F1 Silverstone 2023 Tickets on Sale Today!

F1 Silverstone 2023 Tickets on Sale Today!

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DMC2

1,623 posts

192 months

Thursday 15th September
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I was in the queue for 3 hrs when that email arrived. What an absolute joke. I work in digital, there is zero need for this given current technologies.

Sandpit Steve

6,852 posts

55 months

Thursday 15th September
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TheDeuce said:
It's hilarious there's another thread complaining about price of Silverstone tickets. Plainly they could have added another £100 a ticket and still sold out!

I understand the frustration of not actually being able to buy a ticket due to the crush of course... But it must be bloody difficult to get the platform live and able to handle such a huge influx of transactions.
If the problems are simultaneously that the tickets are too expensive, but also that the event is sold out within 24 hours, then clearly more economics lessons are needed!!

Good luck to everyone still in the queue!

Chainedtomato

478 posts

86 months

Thursday 15th September
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DMC2 said:
I was in the queue for 3 hrs when that email arrived. What an absolute joke. I work in digital, there is zero need for this given current technologies.
Progress bar on the queue only got half way for me before the email

I work in hosting and we help customers avoid these types of situations for sales etc what a joke

Dazzled

192 posts

207 months

Thursday 15th September
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The queue is now "paused" apparently.
Strange how the e mail came out just before the ticket office staff pack up for the day and go home. Bet they're looking forward to tomorrow.
I got as far as the payment page before it all went Pete Tong and then got lobbed out of the site.
With the amount of time I've spent in the queue today i could have seen the Queens coffin by now and be home in time for tea.

toastyhamster

1,501 posts

77 months

Thursday 15th September
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We'll persevere tomorrow but will be actively looking for a different venue the following year. Not just this shambles, just the overall cost is just too much, even for a 3 day event.

pauljoecoe

117 posts

241 months

Thursday 15th September
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Don't understand their approach to selling these tickets. They never announced when they would be available for sale. The email notification I'd signed up for arrived in my inbox at 12.38 and just said they are available now. Why not give a time and a date in advance like most ticket sellers do! Did they hope this would stop a mad rush all at once?

Also prices seem to be random in an increasing direction. What's wrong with setting a price and sticking to it! Really do not like Silverstone!

satfinal

2,164 posts

143 months

Thursday 15th September
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Every single ticket provider tries to reinvent the wheel, so their sales pitches aren't carbon copies of their rivals. But they all fall flat on their face, always,

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Thursday 15th September
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Pssssst! Wanna ticket? It's just gone up...

Oh, you still wanna ticket? It's just gone up again!!

Sorry, but rofl

TheDeuce

15,325 posts

47 months

Thursday 15th September
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I suppose in a way F1 is now an elitist pastime again in the UK. To watch it (legally) you have to either pay crazy prices at Silverstone or crazy prices to Sky.

I'm not sure why there are about 300,000 people prepared to pay 'whatever' for Silverstone, I'd always head into Europe personally. But clearly, there are more punters than there are tickets.

It's a bit weird it's quite so costly but I can't criticise it. I mean, if any of us owned Silverstone we'd have to be mad to not sell tickets for what the market is willing to pay...


ch37

9,370 posts

202 months

Thursday 15th September
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TheDeuce said:
I suppose in a way F1 is now an elitist pastime again in the UK. To watch it (legally) you have to either pay crazy prices at Silverstone or crazy prices to Sky.
VPN + F1 TV. Costs me about a tenner a month in total, no lengthy contract, and you get a better service than Sky, AND better commentary!

Gtom

1,321 posts

113 months

Thursday 15th September
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My wife has managed to get tickets today for the 3 days as a 40th birthday present for me but I have told her I’m not tenting or travelling. I have got access to my old man’s caravan but after 30 minutes of googling for a pitch I gave up, it’s as clear as mud.

Can anyone who has gone before recommend a place to stay or have I missed the boat already? In which case I have got 2no tickets for sale…..

