Home  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Classic Cars Monthly Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Historic Racing & Motorsport History > Historic Racing Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 17 May 2021, 21:01 (Ref:4052107)   #16
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 168
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwh43scale View Post
Hugely disappointing that Silverstone don't seem to able to get this whole affair sorted sensibly (like some other circuits have done) for the 'umble spectator.
Would be interested to see their viewpoint.
I refuse to become discouraged. Ten splendid grids packed with wonderful cars. A seat undercover. Excellent racing almost certain. £28 for two full days. First day's racing for months. That's enough for me..

Silverstone is a soulless dump I know and they infuriate me too but I will overlook all the bad stuff and make sure I enjoy every minute.
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 17 May 2021, 21:05 (Ref:4052108)   #17
dwh43scale
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United Kingdom
Milton Keynes
Posts: 620
dwh43scale should be qualifying in the top 5 on the griddwh43scale should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Crow View Post
I refuse to become discouraged. Ten splendid grids packed with wonderful cars. A seat undercover. Excellent racing almost certain. £28 for two full days. First day's racing for months. That's enough for me..

Silverstone is a soulless dump I know and they infuriate me too but I will overlook all the bad stuff and make sure I enjoy every minute.
Enjoy ! I might be envying your roof at Donington (750MC) and Brands (British GT) respectively ! Planning to see HSCC at Cadwell ...
dwh43scale is offline  
Quote
Old 17 May 2021, 22:25 (Ref:4052117)   #18
Thundersports
Veteran
 
Thundersports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Balearic Islands
On the dark side of the moon
Posts: 1,630
Thundersports should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by eigger View Post
Thanks for highlighting this. i had been looking forward to this event but having seen the spectator restriction i won't be attending. I'm intrigued to know how Silverstone have interpreted the Covid guidelines - we need to keep people socially distanced so were going to corral them all into one corner of the circuit - baffling.
Exactly my thoughts I won't be going now after some consideration. Brands Hatch this weekend instead none of the limited access round the circuit and far better views.
Thundersports is offline  
Quote
Old 18 May 2021, 01:29 (Ref:4052124)   #19
Lancsbreaker
Subscriber
Veteran
 
Lancsbreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
England
Padiham, Lancashire
Posts: 3,410
Lancsbreaker has a real shot at the podium!Lancsbreaker has a real shot at the podium!Lancsbreaker has a real shot at the podium!Lancsbreaker has a real shot at the podium!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Crow View Post
I refuse to become discouraged. Ten splendid grids packed with wonderful cars. A seat undercover. Excellent racing almost certain. £28 for two full days. First day's racing for months. That's enough for me..

Silverstone is a soulless dump I know and they infuriate me too but I will overlook all the bad stuff and make sure I enjoy every minute.

A for effort, sir! Enjoy it indeed
Lancsbreaker is offline  
__________________
Richard Murtha: Yay! Return to the track achieved....Still old and slow, of course!
Quote
Old 18 May 2021, 12:16 (Ref:4052162)   #20
Anyopenroad
Veteran
 
Anyopenroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
European Union
London
Posts: 747
Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!
Just aside from the stupidity of coralling people into a small area rather than allowing them to spread around a 3.5 mile circuit, if we are limited to one grandstand and a small area (with no view of the track) along one straight, this will confirm my impression that Silverstone see spectators as an irritation they would prefer not to have to deal with outside one or two events a year.
Anyopenroad is online now  
__________________
I like taking pictures of cars going round tracks.
Quote
Old 18 May 2021, 12:46 (Ref:4052164)   #21
Mike Harte
Subscriber
Veteran
 
Mike Harte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
United Kingdom
W. Yorkshire
Posts: 3,817
Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!Mike Harte has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anyopenroad View Post
Just aside from the stupidity of coralling people into a small area rather than allowing them to spread around a 3.5 mile circuit, if we are limited to one grandstand and a small area (with no view of the track) along one straight, this will confirm my impression that Silverstone see spectators as an irritation they would prefer not to have to deal with outside one or two events a year.

I don't think that this is even true of Sillystone. I attended the GP about 5 years ago with my sons and grandchildren, and we all had three day tickets which entitled you to limited grandstand admittance on the Friday and Saturday. We stood under one grandstand during the Saturday practice and the F1 qualifying, after which the grandstands all emptied out.

We then decided that it would be nice to get into the stand where we were to watch the other races, and it took a lot of effort to persuade the two officials standing at the entrance to allow us to go in as they were guarding a grandstand that had probably no more than a dozen people in it..

I can well understand that we shouldn't be allowed to enter whilst the F1 cars were on track or might be later, but it made no sense to stop us when there were unlikely to be a huge crown descending on the stand.
Mike Harte is offline  
Quote
Old 18 May 2021, 16:43 (Ref:4052183)   #22
Anyopenroad
Veteran
 
Anyopenroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
European Union
London
Posts: 747
Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!
The FAQ on the Silverstone website no longer makes any reference to roving areas. It also originally said masks in stand only, now masks are required everywhere on site.

