Fans at the Hangar Straight during the 2022 British Grand Prix

Everything you need for the British Grand Prix

Silverstone is known for its industry-leading spectator amenities that aren’t always a given at a racing circuit. Even so, there are certain facilities that just aren’t available on-site during a Formula 1 weekend, that’s why we’ve collated a list of all the essentials that you might need during your time at the British Grand Prix. 


The basicsTicketsThis one is crucial. You won’t see much on-track action from the car park! We have gone digital for 2023. Make sure you have downloaded the Silverstone Tickets app to be able to access all your tickets. The tickets feature live QR codes so you will not be able to screenshot these. We have charging points around site to keep you at 100% and the tickets will work without phone signal.


Food and drinkEnjoy over 250 places to eat and drink, with a diverse range of street food – such as woodfired pizza, Mexican burritos, crispy duck wraps and South African street food. If you are after a delicious selection of event classics then look no further, we have them all including fish & chips, hog roast and loaded burgers!

Our food outlets cater for a range of dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Please speak with your server about any allergens before ordering.

Refer to the food maps that are conveniently situated around site, to discover the diverse food on offer as well as important dietary information. Want this information on your mobile device? Scan the QR code’s placed around site to download the Silverstone Event App and view the range of food and drink on offer.  


CashThe venue will be cashless this year.


Ear protectors Although Formula 1 cars aren’t as loud as they used to be, they can still make plenty of noise as 20 of them head down to Turn 1. For those with sensitive hearing, and for younger spectators, ear protection is advisable. 


TechCameraAlthough it’s a given that your phone will come with a decent camera nowadays, there are still amateur photographers out there whose cameras may not have been used in a while. If you have one, why not bring it along to the British Grand Prix and capture some high-quality snaps to share on social media. 


Fully charged phone / portable batteryYou will be surprised how quickly your phone battery depletes while taking photos and checking live timing among other things. It’s key to make sure it’s fully charged right from the outset. Better yet, a portable battery is the ideal bit of kit to ensure you stay connected throughout the race weekend. 


The Official Silverstone Events AppThis one is a must if you want to keep up to date with all the latest news, event timetable and get updates for key activities. Get all the weekend’s latest need-to-know info and navigate your way around site with our interactive map. Download the app for iOS, coming soon for Android. 


ClothingComfortable shoes Shoes that are going to offer support and comfort are a number one priority at the track. There’s a lot of walking involved and you’re going to be stood up for large parts of the day, so you need to be comfortable for long periods of time.


Teamwear Make sure everyone knows your favourite driver or team by donning your chosen team merchandise. You may even strike up a conversation with someone as a result and make some new friends, so it’s worth making it known. Visit the Castore Megastore on site to stock up on all your favourite team’s merch.


Hat, sunglasses and sun creamDepending on the weather, you may need to pack provisions for hot weather (we know it’s the UK we’re talking about, but we’re optimistic). You may have to dust off your team cap, break out the Ray Bans and be sure to protect yourself with sun cream too. 


Umbrella, raincoat/poncho, waterproof footwearThe flipside of the hot weather coin is of course, the rain. Bringing an umbrella is always a smart move as well as a raincoat or waterproof poncho. If possible, water-resistant footwear will also earn its keep if the heavens decide to open. 


For more information, check out our Grand Prix checklist.