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2017 FIA World Endurance Championship

14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017 14 Apr 2017 09:00:00 16 Apr 2017 18:00:00 Europe/London 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship The FIA World Endurance Championship is back in Silverstone for its now-traditional season-opening festival of sports car racing, and there’s more than ever on offer to entertain the whole family. Silverstone Circuit

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Overview

The FIA World Endurance Championship is back in Silverstone for its now-traditional season-opening festival of sports car racing, and there’s more than ever on offer to entertain the whole family.

More cars, more racing, famous drivers and lots to see and do on and off track. The 6 Hours of Silverstone is the opening round of the championship and a great opportunity to witness the spirit of Le Mans in United Kingdom.

Sunday FIA WEC Pit Walk tickets are now SOLD OUT, but there will be a FREE pit walk on the Saturday on a first come first served basis.

 

Ticket Prices

Get your tickets now while they are at their cheapest.

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Friday £10 N/A £15 Free
Saturday £25 Free £30 Free
Sunday £40 Free £45 Free
Weekend (3 Day) £50 Free £60 Free

*Children aged 15 & under free

Programme Vouchers

Programme vouchers for the Silverstone round of the 2017 World Endurance Championship are available to purchase in advance, for £5. Programme vouchers will be sent out with your tickets and you will be able to exchange your voucher at the programme sales points, on the day. Vouchers can only be purchased in advance.

What’s Included

  • Free circuit parking
  • Free pit walk on Saturday – first come first served basis
  • Free roving grandstand access
  • Free paddock access
  • Children 15 years and under are free
  • Free entertainment
  • Giant Viewing Screens

History of FIA WEC Series

In just four short years the WEC has truly carved out its place on the world’s motorsport stage, attracting each year more competitors at the highest level, more fans, TV viewers and, of course, more media coverage.

Under the steady leadership of the promotor, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and the stewardship of the FIA, the WEC offers a multitude of opportunities to manufacturers, teams, engineers and drivers to compete in a high profile and prestigious calendar of races, based around the showcase of one of the world’s leading sporting events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The technical regulations, which act as the reference point for endurance racing on a global basis, offer a platform which allows manufacturers to demonstrate a wide range of hybrid technologies, sustainable development in areas such as the reduction of fuel consumption and the testing of road relevant technologies, and all with a close eye on cost control. For these automotive giants, it remains the most relevant form of motorsport in the world today.

In 2016 the WEC calendar will included the addition of a new, ninth round, with the 6 Hours of Mexico marking a welcome return to Latin America. In addition to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, races at the historic Silverstone, Spa and Nürburgring circuits complement the newer venues visited in Austin, Texas (Circuit of The Americas), Shanghai, Fuji and Bahrain. We can’t wait for the sixth season of the World Endurance Championship.

Fun Facts

2016 6 Hours of Silverstone winner: Porsche Team n°2 : Neel Jani / Marc Lieb / Romain Dumas
Fastest lap in race: Neel Jani 1’40”303

2015 World Endurance Champions: Mark Webber / Timo Bernhard / Brandon Hartley

To keep up to date with the championship please visit the FIA WEC website.

Facebook page: FIA WEC
Twitter account: @FIAWEC
Instagram account: @fiawec_official

Open Grandstands

The following grandstands will be open at the following times:

  • Friday: 08.30-17.30*
  • Saturday: 08.30-19.00*
  • Sunday: 08.30-18.30*
Friday Saturday Sunday
International Pits Straight International Pits Straight International Pits Straight
Stowe Lakeside Abbey Abbey
Luffield (section) Luffield (section)
Woodcote B Woodcote B
Becketts (section) Becketts (section)
Stowe Lakeside Stowe Lakeside
Club Corner (Section)

*subject to change

2017 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar

The following entry lists for the 2017 season were been released during the FIA WEC conference launch on Thursday 2 February:

2017 ELMS Provisional Season Entry list
2017 FIA WEC provisional season entry list
2017 FIAWEC full season manufacturers entry list

