2024 Austrian Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending

Everything you need to know about attending the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix

Formula 1 returns to the Styrian mountains for the 11th round of the 2024 season. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix weekend on June 28-30!

  • The 2024 Austrian Grand Prix is set to take place on June 28-30
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The Red Bull Ring – formerly known as both the Österreichring and the A-1 Ring – plays host to round 11 of the 2024 Formula 1 season as the sport rolls into the Styrian mountains. In 2020 and 2021, the Red Bull Ring hosted two Grands Prix per year, with the additional Styrian Grand Prix added due to travel complications brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. In 2022, the track returned to hosting just a single race.

Tickets for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix have been in high demand since going on sale last summer and are now mostly sold out. If you’re yet to secure access, a limited number of 3-day grandstand seats and single day grandstand tickets are available in our ticket shop.

F1 Sprint Returns

After hosting the F1 Sprint format in each of the last two seasons, the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix will once again be a sprint weekend! This will be the third of six F1 Sprint weekends in 2024. Max Verstappen claimed victory in both sprint races held so far this year, in China and Miami, and took the win in the Austrian sprint race in both 2022 and 2023.

The Sprint has a slightly revised format this year. After a single hour of practice on Friday, the grid for Saturday’s Sprint will be decided in a 45-minute Sprint Qualifying session on Friday afternoon. The 30-minute Sprint is scheduled for midday on Saturday. The focus then switches to the Grand Prix, with a traditional hour-long qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, setting the grid for Sunday’s main race. The Grand Prix takes place as usual at 15:00 on Sunday.

Grands Prix at the Red Bull Ring usually feature lots of overtaking – so there should be plenty of action on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon!

Big Crowds Expected at the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix

The 2021 Austrian Grand Prix was the first race to run with a full crowd since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. 132,000 fans attended the race weekend. In 2022, that figure grew to 303,000, in part thanks to the addition of a number of new grandstands. A similar level of attendance followed in 2023, with total attendance reaching 304,000. The 2023 Austrian Grand Prix was the tenth best-attended race of the 22 races staged last year.

The Austrian Grand Prix is one of the cheaper races to attend on the current calendar. Having had the fifth cheapest 3-day ticket prices on average in 2023, the race has slipped to tenth in the list in 2024. The Austrian Grand Prix remains great value for money, however, when compared to other European venues on the calendar.

General Admission tickets rank as the seventh cheapest of the year, while the grandstand opposite the pits is an affordable option when compared to tickets in the same location at other events. Tickets are also relatively inexpensive for local residents, costing just over 10% of the average monthly income – the seventh most affordable of the year in 2023.

We estimate that the average fan will spend €975 on a trip to the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix, including grandstand seats, accommodation and spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix.

Download the Red Bull Ring App

Going to the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix? Download the Red Bull Ring app (previously the Projekt Spielberg app) for race times, maps, transport information and more.

Getting to the Red Bull Ring

If you’re not camping at the circuit, the area has a good transport network – though the track can be more tricky to get to than some of the others on the calendar. If you are travelling by car, the Red Bull Ring offers free parking. You can find more details about this, plus the alternate public transport on offer, here.

Racing in the Mountains

The Red Bull Ring has been Austria’s sole Formula 1 venue since 1970 and will continue to host the Austrian Grand Prix until 2027 under a new deal signed with Formula 1 in March 2023. There’s always a nostalgic spark at the Spielberg track. Surrounded by mountains, the area around the circuit is particularly picturesque at this time of year.

If you have some time to spare during your trip, hiking in the mountains is highly recommended – though there are plenty of more relaxing options on offer! We’ve rounded up the best places to see and things to do during your visit to the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix in Off-Track Activities.

Heading to Spielberg for the first time? All the essential travel information you need is in Travel Basics.

A Packed Support Schedule at the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix

The Red Bull Ring offers one of the best trackside experiences of the season. The event is well organised, and the support race schedule for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix is full. Formula 1’s feeder series Formula 2 and Formula 3 will both be racing over the Austrian Grand Prix weekend and Porsche Supercup will also be in action.

Making a welcome return once again in 2024 is the popular Red Bull Legends Parade, starring legendary drivers and historic cars. This year’s parade celebrates former winners of the Austrian Grand Prix and race-winning machinery. Taking part are Emerson Fittipaldi, Johnny Herbert, David Coulthard, Gerhard Berger and Jos Verstappen.

You can find all the vital information about watching the race, including on-track session times, on our updated Trackside page.

Got any questions about attending the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

14 thoughts on “2024 Austrian Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know Before Attending”

  1. I’ve got tickets for the Austrian GP, Start Finish line section, row 2. Do you know if this is 2nd from the top? Or 2nd from the bottom of the grandstand. I can’t find any seating charts online. Thanks.

  2. Hi!

    Does row 5 on Redbull J grandstand consider to be ok? It’s my first F1 race and want to have a good experience..

    Thank you!

    1. Hi, it’s normally better to be higher up in this grandstand, but you should still have a good view! Remember that this grandstand is uncovered. So it can be hot in the sun and there’s also a chance of rain. Be prepared for this!

  3. Hi,
    first time going to F1 race. Bought General admission tickets but only for Sunday so I cant really try spots good for watching race.
    How early should I come to the track if I want a good spot and where do you think is the best view in General admission area. I thought about T3, but it looks like that there are now grandstands.
    Thank you, this site really helped me a lot!

    1. Hi, gates open at 8am and I would be aiming to get there as early as possible. I think T3 is a good place to watch. Yes there are grandstands here, but these are set back from the track and you can still stand in front to get a good view of the corner.

  4. Do you know what are covid regulations at the track? Do we need negative test/covid vaccination certification?

  5. hello do you know how and where it is possible for general admission holders to walk around the track. for example from the fan zone to the back straight, and i have also heard you can watch at turn 8 on general admission?
    your answer is much appreciated

    1. Yes this should be possible. The only area off limits will be the whole West side of the circuit between Turns 1 and 3. You can get a shuttle from the Fanzone (outside of Turn 1) up to Turn 3. You should be able to walk around the eastern side of the circuit from GA.

  6. Visiting from Australia and extremely excited! We’re in T9, row 28, do you have any insight on this section – shade, sight of track etc.? Will also be driving, is it simple to park or should we expect large delays and get there as early as we can with so many people?

    1. You’ve come a long way, hope it’s a fantastic weekend. I love the Red Bull Ring. Sorry, I don’t have particular insights on your grandstand view. For parking, you should get there as early as you can as you will get a better spot and theoretically will also be able to leave more quickly. You shouldn’t expect delays really when arriving as the circuit is close to the motorway. You will be guided to the closest carpark according to your arrival route. More information is here.

  7. Hi we’re going for the first time this year. I’ve seen online people saying that because we only have general admission tickets we won’t be able to go and stand close to the Red Bull statue. my partner and I are insanely huge Red Bull fans and I was hoping to propose to her at the statue.

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