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Tickets – 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

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Your guide to buying tickets and watching the action at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona for the 2019 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix on May 10-12.

We are big fans of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona offers panoramic views from most grandstands and the excellent General Admission areas, and ticket prices are reasonable. Spanish Grand Prix ticket prices have remained virtually unchanged for the past four years, though the organizers have removed the generous early-bird discounts (of up to 30%) for 2019.

During the event, all 3-day tickets holders (including General Admission) can also take advantage of ‘Free Friday’ and sit in any available grandstand on the first day of the weekend (with the exception of the single-day grandstands B, E & N). Tickets for the more popular grandstands (such as Main, J, K, F, N & H) sometimes sell out well before the race, so get in early if you want the best seats for the Spanish Grand Prix.

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F1 Experiences at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix

F1 Experiences offers Official Ticket Packages to the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix with unique benefits that you cannot buy anywhere else, including an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, Drive the Track Tour and Guided Paddock Access. Fan Packages include a grandstand seat and F1 Experiences also offers exclusive hospitality access in Spain in the Champions Club or the Formula 1 Paddock Club™. See below some images of F1 Experiences activities at the Spanish Grand Prix.

2019 Spanish Grand Prix 3-day Tickets

General Admissionn/a€140
FanJ, B, G, K, C€240
Super FanA, L, H, I€340
ExcellenceMain & F€440

2019 Spanish Grand Prix Single-day tickets

TypeDay & Price
General AdmissionSunday €99
Grandstand BFriday €55 - Saturday €110 - Sunday €225
Grandstand EFriday €55 - Saturday €140 - Sunday €330
Grandstand N (Family Grandstand)Friday €55 - Saturday €95 - Sunday €99*
*Sunday tickets for Grandstand N are sold out
2019 Spanish Grand Prix grandstand map.

Spanish GP tickets: need to know

  • Over 65s and children aged 12-18 save 50% on 3-day grandstand tickets. Children under 6 are granted free entry to grandstands provided they don’t occupy a seat. Children under 12 get free General Admission entry.
  • Tickets in most grandstands are divided into ‘zones’ which equate to the row numbers. For the best views, we advise choosing the highest possible zone/row number in your chosen ticket category.
  • All grandstands have access to large viewing screens
  • Only the Main, I and M Grandstands are covered; the rest of the grandstands are open to the elements.

General Admission at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona

The unique natural amphitheater layout of the Circuit de Catalunya provides plenty of raised viewing areas and making one of the best General Admission experiences of any race on the current F1 calendar. If you have bought a General Admission (Pelouse in Spanish) ticket, you will also benefit from “Free Friday” when you are also allowed to sit in any grandstand you wish (with the exception of the single-day grandstands; B, E & N).

There are six General Admission viewing areas at Circuit de Catalunya, mainly located in the Southern and Western track zones (refer to the circuit map). General Admission ticket holders in Spain also benefit from eight big screen TVs. The most popular General Admission area is the hill between turns 6-8. It gets busier as the weekend progresses; you will need to reserve your spot early for qualifying and the race.

Eastern Grandstands

Main Grandstand view

The covered Main Grandstand seats 10 000 spectators. Tickets are no longer divided into lower and upper tiers with differnt prices. Go for higher row tickets, which offer not only a view of the start/finish straight and pits, but also panoramic views of large portions of the lap. Behind the stand is the F1 village with merchandise and lots of food and drink stalls.

Grandstand J View

Grandstands J & K are situated near the pit exit towards the end of the main straight. As well as providing a good view of the main straight and first corner, J & K are good value grandstands which also give you a view of turns 4 to 6 on the opposite side of the track.

Grandstand F view

Grandstand F is an excellent premium grandstand choice at Montmelo. Located at the end of the main pit straight, you will have a ringside view of the opening Elf corner and a more distant view of the Seat and Wurth turns on the opposite side of the track.

Grandstand I view

Grandstand I is located on the final corner, New Holland. Apart from the Main Grandstand, it is the only other covered stand at Circuit de Catalunya. Accommodating 1600 fans, this is a small and low stand without panoramic views of the circuit, but a great view of the main straight and pit entry.

Southern Grandstands

Grandstand A view

Grandstand A is a very popular, well-priced raised grandstand located on the outside of the first corner, the Elf Chicane. Fans seated in this stand get a great panoramic view of the cars coming down the main straight and taking on the opening corners, as well as a view of turns 4-6.

