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30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019 30 Aug 2019 09:00:00 01 Sep 2019 18:00:00 Europe/London FIA World Endurance Championship The FIA World Endurance Championship is back at Silverstone for it's festival of sports car racing, and there’s more entertainment than ever on offer to keep the whole family occupied. Silverstone Circuit

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The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Silverstone to open the 2019-2020 season

The FIA World Endurance Championship returns to Silverstone at the later date of 30 August – 1 September 2019, offering a feast of endurance racing for the hardiest of fans. If there is one event that encapsulates extraordinary skill, pressure and flat out racing, WEC is it! Kicking off Round 1 of the FIA 2019/2020 Championships there will be everything to play for as driver’s battle for their place in the season’s rankings.

With so many miles of racing there will be ample opportunity for fans to be entertained, as drivers race to their cars in an exhilarating ‘Le Mans’ Style start and then throughout the 4 hour endurance race, on one of the most challenging tracks in the world.

As well as hosting the first round of the championship, the weekend’s racing also includes new for the coming season the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Round and the ever popular European Le Mans Series, ELMS.

To ensure there is as much off the track to keep you entertained, we are delighted that this year we have put together a jam packed entertainment programme so that whether you are attending solo, coming with friends or family, are young or old, a die-hard fan or new to the sport, everyone can enjoy the entire weekend of free entertainment on offer.

  • Meet the drivers, get their autograph and grab a selfie with your favourite drivers
  • With full paddock access, get up close and experience the thrill of a top end paddock
  • Enjoy the impressive display of cars on show from Porsche Display Club

WEC Fan Zone

Get the low down on the behind the scenes of WEC with interactive displays, WEC how to guides and engaging activities that bring the technical to life for all ages

  • Free Shuttle Buses to get you to the action throughout the weekend
  • Vintage Food Court and Indoor Café to keep you fuelled for the day
  • Non-ticketed Pit Walk’s throughout the weekend

Look out for more information on the Grid Show on our social channels.

Buying tickets as a gift? Download our gift certificate here.

 

 

Ticket Prices

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Friday £10 Free £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 2019 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.

All orders placed on Friday 23rd August before 5pm will be sent out on Tuesday 27th August 1st class post. All order purchased after 5pm will be held for collection. Please see below for ticket collection opening times.

What’s Included

  • Free circuit parking
  • Free roving grandstand access including Abbey, Woodcote B, International Pit Straight, Becketts, Stowe Lakeside, Village B, Club Corner, National Pit Straight.
  • Children 15 years and under are FREE!
  • Free entertainment
  • Giant viewing screens
  • Free public shuttles to get around the venue

Opening Hours:

Friday – 8am till 5pm

Saturday 8am till 5pm

Sunday 7:30am till 2pm

Experience the FIA World Endurance Championship with a hospitality package.

Le Mans Spirit Club is located in the heart of the action, on the start/finish line. Click for more details.

Please download the Entry List HERE This is provisional and subject to change.

Support Races

ELMS 4 Hours of Silverstone

  • Ten European endurance races have taken place at Silverstone since 2004.
  • The duty of the ELMS is to offer its competitors a full season to race their cars on some of the best tracks in Europe, while keeping tight control of the costs associated with running in a top European wide series.
  • The champions will be offered a place on the grid of the 2020 24 Heures du Mans, which gives an extra, important dimension to the title race across the categories.
  • The European Le Mans Series is a natural training ground for drivers wanting to tackle the FIA World Endurance Championship. Drivers competing in LMP2 and LMGTE are racing the same machinery that competes on the world stage and perhaps the next world champion will be found on the grid of the ELMS.

 

 

 

Pit Walk

Get behind the scenes at the World Endurance Championship and take a walk down the pit lane. You can even get an autograph from the famous drivers that will be battling it out on the track a few hours later. Get a chance to meet the famous WEC MAN and get your hands on WEC goodies during the Pit Walk.

Day Time
Saturday 31st August 12:10 – 13:05
Saturday 31st August 15:30 – 16:30
Sunday 1st September 08:30 – 09:30

 

All ages can go into the pit lane but children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
No food or drink is allowed in the pit lane.
We expect the pit walk to be busy so we do advise you arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

History of FIA WEC Series

In just seven years the WEC has truly carved out its place on the world’s motorsport stage, attracting more top-class 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.

