Silverstone to open pitlane to fans with three-day tickets ahead of the British GP

Circuit celebrating its 50th GP in 2014; Tickets now on sale

By Sky Sports Online.   Last Updated: 09/04/14 11:46am

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Silverstone will open its pitlane to fans holding three-day tickets on the Thursday ahead of this year's British Grand Prix.

The circuit will host their 50th grand prix on July 6 and as part of the celebrations fans will have the chance to take part in free pit-lane walkabout and enjoy a Kasier Chiefs gig less than 24 hours before the cars roll out for Practice One at the historic venue.

'This will be free to all fans holding a Three Day Ticket to the British Grand Prix,' a Silverstone statement read.

'Fans can get closer than ever to their favourite teams with unprecedented access to the Pit Lane as the teams and drivers are in full preparation mode ahead of the Grand Prix weekend. There will be five Pit Lane Walkabouts over the course of the day. A limited number of tickets are available for each Walkabout and will be allocated on the day.'

On Friday fans are invited to attend in fancy dress from any era of F1 and Managing Director of Silverstone Richard Phillips says fans can be "as wacky" as they like.

"We are changing things a bit this year and we are going to opening up on Thursday," he told Sky Sports F1.

"We are going to do a pitlane for people who have three day tickets and they Kaiser Chiefs are going to be playing as well.

"This is the 50th grand prix at Silverstone and we will be celebrating that with a fancy dress day on Friday, so dress up in period dress from the decades and we'll upload the pictures to our website and then judge them on Friday evening - you can come as wacky as you like."

The 2014 British Grand Prix is live on Sky Sports F1, with Practice One commencing at 10am on Friday July 4.

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