FAQ: How & Where to Buy 2024 F1 Tickets

Thinking about attending a Formula 1 race next year but not sure how or where to buy tickets? Learn more in our detailed guide to buying 2024 F1 tickets!

Is the 2024 Formula 1 Calendar Confirmed?

Yes, the 2024 F1 calendar was announced in July, much earlier than in recent seasons. The 2024 F1 season is set to be the biggest ever, with 24 races taking place over nine months. The only change from 2023 is the return of the Chinese Grand Prix, which was last held in 2019. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Autodromo Imola in Italy also returns to the calendar after being cancelled in 2023 due to local flooding.

Are F1 Tickets Already On Sale for 2024?

Tickets are already on sale for most of the planned races on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar. The only races where tickets have not gone on sale at this time are Azerbaijan, COTA, Las Vegas and Qatar. Some races have already sold out or are close to it. A feature of recent seasons is that many races are going on sale sooner than previously. Demand remains high for tickets to the most popular races on the calendar. Check availability of 2024 F1 tickets.

Do I Need to Purchase F1 Tickets Well in Advance?

Yes. Rising interest in Formula 1 in general, coupled with a boom in post-pandemic travel, has created strong demand for tickets. Tickets are selling out in record time for the most popular and well-attended races, such as in Australia, Britain and Canada. You may have a little more time to secure your tickets for less well attended races, including smaller events in the Middle East, but buying early also provides other benefits, such as the chance to save money with early-bird discounts. The other advantage of buying early is that you will be more likely to secure the seats you want. The best grandstands at popular races do sell out well in advance.

Where Can I Buy F1 Tickets?

In most cases, the official and recommended outlet for buying tickets is the circuit or promoter of the race. The downside at present is that it can be exceedingly difficult to get tickets for popular races due to huge demand. That’s why it’s good to have a backup source for F1 tickets, and it’s worth considering buying from an official ticket agent.

We recommend buying your F1 tickets from Grand Prix Tickets (GPT), our supplier in Austria. Based next to the Red Bull Ring, GPT has been supplying F1 tickets for more than 20 years and counts many of the current F1 teams as their clients. Through GPT, we are able to source competitively priced tickets direct from the promoter of each race. We also recommend F1 Experiences, the Official Experience, Hospitality & Travel Programme of Formula 1.

How Can I Find Out When Tickets Go On Sale?

The websites of most circuits and race promoters offer you the chance to sign up for a mailing list; this is a good way to find out when tickets go on sale. You can also join our mailing list (being sure to check the boxes for races you are interested in attending), and we will inform you when ticket sales begin, as well as keeping you updated on race-specific news.

What Types of F1 Tickets are Available in 2024?

  • General Admission: The cheapest race tickets provide entry to the circuit but without a reserved seat. The General Admission offer varies considerably by race. Some circuits offer open access to various areas around the circuit (sometimes with viewing platforms), whilst at other circuits you are restricted to a small standing area. General Admission tickets are normally priced between $100-300 USD for 3 days.
  • Grandstand Seats: Most F1 fans buy a seat in one of the grandstands. Prices for grandstand seats (or bleachers) vary by race and also the location of the grandstand at the circuit – tickets for grandstands on the start-finish line facing the pits are often the most expensive. Grandstand tickets are normally priced between $400-800 USD for 3 days, though cheaper and more expensive options are available at some races.
  • Hospitality Suites: The most expensive tickets provide trackside hospitality with all-inclusive food and drink; the Formula 1 Paddock Club is the best known (and most expensive) hospitality suite in Formula 1. The Paddock Club, which normally costs around $6000-8000 USD for 3-day access, offers premium views above the pit lane, high-end hospitality with open bars and exclusive benefits such as daily pit lane walks and driver appearances. If you’d still like to experience the Paddock Club, but the 3-day ticket prices are beyond your budget, Friday-only access is often available for around $1000 USD. More affordable hospitality is also offered in the Champions Club by F1 Experiences (normally $3000-4000 USD for 2 or 3-day access.) Many circuits also offer their own hospitality suites. 
  • Experience Packages: F1 Experiences offers ticket packages with grandstand seating or hospitality access together with exclusive trackside activities such as guided tours of the track, exclusive pit lane walks, access to the F1 Paddock and guest appearances by F1 drivers.

