2011 Silverstone Classic to Rock the Classic Racing Scene

This year’s edition of the Silverstone Classic, which is scheduled to take place between July 22 - 24, will be the first event to make full use of both the national and international pit complexes at Silverstone.

A part of the grids will be housed in the new F1 pit complex built between Club and Abbey Corners, with the rest set to be in the traditional national pit complex at Woodcote Corner. Visitors will be ferried between the two sites by a fleet of Route Master buses.

The weekend is a remarkable journey through the development of the racing car; from the bold and brave machines of the 1930s to the DFV-engined Formula 1 cars of the 1970s and early 1980s and the stunning Group C sports cars of the 1980s and early 1990s. Further massive diversity is provided by races for period touring cars, classic sports and GT racers of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s,” explains the press release.

The headline figures are mighty impressive: more than 800 race cars, over 1,000 drivers and grids up to 58 cars on the fresh Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, with all these and others promising to offer a perfect celebration of classic racing.

The race line-up for the 2011 Silverstone Classic is nothing short of sensational," said Event Director Nick Wigley. “We have gathered together the finest categories from across Europe and with the move to the new Grand Prix circuit we can run bigger grids than ever before. Even so, some grids have still been over-subscribed!"
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