Silverstone Trackside Guide for the 2019 British Grand Prix

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Here’s your trackside guide to Silverstone for the 2019 British Grand Prix, including the full on-track schedule, information on concerts and other activities happening this year at the 'home of British motorsport'.

Trackside Entertainment

The organisers do a great job of keeping fans hydrated, fed and entertained at the British Grand Prix! The main F1 Fanzone, located between the Abbey and Luffield Corners, offers the best range of merchandise, plus plenty of interactive challenges. The nearby Entertainment Zone has a giant wheel, concert stage (see below) and a good selection of food and drink stalls. A Family Zone is also located behind the National Pits Straight Grandstand, next to the Champions Club by F1 Experiences. Click here to download the 2019 British Grand Prix Entertainment guide with a detailed circuit map.


The concert stage at Silverstone has headline acts on across the weekend, including Razorlight on Friday night, Craig David on Saturday night and Soul II Soul on Sunday night. The drivers will also be making an appearance on the big stage after the race on Sunday.


On-Track Action

The Formula 1 action kicks off with the first practice session on Friday morning from 10:00-11:30. A second 90-minute session is held on Friday afternoon from 14:00-15:30. After the third practice session on Saturday from 11:00-12:00, qualifying takes place from 14:00-15:00 on Saturday afternoon. The main event – the Formula 1 2019 Rolex British Grand Prix – begins at 14:10 on Sunday afternoon.

The British Grand Prix offers a packed schedule of support races, with on-track action beginning on Thursday afternoon. In addition to the main feeder categories of Formula 2 and Formula 3, both of which offer lots of close racing and a very competitive field of young drivers, there will also be Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Masters Historic racing at Silverstone this year, along with several demonstrations of historic F1 machinery and Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps.

Please note that the event schedule is subject to change. Please check for the latest version of the schedule.

Thursday  11 July

Promoter Activity Brawn Demo Lap (High Speed) 11:30-12:00
Masters Historic Practice Session 15:15-15:40
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 15:50-16:20
Promoter Activity Pit Lane Walk for 3-Day Ticket Holders (prize winners only) 16:30-19:30
F1 Experiences Exclusive Pit Lane Walk & Guided Track Tour* 19:45-20:30

*Starter, Trophy, Hero & Premier Ticket Packages only.

Friday 12 July

FIA Formula 3 Practice Session 08:35-09:20
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP1) 10:00-11:30
FIA Formula 2 Practice Session 11:55-12:40
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 12:45-13:20
Promoter Activity Alfa Romeo Demonstration Laps 13:20-13:30
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP2) 14:00-15:30
FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session 15:55-16:25
FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session 16:50-17:20
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session 17:45-18:30
Masters Historic Qualifying Session 18:55-19:25
Promoter Activity Heritage Demonstration Laps 20:00-20:20


Saturday 13 July

Masters Historic First Race 08:20-08:50
FIA Formula 3 First Race 09:25-10:10
Formula 1 Practice Session (FP3) 11:00-12:00
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 12:15-12:35
Promoter Activity Alfa Romeo Demonstration 13:10-13:20
Formula 1 Qualifying 14:00-15:00
FIA Formula 2 First Race 15:45-16:50
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session 17:15-17:45
Masters Historic Second Race 18:10-18:40
Promoter Activity Heritage Demonstration Laps 19:20-19:35
Promoter Activity Formula Student Demonstration 19:40-20:10


Sunday 14 July

FIA Formula 3 Second Race 08:35-09:20
FIA Formula 2 Second Race 10:00-10:50
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Main Race 11:15-11:50
Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps 12:00-12:20
Formula 1 F1 Drivers' Track Parade 12:30-13:00
Formula 1 Starting Grid Presentation 13:00-13:15
Promoter Activity Red Arrows Air Display 13:30-13:50
Formula 1 Formula 1 2019 Rolex British Grand Prix 14:10-16:10


Good to Know

Official Ticket Packages to the 2020 British Grand Prix at Silverstone go on sale on Monday, 15 July with early bird pricing available for the first 30 days. From select grandstand seats to VIP hospitality, F1 Experiences has a package for everyone at Silverstone!