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Tickets – 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix

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You guide to buying tickets for the 2017 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. Where to sit and where to watch the action at the Hungaroring circuit on July 28-30, 2017.

The Editor last attended the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2014. All pictures © F1Destinations.com.

Held outside Budapest at the height of the European summer, the Hungarian Grand Prix offers excellent spectator viewing and a laid-back atmosphere with easy access to one of the continent’s finest cities. The good news is that many tickets for the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix have seen their prices reduced, making Europe’s most budget-friendly F1 destination an even more attractive proposition.

Ticket prices are reduced by 20% until December 31, 2016. We recommend buying your tickets from our exclusive partner, Gootickets.

2017 Hungarian Grand Prix 3-day tickets

TicketsDiscount to December 31, 2016Regular Price
General Admission-20%€90
Bronze 1, 2-20%€95
Silver 1, 2, 3, 4-20%€195
Silver 5-20%€150
Red Bull-20%€195
Gold 1-20%€345
Gold 2, 3-20%€295
Gold 4-20%€345
Super Gold-20%€450
3 Corner Super Gold-20%€450
3 Corner Gold-20%€320
3 Corner Red Bull-20%€195

Map courtesy Gootickets. Click to open a large version.

Changes for 2017

  • FREE entry for children born in 2003 or after, but you must reserve such tickets and children need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a valid ticket
  • Gold 1 and Gold 4 ticket prices have risen by €50 for 2017, but this is offset by a similar reduction on the prices of all the Silver and Bronze tickets, notably the popular Silver 1-4 and Red Bull grandstands on the final corner (down from €250 to €195).
  • There is no longer a VIP section in the Super Gold grandstand (opposite the pits). All tickets in this grandstand are now €450, up from €395 last year.

General Tickets Information

  • All the viewing areas at the Hungaroring (grandstands and general admission areas) are located on the outside of the circuit – there is no spectator access to the circuit infield.
  • All grandstands at the Hungaroring have numbered individual bucket seats and a large TV screen opposite. Parking at the circuit is free for ticket holders. There are also regular buses from the city centre to the circuit on race weekend. Learn more in Getting Around.
  • Three-day ticket holders also get access to the pitlane walk, which should be held on Thursday July 20 between 4-7pm. More information will be available in the Trackside section of our guide.
  • The most expensive Super Gold grandstand (on the main straight opposite the pits) is the only covered grandstand at the Hungaroring circuit.
  • The majority of tickets on sale for the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix are three-day tickets. Race day (Sunday only) tickets are also available. We haven’t provided prices as they represent poor value with a discount of just 10% over the three-day price.

Best Hungaroring grandstands?

  • Best cheap grandstand? You can’t go wrong with the Bronze 1 and 2 grandstands, which represent excellent value at €95 for 3 days (the views from Bronze 2 are better).
  • Best mid-priced grandstand? All five grandstands clustered on the hill around the final turn 14 (Silver 1-4 and Red Bull) are a good choice at €195 for 3-days.
  • Best higher-priced grandstand? Gold 4 (priced at €345 for 3 days) on the entry to turn 1 is the best of the Gold grandstands.

3-Corner Grandstand Hopping

The grandstand hopping offer, which was introduced last year, has been updated for 2017. Just three grandstands are included in the three grandstand hopping tickets, which take their name and pricing from where you site on race day. The Red Bull 3-corner tickets seem like an excellent deal at €195!

  • 3 Corner Super Gold (€450)
    • Friday = Red Bull
    • Saturday = Gold 1
    • Sunday = Super Gold
  • 3 Corner Gold (€320)
    • Friday = Super Gold
    • Saturday = Red Bull
    • Sunday = Gold 1
  • 3 Corner Red Bull (€195)
    • Friday = Gold 1
    • Saturday = Super Gold
    • Sunday = Red Bull

General Admission

With a General Admission (GA) ticket at the Hungaroring, you are free to roam around the majority of the eastern half of the circuit, with vantage points between turns 9 and 14. At just €90 for 3-day tickets, these are some of the best value General Admission tickets on the current F1 calendar. Many of the grassy GA areas are located on higher ground behind the grandstands (particularly at turn 14) so whilst the view is often quite distant, you still get the opportunity to see large swathes of the track, as well as the big TV screens for the grandstands (bring binoculars so you can follow the action).

Turn 11 GA view

Turn 14 GA view

Bronze 1

An excellent budget option, Bronze 1 (with 2000 seats) is just €5 more than a General Admission ticket and is surely the cheapest 3-day grandstand ticket on offer at a European Grand Prix in 2017! Worth it for the numbered seat and the view of turn 5, a fourth gear right hander taken at around 220km/hr.

Bronze 2

Bronze 2 is the better of the two Bronze grandstands. You’ll have a decent view of the cars taking turn 6. The disadvantage of the Bronze seats in general is that you have a long walk to the hub of the action and F1 village behind the main straight grandstands. Bronze 2 has a capacity of 3500 numbered seats.

