British Grand Prix racing at Silverstone is a well-managed, professional event, and the chances of a spectator requiring Grand Prix accident advice are thankfully slim. The thrill of the race and the roar of the Formula One cars as they hurtle around the circuit create an intoxicating atmosphere of danger, and the awareness that one lapse of concentration on the part of the highly-skilled drivers could be fatal is all part of the appeal. The accident risks facing spectators however, are mostly far more minor and mundane, but it is also important to be aware of how to avoid them, and what to do should an accident occur.
How to stay safe
Huge crowds gather to watch Grand Prix racing at Silverstone, and the best viewing positions are hotly contested. Though the crowds are invariably friendly and stewards efficient, it is always possible for a dangerous crush to occur. Always be alert and be aware of exit and entry points while remaining courteous and considerate of those around you. On hot days, always have a bottle of water on your person, and watch your alcohol consumption, as this may impair your judgement or make you ill. Try to keep your distance from spectators who appear drunk and rowdy, and if necessary report them to a steward. Also be careful with hot food and drinks – both your own and others.
What to do if an accident occurs
If you do suffer injury due to an accident at Silverstone, stay calm and seek appropriate assistance as soon as possible. Trained First-aid employees, stewards and marshals should all be easily accessible. If you fear you may be seriously injured, remain still and get a friend to seek help. You should also try to get the contact details of any witnesses to your accident, especially if another person or the race organisers appear to be at fault. If this is the case, you could have the basis for a compensation claim.
Let us help
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have years of experience in assessing and pursuing accident claims just like yours. The first step is to call our free 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our friendly and professional trained advisors. They will be able to let you know whether you have a claim worth pursuing. If you do, they can put you in touch with one of our expert solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Alternatively, visit the Accident Advice Helpline website, where you can use our 30-second online claim calculator to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to. Grand Prix racing should be an enjoyable and safe experience, and a day to remember. A Grand Prix accident that is not your fault can be traumatic as well as painful. Hopefully this won’t happen, but if it does, Accident Advice Helpline will do their very best to make sure that you get the full compensation that you deserve.