected by the new Pits Complex of the view down to what used to be Bridge though.

A8 You can use any Grandstand on the outside of the circuit on Friday and Saturday. You must use your allocated Grandstand and Seat for Sunday.

A9 You cannot use Grandstands, however, there are a number of excellent viewing areas around the circuit.

A10 There is no access to this area of the circuit during the event.

A11 Tickets are likely to sell out prior to the event and will not be available on the day. Currently General Admission only are available for Friday (£56.17) and Saturday (£76.60).

A12 Ticket dispatch starts 4-6 weeks before the Grand Prix, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until 1 week prior to the event.

A13 Yes, all children attending will need a valid ticket.

A14 15 years and under is classed as a child.

Accommodation FAQ

  1. Can I camp at Silverstone Circuit?

  2. Where can I find information on places to stay?

A1 Many campsites are available close to the circuit and can be found here. Weekend camping, for an additional fee, is available at Silverstone Woodlands for holders of 3 day tickets only.

A2 There are a number of campsites, B&B’s and hotels, which you can find more information about here.

Travel FAQ

  1. What time do car parks open?

  2. Where can I park overnight?

  3. How do I get to Silverstone?

  4. How much does it cost to park?

  5. Do I need to purchase a Parking Pass if I have a Campsite?

  6. Where is the nearest train station?

  7. Where can I park?

  8. Can I arrive on a motorbike?

  9. Where can Blue Badge holders park?

  10. Where can I find out more about disabled accessibility?

A1 Car parks are open from 11pm the night before, with the relevant car pass.

A2 You will be able to park at a number of campsites, including Hamilton Fields and Windmill Farm. Locations are here.

A3 Please click here for directions and ways to get to circuit. You may also find Live Traffic Information and Avoid the One-Way System useful.

A4 Friday parking with Silverstone Circuit is free, however, Saturday is £19 and Sunday is £39. We can recommend Silverstone Schools Parking as it is much cheaper and all funds go to the Silverstone Infant & Junior Schools.

A5 No.

A6 Silverstone is situated between 3 stations: Northampton, Milton Keynes and Banbury. They are all roughly 30 minutes from the circuit.

A7 We can recommend Silverstone Schools Parking as it is much cheaper and all funds go to the Silverstone Infant & Junior Schools. You can also use the Park & Ride, locations are here.

A8 Yes, motorbike passes are free when booking tickets. No pass is issued, you just need to turn up on the day.

A9 There are a number disabled parking areas available please call 0844 3728 232 for more information and to book.

A10 Please see the Accessibility section of the Silverstone Circuit website.



administrator - 6 July, 2011 - (0)

The Fox & Hounds

I visited The Fox & Hounds last year during the 2010 Silverstone British Grand Prix after getting bored waiting to get served in Silverstone on Friday night. We found it quite by accident.

It is an Excellent pub restaurant with marvellous food and plenty of activity. And I got my pint within my obligatory two minutes. I’ve not had that experience for almost ten years in Silverstone Village, when I remember being able to actually sit down at a table to consume my drink and eat some passionately prepared food.

Highly recommended and only ten to fifteen minutes walk from Gate 5 (North Gate, between the old Pits Straight B Stand and the Copse A Stand), of Silverstone Circuit. That is exactly the same amount of time to Silverstone Village.

Silverstone Menu
(from 6th-10th July)

Lambs Liver – £10.50
sautéed with bacon, red onions, sage & tomato
served with vegetables & new potatoes

Sirloin Steak, Chips & Salad – £16.50

Chicken Portuguese & Chips – £10.50

Chilli Con Carne & Rice – £9.00

Ham, eggs & Chips – £9.50

Sausages & Mash in Onion Gravy – £9.00

Deep Fried Scampi, Chips & Salad – £9.50

Lasagna & Garlic Bread – £9.50

Tortiglioni & Meatballs – 9.50
served in a spicy tomato sauce

Choose from a tempting selection of desserts – £4.50 each

Tel: 01327 858048


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