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Budget Planner – 2017 British Grand Prix

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Planning a trip to Silverstone for the British Formula 1 Grand Prix? Read our budget planner to help plan the cost of your trip. The next race is on July 14-16, 2017.

Silverstone is one of F1’s most expensive destinations. The cost of race tickets, accommodation, getting around and trackside spending are all high in Britain. On the plus side, the British pound has fallen against international currencies since Brexit, making the trip a little more affordable for international fans.

Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights, including race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The budget does not include flights (or other travel costs).

Cheap Charlie

  • Weekend cost approx £334  ($416)

  • Three day General Admission ticket = £165
  • Three-nights camping at Woodlands = £79
  • Daily budget: £30  x 3 = £90

The Cheap Charlie - Explained

The Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel or camps at the track, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission),  takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.

Average Joe

  • Weekend cost approx £654 ($814)

  • 3-day Silver grandstand ticket = £249
  • Mid-range hotel close to Silverstone for 3 nights = £225 per person
  • Daily budget: £60 x 3 = £180

The Average Joe - Explained

The Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.

Extravagant Eddie

  • Weekend cost approx £1424 ($1772)

  • Three day Premium Ultimate grandstand ticket (National Pits Straight)  = £599
  • 4-star hotel close to Silverstone for 3 nights = £375 per person
  • Daily budget: £150 x 3 = £450

The Extravagant Eddie - Explained

The Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.

Click here for a breakdown on the average daily travel cost for tourists in the United Kingdom. Been to the British Grand Prix? Leave a comment below and tell us your money-saving tips!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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