Tickets – 2019 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom

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Your guide to buying tickets for the 2019 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom on September 27-29.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom and early birds can save up to 20% until April 30, 2019. This is the only early-bird offer this year in Russia. Support the development of this site 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. We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences.

In 2018, the Russian Grand Prix moved from late April to late September and ticket prices were reduced substantially, in some cases by over 30%. The prices have gone back up a little this year, but are still among the cheapest on the 2019 Formula 1 calendar. 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.

2019 Russian Grand Prix Tickets

*Early-bird prices apply until April 15, 2019
TypeEarly-Bird Price $USDNormal Price $USD
Main Grandstand VIP$492$615
Main Grandstand Cat. 1$261$323
Main Grandstand Cat. 2 Upper$231$292
Main Grandstand Cat. 2 Lower$231$292
Main Grandstand Cat. 3 Upper / Lower$177$215
T1 Grandstand Cat. 1$177$215
T1 Grandstand Cat. 2$123$154
T1 Grandstand Cat. 3$108$138
T2 Grandstand Cat. 1$200$246
T2 Grandstand Cat. 2$138$169
T2 Grandstand Cat. 3$108$138
T3 Grandstand Cat. 1$108$131
T3 Grandstand Cat. 2$92$115
T4 Grandstand Cat. 1$115$138
T4 Grandstand Cat. 2$100$123
General Admission$61$77


  • 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.

Been to the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom? Leave a comment with your tips!

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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.

      • 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.

        • Editor says:

          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.

  2. Keith says:

    Where is the best location to stay for this period

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