Each year Silverstone donates event tickets to the value of approximately £20,000 to a wide range of charitable causes across the region. These are typically used to raise funds through a raffle or charity auction.
Our charity policy allows us to focus our available resources on our most local charities (within a 10 mile radius) or those with a strong motorsport connection.
If you would like to apply for event tickets to raise funds through a raffle or auction and you meet the criteria above, please fill in the charity enquiry form opposite.
Due to the high volume of requests we receive unfortunately we are unable to respond to enquiries that do not meet the criteria above.
Local Resident Information
Thank you for your continued support of Silverstone Circuit, it’s very much appreciated. This web page will be updated throughout the year with useful information for you, including any noisy track days and traffic management plans for larger events.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix update 15.06.20
Silverstone is delighted to be hosting two British Grands Prix on 2nd and 9th August, these will be behind closed doors. No spectators will be allowed and there will no viewing of the circuit from outside of the venue. Please be assured that our priority is for the welfare of everyone involved with these events including the local communities and we’re working alongside Formula 1, government agencies including Public Health England and Northants Police, and local councils to make these events as safe as possible. We’ll share our plans with you once these are finalised and will keep this web page regularly updated.
Circuit update 27.05.20
In line with current government guidelines, Silverstone is closed to the public. However we wanted to let you know that there is limited track activity with exclusive testing taking place and this may be a little noisy on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
The priority for the business is to ensure the welfare of any personnel at the venue, both customers and the Silverstone team, so please be assured that all activity is being conducted with the necessary enhanced health and safety measures mandated by government for the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place to deliver the safest possible activities.
Residents of villages local to the circuit are offered a 2020 Residents Pass, entitling free access to the circuit on selected race weekends throughout the 2020 season. Free of Charge events are listed on the left.
We would kindly ask you to delay requesting a Residents Pass at the current time. Our call centre has limited staffing due to Coronavirus and is very busy. We will update you on this website page and local community Social Media. Please also note that the Welcome Centre is temporarily closed, so passes cannot be collected.
Terms and Conditions – Important Information
- Each household will be allocated a maximum of two adult passes
- Passes are not transferable and are subject to availability
- Lost passes will not be replaced
- Any applications made after 1 June 2020 will not be issued with a pass
- Resident must present confirmation email and ID when collecting their Residents’ Pass
- Residents must be registered by 1 June 2020 to qualify for discount offers and future emails
- Children will be free of charge for the events listed with the exception of the Silverstone Classic. Children 5 and under will be free of charge for this event
The Silverstone Experience – reopens 20th July
The Silverstone Experience museum, a brand new visitor attraction, opened in Winter 2019. Book tickets online.
IMPORTANT LOCAL INFORMATION
The following dates may produce noisy track activity:
Friday 25th September
The Residents Pass grants you FREE access to the circuit on selected race weekends throughout the 2020 season.
Children go free to the majority of our meetings, so why not bring the family along and experience all that Silverstone has to offer.
We hope to see you at the Circuit this year and that you’ll enjoy the great racing!
Our local community are important to us and therefore we strive to provide relevant information on the event and track activity that may be audible to our neighbours on certain days. In our daily operational activity we monitor the level of noise generated to ensure that we operate within the limits set for the circuit but if you have any complaints regarding the noise please direct them to Julia Sawyer, Interim Head of Health & Safety on: 07769 553043.
Local resident’s Formula 1 Grand Prix information
Dear Resident July 2020
Formula 1 Grand Prix Events at Silverstone Circuit 2020
This year Silverstone circuit will host two Formula 1 Grand Prix, on consecutive weekends, the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix from 31 July to 2 August and the Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix from 7 to 9 August. These events will be very different to the much-loved F1 events that we’ve held annually, with both being held ‘behind closed doors’ and without the hundreds of thousands of fans that we usually welcome to Silverstone.
There will be minimal impact on our local residents this year due to the lack of fans, however, I am writing to share with you the plans we have put in place to reassure you that the safety and protection of our local community is a key priority. We have worked with Formula 1, the sport’s governing body, the FIA, Police, Public Health, Highways England and local Councils, to put in place robust procedures to ensure the events can take place in the safest possible environment.
We are implementing a range of measures to protect our local communities including:
- Parking restrictions and enforcement in the vicinity (Dadford Road, Silverstone and Whittlebury villages) to prevent unauthorised parking, with coning as per previous F1 Grands Prix
- Strategic closure of certain roads to non-residents and non-race personnel to prevent non-event traffic from accessing the venue (below)
- Managed access to local residents only on public footpaths and bridleways in the immediate vicinity of the circuit (below)
- Upweighted police presence in the area
- Use of Highways England signage on approach roads to warn travellers that the venue and local area are closed
- Enhanced physical screening and other enhanced security measures around the boundary to prevent people viewing from outside the venue
- A restricted airspace will be in place in and around the circuit for both events
- A robust communication plan with agencies and authorities advising fans to stay away from the venue and detailing the measures put in place that remove any incentive to speculatively travel
The events are being run with strict protocols in place within the venue including:
- Limited number of personnel – teams, broadcasters, media, circuit team will be kept to a minimum, there will be no sponsors or guests
- Team hospitality structures will not be used, all team catering will be in a controlled and socially distanced environment
- All international travelling personnel entering the circuit will have been tested prior to arrival, with regular checks during the events
- The circuit will be split into separate ‘bubbles’ to keep working groups in their own areas
- Only a very limited number of personnel will be staying onsite, and they will have access to basic commodities and catering to mitigate the need to use local shops and restaurants
- All aspects are being discussed and Implemented In line with UK government requirements and in close liaison with Public Health advisors during the planning and delivery phases
The Silverstone Experience museum will be open from 20 July, only for pre-booked visitors. All the necessary health and safety measures will be in place and visitors will be advised of access restrictions.
Traffic Management Plans
We will not have traffic management schemes for the A43 or one-way systems this year as, without the volume of traffic to and from the circuit, these will not be needed. However, we are putting in place the option for soft road closures for the Dadford Road, from the Junction with the A43 to Stowe Crossroads, and for Winterhills. There will be access to/from Silverstone village and the A43. (see map overleaf for details). Any closures implemented will NOT be for local residents and/or local businesses, these are to prevent non-event traffic from accessing the venue, or the surrounding area.
Public footpaths and bridleways access
Access via the footpaths and bridleways highlighted on the map below will be restricted during the events. Viewing will not be possible from these paths as screening will be in place.
Please check this page for regular updates during the Grand Prix events. We will also be updating any relevant information via the village social media pages, where available. The information above is correct at the time of going to press.
For future events our primary communications channel will be the Local Residents section of our website and local community social media. However, if you’d prefer to receive our communications by email, please send us an email with your preferred email address and we’ll make sure we send you any relevant updates. If you would like to receive our communications by post, please write to us at the address below with your postal address and we’ll mail you updates (please note that this may be slow and therefore information could be out of date by time of delivery).
In the meantime, if you have any queries, please feel free to email us, using the dedicated local communities email: Residents@silverstone.co.uk. If you have any concerns during the event please contact the Silverstone Command Centre on 01327 320310 or for non-emergency police assistance, call 101.
I thank you in advance for your support in helping us get our sport and industry back up and running.
Silverstone Circuit is the Home of British Motor Racing and, whilst totally committed to this status, we are equally dedicated to working with the local community and wider society, taking responsibility for the impact of our activities on customers, suppliers, employees and the community as well as the environment.
CSR – Silverstone objectives
- To make a positive contribution to the local community, maximising the benefits that the circuit brings and minimising any negative effects.
- To expand on some of the successful education initiatives that Silverstone already has in place.
- Maximise utilisation of our health initiatives to benefit the local community.
- Use Silverstone’s brand, heritage and facilities to increase tourism to our region, working with partners from Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale.
- Minimise the effect that the business and its’ activities has on the environment.