Your guide to buying tickets and the best places to watch the action at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix on May 7-9.
All images © F1Destinations.com. The Editor attended the 2016/2018/2019 Spanish Grand Prix.
The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix race will be the 31st consecutive running of the event outside Barcelona – an event that was in danger of losing its place on the calendar a few years ago but has now received two last minute reprieves. We are big fans of Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which offers panoramic views from most grandstands and one of the best General Admission offers on the calendar (though the latter won’t be available this year).
Where to buy 2021 Spanish Grand Prix tickets?
We recommend buying your tickets for the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix from our preferred supplier Grand Prix Tickets (GPT).
We also recommend Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. Choose from grandstand seats or access to hospitality in the Champions Club and Formula 1 Paddock Club plus exclusive trackside activities and accommodation/transfers.Spanish Grand Prix TicketsSpanish Grand Prix Packages
COVID-19 restrictions at the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix
- All tickets sold for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix are nominative. That is, all seats must be occupied by the nominated person, whose name will be printed on the ticket. You will need to provide the full name, email and contact phone number, ID/Passport number and country of residence for all ticket holders. There will be document checks on entry.
- You can purchase up to 4 grandstand tickets in one transaction – all surrounding seats will be blocked to ensure social distancing.
- Masks must be worn at all times within the circuit (indoors and outdoors). Body temperature checks will also be conducted on entry.
- More information from our ticket supplier Grand Prix Tickets is available here
General Admission at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Please note that General Admission tickets are not available in 2021.
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.
The covered Main Grandstand (D 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.