Silver 1

The Silver Grandstands 1-4 plus the Red Bull grandstand are clustered on the hill around turn 14 and provide upwards of 13000 numbered seats. Silver 1 is the smallest of these grandstands, offering 1900 seats close to the exit of turn 14. As well as a ringside view of the circuit’s final turn, you’ll also get a distant view of turn 12, the pit entry, pit straight and back of the grid for the race start.

Silver 2

Next to Silver 1, but a little further away from turn 14 and closer to the pits, Silver 2 offers a better view of the race preparations and start. This grandstand holds 2000 fans and is good value compared to the Gold grandstands further along the pit straight. On the downside, some of the views on the apex of the corner are obscured by the Pirelli advertising banner across the track.

Silver 3

The largest Silver grandstand has a capacity for 5800 fans and wraps around the final turn 14 bend. Depending on where you sit, you will have a better view of turns 12-13 and pit entry or the exit of turn 14 and up the pit straight. As with all the Silver Grandstands (apart from Silver 5), this is a solid choice for a first time visitor to the Hungaroring.

Silver 4

Silver 4 (capacity 3600) is set further back from the circuit behind the Redbull grandstand. With greater elevation than the other Silver grandstands, Silver 4 provides an excellent panoramic view of turns 12-14 and the pit straight. Recommended. Silver 4 is already sold out for 2017.

Red Bull

The Redbull Grandstand is right in the middle of the cluster of grandstands around turn 14. Located between Silver 1 and 3, Redbull offers a distant front-on view of the straight between turns 11 and 12, as well as the final two corners and along the pit straight. A good choice, not only for Redbull fans.

Silver 5

The cheapest Silver grandstand has a capacity of 5500 and  is located on the short straight between turns 11 and 12. From the higher rows,  you will also have a distant view from turns 9-10 through to 13-14. If you can afford it, we recommend you pay the extra €45 and choose any of the Silver 1-4  (or Red Bull) grandstands instead.

Gold 1

The large Gold 1 grandstand is located on the pit straight, opposite the pits of the top teams and next to the start/finish line. This grandstand is good for pits action and the race start, but go for the similarly priced Silver 1-4 if you want to see more on-track action.

Gold 2

The small Gold 2 grandstand has a capacity of just 1000 fans and is good for pit action from the top teams, the race lead-up and start. You’ll also get a view of the cars exiting turn 14.  Go for seats above row 11 if you can so that your views of the pits are not obscured by the high pitwall.

Gold 3

Located on the pit straight, but after the pits area and before turn 1, Gold 3 is good for the race start and pit exit and also offers a view of drivers lining up an overtaking move at turn 1. This stand is expensive and has limited views – not recommended. For better views, choose Gold 4, which is closer to turn 1.

Gold 4

Gold 4 is definitely the pick of the Gold Grandstands. It’s located before turn 1, the best overtaking spot on the circuit. You’ll also get a great view of the race start and be close to the F1 Village behind the main grandstands on the pit straight. Highly recommended.

Super Gold

The Super Gold grandstand is the only covered stand at the Hungaroring – good for keeping out of the hot summer sun – but the price is very high. You will get a great view of the pits, the race start and podium celebrations, but you won’t see much in the way of on-track action. Go for seats above row 11 if possible to get a better view of the pits action.

What’s your favourite grandstand at the Hungaroring? Any tips for fellow fans? Leave a comment below!

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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. Jason says:

    Hi, we sat in Gold 4 in 2015 with Gootickets. We were on in Section K Row 9. This year we’d like to be left and higher.

    Can I ask fro your video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceH9hZxWVJY what your exact seat section was and who provided it as many providers get bulked in the one area.

    We’re looking for section C or D and quite high to see the action once around the turn just like the video.

    Appreciate it

    Jason

    • Editor says:

      Hi Jason, thanks for getting in touch. Honestly, I am not sure of the section. Back in 2014 when this video was taken, they still had Free Friday at the Hungaroring, which meant you could sit in any grandstand you wanted on that day (didn’t have it last year, trying to find out right now about 2016). For tickets, we bought via the official ticket agency for the event – GPTicketShop – they should have the best selection of tickets for Gold 4. Good luck and enjoy the race, maybe we will see you there!

      • Philip van Rijk says:

        Speaking of the rows Andrew! This year I will be on the first row of gold 1. Does this mean I am at the row closest or furthest from the track?

        Hope to hear from you!

        Greetings philip

  2. Rob says:

    Jason, when you say left and higher , what section would that be? As planning my first Grand Prix this year in Hungary as part of my Birthday treat..

  3. Mark Larsen says:

    Do any of you boys now if we can by tickets on sunday at the race track

    Regards

    MArk

  4. Thomas says:

    We had super gold tickets for the 2015 gp, and if you’re into the whole pit strategy part of the race, these seats are great.

    Does anybody know if you have access to the GA areas with a gold grandstand ticket in Hungary?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Thomas. Yes, you have access to all the GA areas if you have a grandstand ticket (all grandstand tickets offer GA access). I am not a huge fan of the pit straight tickets, but yes, they are good for the pit strategy (plus start/finish). I prefer the final corner grandstands personally.

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