Padel goes fast and furious at British Grand Prix

Padel heads for the fast-lane this weekend as the LTA brings the game to Silverstone for the 2023 British Grand Prix.

The LTA is hosting a pop-up padel experience for fans to come and play with friends, family and special guests. The experience aims to introduce new audiences of all ages and abilities to the sport and encourage more people to pick up a racket and play at their nearest courts.

The court is based in the Family Zone at the Silverstone circuit throughout the weekend and will feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in British padel – including British No 1 Tia Norton, Louie Harris, Catherine Rose, Aimee Gibson and Francis Langan.

The British stars will also be taking to the Drivers Inn stage each morning to give fans a fun padel-based warm-up to kick-start the day.


Padel is a popular with many F1 drivers; Ferrari stars Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have been known to play against each other in their spare time away from the racetrack – as featured in the Netflix series ‘Drive to Survive’. Padel fever has taken over at many of the other teams as well, with Maclaren’s Lando Norris and Oscar PIastri also big fans of the sport, as well as two-time champion Fernando Alonso and American Logan Sargent. 🎾

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