British GP 2018

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since we went to the British GP! Time really has flown by. We had such an awesome time and I’m going to share with you some of the best bits.

Entertainment

The papier mache drivers dancing to YMCA on the main stage

There’s always plenty of entertainment at the British GP and 2018 didn’t disappoint. The FanZone had all sorts of things going on – from driver fitness tests, tyre changing challenges and F1 gaming.

At the main stage were numerous music entertainment including Jo Whiley and Mel C. But the BEST thing I saw on the main stage was the papier mache drivers dancing to YMCA! (Watch the video!!)

Lewis Hamilton

Four different shots of Lewis Hamilton post race as he came to wave to the fans gathered on track

I’m not a big Hamilton fan but he won me over during the British GP weekend. He did a fantastic lap and qualified in pole position.

Unfortunately due to a bad start he was hit by Kimi Raikkonen and fell towards the back of the grid. It was worth being at the race to hear the crowd reaction. Being the only British driver on the grid, the crowd mostly were supporting him even if they weren’t – if that makes sense.

He had a sensational race and ended up finishing in 2nd place. I know that after the race there was some controversy in that he didn’t do the interview but from what he said, he was exhausted so I don’t really blame him. It was a hell of a race.

Also, we got quite close to him during our track invasion – I would highly recommend you watch the video!

Post Race Track Invasion

On the left is a photo of me under the starting lights and on the right is the husband under the same lights

Post race we invaded the track – as always! But this time we didn’t have to jump a fence as they opened the gates for the fans. I had hoped to get under the podium for the celebrations but I hadn’t realised that you can’t really see the podium from the track.

Instead we headed down the start finish straight and found ourselves opposite the garages where both Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1 were filming. So if you look closely you can see us in the background of both channels.

Driver Appearances

As we didn’t have Pit Walk tickets – still don’t know how to get my hands on those – we didn’t get to meet any of the drivers. We did however see them on the main stage post qualifying. There they were interviewing Pierre Gasly, Brendon Hartley, Valterri Bottas and of course Lewis Hamilton. Also Jenson Button made an appearance!

Not only that we caught glimpses of the ex-drivers who’ve turned their hands to being TV pundits – Channel 4’s team of David Coulthard, Susie Wolff, and of course Mark Webber… and Sky F1’s team of Paul DiResta, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert and Jenson Button.

Also on Thursday afternoon we spotted Lance Stroll and Sergei Sirotkin (the Williams guys) in the FanZone. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to grab a selfie with Lance Stroll but I was oh so close!

Me and the husband stood at the first corner post race after a really fun time at the British GP 2018

Oh we had such a wonderful time and I am SO glad we decided to go. 2019 tickets are on sale now and I’m debating to go for grandstand tickets or not.

Did you watch the race? What did you think of the British GP?

Rebecca

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3 Comments

  1. July 17, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I thought it was a great race! Not quite the outcome I wanted (Hamilton fan), but still a good one. I really need to save up and go next year… 😀 A wonderful write-up and great to see what else you can get up to whilst there.

    • Rebecca
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      July 17, 2018 / 9:03 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post. It’s all go at Silverstone. There’s all the support races as well as the main event. FanZone has lots going on as well. Well worth going

  2. August 9, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    I’m glad you’ve had a wonderful time. I’m intrigued by the fan zone, it looks very interesting. With Max out, I know I would have been disappointed with the race. I would love to go at one point though, maybe in a couple of years. 🙂

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