Budget Planner – 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Work out the cost of your weekend at Interlagos for the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix with our budget planner! This year’s race is on November 10-12, 2017.

It is possible to do a weekend at the Brazilian Grand Prix on a limited budget, but be wary; the costs can quickly add up for tourists in Brazil and this makes the race one of the more expensive on the current Formula 1 calendar.

Average costs are per person, based on a stay of 3 nights with race tickets, accommodation, cost of getting to and from the circuit, and spending money. The budget does not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach Brazil.

Cheap Charlie

  • Weekend cost $365 USD (1157 BRL)

  • 3-day Grandstand Q ticket = $185
  • Dorm bed in central hostel (3 nights) = $60
  • Spending money ($40 x 3) = $120

The Cheap Charlie - Explained

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.

Average Joe

  • Weekend cost $870 USD (2760 BRL)

  • 3-day Grandstand M ticket = $510
  • Mid-range hotel in the center for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = $120
  • Spending money ($80 x 3)  = $240

The Average Joe - Explained

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.

Extravagant Eddie

  • Weekend cost $1975 USD (6260 BRL)

  • 3-day Grandstand B (Start-Finish) ticket = $925
  • 5-star hotel in central São Paulo for 3 nights (per person, twin/double share) = $600
  • Spending money ($150 x 3)  = $450

The Extravagant Eddie - Explained

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.

Click here to find out the average daily budget for tourists in São Paulo. Have you been to Interlagos? Leave a comment and tell us how much you spent at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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