How Much Does it Cost to Attend a Formula 1 Race?

At some races on the 2024 F1 calendar, it’s still possible to secure a 3-day General Admission ticket for around $100 USD. But it’s also possible to spend 100 times more (upwards of $10,000 USD) on 3-day access to premium trackside hospitality suites in destinations such as Miami and Las Vegas.

Global inflation and post-pandemic demand, together with increased interest in Formula 1 (especially thanks to the Netflix series ‘Drive to Survive’), have certainly pushed prices higher in the past two years, sometimes to levels that long-term fans can scarcely believe! However, there are some signs that rampant ticket prices increases at certain races may have gone too far, especially at the US races in Austin, Miami and Las Vegas. All three promoters in the USA struggled to sell some of their high-priced tickets in 2023, and prices have already fallen for some ticket categories in 2024.

It’s not only tickets that are increasing in price. If you’ve tried to book a holiday since the end of the pandemic, you’ll have noticed much higher prices for airfares and accommodation, a result of rising global inflation and travel operators capitalizing on strong demand to make back money lost during the pandemic.

Taking into account the cost of tickets, accommodation and spending money (but not airfares or other travel costs), the budget fan can spend as little as $500 USD on a weekend of Formula 1 – this would however involve buying the cheapest General Admission tickets and camping or staying in a hostel. For those who prefer to sit in a grandstand seat and stay in a hotel, the average price of an F1 weekend normally ranges from $1000-2000 USD. (Please note that all of our F1 travel guides include a post detailing the estimated weekly cost to attend each race.)

What’s the Cheapest F1 Race to Attend?

This depends on where you live compared to the race location, and how much it will cost to travel to the race location. On the ground, some of the cheapest F1 destinations include Azerbaijan, Hungary and Brazil – though ticket prices at these races can still be unaffordable for the majority of locals. In Europe, it’s still possible to attend races very cheaply in Italy (Imola & Monza), Spain, Austria and Hungary when purchasing general admission tickets and camping at the track.

The most expensive race to attend in 2023 was the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, where the cheapest 3-day grandstand tickets were priced at $2000 USD and many hospitality suites cost well in excess of $10,000 USD for weekend access. Other high-priced races to attend in 2024 include the Monaco Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Miami Grand Prix. Tickets in Singapore and Mexico tickets are also expensive, though Mexico City is an affordable destination overall.

Tickets are Sold Out. Should I Buy on the Secondary Market?

All is not lost if tickets are sold out (or almost sold out) via the race promoter, which has already happened for several races on the 2024 F1 calendar, such as Australia, Canada, Britain, Netherlands, Mexico City and São Paulo. In this case, you should always check official ticket agents for the race, such as our supplier Grand Prix Tickets (GPT), as in many cases tickets are still available at competitive prices.

If tickets for a race are sold out via both the promoter and official ticket agents, you may be forced to buy on the secondary market. We don’t normally recommend buying from Stubhub, SeatGeek, Vivid Seats or Viagogo (among others), but sometimes resale platforms are the only source of available tickets. Prices are often inflated by both the seller and via high transaction costs, but you should be protected in case of fraud. Conversely, with tickets for several races (especially in the USA) in less demand this year than last year, buying at the very last moment from the secondary market actually turned out to be a good way to save some money!

With official tickets for an increasing number of races sold exclusively through Ticketmaster, the Ticketmaster resale platform is also a safe source of secondary market tickets. Ticketmaster also facilitates the safe transfer of tickets between two user accounts on the platform.

We recommend exercising extreme caution when purchasing tickets via social media or other online marketplaces, as e-tickets are more open to fraud (e.g., when someone attempts to resell the same ticket multiple times.)

