The addition of two British race drivers has boosted ticket sales for next year’s formula one event at Silverstone, according to organisers of the British grand prix on 8 July.
Rookies Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri) and Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) were recently tabbed to join the 2007 starting grid, adding to Britain’s existing duo David Coulthard (Red Bull), a Scotsman, and Jenson Button (Honda).
“Tickets for the (grand prix) have been selling faster than mince pies this week,” a statement read.
Not since 2002 will the Silverstone grid have boasted five home heroes, which is nearly a fifth of the entire field.
“We’ve always said that a successful British driver, or a strong British interest for the fans, helps sell tickets,” said the circuit’s managing director Richard Phillips.