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Silverstone makes changes to bring fans closer to the action

Silverstone makes changes to bring fans closer to the action

10-12-2022 08:33 Last update: 11:31


Silverstone is making a number of changes to the circuit for 2023 to improve the visitor experience. Fans will be able to sit a lot closer to the circuit at certain points.

Silverstone wants to improve fan experience

The Wellington Straight at Silverstone will be fitted with new fencing for next year to improve safety and allow spectators to sit closer to the track. The new fences will be installed by Geobrugg and will be moved 15 metres forward. The company is also responsible for the barriers at the Miami circuit.

"With the speed of the straight and the new safety aspects of Formula 1, it was the right time to move to the Geobrugg system. We want to make sure we’re giving the fans the best experience and the best views," track manager Lee Howkins is quoted by FormulaPassion.it.

The crash barriers have been approved by the FIA and are very easy to install. If something needs to be moved, it can be done easily. The new barrier should be able to withstand speeds of 120 kilometres per hour. The new crash barriers are expected to be ready before Christmas, well in time for the 2023 British Grand Prix.

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