21st September 2020
Drive Silverstone & Track update
Drive Silverstone is back on track and ready to welcome you and your guests with dates throughout the remainder of 2020. We are excited to confirm that we are now able to welcome more of your guests to enjoy your special visit to Silverstone. In order to ensure that we can retain adequate social distancing and help to keep everyone safe we are asking that participants bring a maximum one car, and up to 4 guests.
If your Drive Experience booking has been affected by Covid-19, click for more information.
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1st September 2020
Keeping Silverstone Safe
You’re always in safe hands at Silverstone – and in today’s current climate, we have put in place new procedures and policies to ensure the well being of everyone attending the venue. Click to read more
25th June 2020
The health and safety of our team, customers and clients is our priority and we have put in place a robust re-opening policy to operate as safely as possible. Understandably, we all have heightened awareness for the environment around us and want to know that the venues we are visiting have put in place precautionary measures for COVID-19. This guide provides all you need to know about visiting Silverstone and giving you peace of mind that your health and safety is of paramount importance.
We are adopting new processes and procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, so the venue may look a little different than you expect, but we can assure you that everything we do is to maintain the safest environment possible for our visitors and the Silverstone team. Click to read more.
10th June 2020
Following approval from the governing body, the MCRCB, The Bennetts British Superbikes calendar has been revised and the Silverstone round originally planned for 10 – 12 April has now been rescheduled and will be a triple header event, taking place on 4 – 6 September. The regular supporting championships consisting of the Quattro Group British Supersport/GP2, British Talent Cup, Pirelli National Superstock, HEL Performance Junior Supersport, Ducati TriOptions Cup and Molson Group British Sidecars will also feature across the revised calendar of events.
Current Government guidance for Coronavirus only allows us to hold our events ‘behind closed doors’ and as I’m sure you will appreciate, the welfare of everyone involved in putting on the race meeting including teams, support personnel, marshals and Silverstone team is our priority, so the Series Organisers and Silverstone have made the difficult decision to run this event without fans.
2nd June 2020
FORMULA 1 ANNOUNCES OPENING EIGHT RACES OF THE REVISED 2020 CALENDAR including a double header at Silverstone. Click here for the full story
29th May 2020
The 2020 British Grand Prix MotoGP has been cancelled. See below for full statement:
As promised, I am writing to let you know the latest regarding the 2020 British Grand Prix MotoGP™ at Silverstone.
It is with the deepest of regret we are letting you know the 2020 round of the MotoGP™ world championship, due to be held at Silverstone on August 28 – 30, will not be going ahead.
Despite months of work behind-the-scenes to try and make this key event happen, logistical restrictions under the current situation, combined with a shortened and rearranged MotoGP™ calendar, has caused the cancellation of the event.
Our obligations to protect the health and safety of everyone involved in preparing and delivering the event, our volunteer marshals and Race Makers, and of course, the amazing fans, means this is the best, safest and only decision to be made.
The global Coronavirus pandemic has been an enormous challenge for the UK and Silverstone and I wish to thank all of you for your patience during this time.
Nothing matters more to Silverstone and our owners, the British Racing Drivers’ Club, than taking care of our motorsport fans. I would like to reassure customers who have purchased a ticket that they will be given the option of either transferring their booking directly to 2021, or taking a full refund. All customers will be contacted in the next few weeks with full details, so we do ask them to please be patient with us as we work through all our bookings.
A thank you for key workers
I can also confirm that next year, we intend to give away thousands of tickets for the 2021 event to NHS and other key workers who have literally been putting their lives on the line for us all, during these challenging times. No one can be in any doubt of the huge debt of gratitude we owe to them.
Thank you for your patience, loyalty and support.
27th May 2020
Motorsport UK has announced that it is anticipating that motorsport can restart from 4th July. Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on Motorsport UK guidelines being followed, while respecting government guidance on social distancing.
The motorsport organising body has confirmed that no national or British championship events will take place in July to reduce potential national and international travel, but that this excludes FIA championships, which allows the potential opportunity for the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020 to take place. There will be a number of caveats of Motorsport UK granting event permits, including that event organisers commit that their events will be held behind closed doors and that appropriate PPE requirements are met.
At the current time and in line with government guidance and Motorsport UK regulations, Silverstone remains closed to the public. However, there is limited track activity, with exclusive testing taking place. As a phased reopening of the circuit continues semi exclusive testing and track days will resume from July onwards, with a revised racing calendar from August, as long as government guidance at that time and Motorsport UK regulations allows this.
