Silverstone Luffield Corner: Grandstand, View, Seat Plans…

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Luffield grandstand view at Silverstone

Luffield Corner is the long, tight right-hander at Silverstone that is over 180 degrees and seems to go on forever. It offers great overtaking opportunities and is often a prime spot for some bumper-to-bumper action. Spectating at Luffield offers a great chance to see this close up.

This article provides all the details of the viewpoints, grandstands, seating plans and more at this corner.

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Which corner is Luffield?

Luffield Corner is used on both the Grand Prix and National circuit layouts at Silverstone. On the GP track it’s Turn 7 and on the National circuit it’s Turn 5.

Luffield is a long right hand corner that goes on for over 180 degrees. It’s directly after the fast left hander of Brooklands. 

How fast is Luffield corner?

Luffield is one of the slowest corners at Silverstone. The F1 cars will go as slow as about 75mph, a little too low for their downforce to have any real effect. The MotoGP bikes and British Touring Cars will drop to a minimum speed of around 55mph. 

Is Luffield a good place to sit at Silverstone?

Luffield Corner is a great place to sit and watch the racing action from. Depending on which bit of the corner you decide to view from, you don’t only see Luffield corner but you will also get a view of the previous fast left hander of Brooklands and the following corner Woodcote which leads on to the National Pits Straight.

Brooklands and Luffield normally offer some intense racing action. In the 2022 British F1 Grand Prix the pack of Hamilton, Leclerc, Perez, Alonso and Norris were all jostling for position through this section, lap after lap.

There are general admission standing areas most of the way around the outside of Luffield. There are also a couple of premium general admission ‘plus’ viewing areas.

In addition there are two separate grandstands. Confusingly these are called Luffield and Luffield Corner. 

These two grandstands are positioned at 90 degrees to each other so offer very different views. Luffield grandstand is on the exit of the corner as the track runs round to Woodcote, whereas Luffield Corner grandstand is right in the middle of the 180 degree bend.

Only one of the two grandstands offers the best view of Luffield and Brooklands, read on to find out which one is best and where the ideal seats are.

If you are camping at Silverstone, some of the campsites which offer the shortest walk to Luffield corner include Cartmel Fields, the Golf Club and Woodlands.

Are there big TV screens at Luffield?

There is just one TV screen visible at Luffield corner. This is directly opposite the Luffield grandstand (the one that runs parallel with the track between Luffield and Woodcote). The TV screen is not on the inside of the 180 degree corner, instead it’s right across the other side of the circuit.

From Luffield grandstand you are staring directly at this TV screen, but from Luffield Corner grandstand it’s much harder to view. Those seated on the right hand side of that stand will be viewing the screen at a pretty difficult angle.

The images below first show the screen as viewed from Luffield stand, and then from Luffield Corner stand.

TV screen at Silverstone
TV screen at Luffield corner grandstand

Are the Luffield grandstands covered?

Both of the grandstands at Luffield are covered. They have a roof overhead, but do not have any covering on the sides. That means that if you’re on the end rows you may get a little wet, but you’ll also have a fantastic, unimpeded view.

Luffield grandstand

Where is it?

Luffield grandstand is on the exit of the corner, on the outside (left-hand side) of the circuit. It’s parallel to the track as it very briefly runs straight between Luffield and Woodcote corners. It’s South-East facing.

Infront of the grandstand there are two premium spectating areas called General Admission Plus Luffield Terrace and General Admission Plus Luffield Complex.

Image below courtesy of the Silverstone website.

Where is Luffield grandstand?

What's the view like?

This grandstand has the best view of the two grandstands covering this part of the track. Being positioned where it is, not only do you get a perfect view of Luffield bend but you can also see the cars as they run down the end of the Wellington Straight in to Brooklands.

Additionally you can see the whole of Woodcote corner and the start of the National Pits Straight. The further to the left you can sit in this grandstand, the better your view of both that straight and the Wellington straight, without compromising your view of Luffield at all.

The diagram below shows the sections of the track that are visible from this grandstand highlighted in pink.

This video provides a great example of the view from Luffield grandstand, whilst watching Hamilton and Leclerc trade blows at the 2022 Grand Prix.

Luffield grandstand seating plan

Below is the seating plan for Luffield grandstand. Enter your name and email in the form below and the hi-res plan will be sent straight to your inbox, along with all other Silverstone grandstand seating plans.

The rows run from A (front / lowest) to S (back / highest) and seat numbers go from 1 (closest to Luffield) to 342 (closes to Woodcote). There is now row I (eye). There are roughly 5100 seats in the Luffield grandstand.

I would be aiming for seat numbers as high as possible to get most view coverage of the National Pits Straight, the Wellington straight and the run in to Brooklands.

Luffield seating plan

Luffield Corner grandstand

Where is it?

Luffield Corner grandstand is positioned at 90 degrees to the other Luffield stand. It is slightly earlier on in the corner, directly in line with the apex in the middle of the 180 degree bend. This grandstand is North facing.

There is a premium spectating area in front of the grandstand called General Admission Plus Luffield Complex.

Image below courtesy of the Silverstone website.

What's the view like?

The view from this grandstand is primarily of the entry, middle and exit parts of Luffield bend. You can just about see the apex of the corner before, Brooklands, and can see a little of the cars as they head to the following corner Woodcote, but that is about it.

Additionally, as mentioned above the view of the TV screen isn’t great from this grandstand. The further to the left of this stand you can sit, the better your angle will be for viewing the screen.

The image below shows how much of the track can be seen from this grandstand, highlighted in pink.

This video provides a perfect example of the view from this grandstand.

And this next video was filmed from a little further to the left in the grandstand.

Luffield Corner grandstand seating plan

Below is the seating plan for Luffield Corner grandstand. Enter your name and email in the form below and the hi-res plan will be sent straight to your inbox, along with all other Silverstone grandstand seating plans.

The rows run from A (front / lowest) to U (back / highest) and seat numbers go from 1 (closest to Brooklands) to 207 (closest to Woodcote). There is no row I (eye). There are roughly 3500 seats in Luffield Corner grandstand.

I would be aiming for seat numbers as high as possible, to get the best view of the TV screen, entrance to Brooklands and run down through Woodcote.

Luffield corner seating plan

Best entrance gate for Luffield

The best spectator entrance gates to get to Luffield is Gate 1 or the main entrance Gate 19.

Other Silverstone Grandstands

Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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Chris

Just secured 2 tix for Luffield – Row H – Seat 236! (Hope this is a good seat with a good view?)
Many thanks for your in-depth explanation, it is so clear and super helpful 🙂

Steele Brian

Hi

We have tickets for block 2 Row B – Seat 52 and 51. Is this likely to be a decent seat or should we try to move elsewhere within the stand ?

Thanks

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