Tickets – 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Your guide to buying tickets for the 2017 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit on April 14-16.

Choosing where to sit at Sakhir is easier than at most circuits; there’s just five different ticket types on offer. Prices are reasonable and tickets are discounted if you buy during the early-bird discount periods before January 31 or February 28. This year will be the fourth time that the race has been held at night under floodlights.

2017 Bahrain Grand Prix tickets

TypeSuper Early-bird (USD)Early-bird Price (USD)Regular Price (USD)
Main Grandstand$320$340$400
Oasis (Batelco) Complex$288$288$320
Turn 1 Grandstand$214$227$267
University Complex$144$144$144
Victory Complex$144 $144 $160

Super early-bird prices apply to January 31 and early-bird prices apply to February 28

Need to Know

  • All tickets are for 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • All grandstands are covered
  • Seating is reserved on all three days of the event
  • All grandstands have big TV screens opposite
  • Children’s tickets (aged 3-12) are available with the following discounted prices for 3 days: Main Grandstand $200, Oasis $160, Turn 1 $134, University/Victory $80 (prices in $USD)

Sakhir Grandstands Analysis

As at most circuits, tickets in the Main Grandstand opposite the pits are the most expensive on offer at Sakhir. These are great for pits action, pre-race build up, the start and finish, but you won’t see much in the way of passing or other on-track action. The next most expensive tickets are in the Oasis (Batelco) Complex; these are our pick for the best Bahrain tickets. The only viewing area inside the circuit is located on the other side of the F1 paddock (behind the pits) and offers great views of turns 7-10. With lots of unobstructed views, Oasis is also best for amateur F1 photographers.

If you are after views of the action in the opening corners, we would actually go for the cheaper University Complex over the Turn 1 Grandstand, mainly because you get a view of the front of the cars rather than the rear of the cars. University – which is comprised of three grandstands –  is definitely the best choice for fans on a budget; the best spot to sit is at the top of University 2. Finally, the Victory Complex is another good budget option with two grandstands (each with their own big screen) located on the final few corners of the circuit. Victory 1 is better for turns 11-12, whilst Victory 2 offers views of the final corner.

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