Where to Buy 2024 Formula 1 Tickets: Race by Race

2024 Bahrain Grand Prix, February 29-March 2

Tickets for the opening race of the new season have been on sale for some time via Bahrain International Circuit, though early bird discounts ended in November. Main, Turn 1, Beyon, University and Victory grandstand tickets are now available in our Bahrain ticket shop. F1 Experiences ticket packages are also on sale, including Champions Club and Paddock Club hospitality tickets. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, March 7-9

Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.  Both the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix take place on a Saturday in 2024 due to the start of Ramadan on March 10. The ticket offer is quite simple in Jeddah, reflecting the circuit’s much lower attendance than more popular races. The organizers have also bucked the trend of rising ticket prices by actually making General Admission and grandstand tickets the same price for the past three seasons – early bird discounts also apply at present.  You can also secure access to Champions Club and Paddock Club hospitality with F1 Experiences. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Australian Grand Prix, March 21-24

Tickets for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne went on sale in September via Ticketmaster and most categories sold out via the promoter very quickly. The last tickets are now available in our Australian Grand Prix ticket shop. Limited F1 Experiences packages are also still available. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Japanese Grand Prix, April 5-7

International fans finally made a return to Suzuka this year as the Japanese Grand Prix saw its highest attendance since 2006. In 2024, the race moves to a new calendar slot in April, and tickets are already on sale via our supplier. The promoter has done away with physical tickets and will issue e-tickets in 2024. Ticket prices have increased 10-15% for 2024, but this is from a low base. F1 Experiences packages are on sale already – Champions Club hospitality is recommended at Suzuka. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket ShopF1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Chinese Grand Prix, April 19-21

Not held since 2019, the Chinese Grand Prix is finally set to return to the F1 calendar in 2024 following the Chinese government’s easing of COVID restrictions in early 2023. Tickets went on sale earlier this month and sold out quickly, though you can secure Paddock Club packages with F1 Experiences. According to our new analysis, the race in Shanghai offers the cheapest tickets on the 2024 F1 calendar. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket ShopF1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Miami Grand Prix, May 3-5

The second edition of the Miami Grand Prix this year saw an increased attendance, though high-priced hospitality packages were much harder to sell than in 2022. Tickets for 2024 are now on sale, with grandstand tickets cheaper across the board than 2023. F1 Experiences is also on sale for Miami 2024; the Champions Club hospitality moves to a new and improved location next to Turn 5. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, May 17-19

Severe local flooding saw last year’s edition of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix cancelled, but the race is set to return to Autodromo Imola next May, and tickets are now on sale. You can secure an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences. Most tickets categories at Imola are cheaper than equivalent seats at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Monaco Grand Prix, May 23-26

Tickets for the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix went on sale in November, later than in previous years, Many ticket categories sold out quickly via the promoter. Prices have risen for 2024 by around 10-15%, putting the price of many grandstands over $1,000 USD for the weekend. Single day and multi-day tickets are currently available in our Monaco ticket shop. Hospitality packages are also available from F1 Experiences, including terrace and yacht hospitality. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Canadian Grand Prix, June 7-9

Canada is traditionally one of the first races to go on sale for the following season; 2024 Canada tickets went on sale in July. As a result, it’s also one of the first races to sell out, especially given the cheaper ticket prices relative to the three races in the USA. Limited hospitality and experience tickets are still available in our ticket shop, and F1 Experiences packages are also available. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Spanish Grand Prix, June 21-23

Tickets for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix went on sale in November, but without the across-the-board discounts available on Black Friday last year. Attendance is on the rise in Spain, and many grandstands are already sold out via the circuit, but a good selection of tickets are still available in our 2024 Spanish Grand Prix ticket shop. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Austrian Grand Prix, June 28-30

Tickets for next year’s race at the Red Bull Ring went on sale last summer, and almost all categories are now sold out. The last few tickets are now available in our Austrian Grand Prix ticket shop, while F1 Experiences has good availability on Champions Club and Paddock Club hospitality packages. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 British Grand Prix, July 5-7

The best attended race of the 2023 F1 season, Silverstone has already begun ticket sales for 2024. Many categories of tickets are already sold out, despite the use of dynamic pricing that has seen prices rise by over 20% from last year for current buyers. A good selection of hospitality tickets are available in our British Grand Prix ticket shop. Ticket packages are also on sale via F1 Experiences. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Hungarian Grand Prix, July 19-21

