British GP 2022: Silverstone set to host a a huge motorsport party with 400,000 fans expected over the weekend

British GP expected to have a grand total of 400,000 fans over the course of the weekend

British GP
British GP

British GP is just around the corner and we can’t wait to get going on the historic circuit of Silverstone. The Grand Prix is closing in on a hundred years in the sport with the first race held in 1926 and has been a part of the F1 calendar every year since 1950. It serves as a home race for the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Lando Norris and George Russell.

Lewis Hamilton is definitely the crowd favorite with thousands of people turning up every year to cheer on their superstar. The seven time world also rarely disappoints as he has eight wins on his beloved circuit, with the last one coming last year. Last year’s British GP saw Lewis Hamilton crash into Max Verstappen in this initial stage of the race, earning himself a 10 second stop and go penalty.

This was definitely a blow to Lewis Hamilton’s chances to win the Grand Prix. But, the Brit showed us why he is a seven time world champion as he came from behind to pip Charles Leclerc for the win. The British fans will be expecting more of the same but it will be a difficult task to contain the likes of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who have been running in a league of their own.

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British GP expected to have a grand total of 400,000 fans over the course of the weekend

British GP
British GP

Despite all of Lewis Hamilton’s issues this year around, he will have his army supporting him around the circuit of Silverstone. Stuart Pringle, managing director of Silverstone, said, “The 2022 Formula One British Grand Prix is going to be the biggest ever event that we’ve run at Silverstone.”

“We thought it was a big crowd last year. This year the demand has been exceptional, it’s very exciting. I think lots of people really felt during the Covid period that sport and live events were important to them and they didn’t want to miss out.”

“Plus that terribly exciting Championship last year with it going down to the wire. So yes, a bumper crowd this year with over 400,000 over the weekend.

British GP always has an atmosphere which is something all F1 drivers crave for. The circuit is fast as an arrow with multiple opportunities to overtake, which makes it an ideal venue for both fans and drivers.

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