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Tickets – 2021 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard

Learn more about buying tickets and packages for the 2021 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 25-27.

 

The Editor attended the 2019 French Grand Prix. All images © F1Destinations.com.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 French Grand Prix, though spectator capacity at Paul Ricard is being limited this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets are only available in the Main Grandstand (Ligne de Depart), Saint Baume and Chicane Grandstands, with no General Admission access available. Some categories of tickets in the Main Grandstand have already sold out.

Where to buy 2021 French Grand Prix tickets?

We recommend buying your tickets for the 2021 French Grand Prix from our preferred supplier Grand Prix Tickets (GPT). Please note that tickets are electronic (e-tickets).

We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. Choose from grandstand seats or access to all-inclusive hospitality plus exclusive trackside activities and accommodation/transfers. The Champions Club is particularly recommended in France; a modern space with excellent circuit views.

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Buying French Grand Prix tickets: Need to know

  • No refunds are available on tickets to the 2021 French Grand Prix. If the race is postponed, tickets will apply for the new dates. If the race is cancelled, tickets will be valid for the 2022 French Grand Prix.
  • The distinctive blue and red striped runoff areas at Paul Ricard take up a lot of space at the circuit, putting most grandstands some distance from the track proper.
  • Children aged under 6 are granted free entry, provided they do not occupy a seat. Grandstand Tickets for children aged 6-16 are available at an approx. 50% discount to the adult price. Regular tickets without discount need to be purchased for children aged 17 or over.
  • The Start/Finish & Virage du Pont grandstands are covered; all other grandstands are open to the elements
  • Grandstands and General Admission areas are accessible for reduced-mobility spectators. A special zone is available for wheelchair users on the Beausset corner; email the circuit or call +33 97 07 36 300 to book tickets.

French Grand Prix Ticket Types

Please note that only the Start-Finish, Sainte Baume and Chicane grandstands are available in 2021.
  • Start-Finish: Best for pits action, and the race lead up, start and finish. Choose another grandstand if you want to see on-track action. See our video view below. Upper seats in the grandstand are covered.
  • Sainte Baume (Turns 3-4): Four Silver grandstands are located between turns 5 and 6. Sainte Baume 4 looks to be the pick of them, with good views of the cars approaching straight. Two Bronze grandstands are also positioned on the run down to turn 7.
  • Chicane (Turn 6): The mighty Mistral straight will be broken up by the Chicane Nord (North Chicane). Six grandstands are clustered around this corner: two Bronze grandstands on the entrance (Chicane 1-2) and four Silver grandstands on the corner itself (Chicane 3-6). We’d choose Chicane 6 as you’ll have a view of the cars  approaching you (rather than a side or rear view). See our video view below.
  • Le Beausset (turn 8): Three Bronze grandstands are located on the outside of the long, sweeping turn 8. Le Beausset 2 and 3 seem to offer better views than Le Beausset 1. A fourth Family Grandstand offering discounted children’s tickets is also on this corner.
  • Virage du Pont (turn 12): Four Gold grandstands are situated on the outside of the slow turn 12 hairpin. All grandstands here are covered. Virage du Pont 2 has views up the main straight, but we’d choose Virage du Pont 3 or 4 for better panoramic views of the final few corners.
  • General Admission: Several standing areas are dotted around Paul Ricard, including at the start of the Mistral Straight and after the Chicane halfway down Mistral. The largest zones are located in the last few corners; on the approach to turn 8 and between turns 9-11.

Been to the French Grand Prix? Leave a comment below and tell us where you watched the action!

17 thoughts on “Tickets – 2021 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard”

  1. I will only be able to attend the race on Saturday, June 23rd…should I invest in Chicane 1 Grandstand or just buy a General Admission. Would appricate your advise.

    1. Hi John, I’d buy the grandstand ticket if you can afford it. Your day will be more comfortable with a seat, not having to battle to get a good vantage point. I’m expecting a decent crowd for the race.

  2. hello there, I am planning to go to the french grand prix this year but would like general admission for the sunday only. Can I buy a ticket on the day? Your help would be much appreciated.

