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. CLICK HERE to view a guide to the new measures we’re taking, or visit the FAQ’s at the bottom of this page for detailed advice, please read this advice before booking or attending a Car Track Day.

Drive your own car at Silverstone, the UK’s only Formula 1 circuit. Experience the longest track in the country, and one of the most demanding.

The day will run from The Silverstone Wing, our state-of-the-art Pit and Paddock complex and garages (which can be booked at an additional charge). We will endeavour to run from The Wing where possible, however, on days when The Wing Paddock is not available, we will run from the National pits and paddock.

Car track days run as an open pit lane with the track live from 9.30am until 5pm with an hour lunch break, so you have plenty of drive time on the track.

Our track days run with a noise limit of 102dB drive by. Read our terms and conditions here.

Radicals and Sports Prototypes are not permitted on Silverstone car track days.

 

2020 Dates

DATESESSIONSCIRCUITPRICE PER CAR
Monday 16 November* Open Pit LaneNational£210
Sunday 13 December* Open Pit LaneGrand Prix£299

To book any of these dates, please click the BOOK NOW. For more information email trackdays@silverstone.co.uk.

* Please note these dates are being ran from the National Paddock. Whilst we do endeavour to run all of our track days from The Wing, when this is not available we will run from the National Paddock. Radicals and Sports Prototypes are not permitted on Silverstone car track days

Your Track Day

Sign-on for all drivers and passengers starts at 7:00am. When the paperwork is done, you get your car sticker and wristband, then grab a coffee and some breakfast before attending the drivers’ briefing at 8:20am. Our instructors let you know what happens throughout the day, track rules and etiquette, and any other information you need. Then it’s time to get ready for the track.

If you’ve never been on a track before, slow speed sighting laps will be offered ahead of the track going live. You can go out for some familiarisation laps behind a pace car. At 9:30am the circuit goes live.

Please note, Radicals and Sports Prototypes are not permitted on Silverstone car track days

Driver Requirements

  • Drivers must be at least 17 and have a full valid UK manual driving licence. Please bring it with you on the day.

Please note, Radicals and Sports Prototypes are not permitted on Silverstone car track days

Important: Customers are not permitted to run their own retail driving experiences for commercial gain during a Silverstone Track day

 

DOWNLOAD THE GRAND PRIX DRIVER INFORMATION PACK HERE

Pre-Bookable Extras

  • Extra driver £50
  • Passengers £10  aged 16 & over
  • Helmets £10 – helmet hire can be purchased on the day.
  • Garage hire £50 – exclusive use of one of our garages/bays.
  • Tuition (20mins) £55 per slot – need a little help? Book an expert Grade A ARDS instructor to come on the track with you

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please visit the FAQs at the bottom of this page to see the availability of these extras

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FAQs

  • COVID-19 Advice

     Prior to your departure to the venue please consider the following;

    • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms; a new persistent cough, a high temperature, a loss of sense of taste or smell you should not attend the venue, and you must following Public Health England advice.
    • You must not attend the venue if you have at any time in the past 3 weeks knowingly been in contact with anyone who currently has or has had at any time during the past 3 weeks any symptoms relating to Coronavirus, except as a healthcare professional.
    • If you live in an area which is currently restricted with local lockdown measures we ask that you check your local authority guidance. In the majority of areas travel for leisure activities is permitted, provided you remain within your household bubble. We therefore request that anyone attending the Car Track Day event with you is from within your household bubble. Whilst in attendance of the event we ask that you adhere to the safety measures in place and maintain safe social distancing at all times. Should you have any concerns about the restrictions in your local area please contact a member of the team.

    If you are unable to attend for the above reasons you must:

    • Send an email to Trackdays@silverstone.co.uk as soon as you are aware.
    • Notifications must reach us by 8.30am on the day of your booked Track Day. Non-notification will be treated as a no show and no refund and/or reschedule will be permitted
    • Please arrange a COVID-19 swab test, sending the test results within 7 days.  We will then be able to re schedule your Track Day, Rebooked Track Days must be taken within 3 months from the date of your original Track Day.

    REGISTRATION

    • All pre-event registration is now completed online, in advance. You will be sent links by email to the online Indemnity Form, which must be completed prior to your event
    • On arrival, participants will be required to collect and apply their own wristband, where applicable. You must observe social distancing rules and there will be a queuing system in place to support this
    • A member of staff will be present in the wristband collection area, behind a Perspex safety screen, to visually check licences and deal with any issues and queries
    • Hand sanitiser will be widely available

    TRACK DAY BRIEFINGS

    • Briefings will be online for all Track days (there are no briefings on test days), a unique link to your safety briefing will be sent you via email before your event. The briefing must be watched in full 48 hours before your event day

    GARAGES & PADDOCK AREAS

    • On Track days, access will be restricted to one car and two people per single garage (maximum three bikes and three people per single garage on bike events)
    • On car test days, access will be restricted to one car and four people per single garage
    • Garages will remain fully open at all times (to the front and rear)
    • Additional space in the paddock will be made available to assist with venue-wide social distancing measures

    FOOD AND DRINK

    • Our restaurants will be offering a takeaway service with a limited hot food menu, and safety measures such as a one-way system in place
    • All customers are welcome to bring their own food and drink

