Tickets – 2018 German Grand Prix

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Your guide to buying tickets and the best places to watch the action at the Hockenheimring. The 2018 German Grand Prix takes place on July 20-22.

The German Grand Prix returns to the F1 calendar in 2018 at the Hockenheim circuit, a purpose-built stadium between Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The long forest section may be gone, but the spectating opportunities are now much better and the race is generally well organized. Tickets went on sale almost one year ahead of the event, with savings of up to 30% applying during two early-bird discount periods, which expired on September 30 and December 31 respectively. Just five main grandstands are on sale at the Hockenheimring, but there are seven color-coded ticket categories; in general, the higher up in the grandstand you are, the more you will pay. With more than six months till the 2018 German Grand Prix, several ticket categories are already sold out. This should translate into better attendance this year than the most recent editions of the race in 2014 and 2016.

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2018 German Grand Prix tickets

3-day tickets.
(Prices in brackets) = SOLD OUT
Main (Haupttribüne)Purple€409
Mercedes (Mercedes Tribüne)Blue€359
Mercedes (Mercedes Tribüne)Red€289
South High (Südtribüne Oberrang)Yellow€519
South (Südtribüne)Purple C-D€409
South (Südtribüne)Blue A-B€359
South (Südtribüne)Blue C-D(€359)
South (Südtribüne)Blue E-F-G-H€359
South (Südtribüne)Red A-B€289
South (Südtribüne)Red C-D(€289)
South (Südtribüne)Red E-F-G-H€269
South (Südtribüne)Orange A-B€239
South (Südtribüne)Orange E-F-G-H€239
North (Nordtribüne)Blue A-B-C€359
North (Nordtribüne)Red A-B-C€289
North (Nordtribüne)Orange A-B€239
North( Nordtribüne)Orange C(€239)
Inner (Innentribüne)Orange A-B€239
Inner (Innentribüne)Orange C(€239)
Inner (Innentribüne)Light Blue A(€189)
Inner (Innentribüne)Light Blue B-C€189

General Admission tickets

The cheapest tickets at the 2018 German Grand Prix are in the Green section of the Inner grandstand (Innentribüne). Priced at €139 for the weekend, these are only available by calling the circuit on +49 6205 950 222.

Grandstand hopping on Friday

  • On Friday, July 20, spectators are free to check out the views from different grandstands, but there are some restrictions.
  • Access to the following higher-priced grandstands is restricted to fans holding equivalent tickets: Haupttribüne), Südtribüne Yellow, C &D and Mercedes G-M.
  • All other ticket holders have access to the following grandstands: Südtribüne A-E-H,  Nordtribüne B, Innentribüne C and Mercedes-Tribüne A-F.
  • The following grandstands will be closed on Friday: Südtribüne B-F-G, Innentribüne A/B & Nordtribüne A-C.
German Grand Prix tickets: need to know

  • Sunday-only tickets are available, but you’ll only save €20 over 3-day prices.
  • Children aged up to 6 years old get free entry to the circuit, but cannot occupy a seat. Discounted grandstand tickets are available for children aged 7-15, costing just €45 for Sunday and €50 for the whole weekend. This offer doesn’t apply to South Yellow (upper) tickets.
  • The following grandstands are covered: Main, South Yellow High, South Blue A-B-E-F-G-H, South Purple C-D, Mercedes Blue & Red, North Blue A-B-C, Inner Orange C


The Main grandstand (Haupttribüne) is located on the start-finish straight. If you are keen to see what is happening in the pits, plus the race buildup, start and podium celebrations after the race, then these are the best seats. Choose a different grandstand if you want to see on-track action.

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The Mercedes grandstand is located between turns 8-10, but you’ll be able to see the cars from as early as turn 5 (Parabolika). You should be able to see some good passing moves here during the race, especially on the hairpin (turn 6) and into turn 8. On the downside, the Mercedes grandstand is further from the best off-track action in the F1 Village.

Explore the Hockenheimring

Although most spectators at the Hockenheimring sit in the stadium grandstands, there are several standing areas around the circuit worth checking out, especially near the Parabolika and Spitzkehre hairpin (turns 5-7). If you are feeling really adventurous, you could also take a walk to discover the old circuit, last used in 2002, which is slowly being consumed by the forest. Click here for views of all grandstands and viewing areas at the Hockenheimring.


The most expensive tickets at the Hockenheimring are sold for the Südtribüne Oberrang, the highest Yellow section of the South grandstand on the final corner. The elevated views from this corner are excellent; depending on exactly where you sit, you should have a good view of the final corners from Mobil 1 kurve (turn 12) through to the Sudkurve (turn 17) and down the main straight. Lower down in this grandstand, the C-D sections offer better views than A-B, whilst the H is great for the race build up, start and podium celebrations after the race.


The best sections of the North grandstand (Nordtribüne) are the higher Blue B & C sections closest to the opening corner, which provide an excellent view for the race start; remember Felipe Massa rolling here in 2014? The A section is better for the pits action and race build up.

“The best grandstands in my opinion are the Nordtribüne B and C and the Innentribüne B and C. The Nordtribüne B and C are on the first corner; you can see the start, plus all of the pitlane. The Innentribüne B and C are on the Sachs curve in the middle of the circuit.” Svenja Reber: 2016 German GP trip report.


The Inner grandstand (Innentribüne) is located on the Sachs curve (turn 13) and offers views of the last few corners of the circuit, but not the start-finish straight. The lowest section in this grandstand is the main General Admission area at the circuit.

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