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The Beginner’s Guide to F1 Travel

If you’re attending your first-ever Grand Prix, this guide is for you!

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Nothing about F1 is a cheap sport, so you need to be prepared to spend a little money to see your heroes in action. A full race weekend costs around 500 to 1,000 USD and this includes tickets, hotel, and spending money but doesn’t include travel expenses. If this is prohibitive, you can opt for the budget option and spend 100USD on a general admission ticket on race day.

Doing it DIY or opting for a tour

Both choices have their pros and cons. If you want to save money, DIY is best. However, if you want the full experience, a tour package is the one to pick. Whether this includes access to the F1 Paddock Club Monaco or a tour of the track, you’ll see a whole lot more if you take part in an organized tour.


If you’re wondering how can I get to the F1 Paddock Club in Monaco, you’ll need to have a decent ticket contact. Some races have an official website, but if you really want a good view of the action, chat to the Club and see if you can book through them.

Reaching your destination

Most Grand Prix is held in major cities and is close to public transport or transport routes. You’ll need to plan accordingly to ensure you reach the track on time. If you are flying, try to arrive at least a day early in case of delays.

F1 Grand Prix Championship

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Grand Prix races take place in relatively built-up cities, so finding a place to stay is not too tricky. If you want to get really up close and experience a full weekend of racing, you can camp at many of the tracks in dedicated camping areas. If you are on a budget, you’ll also find that many hostels open their doors to the public for these event. Backpackers, bed and breakfasts, AirBnB and even luxury hotels often offer good rates.

What to pack

You’ll need clothes suited to the weather. It is always advisable to take something warm, comfortable shoes, sunglasses and a hat. If you are in the stands, you may be exposed to sun, rain or extreme cold, so you need to be prepared.