As always, the priority for the business is to ensure the welfare of any personnel at the venue, both customers and the Silverstone team, so any activity will be conducted with all the necessary enhanced health and safety measures mandated by government for the COVID-19 pandemic. Strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be outlined and all customers will need to adhere to the policies in place to deliver the safest possible activities.
26th May 2020
Silverstone Classic announces cancellation of this years event. For more information visit: https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/
14th May 2020
British GT announces revised nine-race 2020 calendar with finale for Silverstone.
The Intelligent Money British GT Championship has a new provisional 2020 calendar with Silverstone now hosting the Championship’s showpiece event and season finale on 7/8 November, the three hour Silverstone 500 race. It will be the first time that Silverstone has been the final event of the British GT season. Sadly, Supercar Sunday will not be a feature of this year’s event. The Silverstone round was due to take place on 6/7 June and due to the coronavirus pandemic British GT has rescheduled a number of races including this event.
All dates remain subject to government and Motorsport UK measures covering the resumption of sporting events. The revised calendar will be amended accordingly if British GT is unable to begin its 2020 campaign in August.
Government-led Motorsport UK guidelines, which are expected to be published soon, will also determine under what scenarios races are held, and the extent to which public and team personnel might be limited. British GT organisers, SRO, will work closely with circuits and organising clubs to implement Motorsport UK’s scenarios, which could necessitate changes to some current regulations and procedures. These changes cover, but are not limited to, driver sign-on and briefings, scrutineering, parc fermé, driver changes and pitstops, podiums, media and hospitality.
27th April 2020
- An update about the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020
- BTCC has updated its 2020 calendar and Silverstone is now on the National circuit for its September date. Ticket holders for the April round will be contacted soon with the options available to them.
- An update about Japfest Silverstone
14th April 2020
Customer key questions update
– Drive Experience, Tours, Track Days and Testing bookings for dates occurring while we are closed to the public are all being rescheduled.
– Drive Experience vouchers expiring on future dates while we are still closed to the public, will be extended.
– Drive Experience vouchers purchased now have an extended validity period of 18 months.
– The Silverstone online shop for branded merchandise and team wear continues to operate as normal
– Decisions on postponement or cancellation of scheduled events continue to be made as circumstances dictate. A decision on the Pirelli Formula 1 Grand Prix is expected before the end of April.
3rd April 2020
WEC at Silverstone cancelled for 2020
Silverstone will not be hosting the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series on 4 – 6 September this year, with the calendars of these two series being revised following the move of Le Mans 24 Hours race from June to September.
We hope that we’ll see a return of these two thrilling race series in 2021.
1st April 2020
Joint Statement from Formula 1 and Silverstone:
Silverstone and Formula 1 remain in close dialogue regarding the ongoing situation and are assessing the feasibility of holding the British Grand Prix on 17th – 19th July. We fully appreciate that other UK sporting events in July have taken decisions regarding their events, but it is important to highlight that their logistics and sporting arrangements differ from Silverstone’s and, therefore, our timeline gives us until the end of April to make a final decision. The safety of our fans, colleagues and the F1 community will be our priority and we will continue to engage with the appropriate authorities.
25 March 2020
With the ever-changing situation of Coronavirus, government advice for social distancing and only allowing essential travel, as well as the directive for us all to stay at home if possible, we’re going to be taking an extended pitstop at Silverstone.
The governing body of motor racing in this country, Motorsport UK, has extended its suspension of all motor sport activity in the UK from the end of April to the end of June, so there will not be any motor racing events, and the associated testing, until July at the earliest. We’ve also postponed our track days and Drive experiences until we re-open.
On a more positive note, if you’re looking for a special treat, birthday present or Father’s Day gift we have two great options for you:
- We are extending the expiry date on purchases of our Drive Silverstone experience vouchers to 18 months. Buy them here
- We have a fantastic online shop, open 24 hours a day, with Silverstone, F1 and, MotoGP team merchandise at reduced prices. Pick up a bargain here.
Although we’ll be closing the gate at the circuit to the public for as long as we are required to do so, we’ll still be keeping in touch with you with regular updates on the website and our social media channels. Plus the Silverstone team will be ready to answer your emails, webchat and social media direct messaging enquiries, while making sure we’ll be ready for track action as soon as we’re given the green light
Our passion is your passion, enjoying fantastic motorsport, both 2 and 4 wheels, and whether you take part, spectate, or help to make it all possible, everyone’s welfare is the only priority at this time.
