Surviving the British Grand prix – the tips of Esso

Surviving the British Grand prix – the tips of Esso

Lewis Hamilton, fans
photo: Mercedes

As thousands of F1 fans prepare for the road trip to this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Esso went behind the scenes at technology partner Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to offer the insiders’ guide for any fans travelling to Silverstone.

Esso has used its long and successful heritage in motorsports to compile some survival top tips

Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner recommends: “Take sun cream and a cagoule. As it is an old airfield you are exposed to the elements. It can either be baking hot or wet and soggy!”

Whilst project manager Caroline Tierney urges fans to “wear good sturdy shoes and walk around the circuit to get the best views of the cars.”

Machinist Neil Ambrose adds: “Avoid the motorway. Instead, I would suggest you make your way through Brackley or via Buckingham taking the back roads.”

As well as being a tough race for the fans, the Silverstone circuit is challenging for the Esso Synergy race fuels team

“Silverstone is a high-speed circuit that demands full throttle for more than half of the lap. And it is known for being high on fuel consumption,” said David Tsurusaki ExxonMobil’s Global Technical Motorsport Manager. “Our Esso Synergy race fuels team works closely with our partner Aston Martin Red Bull Racing to help make a difference to performance on the track. It’s a big challenge from a technical perspective. But [it is] also an iconic race and a real highlight on the F1 calendar. We hope our tips help all those committed British fans making the trip to get the most out of their British GP experience.”

And for a good meal after a long day, ExxonMobil Motorsports Technical Advisor Mike Frost recommends The Butchers Arms at Towcester.