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Silverstone increases capacity for British Grand Prix

ESPNF1 Staff
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There will be more grandstand seating at this year's British Grand Prix © Sutton Images
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Silverstone has boosted its capacity for this year's British Grand Prix by building two new grandstands.

The British Grand Prix is regularly sold out and the circuit is already reporting that ticket sales are up 10% on this time last year. The two new grandstands will be located in the Luffield complex and on the National pit straight and will add 3,500 to the seated capacity.

"We had fantastic crowds on all three days of last year's British Grand Prix and interest in this year's event has been even higher," Silverstone's managing director Richard Phillips said. "Increasing our capacity will enable even more fans to experience the spectacle, excitement and drama of Formula One at Silverstone.

"We pride ourselves on striving to provide the best experience for fans - with grandstands and general admission areas offering exceptional views of the track, first class spectator facilities and a host of exhilarating off-track entertainment, the fans can expect another fantastic three days at this year's British Grand Prix."