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F1 fans advised to stay away from Silverstone - Poor weather halves Silverstone's car park capacity

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Formula One fans heading towards the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone may need to rethink their plans after organisers advised those with public car park passes to stay at home. After poor weather has reduced the makeshift car parks to fields of mud, traffic jams have seen Friday ticket holders stuck in their vehicles for upwards of five hours - some missing out on the F1 action completely.

Managing Director at Silverstone, Richard Phillips explained that despite increasing drainage, bringing in both gravel and hardcore to make the car parks usable, 50% are out of action due to rain.

In an attempt to lighten the load tomorrow, Silverstone have said they are: “dissuading fans from coming to the event... if you have a public car pass. Those with park and ride and are camping will be fine.”

They have also said refunds will be organised for people with unused Friday and Saturday tickets, not that that will ease the blow for those fans missing out.