British GP ticket sales well up on last year already as new rules pique fans' interest

Wednesday 04th December 2013, 23:47 by TF1T Staff 

Pirelli Motorsport

The British Grand Prix looks set to be another sell-out event despite many fans turning away from the sport due to a certain drivers domination recently.

That has failed to dampen the spirits of the British fans however. It seems the exciting 2013 race - voted the most exciting of the season - and the new regulation changes have piqued their interest and early tickets sales are well ahead of last year.

According to the circuit's managing director Richard Phillips, some of the more popular grandstands are near to selling out.

"This year’s British Grand Prix was a fantastic spectacle and the fans’ experience has translated into early interest and promising ticket sales," he explained.

"Sales were up 50% (compared with 2012) over the grand prix weekend itself and a number of the best grandstands are now almost sold out.

"While there are plenty of tickets still available in a number of other grandstands and general admission areas, we would advise fans wanting a choice of grandstands to book as soon as possible.

"Next year's rules will see a significant change to Formula One, with teams having to design new cars from scratch. With extra power from the turbo engines we're expecting real drama and excitement around the high speed track here at Silverstone."

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