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British Grand Prix Tickets Selling Fast

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Silverstone have announced that tickets are selling fast for the 2011 British Grand Prix, and that the new ‘International Pit Straights’ grandstand is already sold out.

The British Grand Prix, which takes place on 08-10 July 2011, will be run at a new-look Silverstone with a brand new Pit and Paddock Complex that will be completed in May. The pit straight will now be between Club Corner and Abbey.

Tickets in the new grandstand at Abbey – which now becomes Turn 1 – are also said to be selling fast. Grandstands at Club Corner and Becketts have also been improved. At Club – now the final corner of the lap – the viewing positions are elevated, allowing views into the pit lane, and also providing a good location to see the podium celebrations. The Becketts grandstand is now covered.

“The 2010 Formula 1 season has reignited people's passion for the sport,” says Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited. “We are already looking forward to 2011 and another exciting season. Interest in the British Grand Prix has been high, with tickets selling well. There are still plenty of tickets available, but some of the more popular grandstands have already sold out, including International Pits Straight and one or two sections in the Copse and Stowe grandstands.

Next year's Grand Prix will use Silverstone's new pit complex

“The drivers and teams will be based in our new Pit and Paddock Complex for next year's British Grand Prix. The grandstands around that section of the circuit are being elevated and re-positioned to offer prime views of the start / finish straight and pits, and fans have been quick to purchase their tickets in those areas.

“Changes to the circuit and moving the F1 Paddock have also given us an opportunity to rethink some of the viewing areas for General Admission ticket holders. For 2011, we will be opening up the inside of the Brooklands / Priory Complex, creating new spectator areas and getting fans much closer to the track.”

Tickets for the 2011 British Grand Prix are available at, or by calling 0844 3728 300.

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