Finally I have been to the British Grand Prix!! What a wonderful early birthday present from Calv 🙂
Therefore I am writing this post before I tell you about our first stint in Lincolnshire & Rutland while it is all still fresh in my mind.
I am including several photos, but will also do a separate post in the Gallery, so keep an eye out for that in the coming days.
We did the whole thing – camping from Wednesday (although apparently there were some who arrived on Tuesday..), practice on Friday, qualifying on Saturday and, of course, the race on Sunday. Plus all the entertainment and the after party. On Thursday we discovered that we could have gone into the circuit that day as well – only we hadn’t taken our tickets with us, and we were too shattered to walk back over later on!
I have to say that the camping, whilst packed in and with basic facilities, was brilliantly organised. I have written about the campsite separately here.
I do have to tell you though that many of the drivers and teams were actually staying in the hotel, including Jackie Stewart who, we were told, emerged to speak to fans at about 9pm one evening.
That first evening I stepped out of the van to be confronted by the wonderful sight of a hot-air balloon really close by.
I’m trying to keep this from being too long so will summarise where I can. I will be doing a separate post with top tips for if you’re thinking of going to the British Grand Prix in 2018 (or hopefully beyond…) Continue reading “Our Weekend at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix 2017”