Work out the cost of your weekend at the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race is on July 7-9, 2017.
The Austrian Grand Prix can be an affordable race, especially if you choose general admission tickets and trackside camping. However, the price can quickly add up for grandstand tickets, hire car and decent hotels in Graz or near the circuit. Nevertheless, with good organisation and decent facilities, a trip to the Red Bull Ring does feel like good value.
Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The budget does not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Austria.
- Weekend cost €295 ($311 USD)
- 3-day General Admission ticket = €95
- Trackside camping for 3 nights = €80
- Spending money (€40 x 3) = €120
The Cheap Charlie stays in a hostel, buys the cheapest weekend ticket (General Admission), takes their own food and drink to the race, doesn’t drink alcohol trackside and either makes their own food away from the track or eats at budget restaurants such as McDonalds. If possible, the Cheap Charlie will look to eliminate the cost of accommodation altogether and either stay with friends or couchsurf.
- Weekend cost €715 ($755 USD)
- 3-day mid-range Grandstand ticket (e.g. Red Bull C, E, 1-18 ) = €295
- Mid-range hotel in Graz for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = €180
- Spending money (€80 x 3) = €240
The Average Joe buys a low to mid-range Grandstand ticket for the weekend, stays in a 3-star hotel or apartment, buys food and drink trackside, and can afford a reasonably priced restaurant meal at night as well as a few drinks at the pub. Average Joe’s budget doesn’t stretch to anything more than the cheapest of the merchandise items on sale at the track.
- Weekend cost €1495 ($1580 USD)
- 3-day Start-Finish grandstand ticket = €495
- High-end hotel in Graz for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = €360
- Hire car & petrol x 4 days (cost shared between 2 people) = €160
- Spending money (€160 x 3) = €480
The Extravagant Eddie buys the most expensive Grandstand seat on offer, stays in a decent hotel and goes out to some of the city’s best restaurants and clubs. They will take taxis rather than public transport and spend up big on merchandise at the track. They may risk blowing their budget with a trip to the trackside Casino.
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