Motor Racing – Silverstone
Silverstone motor race track is only 10 miles from Home Farmhouse. The international Formula I Grand Prix is held at Silverstone every year in July and the future of this event at Silverstone has now been guaranteed by a new sponsorship deal. This deal has not only ensured that the race will be held at Silverstone for the next 15 years but has also generated additions and improvements to the facilities at the track. In addition the building of a bypass round the village has now been started which will greatly ease the traffic problems during major events at the track.
There always seems to be something going on at Silverstone whether it be race driving lessons for enthusiastic amateurs, motor racing at levels other than Formula I or rallies of vintage and classic cars. Full information can be obtained from the Silverstone web-site www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk
One note of warning. It is virtually impossible at short notice to find accommodation near Silverstone for the Grand Prix weekend in July. Anyone wishing to visit the Grand Prix should start looking for accommodation the previous winter, if not before.