Everything you need to know about buying tickets for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix on October 8-10, including the best places to watch the action at Suzuka Circuit.
Tickets are not on sale for the 2021 Japanese Grand Prix, but you can already purchase 2021 Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. This post will be updated when tickets go on sale.
With a good selection of cheap 3-day tickets and Free Friday (open seating on all grandstands for the first day of action), Japan offers real value to the F1 fan. Remember that the Japanese Grand Prix is a popular event and the best value grandstands do sell out well in advance, so it pays to plan ahead for your trip to Suzuka.
Suzuka Tickets: Need to Know
- All advance tickets are sold for 3 days.
- Suzuka operates “Free Friday”, which means you can sit in any grandstand you wish on Friday, with the exception of the most expensive V2 upper grandstands.
- Individual seats are only offered in the Main Grandstand (V1 and V2). All other grandstands offer bleacher style seating without backs; bring a cushion!
- Children’s tickets (age 3-15 years) are available for all grandstands. They are very reasonably priced at $27 USD for 3 days. Reduced price tickets are also available for young fans aged 16-23.
- Female only sections are available in the Zone 3 of the B2 Upper and Zone 11 of the V2 Upper grandstands.
Top 5 Suzuka Grandstands
- Grandstand B (1-2) on the opening corner, great for the start and lots of passing activity
- Grandstand Q (1-2) on the chicane before the last corner, an opportunity to see the cars take the low speed chicane before the end of the lap
- Grandstand D (Zone 5 is best) at the beginning of the ‘S’ curves with excellent panoramic views of the first section of the circuit.
- Grandstand C is a good mid-range grandstand on the exit of turn 2, always sells out quickly
- General Admission tickets! Not a grandstand at all, but free seating in five separate areas around the Spoon Curve (G,L,M,N,O) including access to all grandstands on Friday.
Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences
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Main Straight Suzuka Grandstands (V1-2, A1-2)
As with most Grands Prix, the main straight grandstand tickets are the most expensive at Suzuka. They are good for pits action, the race preparations, start and podium. If you want to see on-track action such as passing, choose another place to sit. The large permanent grandstand opposite the pits is covered (unlike most grandstands at Suzuka, which are exposed to the elements) and is comprised of two main sections, V1 and V2, plus different zones. The V1 tickets are the cheapest and occupy the lower, less elevated part of the grandstand. The highest of the V2 seats (Zones 10-12) are best. The uncovered A grandstand is located closer to turn 1 and is a good mid-range choice at Suzuka.
First & Second Corner Suzuka Grandstands (B&C)
Two large grandstands – B & C – wrap around the first and second corners at Suzuka. Both grandstands have a cheaper lower section and more expensive upper section. Grandstand B offers better views and is more expensive. The views from Grandstand C are still good however and it’s a popular, more affordable grandstand. The panorama views of grandstand B can be seen in the main image for this tickets guide.
‘S’ Curve & Dunlop Corner Suzuka Grandstands (D&E)
The D grandstand is located next to the ‘S’ curve and is divided into 5 zones. The best (and more expensive) are Zone’s 4 & 5. If you can get a seat high up in one of these stands, you’ll get an excellent panoramic view from the opening corner through the ‘S’ curve and down to Dunlop corner. Grandstand E faces Dunlop Corner; the cheap price is an indicator that not much happens at this corner.
Hairpin Curve Suzuka Grandstands (I&J)
Grandstand I is located on the outside of the track after the hairpin, a low-speed corner where there is always overtaking during the race. It’s a good vantage point and sells out quickly. The cheaper Grandstand J is on the inside of the track at the following turn 12 and offers a view of the cars at high speed; there are better grandstands to choose from at Suzuka.
Spoon Corner General Admission (Free Seating G, L, M, N, O)
There’s lots of general admission areas around the Spoon Corner and 130R, including both grandstands with unreserved seating and grassy hills where you can watch the action. If you have chosen a General Admission ticket, we recommend you walk around and check out the different vantage points on Friday and Saturday to identify the spot where you would like to watch the race. Just don’t forget to get there early on Sunday to reserve your spot!
Chicane & Final Corner Suzuka Grandstands (Q&R)
The grandstands on the chicane and final corner are always popular, particularly the cheaper Q1 Lower seats, which always sell out quickly. The panoramic views from the grandstands are excellent (particularly Q2 Upper) and you also get to see the cars enter the pitlane. Recommended!