Stirling Grandstand at Silverstone: View, Covers, Seating Plan

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Stirling Grandstands at Silverstone during the 2022 F1

There is a little confusion on the Stirling grandstand at Silverstone as there are actually two seperate stands. The first was opened to the public in 2021 and the second was only available from 2022. They both give a great view of the incredibly fast Copse at the end of the National Pit Straight. 

This article gives you all the information you need on the Stirling grandstands including images and videos of the view, grandstand seating plans, giant TV screen visibility, whether they’re covered and more.

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Where is the Stirling grandstand at Silverstone?

The two Stirling grandstands, A and B, are located at the end of the National Pits Straight at Silverstone. They are on the outside (left-hand side) of the circuit right at the point where the cars are about to enter the 180mph Copse Corner.

For 2023 onwards the two Stirling stands will be available to the public for the Formula One.

Stirling grandstands in at the 2022 F1 Silverstone

The image below shows Stirling A and B highlighted on a map of Silverstone. You can see their proximity to Copse and the end of the National Pit Straight. Both grandstands are South facing.

Is Stirling a good place to sit?

The Stirling grandstands overlook the entry to Copse Corner. This 180mph bend is one of the fastest at Silverstone and is flat-out in the dry for the Formula One cars, and a great place to see their downforce glue them to the road. 

It’s also where Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen came together in 2021, ending with Max visiting the tyre barrier at high speed but thankfully walking away unscathed. There isn’t usually a huge amount of overtaking here as it’s so fast, but some of the bravest drivers do try their luck occasionally.

If you’re camping at Silverstone some of the closest sites to Stirling include Cartmel Fields and West End Paddocks.

Are the Stirling grandstands covered?

Stirling A is uncovered. Stirling B is covered with a roof that slopes down towards the front, but the sides aren’t covered so you’ll be exposed to the elements if you’re on the very end.

What's the view like?

The view from the Stirling grandstands is pretty much the same as you would get from the Copse A stand. Being a little bit earlier on down the National Pit Straight however, you can’t quite see as far through Copse Corner but you can see a little more of the cars as they come around the exit of Woodcote corner.

The image below shows roughly how much of the track is visible from these two stands, highlighted in pink. Obviously the limits of how much can be seen at either end of this depend on which end of which grandstand you sit in.

This video below was filmed from the Stirling stand in 2021, when there was just the one uncovered grandstand. 

As that stand has now been moved a little way back down the National Pit Straight, closer to Woodcote, to make room for the new Stirling B stand, consider the view from this video representative of the view from Stirling B.

Are there big TV screens visible from here?

From the video above filmed in 2021 there was a screen visible on the inside of Copse. This will now be the one most visible to Stirling B. I expect there will also be on slightly early down the straight, on top of the old pitlane buildings visible to Stirling A.

TV screens at Silverstone

Stirling grandstands seating plan

Below are the seating plans for Stirling A and B grandstands. Enter your name and email in the form below and the full hi-res versions of both will be sent straight to your inbox.

Stirling A is fairly small, with rows that go from A (front / lowest) to M (back / highest) and seat numbers that run from 1 (closest to Woodcote) to 57 (closest to Copse).

Stirling B is larger, again it has rows running from A to M but this time seat numbers go from 1 to 117.

Stirling A grandstand seating plan
Stirling B grandstand seating plan

Best spectator entrance gate

Gate 5 is the nearest entrance for spectators, but gates 6 and 3 are also only a short walk away.

Other Silverstone Grandstands

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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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