F1: British Grand Prix is selling out

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarTuesday, April 1st, 2008

 
 

Time’s running out if you want to see Lewis Hamilton, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson race at their home circuit this year.

Tickets for the British Grand Prix, taking place on July 4-6, are selling so fast that the venue has announced that it is building an extra stand seating two and a half thousand spectators.

With most of the multi-day and race-day tickets gone, fans are reportedly switching to single-day and qualifying tickets to ensure they get a taste of the action.

The additional popularity of the sport in the UK brought about by Lewis Hamilton’s fantastic first season, Michael Schumacher’s retirement and the down-to-the-wire finish of the 2007 season are doubtless all responsible.

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “Interest in this year’s British Grand Prix has been overwhelming and we are having to build additional grandstand seating to accommodate the high levels of demand.

“Race day tickets are almost sold out, so fans are now switching to single-day tickets, in prime viewing locations, for Friday and Saturday.

“Last year’s qualifying was one of the highlights of the weekend and, available from £69, Saturday-only tickets provide an unforgettable taste of the drama and excitement that Formula One has to offer.”

* If you want to go to Silverstone this year but are having trouble getting tickets, why not see what other fans have available?

There’s a thriving online ticket marketplace where you can pick up tickets for sold-out or hard-to-come-by events and rely on guarantees that you’ll get what you paid for, and in time for the event.

Check out the following sites:

  • Seatwave.com – Seatwave is a fan-to-fan ticket exchange where you can buy and sell tickets for concerts, theatre, sports and just about any other live event. It guarantees that you’ll get the tickets you ordered by the day of the event. If not, it will find replacement tickets or refund every penny of what you paid. Plus, all its tickets are fully covered for event cancellation. This free cover even looks after you if something unexpected stops you from attending the event.
    View prices on Seatwave here >>
  • MyTicketMarket.com – use this site to find sold-out tickets for sports, theatre, music and entertainment events. A buyers’ guarantee promises that, for all confirmed purchases, you will receive the tickets you ordered (comparable or better); you will receive your tickets in time for the event; and that you will be refunded if the event is cancelled and not rescheduled. View prices on MyTicketMarket here >>
  • GetMeIn.com – an online ticket marketplace where fans can buy live entertainment tickets for sport, concert, theatre, opera and other events without hassle and disappointment. The site features secure booking, a guarantee that your tickets will be delivered in time for the event via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery or FedEx International and its Fanguard buyers’ guarantee to safeguard your transaction. View prices on GetMeIn.com here >>

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