Becketts corner at Silverstone is the final part of the incredibly fast Maggots and Becketts complex, an amazing place to watch the F1 cars from. This article provides all the information you need on the Silverstone Becketts grandstand including a seating plan, images and videos of the view, best car park entrance point and more.
is Becketts a good place to sit at Silverstone?
Becketts is a fantastic place to sit at Silverstone as every seat in the grandstand gives you a complete overview of the Maggots, Becketts and Chapel sequence of corners leading on to the Hangar Straight. There are also general admission spectator areas infront of the grandstand here around the edge of the circuit, which give a lower but equally great view.
This left-right-left-right-left sequence of corners is almost entirely flat out in a F1 car which approaches the first part of this sequence at over 180mph. Whilst this section of the track doesn’t always see the most overtaking, it is one of the best places on the track to observe the incredible downforce in action on the cars, even more so than Abbey or Copse Corner. You will think your eyes are deceiving you as the cars look like they are on rails through this sequence.
Becketts grandstand is usually available for seating during the MotoGP, but not always. It is not available for the BTCC at that runs on the National circuit which doesn’t use Becketts corner.
are there big TV screens at Becketts?
There are usually 2 big TV screens visible from the Becketts grandstand. These are across the other side of the track which is a little way away. Bringing a set of binoculars is never a bad idea just in case they’re a little too far away to view comfortably.
is Becketts grandstand covered?
The Becketts grandstand at Silverstone is covered. It has a roof over the top with a section at the front that drops down to provide additional protection for those seated towards the front of the stand.
There are no covers on the side of the grandstand, so people seated at the ends could get a bit wet if it’s raining sideways but at the same time they will have a great view back up the track towards Maggots that isn’t obstructed.
where is Becketts grandstand at Silverstone?
Becketts grandstand is located on the outside (left-hand side) of the track at Becketts corner, half way through the
Maggots-Becketts-Chapel sequence. This around 2/3rds of the way around a full lap of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
Becketts grandstand is to the right of Chapel grandstand as you look at the ciruit, but positioned at 90 degrees to it. It is adjacent to the Club Silverstone enclosure, which is an exclusive VIP area. There is also the new Escapade Silverstone residency and hospitality complex being built between Copse and Becketts corners.
If you are camping at Silverstone some of the nearest campsites with the shortest walk to Becketts are Whittlebury Park and the Ridings.
Image below from the Silverstone website.
view from Becketts grandstand
The Becketts grandstand has an amazing, panoramic view. Pretty much every seat in the grandstand will be able to see everything from the entry to Maggots corner, right through Becketts, Chapel and on to the Hangar Straight as far as the Hangar Bridge. Additionally most of the seats can see over the fence to the infield section and watch the cars go round Farm Curve, Village, Aintree, the Loop and down the Wellington straight.
The map below shows the areas of track that are visible from pretty much any seat in the Becketts grandstand highlighted in pink.
Becketts grandstand is quite high up. Even the front rows that are lowest down are pretty well elevated which helps give the seats here such a good view.
There is a lot of run-off area either side of the track through the Maggots and Becketts complex of corners. Whilst the grandstand itself is pretty close to the fencing, the track is across a fair chunk of grass and gravel. You don’t feel like you’re right in amongst the passing cars, instead you feel like you have a viewpoint that gives you a wonderful overview of a huge chunk of track.
The video below is filmed from the grandstand and shows how the cars are visible in the infield section and the closer outfield section.
Becketts seating plan
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One thing to note with this grandstand is that the track doesn’t run parallel to the stand. The circuit curves round in front of the seating and the further to the left of the grandstand you are (as you look at the track), the closer you will be to the circuit.
The Becketts grandstand has rows which run from A (further forward / lowest) to U (furthest back / highest) and seat numbers which go from 1 (closest to Maggots) to 414 (closest to Chapel corner / nearest the track). There is no row I (eye).
how many seats are in Becketts Siverstone?
There are roughly 6,700 seats in the Becketts grandstand at Silverstone. This is taking in to account the gaps between each of the different sections within the grandstand.
best car park for Becketts grandstand
Car park 37 is the closest parking area to Becketts grandstand. It is almost directly behind this seating area so is only a short walk.
best entrance gate for Becketts grandstand
The nearest entrance gate to Becketts grandstand is gate 9. See our article on all Silverstone entrance gates for a map and full details of each gate location.