We’re all in this together. None of us yet know when restrictions will be lifted and we can return to the track. But we promise all our loyal fans we’ll do so just as soon as we can, with a wonderful programme of great racing at the home of British Motor Racing.
We thank all of our fans, organisers, marshals, race makers and staff for their understanding and support during these unprecedented times.
A special thank you also, to all the NHS staff working day and night to look after those affected by the virus and to the key workers who have joined them in the battle to keep us safe and well.
20 March 2020
A LETTER FROM STUART PRINGLE
‘I am writing to give an update on where we stand with our forthcoming events at Silverstone as the country continues to battle against the Coronavirus.
This week, it has been announced by the sports’ governing bodies that all motorsport has been suspended in the UK to the end of April 2020 to support the British Government in its efforts to contain the spread of this virus.
Many of you have booked tickets for our events later this summer including the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix and MotoGP and I fully appreciate you want to understand if these events will take place.
The truth is, like so many other international sporting events scheduled to take place around the world, we cannot predict what the situation will be by the time we get to the summer months. However, I can wholeheartedly promise you that everyone at Silverstone, Formula 1 and MotoGP are doing all they possibly can to ensure we can run these events on their planned dates in July (F1) and August (MotoGP).
In fact, as Formula 1’s CEO Chase Carey has stated, Formula 1 and the FIA do not expect to begin the Championship in Europe until after May although this is regularly being reviewed.
I would like to reassure our fans that, should we be forced to cancel either Grand Prix, all customers who have purchased a ticket will be given the option of a full refund.
We will, of course, continue to keep you updated as the situation in the UK evolves and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and patience in what is an extremely difficult time for everyone.
Most importantly, I do hope you and your family members are safe at this worrying time.’
Managing Director, Silverstone
18 March 2020
DRIVE EXPERIENCES AND SILVERSTONE TOURS
Following the Government’s Coronavirus latest advice Silverstone has taken the decision to cancel up coming Drive Experiences and Silverstone Tours until 19 June.
As you’ll appreciate, with the fluidity of the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re not able to let you know which future dates you will be booked into. Please don’t worry, we’re working around the clock and will give you plenty of time to reschedule your Drive Experience or Silverstone Tour.
We’ll be in contact again as soon as we can confirm availability for Drive Experiences and Silverstone Tours.
THE SILVERSTONE EXPERIENCE UPDATE
As part of the preventative measures taken by the Government to delay the spread of the Coronavirus, the decision has been taken by Silverstone Heritage Ltd (the charity that runs The Silverstone Experience) to temporarily close the museum to the public from 6pm on Wednesday 18 March. The health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority. While we are currently unable to say when we will re-open, we expect the closure will last until at least 1 May.
Customers with an existing booking will be contacted and should check the website for the latest opening information. If you have booked a gift ticket for another person please contact them immediately as we do not hold their contact details. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to welcoming you to The Silverstone Experience soon.
For more information visit: The Silverstone Experience
17 March 2020
RACE MEETINGS UP TO 30th APRIL POSTPONED
Following the latest Government guidance in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Motorsport’s National governing bodies for four-wheel racing, Motorsport UK, and two wheels, the ACU and MRCB, today announced suspension of all race meetings until 30th April, a decision which will be kept under review.
As a result, we regrettably have to postpone all our race events up until this date, including the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, British Touring Car Championship and Club Meetings.
We’ll keep you updated and can only look forward to returning to ‘business as usual’ as soon as it is safe to do so.
TOCA POSTPONES FIRST THREE ROUNDS OF BTCC
We’re disappointed to inform you that the first three rounds of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, including the Silverstone April weekend have been postponed. We wanted to reassure you that your ticket purchase for our event will be valid for the rescheduled date or the round taking place on 26/27 September.
Please don’t worry you don’t need to do anything at the moment, we’ll be back in touch as soon as we can confirm more information.
Thank you for your patience at this difficult time.
16 March 2020
TOCA AND SILVERSTONE CANCEL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT BTCC SEASON LAUNCH
Following the Government’s Coronavirus latest advice, BTCC Series Organiser, TOCA, and Silverstone have taken the decision to cancel public attendance at the BTCC Season Launch taking place at the circuit tomorrow, March 17.
BTCC and Silverstone are committed to assisting in any way to support the Government’s action plan, with the health and safety of our visitors and teams as our priority.