Date Location
24/25 March The WEC Prologue, Monza (ITA)
14-16 April 6 Hours of Silverstone (GBR)
04-06 May WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
17/18 June Le Mans 24 Hours (FRA)
14-16 July 6 Hours of Nürburgring (DEU)
01-03 September 6 Hours of Mexico (MEX)
14-16 September 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas (USA)
13-15 October 6 Hours of Fuji (JPN)
03-05 November 6 Hours of Shanghai (CHN)
16-18 November 6 Hours of Bahrain (BHR)

 

Camping

Our official campsite; a stone’s throw away from the circuit, quality facilities and with entertainment to suit everyone, Woodlands is the campsite to stay at when you are here for the FIA WEC weekend! The campsite boasts facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets, which are kept clean around the clock by a dedicated team.

The campsite will be open from 09:00 on Friday 14 April to 12:00 on Monday 17 April and the entry gates will be open at the following times:

  • Friday: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Monday: 08:00 – 12:00

You can add camping to your order after selecting your tickets.

Camping* Adult £30
Child** £10

*only available when purchasing weekend tickets
** children classed as 15 years and under

Food & Drink

We will have a great range of hot and cold food options for you to purchase during the event from the E-Zone area in Hall 1 and the Pit Stop Café. Click on the following links to download the menus for each day:

Hall 1:

Pit Stop Café:

Hospitality

Experience the World Endurance Championship like never before with hospitality in our Brooklands Suite! Head over to the hospitality page for more information.

Accommodation

Need a place to stay over the World Endurance Championship weekend?

Our new Accommodation Service website checks room availability at some of the best hotels within 25 miles of the circuit.

 

FAQS

  • WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY?

    Please call 0844 3728 232 for further information or view the Accessibility section of our website here.

  • CAN I GET INTO THE PIT AND OR PADDOCK AREA?

    The Paddocks are open to the public throughout the event. We will have the following in each of the Paddocks:

    World Endurance Championship Paddock – International Paddock (next to the Silverstone Wing building)
    European Le Mans Series Paddock – National Paddock
    Formula V8 3.5 – National Support Paddock

  • ARE THERE ANY PITWALKS?

    Yes there will be a pit walk – please keep your eye on the webpage for more information about the pit walk times.

    Please note, a ticket will be required for the Sunday World Endurance Championship pit lane walk and autograph session. The first 2,300 bookers will be sent a ticket along with their event ticket.

    There will also be free pit walks on Saturday which are available to anyone with a valid entrance ticket for the Saturday – access is available on a first come first served basis.

    After that, keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages as there will also be some given away in upcoming competitions.

  • WILL THERE BE ANY GIANT TV SCREENS?

    Yes, the locations are to be confirmed.

  • ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

    Yes there will be a cash machine but please note, there will be a charge.

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SILVERSTONE MERCHANDISE AT THE EVENT?

    Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise! The Paddock Shop will be open during the weekend. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SUNCREAM/ BATTERIES/ PLASTERS/ FILMS/ CAMERAS/ EMERGENCY MEDICINES ETC AT THE EVENT?

    Yes, Silverstone merchandise shops sell these essential items! Please download the event map nearer to the event to locate these shop locations.

  • CAN I USE MY PUSH BIKE AROUND THE CIRCUIT?

    Yes you can bring your bike. Please be aware that all roadways are in use during the event so please be alert and cautious. We do request that during busy times you walk your bikes through the paddocks please.

  • CAN I LEAVE THE CIRCUIT AND RE-ENTER IN ONE DAY?

    Yes, this is possible; please ensure the staff at the gate stamp your hand as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event.  Please review the timetable to check last re-entry times each day.

  • CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

    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.

  • WHERE DOES MY TICKET ENTITLE ME TO GO/ WHAT ARE THE TICKET OPTIONS?

    Regular admission tickets give you access to the Paddock, the open grandstands, all general viewing areas and the entertainment areas.

    Grandstand Opening Times:

    • Friday: 08.30-17.30*
    • Saturday: 08.30-19.00*
    • Sunday: 08.30-18.30*

    *subject to change

    Hospitality options are also available at this event and will be updated nearer to the event.

