RANKED: How Much do F1 Tickets Cost in 2023?

From Hungary to Las Vegas, we’ve crunched the numbers and ranked the cost of F1 tickets in 2023 for three popular categories of tickets.

  • This post was originally published on February 17, 2023 and has been updated as tickets for the 2023 Japanese & Qatar Grands Prix are now on sale
  • All prices are in $USD, with the exception of local ticket prices listed in tables
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F1 Ticket Prices on the Rise in 2023

It’s been four years since we last properly ranked the prices of tickets across the F1 calendar. In that time, Formula 1’s calendar has increased from 21 races to a planned 23 in 2023.

Race attendances fell heavily during the pandemic – most races in 2020 ran without fans in the grandstands. But attendances have been on the rise since, driven by the success of the Netflix series ‘Drive to Survive’ and strong post-pandemic demand, reaching record levels in 2022 at many races.

With increasing demand for tickets, coupled with global inflation, it’s not surprising that ticket prices have risen at most races over the past few years, in some cases by very large percentages. Tickets are not only going on sale earlier at most races, but also selling out in record time. That means that many of the tickets listed in this analysis are already sold out via official channels, and if you haven’t already secured yours, you will have to pay more via ticket agencies or resale platforms. Check availability of all 2023 F1 tickets & experiences.

KEY FINDINGS

  • Based on the three categories of Formula 1 tickets we have analyzed, it costs on average $488 USD to buy a 3-day Formula 1 ticket in 2023. This represents an increase of 56% since we last ranked F1 ticket prices in 2019.
  • The cheapest F1 tickets are offered in Hungary (average $184 USD). Other affordable races to attend include Japan (average $231 USD), Bahrain (average $265 USD), Australia (average $276 USD) and Canada (average $297 USD). Austria, Spain, Japan and Italy (Monza) also offer relatively cheap tickets.
  • The most expensive tickets in 2023 are offered in Las Vegas (average $1,500 USD), followed by Miami (average $1,113 USD). All three races planned in the USA this year are amongst the most expensive to attend. Other races with high ticket prices include Mexico City, Monaco, Britain, Abu Dhabi and Singapore.
  • We’ve also assessed the affordability for locals around the world, comparing the average net (after tax) monthly wage in each country against the purchase price of the cheapest 3-day grandstand seats. Tickets cost less than 10% of the average net monthly wage in a handful of F1 destinations, including Japan, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Bahrain and Austria. The most expensive races for locals to attend are in Azerbaijan, Brazil and Mexico, where the cheapest 3-day reserved seat all cost in excess of 50% of the average monthly net salary
  • Looking at the combined cost of tickets, accommodation and spending money for three different types of fans, we’ve also estimated the total price to attend an F1 race weekend in 2023 (without taking into account travel costs). Fans on a budget will spend on average $600 USD, with the cheapest races in Hungary, Austria and Emilia Romagna costing less than $400 USD. Mid-range fans who sit in a grandstand and stay in a 3-star hotel will spend on average $1,411 USD for an F1 weekend in 2023, while high-end fans will have to pay on average $6,000 USD for trackside hospitality and a 4-5 star hotel room.

2023 F1 Ticket Price Ranking

2023 Prices in $USD
RankRaceAverage PriceGeneral AdmissionCheapest GrandstandGrandstand Opposite Pits
1.Hungary$184$108$138$306
2. Japan$231$72$118$503
3.Bahrain$265$172*$172$451
4.Australia$276**$174**$289**$366**
5.Canada$297$187$205$500
6.Austria$313$114$233$593
7.Monza$318$120$181$653
8.Spain$328$163$290$530
9.Qatar$330$165$275$549
10.Imola$372$98$294$724
11.Azerbaijan$380$160$240$740
12.Brazil$390$220*$220$730
13.Saudi$391$139$267$767
14Belgium$393$201$315$664
15.Netherlands$479$272$408$756
16.Singapore$527$226$302$1,052
17.Abu Dhabi$546$272$577$789
18.Britain$556$432$445$792
19.USA$667$475$500$1,025
20.Monaco$677$302$805$925
21.Mexico$688$185$344$1,536
22.Miami$1,113$590$850$1,900
23.Las Vegas$1,500$500$1,500$2,500
*No General Admission in Bahrain or Sao Paulo. Cheapest grandstand ticket price given.
**4-Day Tickets are sold in Australia

Please Note: For the purposes of this ranking, we’ve analysed three common types of F1 tickets available at races across the calendar; General Admission (the cheapest tickets available, which don’t offer a reserved seat), the cheapest available grandstand tickets (reserved seats), and grandstand seats opposite the pits and starting grid. To calculate the average price of 3-day tickets at each race, we’ve averaged the prices of the three ticket categories. Without detailed data for the number of tickets sold at each race in each grandstand, this average price is only an estimate.

3-day General Admission Tickets Cost on Average $232 USD in 2023

Though sometimes going by names other than General Admission (such as general access, roaming or standing tickets), the cheapest 3-day F1 tickets provide access to the circuit without a reserved seat. The quality of the General Admission offer varies considerably around the world; some circuits offer access to various parts of the circuit with viewing platforms, while at other circuits you will be confined to a particular area or zone.

