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Morning All,

I was looking at ordering some tickets for the next british grand prix, but I'm not too sure what would be a good trackside location?

Now, I thought, who would be able to help me with this dilema ?

Then it came to me, my learned friends at Alfaowner.com!!!

So, if anyone has any tips for the best action spot they'd be much appreciated.

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Hi Stuart,

My best viewing at Silverstone is at the end of the Hanger Straight (Becketts?) where you see some awesome overtaking (Crashes!!) and good exit speed or Copse.
TBH I would not bother going to Silverstone - I find its an incredibly boring track and would much prefer to see them bring back Brands.

Is anyone going to Autosport 2006? I am looking at going - never been before - is it good? I have been wanting to go for years but this year I might actually do it
 
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Hi Stuart,

My best viewing at Silverstone is at the end of the Hanger Straight (Becketts?) where you see some awesome overtaking (Crashes!!) and good exit speed or Copse.
TBH I would not bother going to Silverstone - I find its an incredibly boring track and would much prefer to see them bring back Brands.

Is anyone going to Autosport 2006? I am looking at going - never been before - is it good? I have been wanting to go for years but this year I might actually do it
Autosport event at the NEC?
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Best place to see the GP is in front of the telly with a few tinnies.

I'm going to the Autosport show in Jan, Saturday most likely.
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Best place to see the GP is in front of the telly with a few tinnies.

I'm going to the Autosport show in Jan, Saturday most likely.
Sat for me too as getting back from there on a Sunday will be a nightmare
Maybe arrange to meet up nearer the time?
 
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Re: British Grand Prix

instead of going to the grand prix, go to the silverstone classic ?

it's on 28/29/30 of july next year.

we got really good seats, in woodcote, for a fraction of the price of the gp ?

i think it was £20 each for the weekend pass, but i can't remember exactly ?

historic f1 cars from pre wing days up to around mid 80's,

formula 5000 cars, ex indy cars, le mans cars, sports cars, you name it ?

the historic touring car ( pre 66 i think ) featured minis, a couple of alfas, anglias and cortinas up against mustangs etc !!

we thought they would just tootle around and look after all the cars, but these guys were going for it !! some great racing !!

you can also get into the pit garages and look around the cars, not something you can do at f1 ??


here's a link to some pics of this year's ?

http://www.silverstoneclassic.com/gallery/2005.htm

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I've been to Silverstone a few times and have watched the GP from the exit of the becketts complex, the outside of luffield and the entry into woodcote/pit lane.

I've also jump the fence in a testing session and managed to walk around the track between bridge and club. If you sit by the track a little way before the abbey chicane, you can see all the way down to club, and then across to the exit of Stowe corner ( the one at the end of the hangar staright). You'll also see any daft moves they attempt into the Abbey chicane.

The safest bet is the Priory-->Luffield complex at the end of the lap. It's the slowest part of the track but you see the cars for the most time and you'll see them trying stupid stuff going into Priory....eg Damon Hill and Schumacher in 1995.

The Becketts complex is okay, but because it's on the brow of the hill, you don't really get to see much. It's very very quick there though.

Hopefully that helps a bit.

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