21 Photos Of The Thrilling Silverstone Classic
Photography by Nat Twiss
Besides the British Grand Prix, which is the UK round of the Formula 1 World Championship, this classic car event is the biggest event on the calendar for the biggest circuit in the country. It’s as impressive as it sounds, too: more than a hundred thousand people descend on Silverstone for the Classic to watch these old beasts race. If there’s one thing to take away, it’s that the passion for vintage racers is stronger than ever.
And really, why wouldn’t that be the case? Last month, this circuit was also packed, but to see those cars race the spectators had to spend hundreds upon hundreds of pounds, and were constrained to their grandstands or designated viewing points…and don’t even start to talk about the ‘deficient auditory experience’ of modern racing cars.
A month later, you can walk right to the pit garages, hear the cars fire up, talk to the drivers. The food stalls and live music isn’t bad too, but let’s be honest, we’re here for the cars. Want to watch each race from a different point on the circuit? Go ahead.
Have fun, don’t take it too seriously, at least if you’re not the one behind the wheel. The drivers? Race as if your life depended on it, forget the price tag: you’re here to win.
What was your favorite part of this year’s Classic?