Tickets – 2018 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

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Your guide to buying tickets and the best places to watch the action at Silverstone for the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race is scheduled for July 6-8, 2018.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one of the most established, popular and well-attended races on the Formula 1 calendar, and also one of the most expensive to attend. Tickets for 2018 went on sale just days after this year’s race, but there’s still good availability on all ticket categories. Prices have remained fairly steady in recent years, thankfully. Silverstone has capacity for approximately 150 000 F1 fans, made up of 60 000 grandstand tickets and 90 000 General Admission tickets. Despite the high prices, the event regularly attracts a crowd close to capacity.

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2018 British Grand Prix tickets

*All tickets for 3 days.
TypeGrandstand/sPrice in £GBP
Platinium PlusInternational Pits Straight, Club Corner£485
PlatiniumBecketts, Abbey£375
GoldThe View, Woodcote A, Woodcote B, Luffield, Village B, Club A£325
SilverStowe (A,B,C) Copse (A,B,C), National Pits Straight£260
BronzeFarm Curve, Village A, Vale£255
General Admissionn/a£180
2018 British Grand Prix grandstands map. Click to open a large version in a new window.
Silverstone F1 tickets: need to know

  • Sunday only tickets are available for all grandstands, though you only save around 10% on three-day ticket prices.
  • Children’s tickets (aged 15 or under) are available in all grandstands at a 50% discount. The child needs to be accompanied by an adult holding an equivalent fully-paid ticket.
  • Single day General Admission tickets are available: £75 on Friday, £95 on Saturday and £155 on Sunday. The Friday tickets include roving Grandstand access. Children under 10 get free entrance to General Admission, whilst tickets for children 11-15 are priced at a 50% discount.
  • All the grandstands at Silverstone offer big screen viewing, whilst around half of the grandstands are covered
  • Driving to Silverstone? Don’t forget that you need to purchase parking access together with your tickets. Weekend tickets cost £65, whilst single-day tickets cost £15 for Friday, £25 for Saturday and £50 for Sunday. Purchase them together with your tickets (more info in Getting Around)


The General Admission (GA) offer at Silverstone is pretty decent, and goes some way to justifying the high ticket price. GA areas cover almost the whole circumference of the circuit and offer excellent vantage points at some of the best corners. In many cases, the GA areas are located directly in front of the grandstands. The organizers have also invested in improving the GA experience in recent years by increasing capacity, constructed raised viewing mounds and moving some perimeter fencing to get fans to get closer to the action.

Some of the best General Admission viewing areas at Silverstone include the International Pits Straight (with a view of the start/finish line), Stowe, Luffield, Beckets, Vale and Copse Corner. It’s important to secure your chosen spot in General Admission as early as possible, particularly on Saturday and Sunday as the popular areas get progressively busier over the course of the weekend.

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All the grandstands at Silverstone offer big screen viewing, whilst around half of the grandstands (the more expensive ones) are covered. For the first two days of the event, all grandstand tickets are ‘roving’, meaning you are free to check out the views from other Grandstands (with the exception of Club Silverstone). Be aware that the most popular grandstands do fill up, especially on Saturday. On Sunday, you will need to sit in your allocated seat.


The large, popular International Pits Straight grandstand is located opposite the pits complex and is the best place to watch the start, finish and pitstops at Silverstone. There are four sections in this grandstand (blocks 2-5). The best tickets are in block 2, closer to the start of the straight (after Club corner). Block 5 tickets are at the other end of the straight (closer to Abbey corner).


The Club Corner grandstand is on the final corner of Silverstone, leading on to the International Pits Straight. It’s a solid and popular Grandstand choice at Silverstone. There are four sections in this large Grandstand – the best tickets are in section 2, closest to the pits area. Great seats for the best view of the Podium celebrations after the race.


The Becketts grandstand is located on one of the most demanding sections of any Grand Prix circuit. The Maggots-Beckets esses at Silverstone are a high-speed test of drivers’ skills and a great place to watch the action. The run-off area here is wide, so the stands are set back from the cars, but the views are panoramic and you also get a view of the village corner on the opposite side of the track.


