Tickets – 2018 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

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Your guide to buying Chinese Grand Prix tickets. The next race at the Shanghai International Circuit is on April 13-15, 2018.

Prices for Chinese Grand Prix tickets were slashed by 20-30% last year, and the lower prices remain for 2018 (though there are no early-bird discounts this year). Nevertheless, with Malaysia leaving the calendar in 2018, this makes China the cheapest race on the current F1 calendar. The Shanghai circuit has a stadium layout similar to the Hockenheimring; there’s only a limited selection of grandstands, but they are all raised well above the catch fencing and offer great panoramic views over large sections of the track. The huge Main Grandstand opposite the pits seats up to 29 000 spectators and the total capacity for the circuit including the four large general admission areas is a sizeable 200 000. The circuit hasn’t been anywhere close to full since the first race back in 2004, but attendance has been rising again in recent years.

2018 Chinese Grand Prix tickets

Ticket TypePrice (EUR)
Main Grandstand A Platinum
€354
Main Grandstand A+ High
€213
Main Grandstand A+ Low
€187
Main Grandstand A High
€136
Main Grandstand A Low
€123
Grandstand H, K
€110
General Admission F€74
General Admission J€61
General Admission L€61 (SOLD OUT)
General Admission B€36 SOLD OUT)

Free Friday in China!

China operates a Free Friday policy. You still need to buy a ticket, but you can sit in any grandstand you wish on the first day of the racing weekend. Grandstand seats are only reserved on Saturday and Sunday.

Chinese Grand Prix tickets: need to know

  • All tickets are sold for 3 days (single-day tickets are not available)
  • The Main, H & K grandstands are all covered. The General Admission areas are NOT covered. Remember that rain is a distinct possibility at the Chinese race, so be prepared if you’ve chosen the cheaper General Admission tickets.
  • All grandstands have views of at least one big screen TV, as do the majority of the General Admission areas (with the exception of F).

#ExperienceF1 at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 13-15 with F1 Experiences! Starter packages, which include an exclusive Pit Lane tour and Drive the Track tour on Thursday, plus grandstand H or K seating for the remainder of the weekend,  are priced at just $699 USD.

SHANGHAI MAIN GRANDSTAND

The vast Main grandstand offers three different ticket types, plus two new variations for 2017. The most expensive Platinum seats are located in the highest section of the grandstand opposite the start/finish line. High tickets are located in the top half of the grandstand and provide excellent panoramic views over up to 80% of the circuit, whilst Low tickets are in the bottom half of the grandstand and are better for views of the pits area. New for 2017, High+ and Low+ tickets are located in the middle section of the grandstand below the Platinum seats and close to the start/finish line and podium. 

BACK STRAIGHT GRANDSTANDS

Grandstands H &K are located either side of turn 14, a slow-speed corner at the end of the back straight where a lot of overtaking happens. From some seats in Grandstand H, you also get a view of the pit lane entry and pit straight. Both grandstands are recommended. 

GRANDSTAND H

GRANDSTAND K

GENERAL ADMISSION AT SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT

There are four General Admission Zones at the Shanghai circuit (B, F, L, J). The pick of the General Admission in Shanghai are Zone J at the turn 14 hairpin, closely followed by  Zone B on the first corner and Zone L at the start of the pit straight. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella and waterproofs if rain is forecast.

Click here to read about our tour of the Shanghai International Circuit. Been yourself? Leave a comment and tell us about your experience!

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  1. Hi, do you.offer a family pacakge for one adult and one child on grand stand A+

    • Editor says:

      Hi Jaco, yes there is a family ticket available for Grandstand A+ (high and low). It includes an adult ticket and one child up to the age of 16 years. The price is $273 USD for high ticket and $244 for low ticket (both for 3 days). You can buy HERE.

  2. Rich says:

    Is there anyway you can book a particular area/seat within a section like you can at the Malaysian seeping circuit?
    I’m trying to book A+ High seats in section 6 or 10 which are as close to A High Platinum. But whichever site I look at just give as a general A+ High section 4-14. Hope you can help?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Rich, sorry I am not aware of how you can book a particular section/seat. If you buy with Gootickets, you can request when you order and hopefully they will be able to accommodate you.

    • Shane says:

      Hi Rich

      do you have a seating Map . . I now have my tickets but would like to know where I am.. I have searched but cannot find anything

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