Farm Curve at Silverstone is a flat-out left hander on the infield section of the Grand Prix track. The Grandstand here gives a wonderful view of the whole infield. This article provides the seating plan, images and videos of the view, information on the nearest car parks and entrances and everything else you need to know about spectating at this corner.
is Farm Curve a good place to sit at Silverstone?
Farm curve is the flat-out left kink that links the incredibly fast Abbey corner, the first corner on the grand prix circuit, with the very tight right hander of Village corner. The Formula 1 cars will take Farm Curve at close to 190mph.
Village is the first key overtaking opportunity on the GP track for both F1 and MotoGP. The large amount of braking on the way in here to slow the cars and bikes from the high speed Farm Curve (which is even faster than Copse Corner) means that there are always some last minute late-braking manoeuvres on display.
It’s almost guaranteed that there will be some action here on the opening laps of a race. The grandstand at Farm curve is perfectly positioned, being higher up than the general spectating areas, to be able to see all of the infield section, including the Loop and Aintree.
In 2022 the heart-stopping battle between Hamilton, Leclerc, Perez, Norris and Alonso raged on through this infield section during the British Grand Prix with multiple overtakes happening in just two corners. Fans seated at Farm saw the whole thing first hand.
Farm Curve is part of the infield section on the GP track. It is not part of the National circuit which the BTCC and most club events use.
If you’re camping at Silverstone then some of the nearby campsites with the shortest walk to Farm Curve include Cartmel Fields, Woodlands and the Golf Club.
are there big TV screens at Farm Curve?
There is one large TV screen across the track directly opposite Farm grandstand. The screen is fairly close and easily visible from the whole stand.
is Farm Curve grandstand covered?
Farm grandstand at Silverstone is not covered, it is completely open to the elements. So bring your anorak and / or your factor 50 depending on what mood the British weather is in.
where is Farm Curve at Silverstone?
The grandstand at Farm Curve is on the left hand side of the track as it curves around to the left after Abbey corner and before the tight right hander of Village. The grandstand is positioned parallel to Farm Curve but set back just a little way, with a gravel trip between it and the track itself. It is adjacent to the Village A grandstand, which is to the left of Farm grandstand. It also has The View, a smaller grandstand, to the right of it which has a better view of Abbey.
There is a general admission standing spectating area directly infront of the grandstand, and also to either side of it.
Farm feels like it is located on the infield section of the circuit with the track curving around it on both sides, however it is actually on the outside of the circuit. You do not have to cross over to the inside of the track to get to it.
Farm Curve grandstand is pretty much South facing, but as the track runs from right to left in front of the stand it’s unlikely there will be any issues with looking in to the sun as you watch the cars come round.
view from Farm Curve
The location and orientation of the Farm Curve spectator area and grandstand means that it has a fantastic view of the whole infield section including Abbey, Farm, Village, the Loop and Aintree. The view of the cars through this whole section is completely unimpeded so you stand a great chance of seeing some close racing action through these key overtaking areas.
The Silverstone website says the grandstand also has great views of Becketts and Chapel and the start of Hangar Straight. I don’t think this is completely accurate. The lower rows near the front of Farm grandstand aren’t able to see over the fences to that bit of the track. And the spectators standing up in the general areas definitely won’t be. To stand a chance of seeing Becketts you would need to be seated as high up as possible in the stand.
The image below shows the visible track sections highlighted in pink. I haven’t included Becketts in this as the majority of seats cannot see it clearly enough.
The video below gives a great idea of the view from Farm Curve grandstand.
Farm Curve grandstand seating plan
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The rows go from A (front / lowest) to Q (back / highest) and seats are numbered 1 (nearest to Abbey) to 279 (nearest to Village). There is no row I (eye).
Aim for the top few rows if you want to stand a chance of seeing over the fence towards Becketts. But you won’t ever be able to see Maggots, the first part in the Maggots and Becketts complex.
how many seats are in Farm Curve grandstand?
There are roughly 3000 seats available in the Farm Curve grandstand.
best entrance gate for Chapel grandstand
The spectator entrance closest to Farm Curve at Silverstone is either the main entrance gate 19, or gate 16.
See our other article on the full details of all spectator entrance gates for more information, maps and directions to the different entrances.
best car park for Chapel grandstand
The car parks nearest to the main entrance are the closest to Farm Curve at Silverstone. These are car parks 49 and 50.
Alternatively the ones across the road at the main entrance, 43, 44 and 45, aren’t too far away either, you will just have to cross the pedestrian bridges over the main road to get in to the circuit.