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.
Updates on other upcoming events will be posted here.
For our Coronavirus Guidance Click Here