Learn more about buying tickets at Monza for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix on September 10-12, including analysis of every grandstand.
Tickets are not yet on sale for the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, but you can already purchase Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. This guide will be fully updated when ticket sales begin. All images © F1Destinations.com. The Editor attended the 2014 & 2018 Italian Grand Prix.
Ticket prices have remained relatively unchanged for 2020, though the offer has changed considerably. Many popular grandstands are only available for the purchase of single-day tickets in 2020, and several categories have sold out quickly. When it comes to choosing your seat at Monza, there’s a lot of grandstands to choose from, but they are clustered around just a handful of the circuit’s major corners; the opening Prima Variante chicane, Seconda Variante, Variante Ascari and the Parabolica, as well as the Main Straight. General Admission tickets at Monza are also excellent value, despite a lack of elevated viewing areas.
Italian Grand Prix Tickets: Need to Know
- All grandstands (plus some General Admission areas) offer big screen viewing. Seven grandstands are permanent, covered structures. The remainder of the grandstands are temporary structures.
- Children under 11 years of age are granted free General Admission entrance to the circuit, but you will still need to reserve a free ticket when ordering your own. Children’s grandstand tickets (ages 0-11) are mostly priced around €100 for 3-days.
- Single-day grandstand tickets for Saturday and Sunday are also available. Saturday tickets for the grandstands cost between €100-150. Sunday-only tickets for grandstands are around the same price as 3-day tickets.
- General Admission tickets cost €60 for Saturday and €85 for Sunday (or €90/100 for 3 days). Not available for Friday only.
- Disabled fans are granted free access to General Admission areas during the whole weekend. Grandstand N25 is reserved for wheelchair users.
Monza Pit Straight Grandstands
Eight grandstands are located on the start/finish straight (Rettifilo Tribune) at Monza, ranging in price from the most expensive covered Central stand down to the affordable and great value bleachers. As always with a seat on the pit straight, you will get a great view of the start/finish but little chance of seeing any proper on-track action. For fans on a budget, we recommend the Gradinate bleacher seats on the Main Straight.
Seats in the large covered Centrale Grandstand (1) are the most expensive at Monza, and are overpriced compared to similar tickets at other Grands Prix. Located on the main straight either side of the Central covered stand are the Left Lateral/Lat Sinistra (4) and Right Laterals/Lat Destra (26A, 26B, 26C). The pricing gives you a good idea of which stands have the best views – the Left Lateral is positioned after the start line, whilst the most expensive Right Lateral grandstand is located closest to the start line. The cheaper Right Laterals are further down the straight towards the exit of the final Curva Parabolica corner. If you want the best view of the after-race podium celebrations, the cheapest Right Lateral grandstand (26c) is the one to choose. All these stands are covered.
Also on the main straight is Piscina (5) a cheap standalone grandstand closer to the first corner and near the pitlane exit which we don’t recommend (click here for Piscina video). At the other end of the straight, closer to the Parabolica exit is the covered Vedano (24) which is a better choice, but a little more expensive.
Prima Variante Grandstands
Five grandstands are positioned on the opening Prima Variante chicane (also known as Variante del Rettifilo) at Monza. There are three grandstands on the inside of the circuit (Alta Velocita A, B & C) and two grandstands on the outside of the circuit (Esterna Prima Variante A & B). These grandstands offer some of the best viewing at Monza and remain popular, hence the premium prices.
The pick of the Alta Velocita stands on the inside of the circuit is Alta Velocita C (6C). As an added bonus, the stand is also located directly behind a section of the old banked Monza circuit. The cheaper Alta Velocita B (6B) and Alta Velocita A (6A) are further from the corner, but still offer decent views. On the outside of the circuit, there is one large grandstand divided into two sections: seats in the more expensive Esterna Prima Variante A (8A) are a little closer to the action than in Esterna Prima Variante B (8B).
Seconda Variante Grandstands
Also known as Variante della Roggia. There are two grandstands on the inside of the circuit at Seconda Variante, the third corner at Monza. You will see the cars emerge from the high-speed Curva Grande before braking for the chicane, where good overtaking opportunities exist. Seconda Variante (9) is a better choice than Roggia (10). It’s worth noting that these grandstands are somewhat remote from the rest of the action at Monza. It will take you at least 30 minutes on foot to reach these grandstands from most entrance gates.
Variante Ascari Grandstands
Eight grandstands are located on the inside of the circuit near Variante Ascari, the high-speed eighth corner at Monza where there are good overtaking opportunities. The best views can be found in the middle of the corner in the Ascari Uno (15) grandstand. Ascari Tre (12) is on the entry and is close to the track, whilst Ascari Due (13) is set back behind the gravel trap in the middle of the corner and Ascari (16) is located on the exit. The Outer Ascari stands (A,B,C) are located on the straight between Variante Ascari and Curva Parabolica: Uscita Ascari B (19) & Uscita Ascari C (20) are small covered grandstand but there are better views for this price.
Curva Parabolica Grandstands
Five temporary and one permanent (covered) grandstand are located on the outside of the circuit on the approach to the final Curva Parabolica at Monza, one of the most famous turns on the current Formula 1 calendar. Tickets in the permanent covered Parabolica (22) stand closest to the corner. The Lateral Parabolic grandstands are priced according to how close to the corner they are: Laterale Parabolica A (21A) is closest to the corner and is a better choice than Laterale Parabolica B (21B) for the same price. In the lower price bracket, Laterale Parabolic C (21C) is a better choice than Laterale Parabolica D (21D) or Laterale Parabolica E (21E). An additional two grandstands are located on the inside of the circuit at the exit of the Parabolica, near the pitlane entrance. There is not much to separate these stands, so the cheaper Parabolica Interna A (23A) is a better choice than Parabolica Interna B (23B).
Monza General Admission (Prato)
The General Admission offer at Monza is excellent value for money, particularly when you take into account ‘Free Friday’ when you can sit in any grandstand you wish. Provided you are happy to cover a lot of ground on foot over the weekend, it’s possible to get some excellent views of the on-track action at Monza, and the park setting is beautiful. As always, it’s easier to get a good view earlier in the weekend before the tifosi arrive in greater numbers for qualifying and the race itself. There are plenty of small grandstands and raised viewing areas scattered throughout the General Admission areas. No trip to Monza would be complete without a walk through the forest to the furthest part of the circuit to check the view out from the Curve di Lesmo (turns 4 and 5). The General Admission area on the inside of Curva Parabolica is also recommended.