F1 British Grand Prix 2006
If you have never been to a Grand Prix before or down to Silverstone
then my review may just get you thinking..
Tickets are easy to buy on the tinter net just visit Silverstone.co.uk
We paid £100 each + £15 parking. (Race day).
Our tickets were for the 3 days.
Practice – Qualifying – Race Day.
The whole day is amazing, believe me,
I can only tell you about the Race Day,
And what a day it was.
Yeh it sounds a lot for a ticket but the atmosphere and
the crowds the shows the money it soon seems like you
have a barging ticket.
We bought the Cheapest ticket (Bronze) but they did go up
to £300 + for grandstands etc.. And we honestly thought we
had the best seats which were better than the Grandstand seats.
We were sitting on the bank which weren’t steep so we didn’t have
to dig our heels in to stay put, between Becketts and Chapel.
It’s the courners that the commentators always say if you get
the chance go to Beecketts and just watch how those cars stick
to the track. I will tell you the speeds a little further in this post.
The Teams, wow…
walking up to Becketts the money that had been ploughed in
to there promotion stands was just silly. Nothing short of
just a amazing. Toyota Mercedes ect..
Obviously there merchandise on the day was expensive but I
had come across this at Autosport. £40 for a Cap or £85 for
a Short Sleeve Shirt.. So they could make a nice packet
from you if you so wished.
So how do you get to this place then?
Straight down the M6 and wait until the sign pops up “Silverstone”
and follow the signs. It takes about 3hrs with a pee stop. We had
park and ride tickets and it was great. As this was part of the
build up as we could hear stories from the qualifying the day before
and as we passed the cars in the que’s some nice motors and you could
smell there money and you just knew they were either inside track or
main grand stand. But a short walk from the drop point (5mins) which
was actually closer than the car park tickets. And then were in at 9am
and the place was heaving and jumping the sun was shining and the first
race of the day was already on the go. F3 and that was an instant smile
as we heard the engines RAW past and they were loud. And by the sound of it FAST !
Where we decided to park our arses only happened to be the opposite
side of where the main entrance was. I guess with out realising it
was a bout a mile walk, but there was like I mentioned above that
much going on we were there before we knew it.
The crowd around us was amazing, I’m guessing hard core.
Air horn city I decide to call it but it added to the atmosphere.
So lets show you some pics and rant on a little more that’s if your not asleep yet.
This is the Marshalls awaiting the parade lap of the F1 Drivers.
As you can see we weren’t that far away.
This picture has a little zoom on it but you can see our very own Jenson Button.
With team mate Rubance. Riding in classic cars.
Shue and Massa – lets say the crowd went mental and the air horns were deafening.
Kimi and Montoya
Ralf S and Trulli – Toyota
Alonso and Fizzy
So off they went to continue the parade lap and then a Red Arrow display
which was amazing, we had to have been in the best place, they were
right above us and the poor people in the grandstand had to come
Out to see the show lol..
I had loads more of Red Arrow pics but I know you would have been board.
Last one as they fly away.