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Tickets – 2017 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

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Detailed guide on buying tickets and where to watch the action at the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race takes place at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza on September 1-3, 2017.

After much speculation recently about the future of the Italian Grand Prix, the race organizers have finally signed a new 3-year contract to keep the historic Monza circuit on the F1 calendar until at least 2019.  When it comes to choosing your seat at Monza, there’s lots of grandstands to choose from, but they are clustered around just a handful of the circuit’s major corners; the opening Prima Variante chicane, Seconda Variante, Variante Ascari and the Parabolica, as well as on the main straight. General Admission tickets at Monza are also excellent value, despite a lack of elevated viewing areas.

Ticket prices are virtually unchanged from last year, though a few of the cheaper grandstands have seen their prices for 3 days increased slighty and some mid-tier grandstands are cheaper. Details are not yet available, but we expect two rounds of early-bird discounts to apply (to January 31 and May 31), giving you the opportunity to save up to 17% off the regular price when buying in advance.

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2017 Italian Grand Prix tickets (3-days)

Grandstand/TypeDiscounted (to Jan 31)
Regular Price
1) Central (Covered)€590€650
26A) Right Lateral A€420€480
6C) Alta Velocita C€420€480
15) Ascari One€420€480
4) Left Lateral (Covered)€298€360
6B) Alta Velocita B€298€360
8A) Outer First Variant A€298€360
9) Second Variant€298€360
13) Ascari Two€298€360
26B) Right Lateral B (covered)€298€360
10) Roggia€219€255
12) Ascari Three€219€255
16) Ascari€219€255
19) Outer Ascari B (Covered)€298€360
22) Parabolic (Covered)€298€360
8B) Outer First Variant B€219€255
6A) Alta Velocita A€219€255
5) Piscina€150€180
21A) Lateral Parabolic A€219€255
21B Lateral Parabolic B€219€255
23B) Inner Parabolic €219€255
24) Vedano (Covered)€219€255
26C) Right Lateral C (Covered)€219€255
23A) Inner Parabolic A€150€180
21C) Lateral Parabolic C€150€180
21D) Lateral Parabolic D€150€180
21E) Lateral Parabolic E€150€180
2, 3, 27) Main Straight Bleachers€150€180
General Admission€90€100

Monza tickets – need to know

  • All grandstands offer big screen viewing. There are also several TVs reserved for General Admission fans, including at the Lesmo corners and on the inside of Parabolica. Seven grandstands are permanent, covered structures. The remainder of the grandstands are temporary structures.
  • Children under 11 years of age are granted free General Admission entrance to the circuit, but you will still need to reserve a free ticket when ordering your own. Children’s grandstand tickets (ages 0-11) are mostly priced at 100 for 3-days.
  • Single-day grandstand tickets for Saturday and Sunday are already on sale. Saturday tickets for the grandstands cost between €100-150. Forget the Sunday-only tickets for Grandstands, which are priced on average just €10 less than the 3-day tickets. General Admission tickets cost €50 for Friday, €65 for Saturday and €85 for Sunday (or €100 for 3 days).
  • Disabled fans are granted free access to General Admission areas during the whole weekend. Grandstand N25 is reserved for wheelchair users (up to capacity of 120).

Free Friday!

Monza operates a ‘Free Friday’ policy, where fans holding any 3-day ticket (General Admission included) are free to sit in any grandstand they wish, with the exception of the main Central Grandstand on the Pit Straight. This is a great opportunity to move around and check out the view from different parts of the track!

