Tickets – 2020 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom

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Your guide to buying tickets for the 2020 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on September 25-27, which is set to run with up to 50% spectator capacity.

Tickets are available direct from the Sochi Autodrom website. F1 Experiences is not offering Official Ticket Packages for the 2020 Russian Grand Prix, but is already on sale for the 2021 Russian Grand Prix.

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.

2021 Russian Grand Prix Official Ticket Packages

2021 Russian GP F1 ExperiencesGet the best grandstand seats or access to the Formula 1 Paddock Club at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix with F1 Experiences. Exclusive benefits include a Guided Track Tour, Exclusive Pit Lane Walk and access to the Formula 1 Paddock & Podium. You can also add trackside accommodation at the Bogatyr Hotel to your Official Ticket Package.

2020 Russian Grand Prix Tickets

*Early-bird prices apply until April 30, 2020
TypeEarly-Bird Price $USDNormal Price $USD
Main Grandstand VIP$439$545
Main Grandstand Cat. 1$257$318
Main Grandstand Cat. 2 Upper/Lower$227$288
Main Grandstand Cat. 3 Upper / Lower$182$242
T1 Grandstand Cat. 1$167$212
T1 Grandstand Cat. 2$129$167
T1 Grandstand Cat. 3$121$151
T2 Grandstand Cat. 1$189$242
T2 Grandstand Cat. 2$129$182
T2 Grandstand Cat. 3$121$151
T3 Grandstand Cat. 1$106$145
T3 Grandstand Cat. 2$98$136
T4 Grandstand Cat. 1$106$145
T4 Grandstand Cat. 2$98$136
General Admission$53$76

Russian Grand Prix Tickets: Need to Know

  • 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.

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.

General Admission

The General Admission 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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