Silverstone allowed capacity crowd for British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton Silverstone

The British Racing Drivers’ Club has announced that Silverstone will be allowed to host a capacity crowd for the 2021 British Grand Prix on July 18.

With the event included UK Government’s Event Research Programme, around 140,000 could watch on from the grandstands on race day.

Managing director of Silverstone Stuart Pringle said: “This is something we have all been working towards for months and I cannot wait to welcome a full capacity crowd back to Silverstone this July. Many of our fans rolled their tickets over from 2020 but they are now well placed to enjoy what is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer.

“My thanks go to the Culture Secretary and his team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for their tireless efforts on behalf of the sports sector, but also the Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and the teams in No.10 and the Cabinet Office for recognising what an amazing, safe opportunity the British Grand Prix offers to show the world how Britain has dragged itself back on track following the fight against the pandemic.”

Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 British Grand Prix behind closed doors, with Max Verstappen winning a second race held at the venue a week later, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

“It is fantastic news that Silverstone will be a full capacity event and it will be an incredible weekend with hundreds of thousands of fans being there to see our first ever Sprint event on the Saturday and the main event on Sunday,” added F1 president and CEO, Stefano Domenicali.

“I want to express my huge appreciation to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Secretaries of State, Oliver Dowden and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove and Silverstone’s Managing Director, Stuart Pringle for their tireless work to achieve this great outcome. All of the drivers and the teams are hugely looking forward to Silverstone and we can’t wait to be there in July.”