I would not have bought tickets had these conditions been in place at the time. I’ll be asking for a refund - I expect they will dig their heels in citing Ts&Cs but at least the complaint will be registered.
Anyopenroad is online now  
__________________
I like taking pictures of cars going round tracks.
Quote
Old 18 May 2021, 21:33 (Ref:4052211)   #23
Willmaz223
Veteran
 
Willmaz223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location:
Somewhere on the Planet we call Earth.
Posts: 1,495
Willmaz223 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridWillmaz223 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Will be weather depending attending this for both days.

Seems a right confusing mess reading the different covid facts and as for the spectator map well that does sum up Silverstone. For me its okay as I dont tend to move much.

No matter what will just be happy to see cars in face rather than on a timing screen and enjoy it for what it is.

Miss the paddock walks though...
Willmaz223 is offline  
Quote
Old 19 May 2021, 12:32 (Ref:4052255)   #24
justracing
Subscriber
Veteran
 
justracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
United Kingdom
West Sussex
Posts: 1,788
justracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridjustracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Crow View Post
I refuse to become discouraged. Ten splendid grids packed with wonderful cars. A seat undercover. Excellent racing almost certain. £28 for two full days. First day's racing for months. That's enough for me..

Silverstone is a soulless dump I know and they infuriate me too but I will overlook all the bad stuff and make sure I enjoy every minute.
I admire your fortitude but it's not for me, I love historic and classic racing but I'll wait for the Masters at Brands and a trip to Cadwell later on.

Last edited by justracing; 19 May 2021 at 12:38.
justracing is offline  
Quote
Old 19 May 2021, 14:12 (Ref:4052260)   #25
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 168
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by justracing View Post
I admire your fortitude but it's not for me, I love historic and classic racing but I'll wait for the Masters at Brands and a trip to Cadwell later on.
Seems I am in a minority of one here then. Never mind. I will try on Monday to describe the visceral experience of 24 litres of three Can Am cars in a drag race into Woodcote, the ear splitting howl of 30 F2 engines, the flame throwing RS500s and Nissans, the mayhem of 40 FFs and on and on and on. Who needs to rove? Can't wait.
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 19 May 2021, 17:51 (Ref:4052283)   #26
Anyopenroad
Veteran
 
Anyopenroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
European Union
London
Posts: 747
Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Crow View Post
Who needs to rove? Can't wait.
My irritation is not so much at the particular restrictions themselves, but rather at the fact that "roving" was very much part of the offer when I bought the tickets but is very much not so now. I was sold something other than what now exists.

As for "who needs to rove?" that would be those of us whose primary hobby is taking pictures. I'll be doing that - and enjoying the visceral delights you eloquently describe - at Brands Hatch a week later, Donington later in the year and probably at Spa in October. All places which are better in every imagineable way than Silverstone, including their attitude to spectators.

Needless to say I hope you have a fantastic time .
Anyopenroad is online now  
__________________
I like taking pictures of cars going round tracks.
Quote
Old 19 May 2021, 19:35 (Ref:4052297)   #27
Mike Crow
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 168
Mike Crow should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Point taken and your comments now understood. A fascination with photography is something that has always eluded me entirely. Each to his own though and I envy you Spa
Mike Crow is offline  
Quote
Old 20 May 2021, 17:21 (Ref:4052429)   #28
coppice
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Australia
Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Posts: 683
coppice has a real shot at the championship!coppice has a real shot at the championship!coppice has a real shot at the championship!coppice has a real shot at the championship!coppice has a real shot at the championship!
I was tempted until I saw the utterly asinine approach the circuit is taking to access. The most open, windiest race circuit in the UK and yet you are kettled in to one area ? I normally walk 10 - 20,000 steps at Silverstone as part of my ongoing mission to find somewhere where the cars are in the same postcode ... Weird , isn't it , that you can have an indoor pub lunch two miles away , but you can't walk round the empty acres of Silverstone.

Instead I shall be going to my local dragstrip where there has been an outbreak of common sense and pragmatism .
coppice is offline  
Quote
Old 21 May 2021, 15:50 (Ref:4052546)   #29
Anyopenroad
Veteran
 
Anyopenroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
European Union
London
Posts: 747
Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!Anyopenroad has a real shot at the championship!
Have people who booked for this received their e-tickets yet?
Anyopenroad is online now  
__________________
I like taking pictures of cars going round tracks.
Quote
Old 21 May 2021, 17:02 (Ref:4052560)   #30
Willmaz223
Veteran
 
Willmaz223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location:
Somewhere on the Planet we call Earth.
Posts: 1,495
Willmaz223 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridWillmaz223 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Its on your Silverstone Online account. I had to sign in once then twice to get to them. Then downloaded the tickets and printed them. Its quite long winded for something that should be so simple.
Willmaz223 is offline  
Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brands Hatch CSMA Classic Raceday 17/18th May Stacy Trackside 132 29 May 2003 11:42
Now Can I Start the BARC Classic Raceday Mallory Park 7th April Thread? Peter Mallett Trackside 62 22 Apr 2002 18:59
BTCC raceday vauxhall Australasian Touring Cars. 2 2 Jun 2001 12:45
BRSCC Raceday RIKB National & Club Racing 4 4 May 2000 23:30


All times are GMT. The time now is 18:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2021 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.