Next summer’s Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for the weekend of 26th-28th July. The date had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2019 calendar at the recent meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in St Petersburg.
With the British Grand Prix at Silverstone now rubber stamped for Sunday 14th July, the Silverstone Classic can officially take its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motor racing.
Coming at the start of the summer holidays, the hugely-popular three-day Classic is expecting another 100,000+ crowd, plus a star-studded line-up of drivers. What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since October, festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer available until the end of December.
With the date for the dazzling three-day car-themed extravaganza now set in stone, full details of the on- and off-track family entertainment will be announced in the coming months – these include the full roster of spectacular races, record-breaking car club anniversaries plus news of a very special ‘rocking and racing’ live music celebration planned to span both Friday and Saturday evenings.
While the Silverstone Classic is renowned for its live music concerts as well as serving up an array of great activities, attractions and amusements for all ages, the stellar cars are always the glittering stars. The Classic sets the international gold standard when it comes to showcasing the cream of global retro racing action with more than 1,000 entries dating back to the glorious heydays of Formula One, GT, Touring and Sports cars.
Many of the regular crowd-pleasing 50+ car grids have already been confirmed along with a remarkable new single-seater celebration as historic Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Three races all feature on the same packed programme for the very first time at the Classic.
Other grids to have been announced include the HGPCA (Historic Grand Prix Cars Association) for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (pre-63 GT), Masters Endurance Legends, the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sportscars plus the Transatlantic Touring Car Trophy. More stand-out races will be revealed soon, too!
In the meantime, highlights of this year’s record-breaking Classic will be screened three times over Christmas on ITV4 at 06:00 on 24th December, 03:25 on 26th December and 06:10 on 29th December.