2024 British Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending

Formula 1 heads back to its birthplace for the 12th round of the 2024 season at Silverstone. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the 2024 British Grand Prix weekend on July 5-7!

  • The 2024 British Grand Prix is set to take place on July 5-7
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The very first World Championship Formula 1 race was held at Silverstone in 1950 and now, over 1,100 races later, the former airfield plays host to the 12th round of the 2024 season. With an ever-growing attendance figure, plenty of changes have been made for fans at Silverstone in recent years to improve the trackside experience. Last year’s race saw improved spectator areas, a refreshed concert zone and a Thursday night launch event.

Half in Northamptonshire and half in Buckinghamshire, the Silverstone circuit is situated in the heart of the British countryside; an area known as “motorsport valley”. Many of the Formula 1 teams’ factories are not too far from the circuit, and may be worth visiting during your trip to the British Grand Prix. We’ve rounded up those and some of the other places to visit on your trip, including Blenheim Palace and Bicester Village, here.

Getting to Silverstone

There are a wide range of options to get to the Silverstone circuit. Details of public transport services to the track, including the popular park and ride option, can be found here. Travelling by car and using the circuit’s car parks? Don’t forget you’ll need a parking pass, which must be purchased before the event. More information, and Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on the Silverstone website

Heading to Silverstone for the first time? All the essential travel information you need is in Travel Basics.

Large Crowds Expected at the 2024 British Grand Prix

Attendance figures at Silverstone continue to grow year-on-year. Last year, the British Grand Prix weekend attracted 480,000 fans. The figure grew by almost 80,000 from the previous season, thanks to the addition of the Thursday concert and the expansion of grandstand capacity by 9,000 seats.

It was the largest weekend attendance of the 2023 season and one of the best-attended Formula 1 events in history, behind only the 1995 Australian Grand Prix. Ticket sales have been strong once again in 2024 – though perhaps not as strong as last year, given that tickets remain available via official sources. If you’re yet to secure your ticket to the race, a limited number of 3-day grandstand seats and hospitality packages are available in our ticket shop. Ticket packages are also available from Formula 1’s official ticket package partner F1 Experiences.

Tickets for all three days of the British Grand Prix weekend have sold out in the last two years. It is entirely possible that this year’s Silverstone attendance could near closer to the record set at Adelaide almost 30 years ago. Be sure to arrive early to beat the inevitable traffic and secure the best vantage points!

How Much Will I Spend on a Trip to the 2024 British Grand Prix?

The British Grand Prix is one of the more expensive to attend over the season. Silverstone’s controversial use of dynamic pricing in recent years has seen ticket prices soar for those who were unable to secure their tickets early. Although the dynamic pricing model makes it more difficult to calculate, we rank British Grand Prix tickets as the fifth most expensive of the 24 races on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar.

General Admission tickets are the second-most expensive of the year, behind only the Las Vegas Grand Prix, though those who secured access early will have paid a lot less, with prices more comparative to those of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Since 2023, roving Friday grandstand access has not been included in the General Admission ticket offer.

We estimate that the average fan will spend just over £1,000 on a trip to the 2024 British Grand Prix. That price includes a 3-day grandstand ticket, hotel accommodation and daily spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the 2024 British Grand Prix.

A Packed Weekend Schedule

Although one of the more expensive races, you could argue that the British Grand Prix is one of the best value for money F1 events on the current calendar, thanks to its abundance of support races and high profile nightly concerts.

There’s not just six hours of Formula 1 cars on track to look forward to at the 2024 British Grand Prix. With three support series also appearing on the schedule, the track will rarely fall silent over the race weekend! There are two races from each of Formula 1’s feeder series, Formula 2 & Formula 3, while the popular Porsche Supercup makes a welcome return to Silverstone.

In addition, historic F1 machinery will be taking to the track on each day of the race weekend. The theme for this year’s parade has not yet been announced. The full on-track schedule for the 2024 British Grand Prix weekend can be found on our updated Trackside page, where you can also learn more about the trackside experience at Silverstone.

Off Track Entertainment

It’s worth sticking around a little longer after the on-track action ends each day. There will be a range of concerts on the Main Stage and activities in the Fan Zone to soak up over the weekend. The concert zone was expanded in 2023 to allow room for up to 40,000 fans, while the Fan Zone moved to a new location over a footbridge behind the main stage area.

Silverstone will host headline concerts on each night of the 2024 British Grand Prix weekend. Stormzy performs on Friday night, Pete Tong headlines on Saturday and Rudimental will close out the weekend after Sunday’s Grand Prix. In addition, the venue also hosts an official launch event on Thursday evening. The event will be headlined by Kings Of Leon, with support from Self Esteem. Since 2023, access to the track on Thursday requires a separate ticket and is not included for 3-day ticket holders.

It’s expected that Formula 1 drivers will be making appearances on the main stage across the weekend in the ever-popular Fan Forum. There’s also likely to be guest appearances by popular F1 content creators and podcasters, details of which are yet to be announced.

As always, the iconic Red Arrows will take to the skies above Silverstone ahead of the race on Sunday, while there’ll be a Battle of Britain memorial flypast ahead of qualifying on Sunday.

Got a question about attending the 2024 British Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

2 thoughts on “2024 British Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending”

  1. Hi, would you be able to suggest any hotels where can we stay? Looking for something close to the circuit and I plan to attend it for all 3 days.

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