Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 18 September 2020

New homes on Silverstone F1 track offer front-row seats to all the racing action

Escapade Silverstone offers 60 properties right on the edge of the Grand Prix racetrack

Sports fans like to get close to the action – but access doesn't always come easily.

For followers of Formula One, the roar of the engines is like music to the ears, so imagine the excitement of being trackside without actually leaving your home.

A new development on the racetrack at the UK's legendary Silverstone Circuit is set to provide homebuyers with that opportunity.

Escapade Silverstone is a matter of yards from the circuit, meaning residents could give the likes of Lewis Hamilton, winner of this month's British Grand Prix, a wave out of their front window as he goes hurtling past.

The project comprises 60 residences and a clubhouse, and is said by its developer, Escapade Living, to "redefine access to motorsport", with views stretching over Silverstone’s most notable set of corners – Copse, Maggots, Becketts and Chapel.

A limited number of residences were made available for sale to coincide with the British Grand Prix. Ranging from two to four bedrooms, they're priced between £650,000 (Dh3.1 million) and £1,650,000.

The development is due to break ground in October and be in operation by May 2022.

The clubhouse and facilities include state-of-the-art simulator rooms, briefing rooms, a driver-focused gym, oxygen swimming pool and sauna, restaurant, bar and private dining room.

The properties, meanwhile, will have cantilevered terraces for a closer view of the racetrack, plus underfloor heating.

"Owners will also be granted founding membership, giving free access for all major race events, use of the clubhouse – even when they’re not staying – priority track access and exclusive invites to owner-only events, track days and trips," the developer said in a statement.

It added: "Residences are provided on a 125-year lease and owners will be able to use them as they wish up to a certain number of nights a year. Usage nights are calculated to enable maximum utilisation of a property – for owners as guests and investors."

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