The definitive guide to buying tickets for the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix on July 2-4, including the best places to watch the action at the Red Bull Ring. Save 20% on tickets until December 31, 2020.
More than 200,000 people attended the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix, including a sea of “Oranje Army” fans cheering on Max Verstappen. The Dutch superstar didn’t disappoint. After dropping to seventh on the opening lap, Verstappen passed Charles Leclerc for the lead with three laps to go.
Unlike other F1 venues, the choice of tickets at the Red Bull Ring is pretty straightforward. You can choose from just four grandstands, plus General Admission. grandstand. The organizers also offer “three-corner grandstand hopping,” which has proved very popular; these tickets are some of the first to sell out.
Where to buy 2021 Austrian Grand Prix tickets?
We recommend buying your tickets for the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix from Grand Prix Tickets (GPT), our preferred supplier who are based at the Red Bull Ring. Ticket prices are reduced by 20% until December 31, 2020.
We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. Choose from grandstand seats or access to hospitality in the Champions Club and Formula 1 Paddock Club plus exclusive trackside activities and accommodation/transfers.2021 Austrian Grand Prix Tickets2021 Austrian Grand Prix Packages
What are the best tickets to buy at the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix?
- Budget (<€100): General Admission at the Red Bull Ring is a solid choice with some great panoramic views from the hill at the top of the circuit especially.
- Mid-Range Grandstands (€100-300): The best mid-priced grandstands at the Red Bull Ring are the Red Bull Grandstand after Turn 1 and the T10 Grandstand overlooking the final corner. The cheapest 3 Corner Hopping Silver tickets are also excellent value.
- Higher-Priced Grandstands (€300-500): The covered Start-Finish Grandstand offers good views of the pits and start-finish straight, while the Steiermark Grandstand is well positioned on the outside of the first corner with excellent panoramic views.
- Hospitality (>€500): The Champions Club by F1 Experiences is recommended for all-inclusive hospitality above the pits and access to insider activities, while the more expensive Formula 1 Paddock Club offers the ultimate hospitality experience in Austria.
3-Corner Hopping Grandstand Tickets
3-Corner Hopping Grandstand tickets are a good choice for first-time visitors to the Red Bull Ring as you get to watch the action from different grandstands each day. Here is where you will sit on each day of the weekend:
- Platinum: Friday = Red Bull (H) / Saturday = Red Bull (A) / Sunday = Start-Finish
- Gold: Friday = Start-Finish / Saturday = Red Bull (H) / Sunday = Red Bull (A)
- Silver: Friday = Red Bull (A) / Saturday = Start-Finish / Sunday = Red Bull (H)
Main Grandstand (Start-Finish)
There are two categories of tickets in the large, permanent Start-Finish grandstand, which was built ahead of the return race in 2014. The more expensive seats in the middle of the grandstand with better views of the pits (sections D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N) are priced at €495 for 3 days, while the cheaper sections either side (A, B, C, O, P, Q) are priced at €395 for 3 days. Some higher seats give you panoramic views over the circuit. A good choice for pits action and the start/finish of the race. If you want to see more on-track action, choose Red Bull or Sud West. Click here for a video of the view from the Start-Finish grandstand.
Tickets in this grandstand are the equal most expensive at the Red Bull Ring for good reason. If you are willing to spend €495 for 3 days (before discount), you’ll have an excellent view of the opening corner plus unrivaled panoramic views of the circuit over large sections of the circuit. The grandstand (like Red Bull) is also close to the Fan Zone, where all the best catering can be found, plus merchandise, concerts and the F1 Legends Parade display. On the downside, the grandstand is uncovered and open to the elements.
Red Bull Grandstand
This large grandstand is situated between turns 1-2, with decent panoramic views over much of the circuit. Tickets are priced from €195-495. The most expensive seats are in sections A and B closest to turn 1; tickets then get progressively cheaper up to section K, which is a long way up the hill towards turn 2. From the middle sections, you also get a decent view of the infield turns 4-5 (see images below.)
General Admission viewing at the Red Bull Ring
The General Admission areas at the Red Bull Ring offer some excellent viewing opportunities. The areas on the hill at the top of the circuit provide panoramic views of large sections of the track, and there were multiple big screen TVs on which to follow the action (a rarity for General Admission). Be sure to check out the views from Turn 2, where you can see the cars up close at the top of the hill. There’s also good views on the outside of the entry to Turn 3. Closer to the start/finish straight, there is also excellent viewing on the entry to turn 8 (check our YouTube video) where you can really see the cars on the limit. The outside of the final corner (turn 9) is also a great place to watch the action.
Other Red Bull Ring Grandstands
- Grandstand Nord (North): Tickets are not being sold for the Nord grandstand in 2020. This is a covered, permanent grandstand at the top of the circuit, overlooking turn 3. Unfortunately, it’s set back quite a distance from the circuit and you don’t get to see much more than turn 3, unlike other grandstands which offer panoramic views, such as Sud West or Red Bull. It’s also a 30-40 minute walk from the main Fan Zone near turn 1.
- Mitte: this grandstand is situated in the middle of the circuit between turns 5 & 6, close to the big bull – it’s sold exclusively to Dutch fans of Max Verstappen. The grass area here (close to the track but raised above the catch fencing) is a good place to practice your panning photography shots. Check out our YouTube video.