British GP fans to get Thursday pitlane access

5 April 2014 by TF1T Staff

British Grand Prix fans will get the opportunity to roam the pitlane on the Thursday before the race weekend.

The pitlane tour will give fans an opportunity to see the cars close-up and experience what the pits are like as the teams prepare for the race.

The circuit organiser was given the green light following discussions with Bernie Ecclestone and the teams and they expect upwards of 10,000 visitors.

Speaking about the fan day, Silverstone's managing director, Richard Phillips, said: "We've spoken to Bernie, and he has confirmed that it is okay.

"We have considered doing something like this before, and we are delighted that it is going to happen this year."