Last-minute surge in 2024 British GP ticket sales after Lando and Max F1 battle


The thrilling lead battle in Austria gave 2024 British Grand Prix ticket sales an immediate boost, with fans hoping for more drama at Silverstone this weekend and just a few hundred tickets remaining

Max Verstappen alongside Lando Norris in 2024 F1 Austrian GP

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The no-holds-barred duel between Lando Norris and Max Verstappen in Austria has prompted a last-minute surge in British Grand Prix ticket sales, with only a few hundred still available for this weekend at Silverstone.

Unlike at this point last year, the race is not yet sold out, but the prospect of further fireworks on Sunday brought an influx of orders on Sunday evening.

Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle spoke last month about how Verstappen’s recent dominance had made selling tickets more difficult, saying that repetitive, predictable results took the edge off the sport.

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But picking next Sunday’s race winner is far from straightforward, with Red Bull now facing a sustained challenge. McLaren has matched or exceeded its pace in the past three races, and Mercedes isn’t far behind. George Russell was positioned perfectly to take victory in Austria as Verstappen and Norris limped away from their collision, and Lewis Hamilton will have hope of adding to his tally of eight British Grand Prix wins.

Silverstone told Motor Sport that the circuit had seen a surge of sales in the hours after the Austrian thriller and is now close to selling out.

British Grand Prix tickets still available

Limited stocks of general admission tickets, costing £349 for three days of action are still on sale, as are three-day grandstand tickets.

Available seats include some on the Hamilton Straight overlooking the start-finish line, as well as at Chapel, overlooking the Becketts complex, Woodcote, with a view of the Wellington Straight and long Luffield right-hander, as well as the National Pits Straight, leading up to Copse.

Raceday hospitality options start from £1,095.

Silverstone Hamilton

Silverstone has had a sellout crowd in recent years

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In addition to the F1 schedule, racing includes Formula 3, Formula 2 and Porsche Supercup rounds, along with historic F1 demonstrations.

The weekend’s concert programme for spectators begins with Kings of Leon on Thursday, with Stormzy, Pete Tong and Rudimental appearing later in the weekend.

At the beginning of the year, Silverstone announced a ten-year extension of its deal to host the British Grand Prix, as it continues developing the site, with new Escapade residences almost complete and a kart track soon to be built.