Silverstone today announced it is adding two new grandstands to meet demand for tickets for July's British Grand Prix.

Ticket sales for the British Grand Prix are up 10 per cent on the same period last year with several grandstands already sold out, including all traditional ‘Silver’ category grandstands and the majority of ‘Platinum’ grandstands.

The two new grandstands – the ‘Luffield Complex Grandstand’ and ‘Silverstone Grandstand’ – will be located in Luffield Complex and on the National Pits Straight respectively and will house more than 3,500 extra fans.

Seats in the ‘Silverstone’ stand are categorised as ‘Silver’ grandstand tickets, making them the only ‘Silver’ graded grandstand tickets still available, while ‘Luffield Complex Grandstand’ tickets are categorised as ‘Gold’.

Richard Phillips, managing director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said: “We had fantastic crowds on all three days of last year’s British Grand Prix and interest in this year’s event has been even higher.

"Increasing our capacity will enable even more fans to experience the spectacle, excitement and drama of Formula One at Silverstone."

In addition, Silverstone has launched a new ticket offer for general admission tickets on the Friday and Saturday of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix - offering four tickets for the price of three.

Tickets in the new grandstands are now on sale.

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