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Tickets – 2018 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

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Detailed guide on buying tickets and watching the action at the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The next race at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is on August 31-September 2, 2018.

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 on the main straight. General Admission tickets at Monza are also excellent value, despite a lack of elevated viewing areas. 

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Early-bird discounts!

Two rounds of early-bird discounts are offered on Italian GP tickets. Buy before January 31, 2018 to save up to 20% or before May 31, 2018 to save up to 9%.

2018 Italian Grand Prix tickets (3-days)

Grandstand/Type>Jan 31
>May 31Regular price
1. Centrale€599€619€659
26A. Laterale Destra €423€444€483
6C. Alta Velocita €423€444€483
15. Ascari Uno€423€444€483
4. Laterale Sinistra €299€330€360
6B. Alta Velocita €299€330€360
8A. Esterna Prima Variante €299€330€360
9. Seconda Variante€299€330€360
13. Ascari Due€299€330€360
19. Uscita Ascari€299€330€360
26B. Laterale Destra €299€330€360
22. Parabolica €299€330€360
10. Roggia€225€235€255
12. Ascari Tre€225€235€255
16. Ascari€225€235€255
8B. Esterna Prima Variante€225€235€255
6A. Alta Velocita€225€235€255
21A / 21B. Laterale Parabolica€219€235€255
23B. Parabolica Interna€219€235€255
24. Vedano€219€235€255
26C. Laterale Destra€219€235€255
5. Piscina€165€180€190
23A. Parabolica Interna€165€180€190
21C / 21D / 21E. Laterale Parabolica€165€180€190
General Admission (Prato)€90€95€100

Free Friday!

Monza operates a ‘Free Friday’ policy. If you have a 3-day ticket (General Admission included), you can sit in any grandstand you want, with the exception of the Central Grandstand on the Pit Straight. This is a great opportunity to move around and check out the view from different parts of the track!

 Our top 5 Monza tickets

1. ALTA VELOCITA (6C)

2. ASCARI UNO (15)

PARABOLICA (22)

ESTERNA PRIMA VARIANTE (8A)

3. GENERAL ADMISSION (PRATO)

MONZA F1 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 €50 for Friday, €65 for Saturday and €85 for Sunday (or €100 for 3 days).
  • Disabled fans are granted free access to General Admission areas during the whole weekend. Grandstand N25 is reserved for wheelchair users.

#ExperienceF1 at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix

F1 Experiences offers exclusive tickets packages for the 2018 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Starter packages are priced at $699 with pit lane walk and Drive the Track tour on Thursday plus Uscita Ascari B (grandstand 19) seats for the rest of the weekend. We recommend the Trophy package with a guided tour of the F1 paddock and Paddock Club party on Friday!

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. [The popular and cheap Bleacher seats at the front of the grandstands on the pit straight are not in the ticket offer for 2018, which is disappointing.]

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.

1. CENTRALE (COVERED)

4. LATERALE SINISTRA (COVERED)

26. LATERALE DESTRA (COVERED)

24. VEDANO (COVERED)

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).

6A. ALTA VELOCITA A

6B. ALTA VELOCITA B

6C. ALTA VELOCITA C

8A. ESTERNA PRIMA VARIANTE A

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.

9. SECONDA VARIANTE

10. ROGGIA

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.

12. Ascari Tre

13. Ascari Due

15. Ascari Uno

16. Ascari

19: Uscita Ascari B

20. Uscita Ascari C

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).

22. Parabolica

21A. Laterale Parabolica A

21D. Laterale Parabolica D

23A. Parabolica Interna A

MONZA GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (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.

Like this guide? Have your own Monza tips? Leave a comment below!

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Luca says:

    ciao,
    congratulations for the great site.
    Friday at Monza the ticket costs 50 € (you can buy a ticket for only friday practice). At friday you can access at all grandstands

    • Editor says:

      That’s right Luca. These tickets are a great deal! We made the most of Free Friday and sat in pretty much every grandstand at Monza, around 20 in total.

  2. Josesito says:

    Excellent info, thanks! One question, with second variant ticket, can you also access to general admission places? thanks!

    • Editor says:

      Yes! All grandstand tickets give you access to the General Admission areas as well.

      • Josesito says:

        Thankssssssss, and what would say regarding second variant ticket, compare to general admission? if there a good view in general admission to take those curves?

        • Josesito says:

          Because I see that you can’t select the seat in stands, and that isn’t that good to get pictures as from videos I saw there are grid which will interfere badly

        • Editor says:

          Get a second variant ticket if you can afford it, otherwise General Admission is perfectly fine. Don’t forget, you can also sit anywhere you want on Friday.

  3. Peter Spencer says:

    Hi,
    Could you tell me the best way to get to the curcuit from Monza town? I am hoping to get a room there in the next few day’s, We are driving from the UK hoping to stay as close as possable.
    Thanks in advance,

    Peter

    • Editor says:

      Hi Peter,
      Check out Monza on Googlemaps and you will see that the park and circuit are right next to the town, so you should be able to walk (or take local buses – see Getting Around for more information.) The bigger issue could be finding a reasonably priced place to stay in Monza itself, as it’s hugely popular on Grand Prix weekend and most rooms get taken by regular visitors or track workers. There’s always trackside camping or staying in Milan and commuting each day, more in Accommodation.

