The home of the British Formula 1 circuit, Silverstone is a 30-minute drive away from our Holiday Inn Express Northampton hotel.
Known as 'Motorsport Valley', this stretch of the UK can be called home by the biggest and best names in world motor racing.
The spiritual home of motorsport in the UK, Silverstone is synonymous with legendary drivers and heart-stopping, thrilling racing action.
Throughout the decades, Silverstone has produced some of the most exciting, dramatic and high-speed events in world motorsport calendars. A pivotal track in a number of high-octane world series including; Formula 1, GT Car Championship, MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Touring Car Championship – Silverstone is a mecca for all racing fanatics in the UK.
The history and prestige that echoes from the iconic track is almost as loud as the high-revving engines themselves. A number of championships have been won and lost on the Hanger Straight and various drivers have been crowned all-conquering after heroic overtakes through Abbey corner.
Regardless of the variety of motorsport action, a visit to this celebrated circuit is sure to be one of the most memorable events you can have.
The stretch of the UK surrounding Silverstone is home to the biggest and most competitive names in world motor racing. Dubbed 'Motorsport Valley', eight Formula 1 constructor have their headquarters and testing departments located within 80 minutes from the Silverstone circuit itself. With an illustrious past, serving 38 F1 Constructors Championships by British-built racing cars, the area is really is the best habitat for the best and brightest in high-tech engineering.
In fact, the F1 powerhouse, Red Bull Racing F1 team's headquarters is in Milton Keynes. Ideal for them to hone the capabilities of their dominant machines on the challenging curves of the British Grand Prix circuit.
In addition to Red Bull, ambitious F1 Constructor title challengers such as Force India, Lotus, Mercedes, Williams, Caterham, Marussia and McLaren are all based within a short drive away.
While watching the incredible action on the track at Silverstone, true petrol heads will want to do it for themselves. With world-class facilities and impeccable safety standards, aspiring racers and those who want to push their motors to the limits can do so without endangering others and have an absolute blast in the meantime.
Have the chance to race your own pride and joy on the famous Silverstone straights. Track day novices can receive professional instruction and veterans will be able to experience driving one of the finest tracks in the world.
Why not hire a Silverstone supercar? With a range of included benefits and no speed traps in sight, push the pedal to the metal.
Why not take a fascinating two-hour tour of the unique history, legendary names and famous sights that shaped Silverstone? It's a highly recommended experience for any dedicated motorsport fan, with highlights such as stepping onto the hallowed podium, seeing behind the scenes of race control and of course a guided tour of the historic track itself.
Directions to Silverstone
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The home of the British Formula 1 circuit, Silverstone is just 30-minute drive away (traffic depending) from our Northampton hotel.
When you are ready to wind-down, Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South promises you a quiet, comfortable sleep in clean, modern guestrooms. With a completely free hot breakfast, you won't be driven mad trying to find a way to refuel for the day.
Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South is great value for money and packed with quality - an ideal choice for Silverstone visitors.
1. Turn left on to Loake Close
2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Saxon Avenue
3. At the following roundabouts, take the 1st exit to the M1
4. After 2 miles (J15A), take the A43 exit to Oxford
5. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A43
6. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit to the A43
7. After 10 miles, take the exit toward Stowe/Dadford
8. Follow signs for Silverstone Circuit