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F1 News: British Grand Prix Angers Fans With Ridiculous Price Increase

The prices for the 2023 British Grand Prix have been published by Silverstone, but fans have launched complaints at the track after seeing that they’ve been increased massively after the increase in the popularity of the sport.

This will be the 77th race at Silverstone, but fans are complaining about the steep rise in prices after a record-breaking attendance this year of 401,000 people. Despite this, this is one of the most popular tracks in the F1 calendar, being home to some of the greatest drivers on the planet including 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Silverstone sent out a notification notifying fans that tickets are about to go on sale starting from $100. This 3-figure expense only covers FP1 and FP2 on the Friday, with race day tickets starting at double that and looking to increase sharply.

Grandstand tickets are looking to be sold for $335, but with demand for these being so high, Silverstone itself has admitted that the prices will go up every 90 seconds. Purely ridiculous.

“We’ll be on sale soon,” the site says. “When we are, you’ll need to book fast; our prices will be increased based on demand. These prices will automatically refresh after every 90 seconds.”

Twitter users have been going mad at the track for this, with one user calling them “Ryanair”

Another calls Silverstone “hungry for cash”:

Another adds that “these stupid games will just upset fans”.

Plenty more have added their annoyance to the social site:

Vent your frustration to Silverstone in the comments below.

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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