  • WHEN WILL MY TICKETS BE DESPATCHED

    Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

  • I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY TICKET BY POST

    Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

    You will receive your tickets in advance via First Class Royal mail post, if you have note received your tickets please contact 0844 3750 740.

  • WHAT IF I AM PICKING UP MY TICKETS UP FROM TICKET COLLECTION AT THE EVENT?

    If you have booked after the advance despatch deadline tickets will be available for collection at Ticket collection.

    ID is required (For example driving licence), email conformation as well/booking reference.
    If it is not the purchaser collecting the tickets the purchaser would need to have written a letter giving the non-purchaser permission to collect the tickets to pass to us for proof.

    Please park your car in the public car park and then make your way to Ticket Collection.

    Please check ticket collection opening times.

  • WHAT ARE THE TICKET COLLECTION Location & OPENING TIMES?

    Ticket Collection will be located just outside the main entrance to the event in CP49. If you need to collect your tickets from ticket collection then please park in the public parking areas and walk to ticket collection.

    Opening times will be updated nearer to the event.

  • MY TICKET CONFIRMATION HAS MY OLD DELIVERY ADDRESS ON IT, WHAT SHALL I DO?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on enquiries@silverstone.co.uk detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.

  • WHAT AGE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BE CLASSED AS A CHILD?

    15 years and under on the day of the event is classed as a child.

  • DO CHILDREN NEED A TICKET?

    Children aged 15 years and under will need a ticket for entry to the venue. Please ensure you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany up to maximum four children.

    If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre  on 0844 3750 740

  • CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE GATE?

    Yes you can. We highly recommended buying in advance in order to gain the best ticket prices.

  • WHICH CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

    We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of Diners Club cards.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK/TRAVEL OPTIONS?

    To ensure your visit to Silverstone runs as smoothly as possible please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey and to make the most of your day.

    Parking on site

    Parking on site is free please follow signs for public parking and take directions for our car parking stewards;

    Train

    The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you can connect to Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.

    Megabus

    There is also a Megabus route running on Sunday of WEC. The routes are as per the following and can be booked on the Megabus website:

    Saturday 15 April & Sunday 16 April 2017:

    Service From Time Cost Pick Up Point
    GP1 London 07:30 £30 Victoria Coach Staton
    Luton 08:40 £28 Luton Parkway Railway Station
    Milton Keynes 09:20 £20 Milton Keynes Railway Station
    Silverstone 10:00

    Return journey will depart Silverstone at 19:00 on both days.

  • What time do gates open?

    The Gates will open at the following times:

    Friday: 08:00
    Saturday: 08:00
    Sunday 07:30

  • WHAT TIME DO CAR PARKS OPEN?

    Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate Opening Times. Please note that this is subject to change.

  • WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION?

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

  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARK?

    Parking is Free at Silverstone circuit for this Event.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK OVERNIGHT?

    Unfortunately Silverstone does not overnight parking in its car parks and public car parks will be closed overnight.

  • DO I NEED A PARKING PERMIT FOR MY MOTORBIKE?

    No, you don’t need a parking permit for your motorbike.

  • WHERE CAN BLUE BADGE HOLDERS PARK?

    There are a number of disabled parking areas available please call 0844 3728 232 for more information.

  • HOW CAN I PURCHASE CAMPING TICKETS?

    Camping is available at our official campsite, Silverstone Woodlands, over the FIA WEC weekend! Adults can camp for £30 and children aged 15 & under are £10.

    You can add camping to your order in the booking process.

  • DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PASS IF I HAVE A CAMPING TICKET?

    No. One car is permitted with a camping ticket on the campsite

  • FOOD & DRINK

    We will have a great range of hot and cold food options for you to purchase during the event from the E-Zone area in Hall 1 and the Pit Stop Café.

    Opening times and menus are to be confirmed.

  • SILVERSTONE POLICY STATEMENT ON ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES

    Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers and security guards will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched. If you do get caught you will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.

  • Prohibited Items

    The following items are prohibited from the venue:

    • Glass bottles
    • BBQ’s
    • Restricted and illegal substances
    • Offensive weapons
    • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable
    • Drones or remote controlled aircraft
    • Step ladders
    • Lasers
    • Fireworks/ pyrotechnics

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