      • Kevin Ross says:

        I stay on lake Lecco every year. It’s a great location and it’s 15 minutes to Monza by train. The circuit put on buses to The to the track.

  4. Antonello Abela says:

    Hi. Considering going to Monza this year which seat would you recommend for best viewing of the action please?

    Thanks.

  5. Eric says:

    Hi, where are the best areas to get onto the track from the grandstands after the race for the rush to the ceremony. I’m planning on sitting either 26b or 6b.

    Thanks

    • Editor says:

      I only know of two many points to enter the track, both on the outside of the circuit. The first is right in front of the podium (end of grandstand 26) and the other is near the finish line (in front of the main grandstand). If you want a good spot in front of the podium, best to go to one of these spots around 5 laps before the end of the race. We did this in 2014, what an experience!

  6. kevin says:

    i am disabled is it true i dont have to pay for general admission just show my disabled badge?

  7. Yazan says:

    Hi, what time should i arrive to the circuit before the race on sunday? Like i have to be there one hour before the start or when? I am arriving at the airport froman international flight at 10 am, will i have time to check in at the hotel and go to the circuit on sunday?
    Thank u

  8. Yazan says:

    Hi again, can u tell me how to get from linate airport to monza circuit on race day?
    Thank u again

    • Editor says:

      Hi Yazan, as you are in a hurry, it may be worth paying for a taxi (not sure of cost, sorry). Alternatively, check google (Milan Linate Airport to Autodromo Nazionale Monza) and there are instructions for taking a bus/train from the airport to the circuit.

    • Renato Lins says:

      Hi…
      How was your experience going from the airport tô the circuit? Thanks

  9. Elton Smoor says:

    Planning to go this year as we will be in Florence, so can shoot up to Milan for the weekend. We are not Ferrari fans but some say the vibe is in any case worth the visit!
    I hear the track will lose the first Variant / Chicane (Cornes 1 and 2) and will change to a bend for corner 1, and then a new Chicane for corners 2 and 3 nearer the old second Chicane about halfway down the Curve Grande.
    Two questions:
    1. Is the Monza GP worth visiting and
    2. Which is the best place in the covered grandstands? From this, and other, websites, Stands number 24, 25, 26 and 27 seem the best for views of pre-race grid, pit boxes and post race podium.

  10. When do the ticket come on sale for Monza. I am looking for tickets in 6c.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas

  11. Janine Riley says:

    Thanks for the great site.

    This might be a silly question but do I have to buy general admission ticket to get in plus the grandstand ticket for my seat. This is my first F1 so I am clueless …

    • Editor says:

      Don’t worry Janine, there are no silly questions! You don’t need to buy a General Admission ticket plus Grandstand ticket. It’s one or the other. The benefit of buying a grandstand ticket is that you get to explore the General Admission areas as well! And of course on Friday you can sit wherever you like, even with a General Admission ticket. Enjoy your first F1 experience: you’ve chosen the best track for it in my opinion!

  12. David says:

    Is the Monza circuit disabled friendly

    • Editor says:

      Hi David, yes it is. “Admission to the circuit is always free of charge for spectators with disabilities at least 75%, including those with wheelchairs.” More information is here.

  13. Miguel says:

    Hello!

    Can I choose my specific grandstand seat or does it get assigned at random?

    Looking at one of the Alta Velocita stands but I’d like to sit as far back as possible.

    Thanks.

    • Editor says:

      Hi, I don’t believe there is any chance at Monza to specify your seat. But if you buy with Gootickets, you can request this and they try to accommodate your request from their allocation.

      • Ewa says:

        Hello! When buying with Gootickets why are prices lower than on the official F1 ticket site?

        • Editor says:

          Część Ewa. Tickets for F1.com are supplied by Platinium Group in Monaco, the same company as Gootickets. However, F1.com applies a markup of around 10-20% to their tickets. We don’t apply a markup, that’s why our tickets are cheaper.

          • Ewa says:

            Hello! Thank you for the answer. When booking tickets via Gootickets is it possible to send an e-mail afterwards asking for specific seats? Is there an e-mail address I could write to?

          • Editor says:

            Yes, you can request certain seats. You can make a comment at the end of the booking process, or send an email

  14. Andy says:

    Excellent article thank you for this information.

    We’re travelling out and staying at Lake Como as a large family, we’d all like to see the F1 but it doesn’t matter that we’re all there on the same day. Can we get a few weekend tickets and then send different people each day or are the tickets on armbands?

  15. Natalie says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I was planning on buying general admission tickets but as it is the first time we’re going to Monza I’d love to get access to the pit lane. Th ething is that all the packages in the F1 experiences cost a fortune and include a lot of other activities I’m not really interested in.
    Is it possible to buy my own tickets and get a guided tour around the pit lane for a decent price elsewhere?

    Any tips will be much appreciated!
    Tnx

    • Editor says:

      Hi Natalie, F1 Experiences is the only company that offers guided pit tours on race weekend. You could buy Paddock Club access, but that is more expensive again. If you can stretch your budget, I highly recommend the Trophy package. I did this with some friends at the Malaysian Grand Prix, and it really is a once in a lifetime experience.

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