Silverstone ticket sale chaos – Everything you need to know about the ticket service blunder for the 2023 British GP

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The British Grand Prix organisers Silverstone, experienced high demand for tickets for the 2023 race

Silverstone has temporarily suspended ticket sales for the 2023 British Grand Prix, after their ticketing provider suffered from “intermittent issues” due to the demand. The circuit put tickets on sale for next year’s race on Thursday morning, however those looking to buy them kept running into error pages and were unable to complete their purchase. A spokesperson for the circuit confirmed over 200,000 people registered for the sale, with 25,000 fans waiting in the queue.

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In an official statement, the organisers announced: “We’ve decided to suspend the 2023 Formula 1 British Grand Prix ticket sale, as we’re acutely aware a lot of fans have experienced intermittent issues in securing their tickets. Due to ongoing issues with our ticketing provider, Secutix, we feel the fairest thing for us to do, is to temporarily pause sales and freeze all ticket prices until these are resolved.”

However, ticket sales are set to resume tomorrow morning after this temporary closure.

Where do things currently stand in F1 ahead of Singapore Grand Prix?

Red Bull continue dominate the drivers’ championship standings after Verstappen secured his fifth consecutive race win. Max Verstappen leads the standings with 335 points followed by Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who occupies second spot with 219 points while Sergio Perez lies in third spot with 210 points – ahead of George Russell, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton.

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In the constructors’ championship, Red Bull lead the table and are miles ahead of the chasing pack with 545 points. Ferrari are significantly behind in second place with 406 points. Mercedes are further behind – they occupy third place, having earned 371 points.

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