British Grand Prix Hospitality
The year's most prestigious event, the 2016 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX heads to the Home of British Motor Racing for another year of dramatic racing. Nothing beats the atmosphere, especially when a British driver takes to the racing track.
The 2016 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX promises to be an exhilarating event. Enjoy the glamour and excitement with FMCG Hospitality and Silverstone’s Official Trackside hospitality; we have been an official provider of permanent hospitality for over ten years and bring our wealth of experience to provide the finest hospitality. We welcome the F1™ Drivers back to the track for another year and know that it’ll be the event of the year.
In addition to the amazing views, fine food, electric atmosphere we supply a selection of beverages including champagne, so there couldn't be a more idyllic way to entertain your guests.
Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit is built on the site of RAF Silverstone, on the borders of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, roughly equidistant from Milton Keynes and Northampton. The much improved A43 bypass now allows the heavy Race Day traffic to flow, and shuttle busses run regularly from both Milton Keynes and Northampton mainline Train Stations. For some however, the only way to arrive at the Circuit is via Helicopter, which results in Silverstone becoming the UK’s busiest Airport on Race Sunday.
Silverstone was opened as a World War Two airfield in 1943, near the leafy village of the same name. Once the war had ended in 1945 Britain was left with a number of redundant airfields but without a major race track Donington Park was still a military vehicle storage depot, Brooklands had been sold off, Crystal Palace was in a state of disrepair and Brands Hatch was still under-developed.
The Royal Automobile Club was interested in Silverstone as a potential site and approached the Air Ministry in 1948 and a lease was arranged. At this time the centre of Silverstone Circuit was a farm producing cereal crops and also a piggery so the RAC employed farmer James Wilson Brown to create the first Grand Prix circuit at the site and gave him just two months to build it.
On October 2nd, 1948, amid straw bales and ropes, Silverstone's first event took place, the RAC Grand Prix. The crowds came in their thousands, thrilled to see the return of Grand Prix racing after so many years of war austerity.
F1, FORMULA 1, FORMULA ONE and GRAND PRIX are trademarks belonging to Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. This website is not associated with the Formula One Group.