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EwmanM wrote:
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Rob-F1 wrote:Next year it will be just me and mate going to the GP on our own. I'll be more than happy to camp with all you lot. :D

You very welcome. good laughs and crazy times guaranteed :hehe: :laugh:


Unless your dour...

You mean me??? and whats a weiner?? you mean whiner? or have i missed something here??? (I usually miss punch lines in jokes :rofl: )
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racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
Rob-F1 wrote:Next year it will be just me and mate going to the GP on our own. I'll be more than happy to camp with all you lot. :D

You very welcome. good laughs and crazy times guaranteed :hehe: :laugh:


Unless your dour...

You mean me??? and whats a weiner?? you mean whiner? or have i missed something here??? (I usually miss punch lines in jokes :rofl: )


Actually the dour part is me. :thumbup: Not you, with your crazy times.
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EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
Rob-F1 wrote:Next year it will be just me and mate going to the GP on our own. I'll be more than happy to camp with all you lot. :D

You very welcome. good laughs and crazy times guaranteed :hehe: :laugh:


Unless your dour...

You mean me??? and whats a weiner?? you mean whiner? or have i missed something here??? (I usually miss punch lines in jokes :rofl: )


Actually the dour part is me. :thumbup: Not you, with your crazy times.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Ah! A dour scot! Told you I was slow :tongue: You cant be dour at silvrstone!
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Re: Advice for Silverstone

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racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
Rob-F1 wrote:Next year it will be just me and mate going to the GP on our own. I'll be more than happy to camp with all you lot. :D

You very welcome. good laughs and crazy times guaranteed :hehe: :laugh:


Unless your dour...

You mean me??? and whats a weiner?? you mean whiner? or have i missed something here??? (I usually miss punch lines in jokes :rofl: )


Actually the dour part is me. :thumbup: Not you, with your crazy times.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Ah! A dour scot! Told you I was slow :tongue: You cant be dour at silvrstone!


How long do you have to travel to get the track :P?
The time I get there i'll be wanting to get to my bed...
Up bright and early for Friday.

After a while I may wet my whistle and let things drop. :laugh:
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EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
racechick wrote:
Rob-F1 wrote:Next year it will be just me and mate going to the GP on our own. I'll be more than happy to camp with all you lot. :D

You very welcome. good laughs and crazy times guaranteed :hehe: :laugh:


Unless your dour...

You mean me??? and whats a weiner?? you mean whiner? or have i missed something here??? (I usually miss punch lines in jokes :rofl: )


Actually the dour part is me. :thumbup: Not you, with your crazy times.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Ah! A dour scot! Told you I was slow :tongue: You cant be dour at silvrstone!


How long do you have to travel to get the track :P?
The time I get there i'll be wanting to get to my bed...
Up bright and early for Friday.

After a while I may wet my whistle and let things drop. :laugh:


I'll arrive Friday eve in time for BBQ (about 6or7ish) Then???whatever? Fair? Pub? Usually one of those.
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I think it would be easier if we stuck to the Silverstone meet up topic that's currently running. :)
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Re: Advice for Silverstone

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Hi , this is my first GP too, apparently we have parking in the park and ride at Towcester Racecourse. We are coming from essex, which should normally take around 2 hours, does anybody have any advice on when we should leave ? . Whats the timetable, obviously i know when the F1 race is on but when do the support races happen ?. We have seats in Copse A so no need to worry about getting a view point, just dont want to be stuck in traffic !

I did once attend the quallys, as had a friend of a friend who worked for bernie, i got to park inside the circuit (centre next to the team lorries etc ) . I remember queuing for a good couple of hours to get in tho and that was a Saturday !.

Also had an idea about coming up on the A5, Is that a good idea, or am i better off sticking with the M1 ?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I'm only going to post this once, so EVERYONE heading this year, heads up!

Friday 4th July
06:00
All Gates Open
24 hours
Silverstone Radio On Air (87.7FM)
08:00 - 08:15
Marshalling System Track Test
08:00 - 18.00
Silverstone TV On Air - all screens
08:30
Stowe E-Zone Open
08:30
Copse E-Zone Open
08:45 - 09:15
Formula BMW Practice Session
09:30
Formula One Track Inspection
10:00 – 11:30
Formula 1 1st Practice Session
11:55 - 12:25
GP2 Practice Session
12:00 - 24.00
Royal Oak Pub opens in Silverstone Village
12:50 - 13:10
Formula BMW Qualifying Session
13:00
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Drivers Meeting
13:10 - 13:45
Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:15 - 13:25
The Red Devils Parachute Display Team (10mins)
13:30 - 13:40
Formula 1 Track Inspection
14.00 – 15:30
Formula 1 2nd Practice Session
16:00 - 16:30
GP2 Qualifying
16:00 - 17:00
Formula One Press Conference
17:00
Drivers Meeting
17:00 - 17:45
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:15 - 19:00
Marshals Pit Walk
18:00 - 24.00
Fair Ground and Towcestrians Bar Open
18:00
Stowe E-Zone Closes
18:00 - 20.00
Band performing at Copse E-zone - Natalia and The Champions
20:00
Main Venue Gates Close
20:00
Copse E-Zone Close