Tickets for the popular and affordable Hungarian Grand Prix, the cheapest race overall to attend this year, have been on sale for several months and are mostly sold out. The last tickets are now available in our Hungary ticket shop. The last remaining packages from F1 Experiences are also available, including Champions Club and Paddock Club hospitality. Quick Links: Buying GuideF1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Belgian Grand Prix, July 26-28

The Belgian Grand Prix has been on borrowed time for several years, but is now set to remain on the calendar until at least 2025. The organizers have improved the facilities at the circuit in recent years, including the construction of several new grandstands near Eau Rouge. Tickets went on sale soon after this year’s edition of the race. Bronze, Silver and Gold tickets are still available in our Belgian Grand Prix ticket shop. Packages from F1 Experiences are also available, including recommended Champions Club Business Tower hospitality packages. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Dutch Grand Prix, August 23-25

It’s a bit of a misconception that it’s impossible to get tickets for the Dutch Grand Prix. Huge interest from the Oranje Army of Max Verstappen fans has accounted for most tickets being reserved via the promoter website, but tickets are also made available for official ticket partners, such as our supplier, Grand Prix Tickets (GPT). A good range of tickets are currently on offer in our Dutch Grand Prix ticket shop, or you can secure a package from F1 Experiences; Champions Club hospitality is recommended! You can also try your luck on the official Dutch GP resale platform. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Italian Grand Prix, August 30-September 1

A range of issues impacted the spectator experience at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, but lower ticket sales and better organization saw a big improvement at Monza last year. Tickets are now on sale for 2024, and interest remains high in attending the last race of the European season. F1 Experiences packages are also available, including recommended 2-day Champions Club hospitality. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, September 13-15

Tickets are now on sale for the race at Baku City Circuit, which moves from April to September in the 2024 calendar. Ticket prices discounted by up to 20% during the initial phase of ticket sales. F1 Experiences packages are now on sale; at $5,000 USD for three days, Baku offers the 2024 season’s cheapest access to the F1 Paddock Club. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Singapore Grand Prix, September 20-22

Attendance was down at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, but that wasn’t because fans had lost interest in Formula 1’s original night race – works on the harbour necessitated changes to the track layout and the removal of the large and popular Bay grandstand. Tickets went on sale soon after the last edition of the race, and attractive early bird discounts were available for early movers. We currently have good availability on walkabout, combination, grandstand and hospitality tickets in our Singapore Grand Prix ticket shop. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket Shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 United States Grand Prix, October 18-20

Increased competition from new races in Miami and Las Vegas, coupled with much higher ticket prices, saw attendance fall slightly at this year’s USGP. Perhaps recognizing that F1 fans have become more price conscious, General Admission tickets for next year’s race are now on sale for $349 USD, compared to $475 USD this year. Other tickets have not yet been released, but you can place your deposit with COTA. Ticket packages from F1 Experiences are already available for 2024, including Champions Club hospitality. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket Shop (Coming Soon) / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Mexico City Grand Prix, October 25-27

Tickets went on sale for the Mexico City Grand Prix last November and sold out very quickly via the local promoter. We still have good availability in our Mexico City Grand Prix ticket shop, including various grandstands in the Blue Zone and in the Foro Sol Stadium. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also on sale. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket Shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 São Paulo Grand Prix, November 1-3

Attendance has been rising in recent years at Interlagos and tickets sold out fast via the local promoter last month, but most grandstands are still available in our São Paulo ticket shop. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also available, including recommended Champions Club hospitality. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix, November 21-23

Despite track issues which curtailed much of the first day’s running at the inaugural and much-hyped Las Vegas Grand Prix, the race itself was one of the season’s most exciting. Tickets went on sale in phases for the inaugural race in Vegas, but it’s not yet known if the same sales tactic will be employed in 2024. Tickets are not yet on sale, but you can place your deposit via the promoter website. Deposits are also available on F1 Experiences packages. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop (Coming Soon) / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Qatar Grand Prix, November 29-December 1