Fun Facts

2018 winning cars: 

  • LMP1: Rebellion Racing
  • LMP2: Jackie Chan DC Racing
  • LMGTE Pro: AF Corse
  • LMGTE AM: Dempsey Proton Racing

2018 6 Hours of Silverstone Statistics:

  • Fastest lap: 1:39:602
  • Top speed: 294.3 km/h
  • 33,093 km covered during the race by all cars

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

2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Calendar

 

Date Location
1 September 2019 4 Hours of Silverstone (GBR)
13 October 2019 6 Hours of Fuji (Japan)
17 November 2019 4 Hours of Shanghai (China)
14 December 2019 8 Hours of Bahrain
1 February 2020 6 Hours of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
March 2020 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA)
3 May 2020 WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
13/14 June 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA)

*Subject to change

Camping

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

PLEASE NOTE PERSONAL GENERATORS  HAVE BEEN BANNED FROM WOODLANDS CAMPSITE FOR FIRE SAFETY REASONS. REFUELLING AND STORING OPEN CONTAINERS OF FUEL WITHIN THE CAMPSITE IS NOT SAFE. GAS STOVES ARE ALLOWED HOWEVER, ALL GAS CYLINDERS MUST BE UNDER 15KG’S INLINE WITH WOODLAND’S T&C’S.

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.

External Food Outlets

We will also have a variety of external food outlets located around the circuit, each offering a range of hot and cold foods with Vegan and Vegetarian options also available.

Timetable

 

Entertainment

MUSIC AND EVENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

 
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Head over to our entertainment zone and have fun with the whole family

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trackstars

A fun karting experience for kids aged 4 upwards. The karts are easy to drive with one pedal operation, kids have total control of the kart and are being green whilst they do it as the karts are battery powered! Staff are on hand to intervene with a remote cut off in case any speed demons get a little too enthusiastic!

Big Wheel

Demon Drome

Welcome to the world famous Demon Drome Wall of Death. Home to death defying tricks and stunts performed on a vertical raceway! Watch daredevil riders perform the craziest of feats, inches from your very eyes as we bring you vintage thrills, chills and spills on the oldest surviving wall of death! Get lost in the nostalgia and allow your senses to indulge in the roar and smell of 1920’s Indian motorcycles as the Demon Riders cheat gravity, risking life and limb for your pleasure. A show not to be missed! Find out more: www.demondrome.com

Heilsa Therapies

The following treatments can be offered at events ranging from 5 – 20 minutes

  • Reflexology (Hands/Feet)
  • Seated back massage
  • Indian Head Massage

Face Painting

Fun for all the family

Vintage Area

Entertainment to be confirmed

Getting Here

  • Parking at the circuit

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

    Please note the A5 is currently undergoing roadworks and will be closed at Towcester High Street over the weekend of this event. Please allow extra time for your journey if accessing the circuit via the A5.

     

     

  • 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 a taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.

    Please note, there are no trains running from London Euston during this weekend. Please check train websites for alternative route options. 

  • Megabus

    Megabus are offering travel on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August. Book your places here.

    Departures to Silverstone

    Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 August
    London 7.30
    Luton 8.40
    Milton Keynes 9.20
    Silverstone 10.00

    Departures from Silverstone

    Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 August
    Silverstone 19:00
    Milton Keynes 19:40
    Luton 20:20
    London 21:30
  • Taxi

    Taxis are readily available at all train stations.

    We advise fans to book return Taxis from Silverstone in advance.

FAQS

  • What frequency will the commentary be on?

    87.7FM

  • WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY?

    Please call 0344 3750 740 for further information or view the Accessibility & Event Mobility section of our website here.

  • CAN I ACCESS 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 and Formula V8 3.5 – International Paddock (next to the Silverstone Wing building)
    European Le Mans Series Paddock – National Paddock
    FIA F3 – 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.

     

  • WILL THERE BE ANY GIANT TV SCREENS?

    Yes, there will be giant screens opposite International Pits Straight and Abbey grandstands.

  • ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

    Yes there will be a cash machine on site. Please note, this machine does charge for withdrawals.

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SILVERSTONE MERCHANDISE AT THE EVENT?

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

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

    No, you can purchase suncream from our Silverstone Hub and all emergency medicines will be available from the medical centre.

  • 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: 08:00-18:30*
    • Saturday: 08:00-18:45*
    • Sunday: 08:00-18:30*

    *subject to change

    Hospitality options are also available at this event, please see the hospitality tab for more information.

  • 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.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.ukto inform us about any changes.

  • 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 0344 3750 740.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.ukto inform us about any changes.

  • 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.

  • 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 0344 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 American Express and 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 Saturday and Sunday of WEC. You can book onto the Megabus routes by visiting their website.

  • What time do gates open?

    The Gates will open at the following times:

    Friday: 08:00
    Saturday: 08:00
    Sunday 07:15

  • 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 0344 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.

  • Will there be searches at the event?

    As we have enhanced security measures in place, and you may be searched on entering the venue we encourage all our visitor not to bring bags any bigger than one 20 litre rucksack per person to the event.

    Please arrive early and leave plenty of time for searches and please do not leave your bag unattended at any time.

    Due to security measures in place we do not have a luggage storage facility on site.

  • Prohibited Items

    The following items are prohibited from the venue:

    • Glass bottles
    • Bags over 20L capacity
    • 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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