Saturday 5th July
06:00
All Gates Open
24 hours
Silverstone Radio On Air (87.7FM)
09:00 - 18.30
Silverstone TV On Air - all screens
09:00
Stowe E-Zone Open
09:00
Copse E-Zone Open
09:00 - 09:45
Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
09:00 - 09:15
Marshals System Track Test
09:30 - 09:40
Track Inspection
10:00 - 11:00
Formula 1 3rd Practice Session
11.00 - 24.00
Royal Oak Public House Garden Open
11:10 - 11:22
The Blue Eagles Helicopter Display Team (12 mins)
11:25 - 12:10
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying
12:15 - 12:50
Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:30 - 12:40
Track Inspection
13:00 - 14:00
Formula 1 Qualifying
14:40
GP2 Pit Lane Open
14:50
GP2 Pit Lane Closes
15:00
GP2 First Race (36 Laps or 75mins)
16:30 - 17:00
Formula BMW First Race (13 Laps or 25mins)
17:45 - 18:15
Silverstone Historic Saloon Car Qualifying session
18:00 - 24.00
Fair Ground and Bar Open
18:30 - 20.00
Band performing at Copse E-zone - One Step Behind
18:00
Stowe E-Zone Closes
20:00
Main Venue Gates Close
21:00
Copse E-Zone Closes

Sunday 6th July
05:00
All Gates Open
00:00 to 21:00
Silverstone Radio On Air (87.7FM)
07:00 - 16.00
Silverstone TV On Air - all screens on site
07:00
Stowe E-Zone Open
07:00
Copse E-Zone Open
07:30 - 08:10
Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
07:30 - 08:15
Formula 1 Pit Stop Practice
07:45 - 08:00
Marshals System Track Test
08:30 - 09:00
Formula BMW Second Race (13 Laps or 25mins)
09:10
GP2 Pit Lane Open
09:20
GP2 Pit Lane Closes
09:30 - 10:20
GP2 Second Race (24 Laps or 45mins)
10:00
Formula 1 Drivers’ Meeting
10:45 - 11:20
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (14 Laps or 25mins)
11.00 - 24.00
Royal Oak Public House Garden Open
11:30
Formula 1 Drivers’ Track Parade
11:45 - 12:15
Starting Grid Presentation with the Band of the Royal Marines
11:50
Two Seater Demonstration 3 Laps
12:00 - 12:24
Red Arrows Air Display
12:10 - 12:20
Track Inspection
12:30
Formula One Pit Lane Open
12:45
Formula One Pit Lane Closed Grid Formation
12:46
National Anthem
13:00
2008 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX 60 Laps
15:25 - 15:55
Silverstone Historic Saloon Car Challenge Race (12 Laps)
15:30
Stowe E-Zone Closes
15:30
Copse E-Zone Close
16:15
Grand Prix Party Backbeat Beattles, Formula 1 Driver appearances


*Please note this is only provisional at the time of going to press.

Also deanoandrew, I'd stick to the M1 mate, they usually close off the roads that link with the A43, however I'm not certain about the A5.
AS for when to leave, it's up to when you want to enter.

Gates are at 5 so a early morning drive?
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All the info on what times things and races are goin on are on the Silverstone website.
Also for people that are traveling in like me, this page should provide some useful info!

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deanoandrew wrote:We are coming from essex, which should normally take around 2 hours, does anybody have any advice on when we should leave ?


I attended testing on the Thursday last week and travelled from the Chelmsford area direct to the circuit - I left at 6 and arrived shortly before 10! The M1 was an issue, I got stuck in traffic along the M10 between the A414 and M1 itself. The M1 has average speed cameras from the first junction at St Albans, right up beyond Luton airport (50mph). This was a work day though, but if I were going I'd leave early, and still expect to park up 3 hours later. I returned along the A414 and then A12 to avoid the M25 - but if you leave early, neither road should be an issue.

deanoandrew wrote:Also had an idea about coming up on the A5, Is that a good idea, or am i better off sticking with the M1 ?


I doubt you're the only one with that idea - and when the A5 jams up, it really jams up. Good luck, and enjoy it - the roadtrip is as much as part of the day as watching the racing (and please post your pictures of the event here when you get a chance ;) ). :thumbup:
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Stephen wrote:I doubt you're the only one with that idea - and when the A5 jams up, it really jams up. Good luck, and enjoy it - the roadtrip is as much as part of the day as watching the racing (and please post your pictures of the event here when you get a chance ;) ). :thumbup:


Does that count for all of us?
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EwmanM wrote:
Stephen wrote:I doubt you're the only one with that idea - and when the A5 jams up, it really jams up. Good luck, and enjoy it - the roadtrip is as much as part of the day as watching the racing (and please post your pictures of the event here when you get a chance ;) ). :thumbup:


Does that count for all of us?


Yep, post your pics here: viewforum.php?f=15
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Stephen wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
Stephen wrote:I doubt you're the only one with that idea - and when the A5 jams up, it really jams up. Good luck, and enjoy it - the roadtrip is as much as part of the day as watching the racing (and please post your pictures of the event here when you get a chance ;) ). :thumbup:


Does that count for all of us?


Yep, post your pics here: viewforum.php?f=15

How to I get my pics to post? It keeps saying the file is too big
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racechick wrote:
Stephen wrote:
EwmanM wrote:
Stephen wrote:I doubt you're the only one with that idea - and when the A5 jams up, it really jams up. Good luck, and enjoy it - the roadtrip is as much as part of the day as watching the racing (and please post your pictures of the event here when you get a chance ;) ). :thumbup:


Does that count for all of us?


Yep, post your pics here: viewforum.php?f=15

How to I get my pics to post? It keeps saying the file is too big


Just use the likes of imageshack, copy the exact link into this forum between the [image] [/image]
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Also there is PhotoBucket and you can download the images off your computer but I'm sure Imageshack lets you do that also. Hurry the suspense is killing me! :)
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