TheDeuce

15,325 posts

47 months

Thursday 15th September
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ch37 said:
TheDeuce said:
I suppose in a way F1 is now an elitist pastime again in the UK. To watch it (legally) you have to either pay crazy prices at Silverstone or crazy prices to Sky.
VPN + F1 TV. Costs me about a tenner a month in total, no lengthy contract, and you get a better service than Sky, AND better commentary!
Yep - that's my solution too! Easily the best way to watch F1 in the UK smile

toastyhamster

1,501 posts

77 months

Thursday 15th September
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Gtom said:
My wife has managed to get tickets today for the 3 days as a 40th birthday present for me but I have told her I’m not tenting or travelling. I have got access to my old man’s caravan but after 30 minutes of googling for a pitch I gave up, it’s as clear as mud.

Can anyone who has gone before recommend a place to stay or have I missed the boat already? In which case I have got 2no tickets for sale…..
I think Woodlands has sold out of pitches with a hookup and the other pitches are tent only. Think there's still space in Whittlebury and the Golf Club though, both get good reviews but are a bit further away. Glamping is extremely expensive, so much so I've not tracked when or if they went on sale/sold out.

Took a tent to Woodlands last year, our first experience of camping after we hired a van for Car Fest. Suffice to say we'll be back in a van for next year.

LukeBrown66

2,822 posts

27 months

Thursday 15th September
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All I can say is, staggering.

There is a reason the prices go up every year and by considerable margins, and the few posts here and elsewhere are evidence.

far play Silverstone, as I said somewhere else you could legitimately charge 700 quid for 3 days and still sell out.

Out of interest what price would actually STOP people buying? Is there a limit to the madness! their marketing is genius, here spend 99 quid extra to get tickets sooner, so the limit is at least 650 is it not for top area seats?

Are these the same [people who would bh about fuel prices, food prices and household utilities prices>? I expect some of them would be, they are necessary things

Bravo, it really does seem yo cal sell snow to eskimos!!

aberdeeneuan

1,293 posts

159 months

Thursday 15th September
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After going for the last few years, think I’m out this year. Membership scheme, escalating prices, etc, just doesn’t sit right when Monza is under £100 GA for 3 days…

PhilAsia

1,549 posts

56 months

Friday 16th September
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.....a fool and their money...

Teddy Lop

6,710 posts

48 months

Friday 16th September
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DMC2 said:
I was in the queue for 3 hrs when that email arrived. What an absolute joke. I work in digital, there is zero need for this given current technologies.
Unless it's deliberate, create some panic and FOMO, add in "surge pricing" (WTaF?) and sit back..

Dunno if that's what's going on but I'm open to skulduggery when many (most) have their heads in the sand right up until the reveal, would like some answers on this...

Mrs spent over 4 hours by a PC yesterday trying to secure tix, we've been to Silverstone many times and also gone abroad to other races and we can afford whatevz but there's a bad funking taste developing over this. Never seen anything like it.

Pflanzgarten

1,105 posts

6 months

Friday 16th September
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ch37 said:
VPN + F1 TV. Costs me about a tenner a month in total, no lengthy contract, and you get a better service than Sky, AND better commentary!
What do you class as a better service?

Sheetmaself

5,309 posts

179 months

Friday 16th September
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It does strike me as odd that I have never struggled to buy tickets before and now that i could’ve paid £99 not to of had an issue I am struggling.

Just like a fee years back when priority circuit access was created. Never had a problem with queues to get in until they offered that as an extra!

Smacks of paying to receive the same service otherwise it will be engineered to be worse.

Like i stated in my thread about the £99 fee to buy tickets. If they had of out the price up by this amount I wouldn’t of been too fussed, I enjoy everything the day has to offer so have about 30 hours of entertainment for £600 ish quid, I’m ok with this. But the sneaky way they are doing things is very annoying.

number2

2,720 posts

168 months

Friday 16th September
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It's changed a lot over the years. Last time I went was 2013 - fantastic weekend - think GA was about 130 and it was either that or a grandstand seat.

Now there are a plethora of options. Different crowd I imagine.

Tried to buy tickets for the Dutch Grand Prix earlier this year but all sold out.

I think the sport has become 'too' popular.

I just like to be able to buy a ticket no rush no hassle fixed price. Looks like I won't be going to a GP for a while!