KEY FINDINGS

  • The average price of 3-day General Admission (GA) tickets in 2023 is $232 USD, which represents an increase of 48% from our last F1 ticket price ranking in 2019
  • The cheapest 3-Day General Admission tickets in 2023, priced at just $72 USD, can be found in Japan. 3-Day General Admission tickets are priced at approx. $100 in Italy (Imola & Monza), Austria and Hungary
  • The most expensive GA tickets in 2023 are sold for the three races in the USA, where you will have to pay around $500 USD in Miami, Austin and Las Vegas
  • The price of General Admission tickets for the USGP in Austin has risen by 143% in the past four years, from $195 to $475 USD. In Canada, the prices of GA tickets has increased by 68% since 2019. Australia has also seen a 30% increase in that time.

Please Note:

  • General Admission access is not offered in Bahrain and São Paulo. For these races, we’ve used the price of the cheapest 3-day grandstand ticket instead.
  • 4-Day General Admission tickets are offered in Australia
  • Silverstone used dynamic pricing for 2023 British Grand Prix tickets; the price of GA tickets ranged from 219-349 GBP. We’ve used the higher figure.

The Cheapest 3-Day Grandstand Seats at Each Race in 2023 Cost on Average $390 USD

In this ranking, we’ve compared the cost of the cheapest 3-day reserved seats at every race on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar. Some races offer individual grandstand seats at this price level, while others offer bleacher seats.

KEY FINDINGS

  • The average price of the cheapest 3-day reserved seat at the 23 races on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar is $390 USD, an increase of more than 50% since 2019
  • The cheapest reserved seats for 3 days in 2023 are sold in Japan, where Grandstand G costs $118 USD. The Bronze 1 & 2 grandstands in Hungary are second cheapest, cost $138 USD for 3 days. The Victory grandstand in Bahrain ($172 USD) is also well priced. Other races with affordable grandstand seats include São Paulo (Grandstand G, $220 USD) and Austria (Red Bull J/K/L/M/N, $233 USD)
  • At the other end of the scale, grandstand seats at the inaugural 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix are priced from $1,500 USD, but do include stadium food and non-alcoholic drinks. You will pay in excess of $800 USD for the cheapest 3-day grandstand seats at the next most expensive races, in Monaco (X1/X2 Grandstands) and Miami (Beach Grandstand).

3-day Seats Opposite the Pits/Starting Grid Cost on Average $841 USD in 2023

At most races on the calendar, grandstand seats opposite the pits and starting grid – often located in the “Main Grandstand” – are the most expensive tickets available. As such seats are located at almost all races, they also provide a good basis for comparison.

KEY FINDINGS

  • The average price of a grandstand seat overlooking the pits and starting grid at an F1 race in 2023 is $841 USD. This represents an increase of more than 50% since 2019.
  • The cheapest seats opposite the pits and starting grid on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar can be found at the Hungaroring (Super Gold Rows 1-12, $306 USD). Seats in the Fangio Grandstand in Australia are also very good value at $366 USD. Other affordable races for seats opposite the pits and starting grid include Bahrain ($451 USD), Canada ($500 USD) and Japan ($503 USD).
  • Reserved seats opposite the pits and starting grid cost more than $1,000 USD at five races on the calendar, three of which are in the USA. The most expensive seats are offered at the Las Vegas Grand Prix ($2500 USD), though these do include all-inclusive stadium food and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Prices for Main Grandstand Trackside tickets at the USGP in Austin (the cheapest available in the Main Grandstand) have increased by 72% since 2019 to just over $1000 USD.
  • Other races with expensive main straight tickets include Singapore ($1,052 USD) and Mexico City ($1,536 USD).

Most Affordable Races for Locals to Attend

We have also looked at how affordable it is for locals to attend their home race in 2023 by comparing the cost of the cheapest 3-day reserved seat (grandstand seat) for each race against the average monthly net salary in each country.

KEY FINDINGS

  • The cheapest race for locals to attend is in Japan, where grandstand tickets cost less than 5% of the monthly net salary. Other cheap races are in Singapore and Canada, where grandstand tickets cost less than 7% of the average monthly net salary
  • Tickets are also relatively affordable for locals in Australia (7.7%), Bahrain (8.29%) and Austria (9.2%)
  • At the other end of the scale, tickets in Mexico (50% of average net monthly wage), São Paulo (57%) and Azerbaijan (67%) are very expensive for locals.

Cost of Race Tickets, Accommodation & Spending Money

For every destination on the calendar, we also estimate the price of race tickets, accommodation and spending money for three different types of fans: Budget, Mid-Range and High End. The average costs in USD are listed per person and based on a stay of three nights on Grand Prix weekend with race tickets, accommodation & spending money. The budgets do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach the race location. More information about our fan categories is listed below.

