Tickets – 2018 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom

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Planning a trip to the Russian Grand Prix? Read our guide to help you choose the best tickets at the Sochi Autodrom. The next race is on September 28-30, 2018.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom, which moves from a late April to late September slot on this year’s F1 calendar. The good news is that tickets are substantially cheaper for 2018; the prices for some grandstands have fallen over 30%! 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.

Early bird ticket prices apply until June 5, 2018. Support the ongoing development and improvement of our free Grand Prix travel guides by buying your F1 tickets from our partners, Gootickets. We receive a small commission when you buy using the links on this page.  We don’t apply any markup, so you’ll always pay the cheapest price!

2018 Russian Grand Prix tickets

*Early-bird prices apply until June 5
TypePrice $USD
Main Grandstand Level 4$296
Main Grandstand Level 2 Upper Center$263
Main Grandstand Level 2 Upper$245
Main Grandstand Level 2 Lower Center$228
Main Grandstand Level 2 Lower$210
T1 Grandstand Panorama$193
T1 Grandstand$175
T2 Grandstand Center$193
T2 Grandstand$175
T3 Grandstand$140
T4 Grandstand$105
General Admission$70


  • 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.
  • 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. General Admission tickets only provide access to one dedicated area, rather than access to all parts of the circuit.
  • 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.
  • Disabled fans are also well looked after at the Sochi Autodrom. Discounted tickets for wheelchair platforms are available in the Main, T1 and T2 grandstands.

Sochi Autodrom Grandstands Analysis


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.


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.


The general consensus seems to be that the Turn 2 “Vitaly Petrov” 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.


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.


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.


The GA area 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.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of 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. ron says:

    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?

    • Editor says:

      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.

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