 Our top 5 Monza tickets

1. Alta Velocita 6C

2. Ascari One

3. Outer First Variant 8A

4. Main Straight Bleachers

5. General Admission

Pit Straight Grandstands

  • A total of eight grandstands (plus bleachers) are located on the start/finish straight (Rettifilo Tribune) at Monza, ranging in price from the most expensive covered Central stand down to the affordable and great value bleachers. As always with a seat on the pit straight, you will get a great view of the start/finish but little chance of seeing any proper on-track action.
  • Seats in the large covered Central Grandstand (1) are the most expensive at Monza, and are overpriced compared to similar tickets at other Grands Prix.
  • Located on the main straight either side of the Central covered stand are the Left Lateral/Lat Sinistra (4) and Right Laterals/Lat Destra (26A, 26B, 26C). The pricing gives you a good idea of which stands have the best views – the Left Lateral is positioned after the start line, whilst the most expensive Right Lateral grandstand is located closest to the start line. The cheaper Right Laterals are further down the straight towards the exit of the final Parabolica corner. If you want the best view of the after-race podium celebrations, the cheapest Right Lateral grandstand (26c) is the one to choose. All these stands are covered.
  • Also on the main straight is Piscina (5) a cheap standalone grandstand closer to the first corner and near the pitlane exit which we don’t recommend (click here for Piscina video). At the other end of the straight, closer to the Parabolica exit is the covered Vedano (24) which is a better choice, but a little more expensive.
  • Our pick for the best value tickets at Monza are the Main Straight Bleachers. Despite having views obscured by the catch fencing, the bleachers  still represent excellent value and are much cheaper than the grandstand seats behind. The best are 2E and 3F in front of the Left Lateral grandstand – these sell out quickly. The other bleachers 27D, 28C, 29B are in front of the Right Lateral grandstands facing the grid and pit boxes, whilst 30A faces the podium.

Nr 1: Central (covered)

Nr 4: Left Lateral (covered)

Nr 26: Right Lateral (covered)

Nr 24: Vedano (covered)

Prima Variante Grandstands

  • Five grandstands are positioned on the opening Prima Variante chicane (also known as Variante del Rettifilo) at Monza. There are three grandstands on the inside of the circuit (Alta Velocita A, B & C) and two grandstands on the outside of the circuit (Outer First Variant A & B). These grandstands offer some of the best viewing at Monza and remain popular despite the premium prices.
  • The pick of the Alta Velocita stands on the inside of the circuit is Alta Velocita C (6C). As an added bonus, the stand is also located directly behind a section of the old banked Monza circuit. The cheaper Alta Velocita B (6B) and Alta Velocita A (6A) are further from the corner, but still offer decent views. On the outside of the circuit, there is one large grandstand divided into two sections: seats in the more expensive Outer First Variant A (8A) are a little closer to the action than in  Outer First Variant B (8B).

Nr 6A: Alta Velocita A, €250

Nr 6B: Alta Velocita B

Nr 6C: Alta Velocita C

Nr 8A: Outer First Variant A

Seconda Variante Grandstands

  • Also known as Variante della Roggia, there are two grandstands on the inside of the circuit at Seconda Variante, the third corner at Monza. You will see the cars emerge from the high-speed Curva Grande before braking for the chicane, where good overtaking opportunities exist.
  • The Second Variant (9) is a better choice than Roggia (10). It’s worth noting that these grandstands are somewhat remote from the rest of the action at Monza. It will take you at least 30 minutes on foot to reach these grandstands from most entrance gates.

Nr 9: Second Variant

Nr 10: Roggia

Variante Ascari Grandstands

Eight grandstands are located on the inside of the circuit near Variante Ascari, the high-speed eighth corner at Monza where there are good overtaking opportunities. The best views can be found in the middle of the corner in the Ascari One (15) grandstand. Ascari Three (12) is on the entry and is close to the track, whilst Ascari Two (13) is set back behind the gravel trap in the middle of the corner and Ascari (16) is located on the exit. The Outer Ascari stands (A,B,C) are located on the straight between Variante Ascari and Curva Parabolica: only Outer Ascari B (19), a small covered stand is on general sale – there are better views for this price.

Nr 12: Ascari Three

Nr 13: Ascari Two

Nr 15: Ascari One

Nr 16: Ascari

Nr 19: Outer Ascari B

Nr 20: Outer Ascari C

Curva Parabolica Grandstands

  • Five temporary and one permanent (covered) grandstand are located on the outside of the circuit on the approach to the final Curva Parabolic at Monza, one of the most famous turns on the current Formula 1 calendar. Tickets in the permanent covered Parabolic (22) stand closest to the corner.
  • The Lateral Parabolic grandstands are priced according to how close to the corner they are: Lateral Parabolic A (21A) is closest to the corner and is a better choice than Lateral Parabolic B (21B) for the same price. In the lower price bracket, Lateral Parabolic C (21C) is a better choice than Lateral Parabolic D (21D) or Lateral Parabolic E (21E)
  • An additional two grandstands are located on the inside of the circuit at the exit of the Parabolica, near the pitlane entrance. There is not much to separate these stands, so the cheaper Inner Parabolic A (23A) is a better choice than Inner Parabolic B (23B).

Nr 22: Parabolic

Nr 21A: Lateral Parabolic A

Nr 21D: Lateral Parabolic D

Nr 23A: Inner Parabolic A

General Admission Tickets

  • The General Admission offer at Monza is excellent value for money, particularly when you take into account ‘Free Friday’. Provided you are happy to cover a lot of ground on foot over the weekend, it’s possible to get some excellent views of the on-track action at Monza, and the park setting is beautiful.
  • As always, it’s easier to get a good view earlier in the weekend before the tifosi arrive in greater numbers for qualifying and the race itself. There are plenty of small grandstands and raised viewing areas scattered throughout the General Admission areas. No trip to Monza would be complete without a walk through the forest to the furthest part of the circuit to check the view out from the Curve di Lesmo (turns 4 and 5). The General Admission area on the inside of Parabolica is also recommended.

Like this guide? Have your own Monza tips? 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. Luca says:

    ciao,
    congratulations for the great site.
    Friday at Monza the ticket costs 50 € (you can buy a ticket for only friday practice). At friday you can access at all grandstands

    • Editor says:

      That’s right Luca. These tickets are a great deal! We made the most of Free Friday and sat in pretty much every grandstand at Monza, around 20 in total.

  2. Josesito says:

    Excellent info, thanks! One question, with second variant ticket, can you also access to general admission places? thanks!

    • Editor says:

      Yes! All grandstand tickets give you access to the General Admission areas as well.

      • Josesito says:

        Thankssssssss, and what would say regarding second variant ticket, compare to general admission? if there a good view in general admission to take those curves?

        • Josesito says:

          Because I see that you can’t select the seat in stands, and that isn’t that good to get pictures as from videos I saw there are grid which will interfere badly

        • Editor says:

          Get a second variant ticket if you can afford it, otherwise General Admission is perfectly fine. Don’t forget, you can also sit anywhere you want on Friday.

  3. Peter Spencer says:

    Hi,
    Could you tell me the best way to get to the curcuit from Monza town? I am hoping to get a room there in the next few day’s, We are driving from the UK hoping to stay as close as possable.
    Thanks in advance,

    Peter

    • Editor says:

      Hi Peter,
      Check out Monza on Googlemaps and you will see that the park and circuit are right next to the town, so you should be able to walk (or take local buses – see Getting Around for more information.) The bigger issue could be finding a reasonably priced place to stay in Monza itself, as it’s hugely popular on Grand Prix weekend and most rooms get taken by regular visitors or track workers. There’s always trackside camping or staying in Milan and commuting each day, more in Accommodation.

  4. Antonello Abela says:

    Hi. Considering going to Monza this year which seat would you recommend for best viewing of the action please?

    Thanks.

  5. Eric says:

    Hi, where are the best areas to get onto the track from the grandstands after the race for the rush to the ceremony. I’m planning on sitting either 26b or 6b.

    Thanks

    • Editor says:

      I only know of two many points to enter the track, both on the outside of the circuit. The first is right in front of the podium (end of grandstand 26) and the other is near the finish line (in front of the main grandstand). If you want a good spot in front of the podium, best to go to one of these spots around 5 laps before the end of the race. We did this in 2014, what an experience!

  6. kevin says:

    i am disabled is it true i dont have to pay for general admission just show my disabled badge?

  7. Yazan says:

    Hi, what time should i arrive to the circuit before the race on sunday? Like i have to be there one hour before the start or when? I am arriving at the airport froman international flight at 10 am, will i have time to check in at the hotel and go to the circuit on sunday?
    Thank u

  8. Yazan says:

    Hi again, can u tell me how to get from linate airport to monza circuit on race day?
    Thank u again

    • Editor says:

      Hi Yazan, as you are in a hurry, it may be worth paying for a taxi (not sure of cost, sorry). Alternatively, check google (Milan Linate Airport to Autodromo Nazionale Monza) and there are instructions for taking a bus/train from the airport to the circuit.

    • Renato Lins says:

      Hi…
      How was your experience going from the airport tô the circuit? Thanks

  9. Elton Smoor says:

    Planning to go this year as we will be in Florence, so can shoot up to Milan for the weekend. We are not Ferrari fans but some say the vibe is in any case worth the visit!
    I hear the track will lose the first Variant / Chicane (Cornes 1 and 2) and will change to a bend for corner 1, and then a new Chicane for corners 2 and 3 nearer the old second Chicane about halfway down the Curve Grande.
    Two questions:
    1. Is the Monza GP worth visiting and
    2. Which is the best place in the covered grandstands? From this, and other, websites, Stands number 24, 25, 26 and 27 seem the best for views of pre-race grid, pit boxes and post race podium.

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