Grandstand L view

Grandstand L is also very well elevated and offers the best panoramic views of any grandstand at Circuit de Catalunya. It’s the only stand located on the inside of the track. It’s next to the Seat corner, but you can also see the cars coming down the main straight and taking turn 1. An excellent mid-range grandstand choice for Spain.

Northern Grandstands

Grandstand G view (Zone 3)

Grandstand G, which can seat up to 10 000 fans, is one of the largest stands at the cirucit. The G seats offer a good view of the entire stadium section from the exit of the La Caixa hairpin through to the Europcar corner. Recommended! View another grandstand G video taken from Zone 22.

Grandstand C view

Grandstand C has good views of the entire stadium section and a direct view of the Europcar corner. Fans seated in Grandstand C can also see the pit entrance and the final corner of the circuit. See a view of the view from Grandstand C below.

Grandstand H view

Grandstand H is located in the stadium area in the Northern section of the circuit. It is directly in front of the RACC chicane and also offers fans a view of the final New Holland corner as well as the pit entry. H is a good mid-range grandstand option.

Grandstand B view

Grandstand B  – now a single-day ticket grandstand for 2019 – is located in the stadium section at Circuit de Catalunya. It offers a view of turns 10-13. In terms of budget stands, we prefer instead Grandstand J on the Eastern side of the track.

Grandstands with single-day tickets

Grandstand E view

Grandstand E is located close to the first Elf corner at the end of the pit straight where the cars brake heavily and there are good overtaking opportunities. Similar to Grandstand F adjacent, E also provides a good view of turns 5 to 7 on the opposite side of the track.

Grandstand N view

Grandstand N is the only grandstand in the Western zone of the circuit, which is dominated by General Admission areas. It is located on the Campsa corner and offers a view of the cars from the Wurth corner through Campsa and then down the back straight.

Been to the Spanish Grand Prix? Leave a comment and tell us about your experience!

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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. Hardeep Uppal says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Its my first time attending Spanish GP and I am looking for advice for the best viewing experience. In your opinion which Grandstand is best for viewing the race? I was thinking of going with the Principle Grandstand. Do you recommend Principal Grandstand 1-10 over Principal Grandstand 11-28?

    Appreciate the help. Thanks!

    • Editor says:

      Hi Hardeep, the Main Grandstand is a good choice for the first time visitor to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Better to go for the higher section of the grandstand for better views. And don’t forget to explore the circuit on Friday when there is free access to most of the grandstands.

  2. lee goldfinch says:

    Do you know what date the 2019 will be I’m looking at the 12th May as looking to book hotel in a couple of weeks while we on holiday at the hotel close to course

    • Editor says:

      Hi Lee, the Spanish GP date has been fairly constant for the past few years (second weekend in May), but things can change. Best to make a booking with free cancellation.

  3. Dani says:

    We want to come in 2019 to GP Spain with a wheelchair. Is the main stand the best one for this? And do you know I have to note in advance that we come with a wheelchair? Are this numbered seats? Or where can I find more info for this? Thank you.

  4. Alex says:

    My father will turn 65 yrs. eleven days prior the 2019 race (23/05). Is he applicable for Senior ticket? Thank you

  5. Ciara says:

    I would like to book Spanish f1 tickets for 2019 for my husband and myself. My husband is a full time wheelchair user – is there a specific stand that I will need to book for wheelchair access?

  6. Hannah says:


    Fantastic website, thank you!!

    Looking to book tickets for our first F1 experience next year but can’t decide between grandstand K or G. Would you have a preference between the two?


    • Editor says:

      Thanks Hannah! Tough choice, as both good grandstands. However, I’d go for G because it’s a much bigger grandstand with over 20 sections. Once you are in, you can easily move between the different sections. This probably doesn’t apply for the race, when you will have to sit in your seat, but should be fine the rest of the weekend.

  7. Sinead says:


    I’m booking for husband as a Christmas present. He’s a big F1 fan and I have been trying to figure out the best stand to book. I have narrowed it down to H or J. Just wondering which stand you recommend best out of these or would you recommend a different stand altogether. I want him to have the best experience. Also trying to avoid main grandstand! Any infor would be greatly appreciated.

    • Editor says:

      In the Super Fan category (340 EUR), I prefer Grandstand L. From the cheaper grandstands, G is very good (240 EUR). You’ll need to sit in your seat for the race, but the rest of the time you can walk around and check out different views. Enjoy!

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