British Grand Prix announces new four-day timetable for 2017

British Grand Prix organisers have announced the new four-day timetable for next month's Silverstone Formula 1 weekend

British Grand Prix announces new four-day timetable for 2017

As revealed by Autosport last week, the revision has been prompted by a desire to ease congestion in the British GP schedule.

Silverstone has now confirmed that gates will open at 2pm on Thursday, with the F1 Fan Zone up and running as well as track action in the form of Formula 2 and GP3 practice sessions.

Tickets for the Thursday have been put on sale at £40 for adults and £20 for children.

Those who have already bought weekend tickets will get access on Thursday too, but this will not include entry to a Travis music concert in the evening.

The full schedule including off-track entertainment and ticket details can be found here.

ON-TRACK SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY
15:30-16:15: Formula 2 practice
16:45-17:30: GP3 practice

FRIDAY
09:00-10:30: Formula 1 first practice
12:10-12:20: Renault 40th anniversary parade
13:00-14:30: Formula 1 second practice
15:15-15:45: Formula 2 qualifying
16:05-16:35: GP3 qualifying
16:55-17:40: Porsche Supercup practice

SATURDAY
08:45-09:15: Porsche Supercup qualifying
10:00-11:00: Formula 1 third practice
13:00-14:00: Formula 1 qualifying
15:00: Formula 2 race one
16:30: GP3 race one
17:40-17:45: Williams and Renault 40th anniversary parade

SUNDAY
08:10: GP3 race two
09:20: Formula 2 race two
10:30: Porsche Supercup race
11:30: Formula 1 drivers' parade
12:00-12:05: Williams and Renault 40th anniversary parade
13:00: Formula 1 British GP

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