Your guide to buying tickets for the 2021 Chinese Grand Prix on April 9-11. The best grandstands & hospitality at Shanghai International Circuit.
This guide will be updated when dates are announced for the 2021 Chinese Grand Prix and general ticket sales begin. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are already available for the 2021 Chinese Grand Prix.
The Shanghai circuit has a stadium layout similar to the Hockenheimring; there’s only a limited selection of grandstands, but they are all raised well above the catch fencing and offer great panoramic views over large sections of the track. The huge Main Grandstand opposite the pits seats up to 29 000 spectators and the total capacity for the circuit including the four large general admission areas is a sizeable 200 000. The 2019 Chinese Grand Prix was a sell out due to the 1000th Formula 1 race celebrations..
Chinese Grand Prix Tickets: Need to Know
- All tickets are sold for 3 days (single-day tickets are not available)
- China operates a Free Friday policy. You still need to buy a ticket, but you can sit in any grandstand you wish on the first day of the racing weekend. Grandstand seats are only reserved on Saturday and Sunday.
- The Main, H & K grandstands are all covered. The General Admission areas are NOT covered. Remember that rain is a distinct possibility at the Chinese race, so be prepared if you’ve chosen the cheaper General Admission tickets.
- All grandstands have views of at least one big screen TV, as do the majority of the General Admission areas (with the exception of F).
- Discounted tickets for children are available in all grandstands
The vast Main grandstand offers several different ticket types – several ticket categories have new names for 2019. The most expensive Platinum seats are located in the middle, top half of the grandstand opposite the start/finish line. Gold and Gold+ tickets are located in the top half of the grandstand (either side of Platinum) and provide excellent panoramic views over up to 80% of the circuit, whilst the tickets in the lower half of the grandstands are now known as Silver and Silver+. These are better for views of the pits; the catch fencing only compromises views in the lowest few rows of Silver.
Grandstands H & K
Grandstands H &K are located either side of turn 14, a slow-speed corner at the end of the back straight where a lot of overtaking happens. From some seats in Grandstand H, you also get a view of the pit lane entry and pit straight. Both grandstands are recommended.
General Admission at Shanghai International Circuit
There are four General Admission Zones at the Shanghai circuit (B, F, L, J). The pick of the General Admission in Shanghai are Zone J at the turn 14 hairpin, closely followed by Zone B on the first corner and Zone L at the start of the pit straight. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella and waterproofs if rain is forecast.