Abbey grandstand is located at the end of the International Pits Straight, right next to the opening Abbey corner. From these seats, you get a distant view of the final Club corner, pitstops and start/finish of the race. Abbey corner and on to Farm. A solid choice.


Luffield is a slow corner which offers a prolonged view of the cars from the Wellington Straight all the way to the National Pits Straight. The Luffield A & B Grandstands were merged in 2014.


Woodcote A (video above) is a better choice than Woodcote B. From Woodcote A, you get a good view of the slow-speed Luffield corner before the cars accelerate out of Woodcote and down the National Pits straight.


The more expensive, covered Village B grandstand offers an extended and close-up view as the cars take on the difficult slow-speed Village and Loop corners. From here, it’s also a short walk to the Village stage on the infield where concerts are held each night on Grand Prix weekend. The cheaper Village A (video above) is also an excellent choice. From Village B, you get a great extended view of the cars as they take on the slow and technical Village and Loop corners which present a real test of the driver’s skills. Big screen viewing is available. You are also close to the Village stage on the infield where some of the best off-track action happens on the weekend.


The covered National Pits Straight stand is located on the straight between Woodcote and Copse at the half way point of a Silverstone lap, overlooking the old pits area. There is big-screen TV viewing available for fans and a good atmosphere.


The three Copse grandstands (A,B,C) are located on the outside of Copse Corner, a super-fast right hander at the end of the National Pits Straight. These three stands are covered and offer good views for the price as well as big screen TV viewing. We recommend choosing Copse A or B rather than Copse C.


There are two sections in the Vale grandstand. Band 8 tickets are better, as they have a better view of the slow Vale Corner, as well as the final Club corner and the end of the International Pits straight. The Band 9 seats have views of several corners including Stowe, Vale, Club and Farm, as well as Hangar Straight.


There are three stands on the outside of Stowe corner (Stowe A,B,C) a 3rd gear right-hander taken at almost 200 km/hr. The Stowe stands are good value, but are set back from the track due to the large run-off area. A big screen TV is located near to Stowe C and visible from all three stands. The best views are from Stowe B, followed by Stowe C and Stowe A.

Been to the British GP at Silverstone? Leave a comment and tell us your favorite grandstand.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of 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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  1. Wendy says:

    We have 3 day tickets for national pit straight grandstand. On the Friday and Saturday wheres its roving is it roving grandstand only or can you rove i.e general admission if you want to sit on one of the grass verges? Thank you

  2. Anne hudd says:

    I am disabled and have been bought 2genera. Admission tickets as a present
    Is there any seating available
    I am excited to be coming but wouldn’t be able to stand for long periods
    I use a wheelchair

    • Editor says:

      Hi Anne, Silverstone is pretty well equipped for disabled fans. Check here for more information about viewing areas for disabled fans. I’m sure the gate staff or information point staff will also be more than willing to offer advice. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. carol says:

    My Son & hubby and coming this sunday they have general admission tickets ( which were a gift ) they will be parking at Dadford road camp/parking site, is it correct that its about 30 min walk to the circuit, I think they want to veiw at becketts do they have to go in the main entrance or is there another one they should go to for that area. also seems like a lot of walking for them would there be another good veiwing area for them a little nearer or is it worth the walk. thank you

  4. Debbie says:

    Does anyone know the difference between a Level 3 and Level 4 general admission ticket? we have a level 4 for Sunday….

  5. Kat brooks says:

    Hi. We have just been to f1 and are looking at going next year. On the Saturday we sat in the abbey grandstand so looking to book that. We preferably need an aisle seat any idea what numbers these are? And which block? We was right opposite the mclaren sign on the pit lane if that helps

  6. Yannik says:

    I have Club Silverstone Tickets. Can i also go to the other Grandstands at Friday and Saturday?

  7. Graham West says:

    Hi. If you had to chose between the Stowe or Village grandstands for race day, which would you chose? Which is best?

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