    ADDITIONAL POINTS

    • Only participants and their essential helpers may attend a Track or Test day. No-one else, including spectating friends or family members, will be permitted. Essential helpers must be aged over 16
    • On Track days up to two additional drivers (three on Test days) are permitted however the vehicle must be wiped clean prior to each swap over. Each driver must travel to the venue separately, unless they are from the same household
    • Access to Race Control will be restricted to essential staff only
    • Under current guidelines, overnight stays are not permitted
    • All payments are to be made by credit or debit card, we are currently unable to accept cash payments
    • Helmet Hire will be available, all of our helmets go through a strict cleansing process between each use
    • Passengers will be permitted in the vehicle, if all those in the vehicle are wearing a balaclava and full faced helmet face masks will not be required. Where this is not the case a face mask must be worn. All vehicle touch points must be sanitised between each passenger.
    • In car tuition will be available on our Car Track Days, where balaclavas and full faced helmets are used a face mask will not be required. Where this is not the case a face mask must be worn.
    • Face Masks are a requirement in any internal areas, such as catering facilities, or in any external area where social distancing cannot be maintained, for example multiple people working on the same area of a vehicle
  • What happens if I need to cancel?

    In the event of your cancellation, no refund will be given however a transfer to another day will be allowed provided that at least 14 days’ written notice is received. (e.g., if your track day is the 20th, notification must be received no later than 17.30hrs on the 5th).

    All transfers MUST be taken within 3 months of the original track day date.

    In the event of a cancellation less than 14 days before the event, NO refund or transfer will be given.

    * This only applies on the Open Pit Lane Car Track Days. For the Track Taster day there are no refunds.

  • What do I need to wear?

    All drivers must wear helmets which comply with governing body technical /safety regulations. We ask that all arms and legs be covered therefore shorts and t-shirts are not permitted. We also advise that you wear sensible driving shoes or trainers. If you have your own helmet that complies with MSA/ACU regulations then you should bring it. If not, you can hire one of ours on the day for a small fee.

  • What do I need to bring with me?

    It is essential that you bring, both parts of, your full driving licence with you, especially if your day is on a Sunday or bank holiday as we will be unable to verify it with the DVLA if you should forget it. If you do not have your licence, you will not be allowed on the track.

  • What time can I arrive at the venue?

    Access to the venue and paddock will be allowed from 07:15hrs on the Track Day date. If you arrive prior to this time, please park in the car park indicated on arrival at the circuit.

  • I’ve never driven on a track before, can I get some help?

    Novice drivers will be taken around the circuit in a mini bus for instructional laps with a Senior Silverstone Instructor. Additional in car tuition can be purchased in advance, or on the day should the driver wish to have more instruction.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions please visit the COVID-19 Advice question above to see the availability of these extras

     

  • What if I have an accident?

    In the unlikely event that you have an accident whether small or large, there will be fully trained marshals and paramedics to help you as necessary. Similarly if somebody else has an accident marshals will alert you of any obstacles ahead. Please note that it is a condition of your participation in the Activity, that in the event of accident, loss or damage occurring during such Activity you will not pursue any claim for damages against any other participant (save in respect of injury or death).

  • Will I be insured?

    It is unlikely that your normal road insurance covers you for track day driving, please check your insurance and make arrangements as necessary.

  • What if I'm slower/faster than other drivers?

    This is not a problem, as track days are non-competitive with controlled overtaking. Faster vehicles have the opportunity to overtake slower vehicles on the straights.

  • What does Open Pit Lane mean?

    An open pit lane day means the circuit remains open throughout the day, excluding an hour lunch break. This allows drivers to go out on track as and when they please (provided the on track capacity has not been reached).

  • Am I allowed a Passenger?

    Yes, they must be over the age of 16 and sign an indemnity which will name the driver of the car they are a passenger in. Any passenger over 16 years but under 18 years will have to have their indemnity countersigned by their parent or guardian. All passengers must wear a helmet and sit in the front seat of the car only. This means that if you are having an instructor session you may not have a passenger. Instructors must be approved by ARDS and hold a minimum of a Grade B ARDS licence.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions please visit the COVID-19 Advice question above to see the availability of these extras

  • Can I bring additional drivers and spectators?

    Yes. Additional drivers will need to be booked on at the time of your booking. Spectators are welcome to come along on the day. Instructors must be approved by ARDS and hold a minimum of a Grade B ARDS licence.

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently unable to permit any guests or spectators to our track day events.  Please visit the COVID-19 Advice question above to see the latest guidance on additional drivers. 

  • Can I bring my children?

    Due to the hazardous environment i.e. ‘live paddock’ children under the age of 16 are not allowed on site unless accompanied by an adult. This adult must supervise the child at ALL times. There is no exception.

    Children are not allowed to ride bicycles on site unless they are wearing a helmet and have direct adult supervision

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently unable to permit any guests or spectators to our track day events. 

  • What are the noise restrictions?

    The noise restrictions for the circuit is 102db on a drive by. This will be monitored at any point around the circuit and at any time during the day. On selected dates we will run to lower db levels. Please check before booking.

  • Do you sell fuel and if so which type?

    The Fuel Station supplies Gulf Super unleaded (97octane), Gulf Super 102 (102 octane), Gulf Track unleaded (99 octane) and Gulf diesel. Fuel can be purchased 24/7 via card payment.

  • Will garages be available on the day?

    Garages are available on a first come first served basis. If you require exclusive access to a garage then you can book a bay for £50.

  • Is there somewhere to buy food & drink

    Yes, our Media Café will be open, selling snacks, meals and refreshments.

  • Can I use Slick Tyres?

    Only if the weather is dry. Slick tyres are not permitted in damp or wet conditions.

  • Are Radicals/Sports Prototypes allowed on a car track day?

    Radicals and Sports Prototypes are not permitted on Silverstone car track days