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Jun

Silverstone Circuit: Disappointing rather than a thrill

Disappointing rather than a thrill

I visited Silverstone on the 01/07/17 for the Single Seater Thrill British Grand Prix live experience. Upon arrival it was clear as to where to go and the facilities seemed clean and well thought out. The briefing from the chief instructor was clear and entertaining which made me think that the experience out on track would be equally entertaining.

In regards to the actual on track experience it wasn’t made clear until you arrive at the track that you are not actually driving on the main Sivlerstone circuit but rather a test track tucked away at the rear of the circuit. When leaving the pits I found it very disappointing, you start by following a pace car in groups of 3/4 single setters, but because they have 3 groups each following their own pace car you never really get past 30mph for the first 10 minutes of track time and usually a lot less speed.

After 10 minutes the pace car pulls in but because you have 10 race cars driving around a relatively small circuit its difficult to get more than one quick lap in as you are limited to overtaking on the straight.
In summary if you want to race on a real circuit with plenty of space and pace then try Donington Park.

Your Day

  • Welcome reception and introduction to Silverstone
  • Drive workshop tour
  • Race control visit
  • Winners’ podium photo opportunity
  • Guided tour of the Grand Prix circuit**
  • Opportunity to purchase Silverstone official merchandise