Tickets – 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

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Your guide to buying tickets for the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix and spectating at the Sakhir circuit. The next race is on April 6-8, 2018.

Choosing where to sit at Sakhir is easier than at most circuits; there’s just five different ticket types on offer. Prices are affordable and tickets are discounted by up to 20% if you buy during the early-bird discount period before February 21. In 2018, the Bahrain Grand Prix will be held at night under floodlights for the fifth time.

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix tickets

TypeEarly-bird (USD)Regular Price (USD)
Main Grandstand$320$400
Oasis (Batelco) Complex$288$320
Turn 1 Grandstand$214$267
University Complex$144$160
Victory Complex$144 $160
Bahrain GP tickets: need to know

  • All tickets are for 3 days (Friday-Sunday), APART from the Oasis/Batelco grandstand: Friday only tickets are $144/160 and weekend tickets (Sat + Sun) are $240/267
  • Children’s tickets (aged 3-12) are available with the following discounted prices for 3 days: Main Grandstand $200, Oasis $160, Turn 1 $134, University/Victory $80 (prices in $USD)
  • All grandstands are covered
  • Seating is reserved on all three days of the event
  • All grandstands have big TV screens opposite


Go to the 2018 Bahrain GP on April 6-8 with F1 Experiences

F1 Experiences offers exclusive ticket and experience packages to the Bahrain Grand Prix packages from $699. We recommend the Trophy package ($1139 USD), which includes an exclusive Pit Lane tour and Drive the Track tour on Thursday, and guided tour of the F1 Paddock and Paddock Club party with an F1 legend or current driver on Friday! For the rest of the weekend you’ll have a ringside seat for the action in the Turn 1 grandstand.

Sakhir Grandstands Analysis

As at most circuits, tickets in the Main Grandstand opposite the pits are the most expensive on offer at Sakhir. These are great for pits action, pre-race build up, the start and finish, but you won’t see much in the way of passing or other on-track action. The next most expensive tickets are in the Oasis (Batelco) Complex; these are our pick for the best Bahrain tickets. The only viewing area inside the circuit is located on the other side of the F1 paddock (behind the pits) and offers great views of turns 7-10. With lots of unobstructed views, Oasis is also best for amateur F1 photographers.

If you are after views of the action in the opening corners, we would actually go for the cheaper University Complex over the Turn 1 Grandstand, mainly because you get a view of the front of the cars rather than the rear of the cars. University – which is comprised of three grandstands –  is definitely the best choice for fans on a budget; the best spot to sit is at the top of University 2. Finally, the Victory Complex is another good budget option with two grandstands (each with their own big screen) located on the final few corners of the circuit. Victory 1 is better for turns 11-12, whilst Victory 2 offers views of the final corner.

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