British Grand Prix promise full review of system after 2023 ticket sale debacle

9/26/2022 6:02:00 PM

A 'root and branch' assessment of what could be done better surrounding Silverstone ticketing will be starting soon. #F1

A 'root and branch' assessment of what could be done better surrounding Silverstone ticketing will be starting soon. F1

Stuart Pringle has promised a 'root and branch review' of the issues that plagued early ticket sales of the British Grand Prix for 2023.

Henry Valantine Monday 26th September 2022 11:30 AM Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle has promised a “root and branch review” of the issues that plagued early ticket sales of the British Grand Prix for 2023.The family of a ‘loving, caring’ teenager with an ‘infectious smile’ has paid tribute to him following his death last weekend after a crash in Tameside.Sign in Aesthetics count for little in Formula 1.Sign in Aesthetics count for little in Formula 1.

The release of the tickets was met with unprecedented demand for fans to attend next year’s race, but fans quickly found they were waiting for hours in an online queue with reports of people’s place in the order fluctuating on the ‘progress’ bar as time went along, before finding that the ‘dynamic pricing’ system had increased the price of the same tickets by the time they were able to purchase their seats.Others shared with PlanetF1 that their payments had failed by the time they went to check out, pushing them to the back of the queue to have to wait again for another chance to buy – with the multiple problems combining and forcing Silverstone to temporarily suspend British Grand Prix ticket sales while they worked on a fix.Paying tribute to him, Stuart’s family said: “Stuart was a whirlwind from the moment he was born until he began his eternal journey.Having identified problems in sales with ticket provider Secutix, Silverstone said the “fairest thing to do” was to pause sales for the night, before going on sale again the next day.As early as 1981 it had become obvious to Frank Williams that he needed a supply of turbocharged engines to remain competitive over the long term.And the track’s boss has pledged to find the solution to avoid the same happening again this time next year.READ MORE: Woman rushed to hospital with serious injuries after horror hit-and-run “His family and friends will deeply miss his infectious smile and ability to make everyone around him laugh like the class clown he was.“I am extremely sorry for the frustration, upset, disappointment and anger this has caused,” Pringle said in a statement, as per the Guardian.Honda emerged as a potential candidate.

“We are going to do a root and branch review on all of this.“With every waking moment we miss you, Stuart, and will always love you like you are right by our sides.Throughout that year word circulated that the Japanese giant might be tempted back to the top category as an engine supplier rather than an entrant in its own right.I am not closing the door on doing anything differently next year, we will consider anything and everything.“Nothing is off the table.Fly high with the angels our darling son, brother, and friend.We have learned a lot of lessons and we can’t have a repeat of this year.” Given the revenue the British Grand Prix brings to Silverstone, the Covid-19 affected seasons saw the circuit’s income drop enormously, with Pringle suggesting that the future of the track – and race – could have been called into doubt as a result.” GMP'S Serious Collision Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate the incident and any eyewitness - or anyone in the area at the time who may have dash-cam footage – is asked to contact them on 0161 856 4741 quoting incident 3041 of 16/09/2022.

But the turnaround in fans now being allowed back in to watch the race and the peak of popularity Formula 1 is currently experiencing now leaves Silverstone organisers needing to find solutions – which Pringle insists will be found as a result of the upcoming review.“Not long ago the issue was whether we could stay in business.To reach a point where we are suddenly into Adele, Coldplay-scale of demand is just unimaginable,” he explained.“In light of what we know now, can we use our historic model given the current popularity of F1? We have to look at that.“It’s wonderful we have had such a demand but it is utterly regrettable that our fans have been subject to these challenges.

We have to sort it out and we will sort it out.” Read more:.

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How about they have a proper pricing structure and don’t try and rip their customers off? Good a place to start as any. 🤷🏼‍♂️ As soon as they start throwing out phrases like this you can take it as read they aren't going to do a damn thing. Silverstone

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