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#1 perkeo

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:57

Have successully applied for and received tickets for the 2-day Renault World Series at Siverstone - 18/19th September. It promises to be a good weekend of family 'fun'. Has anyone attended last year's event, and are there any potential pitfalls that one should be aware of ? Will be driving down from the North East with the family - first time to Silverstone, so a bit green as to the layout etc., and parking procedures.

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#2 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 20:09

Hi perkeo :wave: I went last year with 3 friends and absolutely loved it! For a free day out I couldn't recommend it enough.

The tickets allow you to go into pretty much any grandstand at the track so it's well worth walking around and finding new points for each race.

My main advice is to try and hit the track early to avoid the traffic. We didn't get onto the access road from the M1 till about 9am and therefore didn't get into the track till around midday. I'd aim to get there before 8am or if you can maybe turn up Saturday afternoon and camp Saturday night to avoid the traffic jams (the tickets are valid for both days I believe).

I've got tickets again this year but can only make the Saturday. Both days have a similar programme with races from all series and the F1 cars doing demo runs.

There's also some great historic Renault displays that the fans can mingle amongst as well as check out all of Renaults latest cars and concepts and do test drives etc.

Maybe see you there!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 23:58

When do you need to book the tickets? I always seem to be too late, when I look.

#4 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 23:00

Hey guys, I cant go now and have 4 spare tickets valid for the whole weekend. If anyone wants them PM me.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 22:43

Hey guys, I cant go now and have 4 spare tickets valid for the whole weekend. If anyone wants them PM me.


Bollox didn't see this. :|

#6 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 23:24

True to form, Chris :well:

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 23:01

True to form, Chris :well:



Eh? :confused:

#8 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 23:49

You were too late twice :blush:

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:42

You were too late twice :blush:


Your right. Slow in every department! :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 16:33

This event always amazes me.Why do you need tickets in advance? Paragraph in todays 'Motorsport News' states 75,000 atended on sunday.Evidence of my eyes watching on TV -saw banks of empty stands,about 10% of that number would be more accurate :wave:
I remeber applying for tickets at Doington a few years ago but did not bother to go in the event.Did go to Bilbao ,which was not free, but better supported.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 19:09

This event always amazes me.Why do you need tickets in advance? Paragraph in todays 'Motorsport News' states 75,000 atended on sunday.Evidence of my eyes watching on TV -saw banks of empty stands,about 10% of that number would be more accurate :wave:
I remeber applying for tickets at Doington a few years ago but did not bother to go in the event.Did go to Bilbao ,which was not free, but better supported.


There empty seats, but not 10% of 75k. I did think the same though. Why stop giving them away? Unless there is some sort of restriction?

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 21:28

There empty seats, but not 10% of 75k. I did think the same though. Why stop giving them away? Unless there is some sort of restriction?


Because more spectators requires a bigger security presence, which costs money?

I can well believe that 75,000 punters were there on Sunday. Most were probably holed up in the infield and never ventured further than Copse or Luffield.

As an aside, it was interesting to note the lack of marshals who were prepared to help out during the course of the weekend. Seems they may have preferred to attend the Goodwood Revival, rather than fend off dozens upon dozens of spectators who seem to think it's okay to stray into dangerous areas just to get a terrible quality recording on their mobile.