Silverstone welcomes all Sunday ticket holders

Saturday 07th July 2012, 19:21 by Ryan Wood 

Silverstone has thanked those fans that stayed at home on Saturday and has issued a further statement welcoming all ticket holders on Sunday.

The race organisers made the difficult decision to request those travelling by car to the circuit itself, not to attend on Saturday following poor weather which, combined with excessive traffic on Friday, left car parks in an unsafe state.

However with slightly drier conditions and time to repair the fields, Silverstone believes they are in a position to accomodate all 135,000 spectators.

"Silverstone would like to thank fans that heeded the circuit's advice on Friday evening and did not come to the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix on Saturday," said a Silverstone statement.

"While it was an extremely difficult decision, and one that will have disappointed people that had to stay away, the decision gave the circuit a fighting chance to repair and get previously unsafe car parks into a state that can be used on race day.

"The circuit has implemented further contingency plans throughout Friday night and Saturday. As a result, it is now in a stronger position to accommodate all ticket holders coming to Silverstone on Sunday."

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