Tickets – 2021 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom

Your guide to buying tickets for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix on September 24-26. The best places to watch the action at Sochi Autodrom.

Russia offers some of the cheapest tickets on the whole calendar and the early bird discounts are substantial. The ticket offer is fairly simple at Sochi Autodrom with just five grandstands plus general admission on offer, though some grandstands have tiered pricing to account for better/worse views from different sections – buy the higher priced tickets for better views.

Where to buy 2021 Russian Grand Prix tickets?

We recommend buying your tickets for the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix from our preferred supplier Grand Prix Tickets (GPT). Current prices are valid until April 30, 2021.

We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. Choose from grandstand seats or access to hospitality in the Formula 1 Paddock Club plus exclusive trackside activities and accommodation/transfers.

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Best tickets to buy at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix?

  • Budget (<€150): General Admission is cheap at Sochi Autodrom, with 3-day tickets around the Bolshoy Ice Dome priced at less than €70, but you don’t get a seat and you are restricted to just one area of the circuit. Alternatively, 4-day seats in both the Turn 3 and Turn 4 grandstands are just over €120.
  • Mid-Range (€100-500): Most grandstands at Sochi Autodrom are priced within this category, from around €150 for 4-day tickets in the Turn 2 grandstand up to the best Main Grandstand seats for around €500. For around €200, we recommend choosing the Turn 2 grandstand or the cheapest lower seats in the Main Grandstand.
  • Hospitality (>€500):  We don’t know of any circuit hospitality offered on the international market, making the exclusive Paddock Club your main hospitality choice in Russia. Get access with F1 Experiences.

Russian Grand Prix Tickets FAQ

Current ticket prices are valid until April 30, 2021.

No. All grandstand tickets are sold for 4 days, which includes access to the Pitlane Walk on Thursday. General Admission tickets are sold for 3 days (Friday-Sunday) and DO NOT include access to Thursday’s Pitlane Walk.

Yes. It’s not possible to sit in other grandstands at the Sochi Autodrom.

The Main grandstand is covered, all other grandstands are open to the elements.

Discounted 4-day tickets for children aged 3-12 years are available in all grandstands.

This is not possible. There is no roaming access to grandstands at Sochi Autodrom and tickets that offer a seat in a different grandstand each day are not available.

Disabled fans are well looked after at the Sochi Autodrom. Discounted tickets for wheelchair platforms are available in the Main, T1 and T2 grandstands.

No. There is no official parking at Sochi Autodrom for the Russian Grand Prix. We recommend leaving your car at home.

General Admission Tickets at the Russian Grand Prix

The General Admission area at Sochi Autodrom is located around the Bolshoi Ice Dome, which hosted ice hockey games during the Olympics. This means you get quite good views with some elevation of turns 4-6, but you cannot access other parts of the track. Tickets are sold for 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). General Admission ticket holders don’t get access to the Pitlane Walk on Thursday.

Grandstand Tickets at the Russian Grand Prix

All grandstand tickets are sold for 4 days, which includes access to the Pitlane Walk on Thursday. There are just five grandstands at Sochi Autodrom, making your choice a little easier than at many other circuits. Only the Main Grandstand is covered, though the weather is normally pretty good in late September on the Russian Riviera. Please be aware that different ticket categories are available in the Main, T1 and T2 grandstands. Buy the more expensive tickets to be guaranteed better views in each of these grandstands.

Main Grandstand

The best place to sit if you want to watch action in pits, plus the start, finish and podium celebrations. The main grandstand is modern and has good facilities, but don’t expect any on-track action. Click here to find out which sector you will need to be in front of your favorite team. Main Grandstand video view.

Turn 1 Grandstand

Located close to the Main grandstand, the Turn 1 “Sergey Sirotkin” grandstand is next to the long, sweeping first corner at Sochi Autodrom. From here, you can see the start-finish straight and watch the drivers set up overtaking moves into T2. There’s also more distant views of Turns 12-14. Turn 1 Grandstand video view.

Turn 2 Grandstand

The general consensus seems to be that the Turn 2 Grandstand offers some of the best views and on-track action. A low-speed corner after a long straight, this is where many of the overtaking takes place at Sochi. You are also pretty much guaranteed some action here on lap 1 of the race. Turn 2 Grandstand video view.

Turn 3 Grandstand

Otherwise known as the ‘Daniil Kvyat grandstand’, T3 (main picture above) wraps around turn 3, the longest left-hand corner on the whole calendar. Depending on where you are sat in the grandstand, you will also get a decent view of turn 2 or turn 4. Turn 3 Grandstand video view.

Turn 4 Grandstand

The cheapest grandstand is still worth considering for a close-up view of the tricky turn 4. Depending on where you sit, you will also get a good view of the cars exiting the long turn 3 or a view of the next corner, turn 5. Check out this perfectly timed photo taken from the T4 grandstand in 2015, where a fan taking a selfie inadvertently captured the accident involving the two Finns, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas.

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6 thoughts on “Tickets – 2021 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom”

  1. Hi, i will be with my family at sochi ob septmber 28 only. How can we watch practice 1 only. Do i have to buy tickets for that?

    1. Hi Ron, yes you need a ticket. Unfortunately, single-day tickets are not sold in Russia. The cheapest General Admission ticket for 3 days costs 75 EUR. Buy here.

      1. Hi Andrew.
        I’m Rasheed.
        Travelling from South Africa Johannesburg. I will be there for sundays race and interested in the main grand stand cat 3 upper level ticket. How do I go about purchasing and ensuring my 1st experience to a live f1 race.

        1. Hi Rasheed, you can buy your ticket here. Unfortunately, you are one day too late to save 20%. Normal ticket prices apply from today. Also you need to buy a 4-day ticket – they don’t sell single-day tickets in Russia.

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