The second edition of the Qatar Grand Prix in October was not the best weekend for drivers, teams or spectators, mainly due to the extreme heat but also because of organizational issues at Lusail Circuit. Luckily, the race moves later in the calendar in 2024, when temperatures in Qatar will be more manageable. Tickets have now gone on sale for 2024 and you can also secure an F1 Experiences ticket package. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D Ticket Shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, December 6-8

Early bird tickets for the 2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix went on sale via Yas Marina Circuit the same weekend as last year’s race, with decent discounts available for a limited period of time. Our ticket shop is now live for 2024 and F1 Experiences ticket packages are also on sale. Quick Links: Buying Guide / F1D ticket shop / F1 Experiences / Accommodation / Promoter Site

F1 Tickets FAQ

Can I choose individual seats when buying tickets? Not always but buying from the official site for the race does often gives you the option to choose sections within grandstands and even individual seats. When buying from a secondary market site such as our ticket shop, you don’t have the ability to choose specific seats, but you can place a request for a particular seat or section.

Are tickets numbered and reserved on all three days? In most cases, yes. However, there are exceptions. Cheaper grandstands (bleachers) at some races do not have assigned seating while seats are only reserved on race day at Silverstone; you are free to roam in other grandstands on Friday and Saturday at the British Grand Prix.

Why does F1 sell mainly 3-day tickets? Because the F1 weekend runs for three days, and this is the way tickets have traditionally been sold. Your 3-day ticket provides entry to the circuit on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Many races, however, now offer 2-day tickets (Saturday and Sunday), as well as single-day tickets (see below).

Are single-day tickets available? Single-day tickets are available at the majority of races, with the most popular and expensive access available on race day. Sunday-only tickets are not often much cheaper than access for all three days, however. Not all races offer single-day tickets for Friday and Saturday. Please note that sometimes single-day tickets don’t go on sale until well after 3-day tickets.

How and when will I receive my tickets? The majority of 2024 F1 tickets are digital, issued as e-tickets to your email around 2-6 weeks before the race. Due to promoter delays, tickets have sometimes been issued much later in recent seasons. It’s worth noting however that most hospitality tickets (e.g., for the Formula 1 Paddock Club) are still issued as physical passes – you’ll need to pay for delivery or collect them from a ticket office outside the circuit or next to the entrance gates. Commemorative printed tickets are available at some circuits for fans who want a memento from attending the race.

Which races offer trackside concerts by major artists? Access to trackside concerts by A-list artists is included with your race ticket at an increasing number of races on the F1 calendar. The biggest and best concerts are staged at the United States Grand Prix, Singapore Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and British Grand Prix. Major artists have also performed in Mexico, Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia in recent years. Many other races also have a concert stage set up in the F1 Fanzone, though the artists are not normally internationally renowned. Learn More: RANKED: The top eight F1 races to attend for trackside concerts

Which races offer early-bird discounts? Several races offer have historically offered discounted tickets when purchasing well in advance, including the Austrian Grand Prix, Hungarian Grand Prix, Belgian Grand Prix, Singapore Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Due to high demand, such promotions are becoming less attractive, or simply no longer offered.

Are F1 tickets subject to dynamic pricing? In some cases, yes. Dynamic pricing, sometimes called surge pricing, is a relatively new and controversial phenomenon which involves varying the price of tickets to reflect changing market conditions, especially charging higher prices when demand is greater. In the past, most F1 circuits published a price list for tickets. But this practice is becoming less common, giving circuits more flexibility to change pricing. Silverstone has controversially employed dynamic pricing for the release of British Grand Prix tickets in the past few seasons, angering fans who were forced to watch the price of their chosen tickets rise while they waited in an online queue to buy. The organizers of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix did not employ dynamic pricing, though their published ticket prices were already the highest on the calendar.

If I buy a grandstand ticket, can I also watch in General Admission areas? At most circuits you can. Your ticket entitles you to a seat in your chosen grandstand plus open access to General Admission areas. The exceptions are the circuits where ‘zones’ are enforced, such as Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi – at those races, depending on which ticket you have, you may be restricted to viewing in only one part (zone) of the circuit.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *