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Tickets – 2017 Mexico Grand Prix

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Your guide on where to watch the action at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the Mexico Formula 1 Grand Prix. This year’s race is on October 27-29, 2017.

The Mexican Grand Prix has made a popular return to the calendar in recent years, with especially strong support from local fans. As a result, tickets sell out quickly despite high prices. For 2017, tickets (all 3 days) are priced from $250 USD (for General Admission 6A) up to a hefty $1500 USD for the Main grandstand. In our opinion, the best value seats can be found in the stadium section (Grada 14/15), which has the best atmosphere and is where the podium ceremony takes place after the race, rather than on the pit straight.

2017 Mexico Grand Prix tickets

TypeZonePrice in $USD
Platinum Plus AYellow$2900
Speed Lounge Green / Yellow$916
Main Grandstand 1Green$1500
Grada 3Blue$520
Grada 4Blue $580
Grada 5Blue $580
Grada 6Blue$520
General Admission 6ABlue$250
Grada 9Yellow$680
Grada 10Yellow$730
Grada 11Yellow$680
Grada 14 (Foro Sol Sur)Grey$430
Grada 15 (Foro Sol Norte)Brown$340
Mexico GP tickets: need to know

  • All tickets are sold for 3 days.
  • There are no pass outs during the Mexico Grand Prix. If you leave the circuit, you won’t be granted re-entry on the same day.
  • Children aged under 4 are granted free entry, but they cannot occupy a seat. Sadly, there’s no discounts for children aged 4-18. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Main Grandstand

Blue Zone

The Blue Zone, which takes in the opening three corners of the circuit, is one of the best places to watch the action at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. You can pretty much be guaranteed action on these corners at some point over the weekend, especially on the opening lap (this was where the leading drivers controversially cut the track at the start of last year’s race). Of the four grandstands in this section (Gold 3, 4, 5, 6), our pick is Gold 5; even though it is set further back from the track than the others, it offers the best panoramic views of this whole section of track. The cheapest General Admission 6A grandstand is also located in the Blue Zone, but on the straight; better to go for a more expensive grandstand, if you can afford it.

Grada 3

Grada 4

Grada 5

Grada 6

Yellow Zone

Three grandstands – Grada 9, 10, 11 – are located in the Yellow Zone next to turns 4-6. The slightly more expensive Grada 10 grandstand in the middle is the best one here, but in general it is hard to justify the much higher prices for the Yellow Zone. Sorry, we couldn’t track down any amateur YouTube footage of the views from the Yellow Zone grandstands!

Stadium Grandstands

The two grandstands in the stadium section seat almost 30 000 fans, giving this section an excellent atmosphere. Grada 14 is the better one if you can afford it, but they are both still worth considering. Most seats – even lower ones – still provide a fence-free view of the cars at low speed, making the stadium a good choice for amateur F1 photographers. Don’t forget, you also get to see the podium celebrations from the stadium (Grada 14 is better for this).

Grada 14 Foro Sol Sur

Grada 15 Foro Sol Norte

Hospitality/VIP Tickets

Several hospitality tickets are sold at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, here’s the lowdown:

  • The most expensive VIP tickets are in the Paddock Club. These are not yet on sale, but expect to pay upwards of $5000 USD for the weekend. In addition to the traditional Paddock Club location above the pits, Mexico also has a second location nearby in the stadium section, next to the podium. Great for the post-race celebrations!
  • Platinum Plus A tickets are located in the Yellow Zone, with views of turns 4-6. For $2900 USD, you will also be treated to gourmet dining and an open bar, plus access to the Main Grandstand.
  • Speed Lounge tickets, priced at $916 USD, are located in two areas: the Main grandstand in the Green Zone, and the Yellow Zone. In both cases, you still need to purchase a regular grandstand ticket in your chosen zone. Consider the Speed Lounge an upgrade, which provides you with the best covered section at the top of the grandsand, plus free food and an open bar.

Click here to buy tickets to the Mexican Grand Prix. Have you been to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez? Leave a comment below and tell us where you watched 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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