Followers fume at British Grand Prix ticketing issues and value surges : PlanetF1

British Grand Prix tickets for 2023 went on sale on Thursday, however followers have voiced their anger on the lengthy wait to safe their place at Silverstone subsequent yr, in addition to a ‘dynamic pricing’ system seeing ticket prices rise as demand surges.

Scores of followers have taken to social media and a few claimed that after lengthy occasions queuing on-line, funds did not course of and compelled some to start out their wait once more to purchase tickets – a difficulty which circuit officers now say has been fastened.

The system’s ‘dynamic pricing’ additionally will increase ticket costs based mostly on the demand for them – with prices rising rapidly as a result of “unprecedented” variety of folks seeking to purchase tickets for subsequent yr’s British Grand Prix.

Silverstone supplied an replace on Thursday afternoon nevertheless, posting on social media: “We’re sorry some followers are experiencing issues buying tickets for the F1 British Grand Prix.

“We’re experiencing unprecedented visitors on our website inflicting delays, we need to get your reserving on monitor as rapidly as doable, we’re doing all we are able to to unravel this & minimize wait time.”

However tons of of indignant followers responded to the put up with their very own experiences of their watch for tickets to date, with some saying their place within the queue has moved ahead and backwards because the day has progress, with studies of waits of greater than three hours to get to ticket choices.

And as soon as they will select their tickets, the pricing system has elevated the price.

“Nobody can get on the location with out it crashing or kicking us but you continue to elevate costs,” one fan wrote.

“Demand isn’t there if peope can’t get on the location. It’s a shambles and also you’re abusing the nice nature of F1 followers. It’s not a query of promoting out, however how a lot cash you will get from us.”

One other shared their expertise with PlanetF1, writing: “I refreshed the web page and the costs had gone from £309 to £549… they’re mainly scalping folks with their auto value adjustment. you possibly can sit subsequent to somebody they usually’ve paid 309 and also you’ve paid 549… for a similar seat.”

When it comes to the quantity of followers ready, Sky Sports activities commentator David Croft reported extra particularly that 210,000 folks registered for tickets this yr, with round 25,000 followers queuing to purchase their tickets for subsequent yr’s race.

PlanetF1 has approached a Silverstone spokesperson for remark.

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