  3. I bought a 3 day Sainte Baume Silver ticket 2018, It was my second live F1 GP. The traffic management into the track car parks is truly really awful. We were directed around the “ring road of doom” for no less than 6 hours on day 1 (after driving 5 hours to get there) and missed all the racing along with thousands of others in the oroborous traffic queue. The UK commentators noted the fact that the stands were empty because the fan were all stuck in traffic. Saturday and Sunday were slightly better but still a 2 hour queue on Saturday and 3 hours to get in on Sunday morning. Despite assurances that both lanes would be open to general traffic, they still kept one lane for VIPs only. None of the uniformed security personnel had a clue what was going on and most of them just defaulted to headless chicken mode. The systems and procedures failed and it was the fans that suffered for it. They even refused admittance to Sebastian Vettel.
    The view from the silver stand was good and better than the bronze stand, the screens were visible but too far away to read any text information or identify team mates. It seemed that we got more than our fair share of incidents, overtakes and wheel to wheel racing in front of the Sainte Buame stands. The screen closest to us was faulty all weekend, and had a section in the middle of the screen which went blank most of the time. It’s a long way from the main entrance and the F1 village. The poor path takes you into the infield across 2 bridges with very long queues to get across.
    The paths to the north side stands are baked dust when dry. When it rains they become 2 miles of sticky clay mud 6″ deep in places. There are no food kiosks near Sainte Buame, There is a drinks stand (reasonable prices) and a temporary toilet which was surprisingly clean. Stock in the souvenir shop is very limited and very expensive. They had run out of anything under 75 Euros by lunchtime Saturday. Commentary was half English, half French. There were long gaps with nothing happening between races. We got to watch a lot of the celebrity Hip-Hop DJ. The stuntman who did a lap on a jet hover-board was by far the most fascinating mid race event. The track was pretty much dead during the periods allotted to those who paid to be chauffeured around for the not very popular “Hot Lap”.
    The Grand Prix itself was thrilling. The wide run-off areas do take the action further away at first, but you quickly get used to it.

    Hopefully lessons will be learned, especially traffic management. It was however reported that the organisers were very pleased with the success of the logistics as they had proved it would work.
    I don’t think so.
    And compensation for the loss of a day’s racing? the hotel night? the wasted fuel? a voucher code for 12% off a similar 2019 ticket providing I book and pay before the end of January.

    1. Thanks for your input Steve. We had a Facebook group set up for fans last year going to the event, and I couldn’t believe the horror stories, especially on Friday. It was a massive disappointment for so many fans. I really hope the organizers make some big changes for 2019.

  4. Hey there Andrew we are coming from Australia to a attend grandprix We don’t want to miss general admission sales can you help us out with approx date and also if we could go on an early pre sale list? We have our accommodation booked so I am a bit panicky any help would be appreciated this is our first attendance so we aren’t clued in

    1. Hi Karen, General Admission tickets are already on sale for the 2020 French GRand Prix. They cost 119 EUR with 20% early bird discount till the end of the year and you can buy here. Let me know if you have any more questions. I went to the race this year and it was really good!

  5. I have planed my holiday in 2020 close to this circuit (about 1 hrs drive). If i visit the official site i only see 3 day pass ticket. Will there also be sunday tickets available ?

  6. How was the organization of 2019’s F1 GP at Paul Ricard? Was it any better than what Steve Lomax experienced in 2018 (and detailed here in January 2019)? That sounded horrible and we’re on the fence about attending in 2020 if it was the same this year. Thank you.

    1. Lisa, I went to the race this year and it was much better. I actually ran a bus from Marseille to the track for F1 Experiences and we hardly experienced any traffic or delays going in and out of the circuit. A bit more traffic after the race but nothing to worry about. Less fans this year helped of course as so many people were put off after year 1. Marseille was fantastic as well, I recommend this race despite the on-track action being rather dull. I wrote more and shared pictures on my new site here: https://gpdestinations.com/first-impressions-of-circuit-paul-ricard/

  7. Hi Andrew,
    I know nothing about F1 but my boyfriend is obsessed and loves the French circuit so I’d love to buy him tickets for his birthday. I think general admission would be better for us as we are quite social and don’t usually sit at events, but do you get a good enough view of the race from a huge fans perspective? Are there any other tips for the day you can give I.e. are drinks expensive? Should you get there early?
    Sorry if these are silly questions! Thank you!

    1. Hi Anna, I really liked Paul Ricard when I went this year. Lots of good views in General Admission, but wear comfortable shoes. It’s pretty hot and dusty in GA. Drinks are pretty expensive; e.g. 7 EUR for half liter beer. As for getting there early, not so important – depends where you stay and how you get to track. But the transport plan worked much better this year than last. Feel free to ask other questions!

      1. Hi Andrew,
        Thanks for your response! That’s great to know :) what would you say is the next best track? I’ve also been looking at Monaco but can’t see any general admission for all 3 days.
        Thanks again!

        1. Monaco is a bit different. Most people buy tickets for different grandstands each day. As for other good races to attend in Europe, I love Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Barcelona is a great city. Same for the Hungaroring and Budapest. Both are also more affordable than France or Monaco.

  8. What’s the scoop with taking your own refreshments into the track? I heard that there were very large queues. What’s a man go to do to get a beer? We are camping just close to the circuit through campingf1 in 2020 but information on the campsites seems very limited.

  9. We are intending to go to Paul Ricard for the French GP. I think we are going to buy a travel / accommodation package in the UK but I would like to buy 2 grandstand seats in silver stand 6 at the Chicane for Saturday and sunday only. Can you help please

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