KEY FINDINGS

  • Budget fans will spend on average approx. $600 USD to attend a race in 2023. The cheapest races include Hungary, Austria and Imola (all less than $400 USD) while the most expensive races are in Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, USA and Miami, where you’ll spend $950-1,040 USD.
  • Mid-range fans will spend on average approx. $1,411 USD to attend a race in 2023. At the low end, it costs less than $1,000 USD to attend the races in Hungary, Bahrain, Austria and Japan. At the high end, the stateside races in Austin, Miami and Las Vegas all cost in excess of $2,000 USD.
  • High-end fans will spend on average approx. $5,967 USD to attend a race in 2023. Cheaper races to attend include Hungary ($3,045 USD) and Imola ($3,590 USD). Races with much higher prices for hospitality and accommodation include Miami ($10,000 USD) and Las Vegas ($15,000 USD).

More information about how we have categorized F1 fans:

  • Budget fans buy the cheapest race tickets (General Admission) and camp by the track or stay in a hostel.
  • Mid-Range fans buy a grandstand ticket and stay in a 3-star hotel
  • High-End fans buy a hospitality package and stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel. Where available we’ve used the mid-range Champions Club hospitality product for this comparison, which is cheaper than the Formula 1 Paddock Club.

Cost of F1 Race Tickets, Accommodation & Spending Money 2023

2023 prices in $USD
RankRaceBudgetMid-RangeHigh-End
1.Hungary$370$729$3,045
2.Austria$370$890$4,390
3.Imola$390$1,335$3,590
4.Azerbaijan$400$1,010$7,100
5.Spain$435$1,107$4,674
6.Italy$446$1,197$4,565
7.Belgium$446$1,234$5,195
8.Saudi$450$1,150$6,870
9.Brazil$470$1,305$5,050
10.Japan$495$905$4,200
11.Bahrain$500$800$4,800
12.Australia$510$1,165$5,050
13.Canada$520$1,195$5,280
14.Qatar$525$1,0405,750
15.Netherlands$600$1,240$5,400
16.Singapore$670$1,895$6,210
17.Monaco$724$1,675$6,888
18.Mexico$725$1,605$5,800
19.Britain$766$1,227$4,535
20.Las Vegas$950$3,050$15,000
21.Abu Dhabi$980$1,800$6,250
22.USA$1,015$2,080$7,600
23.Miami$1,040$2,475$10,000
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How We Calculated the Rankings

  • We have only analysed the prices of General Admission and grandstand tickets. Hospitality tickets and F1 Experiences packages are available at every race and at different price points, from less than $2000 USD for 3 days up to more than $10,000 USD. If the prices of hospitality tickets were taken into account, the average cost of attending a race would be substantially increased.
  • Prices have been taken from official ticket agents for each race where available. If not available, we’ve used prices from our ticket supplier, Grand Prix Tickets.
  • Prices in local currency have been converted to USD at prevailing exchange races.
  • All prices are for 3-day tickets.
  • We have used ‘regular ticket prices’ for this analysis. Generous early-bird discounts on ticket prices offered by many promoters, some of which are still available, have not been taken into account.
  • Some races have not published a full pricelist, have not yet released all tickets, or have used dynamic pricing for 2023. For the Miami Grand Prix and Las Vegas Grand Prix, we’ve used prices from currently available tickets. For the British Grand Prix, which has used dynamic pricing in 2023, we’ve used the published current prices for the relevant tickets.
  • Click the following links to read previous posts where we have ranked F1 ticket prices: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Ranking the cost of F1 tickets is not an exact science. For each category of tickets, we’ve attempted to compare the same type of tickets, but exceptions to the rule do exist – we’ve noted these exceptions where possible.

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10 thoughts on “RANKED: How Much do F1 Tickets Cost in 2023?”

  1. As much as I love F1 and have attended races for over 30 years, I feel I am now priced out of going. I can not justify spending that sort of money on tickets any more and instead intend to go to more club races. Sadly, the sport has become elitist. While ownership by Liberty Media has produced many positive aspects, as expected the desire for profit has taken over. I would rather give the money I would have spent, to worthwhile causes.

    1. I’m sure you are not the only long-time fan who feels the same way. Some races are definitely only for the rich now, but luckily there’s still a few affordable races on the calendar.

  2. hiiii, could you make one of these but for the paddock entrances? And for each day too, if it’s not too much trouble haha. It’s just that I think the only day I’ll be able to go is Friday.

  3. Carol Bridgett

    Why are F1 tickets so expensive. My husband has always wanted to attend Silverstone but costs are so expensive

  4. Unfortunately ticketek can set their own prices so most grandstand tickets in australia were about 500-900 which is crazy.

  5. Hello! Would you happen to have a price breakdown for 2023 for the different COTA grandstands? I am trying to estimate how much the tickets in turn 12 in the upper rows cost for the 3 day pass in 2023, so I can estimate for 2024. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Megan, I do have this now – just got the figures from the web archive :)

      Here are the prices for Turn 12 in 2023:
      Bleachers Turn 12 Upper (Rows 21-36) $780
      Bleachers Turn 12 Middle (Rows 6-20) $595
      Bleachers Turn 12 Lower (Rows 1-5) $540

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see these prices come down a little for 2024.

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