F1 news: Silverstone thank NHS and key workers with free British Grand Prix tickets

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Silverstone chiefs have announced they will be giving away thousands of free tickets to key workers in 2021, which will be allocated across their three biggest events in 2021, the Formula One British Grand Prix, Moto-GP and Silverstone Classic.

Silverstone missed out on fans last season for their 70th Anniversary Grand Prix as the event was behind closed doors, with MotoGP and Classic both being cancelled due to the global pandemic.

But as a thank you for their hard work over the last year, a total of 10,000 tickets will go to workers who have “risked their lives” over the past 12 months.


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The ballot will be run in association with Blue Light Tickets, a sister company of Blue Light Card discount scheme set up to reward workers in the NHS, emergency services, armed forces and social care sectors.

There are currently over two million Blue Light Card holders in the UK who can all enter to win a pair of free tickets to one of the events at bluelighttickets.co.uk.

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Silverstone boss Stuart Pringle commented “Working with Blue Light Card gives us the reassurance that our tickets will reach those we are all so indebted to and we hope as many as possible can join us this summer to experience live motorsport, something we have all missed over the past 12 months.

“The last year has been a challenge for everyone but particularly for those working on the frontline, putting their lives at risk, to keep our country and population safe under very difficult circumstances.

I hope that this gesture goes some way to demonstrating to this community that their work is very much appreciated.”

The ballot for tickets to the first event, the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, that takes place from 16-18 July, is now open and will remain open until 25 May 2021 with later closure dates for The Classic and MotoGP.

Silverstone says this gives any qualifying key worker plenty of time to join Blue Light Tickets should they not already be in the scheme but wish to be entered into the Silverstone draw.

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