Tickets – 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

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Advice on buying tickets to the Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit on April 27-29, 2018.

Images courtesy Baku City Circuit.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix moves from June to an earlier calendar slot in late April for the third running of the event around the streets of Baku in 2018. Baku is a fascinating blend of the old and new, and circuit designer Hermann Tilke has included plenty of the city’s landmarks in the interesting layout of the Baku City Circuit. Prices have increased by 20% across the board from 2017 to 2018, but you can take advantage of a 20% early-bird discount when buying before December 31, 2017 (meaning, in effect you can still buy at 2017 prices).

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2018 Azerbaijan F1 Tickets (3-days)

*Prices in $USD
*Early bird discounts apply to December 31, 2017
GrandstandEarly-Bird PriceRegular Price
Absheron (Main): sections A, B, D, E$440 $550
Absheron (Main): section C Upper/Lower$480$590
Azneft$320$390
Mugham$260$320
Sahil$260$320
Icheri Sheher $220$270
Giz Galasi$190$230
Bulvar $160$200
Khazar$160$200
Filarmoniya$130$160
Baku City Circuit grandstands map: click to open large version

Single-day roaming tickets

You can also buy single-roaming tickets to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. These are priced at $40 on Friday, $60 on Saturday and $90 on Sunday. If you plan on going for more than one day, you are better off buying a seat in one of the cheaper grandstands (e.g. Filharmonia for $130/160), which will give you the same access.

Azerbaijan GP tickets: need to know

  • Children’s tickets are available in all grandstands for children aged 3-15 years. The average discount on the price of an adult ticket is approximately 20-30%. Child tickets can only be purchased together with adult tickets, and a maximum of 2 children’s tickets are allowed per adult ticket.
  • Large screen TVs are available for fans seated in all grandstands
  • Only the main grandstand opposite the pits is covered. All other grandstands are open to the elements.

 

Get insider access at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with F1 Experiences

Our partner F1 Experiences offers exclusive ticket packages to the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Starter package is priced at $699 USD and includes a weekend seat in the Bulvar Grandstand, special pitlane walk and “Drive the Track” tour on Thursday, and more! Other packages include guided tours of the F1 Paddock and access to the F1 Paddock Club. 

Baku City Circuit: best grandstands?

We will be the first to admit that our intelligence is still quite limited for this new circuit. As with other street circuits, views are generally limited to at most one or two corners. Here’s some general ticket buying advice for Baku:

  • Interested in the pits action, start and finish? Go for a seat in the most expensive Absheron (Main) grandstand, which is also covered.
  • Try to get a seat in a higher row of your chosen grandstand if you don’t want the catch fencing interrupting your views and photos.
  • The pricing of the grandstands normally provides decent guidance on which will provide the best views. After the Main grandstand, the second best is Azneft overlooking turn 16. Special mention for the cheaper Icheri Sheher grandstand, which is located at the exit of the tricky series of turns near the old city walls (see pictures of both grandstands above).
  • Two sections of the track (between turns 6-7 and 19-20) use the same section of road, so you can see both sections when you are seated in the Mughum, Sahil, Boulevard & Khazar grandstands near these sections.
  • Some fans complained about trees restricting the views from the Sahil grandstand in 2016
  • The grandstand seats are black and can get really hot in the sun! Bring along a towel or something to cover your seat.

Baku City Circuit: general admission views

Been to the Baku City Circuit? Leave a comment and tell us your favorite place to watch the action.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He’s been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. isaac fainsod says:

    Hi is there like a place outside the racetrack (Restaurant) to watch the Azerbaijan grand prix for 2017?

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