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Donington Historic Festival spectator information

Thursday, May 03 2018

The Donington Historic Festival returns for an eighth year this weekend (4-6 May). If you're  planning on attending, here is all you need to know to make the most of your visit.

Click here to download a timetable for this weekend's event.

Entry List 
Click here to download an entry list for the event.

Venue Map 
Click here to download a map of the venue.

If you have chosen to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required. 

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the main MSV office at Brands Hatch.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, please contact the call centre on 0343 453 9000. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue - you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Additional tickets are available to purchase on the gate for £15 on Friday, and £30 for Saturday or Sunday. A full weekend ticket is available for £50 - discounts are available for 13-15 year olds, while under-13s go free.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 7.30am on all three days. 

You will be directed to our Main Entrance (near the paddock) on arrival, but should this get congested we will direct you to our museum or market entrances.

Disabled parking
Blue badge holders are welcome to park at the blue badge parking area inside the paddock, and a dedicated disabled viewing suite will be open throughout the weekend. Please speak to a member of security or a steward upon arrival, who will direct you to the relevant parking area.

Food and drink
The stunning new Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant in the heart of the paddock will be open throughout the event, with a wide range of food, drinks and refreshments on offer. Garage 39 will open from 7.30am on Friday until 11pm, the same times on Saturday and on Sunday from 7.30am until an hour after racing. Other mobile outlets will be open around the circuit in the most popular viewing areas.

Infield access
Access to the infield viewing areas this weekend will be via the spectator tunnels in the paddock (at the side of Garage 39) and at the Esses. Any vehicles from car clubs with display passes will need to be in position by 10am, with no vehicle admission after this time. Booking for car clubs is now closed.

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available in the spectacular new Hollywood grandstand, offering views of almost all the national circuit. Prices are £10 per day for Saturday and Sunday. Seating is also available in the Wheatcroft grandstand on the pit straight for £8 per day on Saturday and Sunday. All tickets can be purchased from the grandstands directly or from the Megastore opposite Garage 39.

Souvenir Programmes
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates, a booth on the corner of the paddock, the Pit Stop Kiosk, and the new Megastore shop opposite Garage 39 for £8. Each programme features in-depth articles on the Donington Historic Festival and other events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Pit Walkabout
There are free of charge pitlane walkabouts during the lunch breaks on all three days. Be sure to arrive at the assembly point beneath the podium at the side of the Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant in plenty of time.

Weekend entertainment
The 1993 European Grand Prix celebration feature will be in the Launch Pad facility, located at the back of Paddock Three near to Redgate corner. This will include static displays of cars either driven by Ayrton Senna, or cars which he raced against during his illustrious Grand Prix career.

There will be massive car displays on the infield from more than 50 car clubs, with a full listing available in the souvenir programme.

A trade village will be in operation in the paddock, with a variety of items for sale including merchandise and memorabilia, much of which is themed around the Historic Festival.

Non-stop action will come on the Melbourne Loop, with Group B rally cars and historic karts, while in the skies, there are flypasts on Saturday from a Spitfire and Hurricane from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) and a BBMF Dakota on Sunday.

There is a cashpoint on site which is located inside the new Megastore, opposite Garage 39.

Donington Park LIVE! App
Download the Donington Park LIVE! app for free. Available from both the Apple and Google Play Stores, it boasts live timing, live race commentary and event timetable information. Click here to visit the iTunes Store now and here for the Google Play Store.

Radio Donington 87.7FM
Radio Donington will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale at the new Donington megastore for £7 as well as from the grandstands.