Our Guides

In 2020, our detailed Grand Prix travel guides were set to cover all 22 races on the planned Formula 1 calendar, including the debut of the Vietnam Grand Prix and the return of the Dutch Grand Prix.

UPDATE AUGUST 26, 2020: Unfortunately, the rapid onset of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a very different calendar. The start of the season was delayed by over three months and many races are being held without spectators.

New races will also be staged at Mugello (Italy) and Portimao (Portugal), while Imola (Italy), Nurburgring (Germany) and Istanbul Park (Turkey) return to the F1 calendar after after a multi-year absence. As the five new/returning races are only expected to be held this year (and with only a limited number of spectators), we are not planning to produce Formula 1 Travel Guides for these events – but you can learn more about visiting these circuits on GPDestinations.com.

The final 2020 Formula 1 calendar comprises 17 races, finishing with back-t0-back events at Bahrain International Circuit and the season-ending race at Yas Marina. The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be staged without spectators, but other late-season races are expected to be open to a limited number of spectators.

The following races have been cancelled and will not take place in 2020: Australian Grand Prix, Vietnam Grand Prix, Chinese Grand Prix, Dutch Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix, French Grand Prix, Singapore Grand Prix, Japanese Grand Prix, United States Grand Prix, Mexico City Grand Prix and Brazilian Grand Prix.

For all races that have either been cancelled or will definitely run without spectators in 2020, we have updated our guides to 2021 – though dates are only so far confirmed for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix (May 20-23).



All of our guides, which we update annually, are separated into sections covering all aspects of going to a Grand Prix, from planning and visa requirements to booking accommodation, buying tickets and useful on-the-ground information.

Contents of our Formula 1 Travel Guides

  • RACE FACTS: background on the event, details of the track and attendances
  • TRAVEL BASICS: visa requirements, destination overview, safety, money, language, health and climate
  • GETTING THERE & AROUND: international and domestic flights, train and bus information, how to get to the track, plus details on taxis and public transport.
  • ACCOMMODATION: best rated accommodation for all budgets with good access to the circuit
  • TICKETS: where to sit and watch the action including advice on general admission, grandstand and corporate tickets
  • TRACKSIDE: access and orientation, amenities, F1 and other on-track action plus trackside attractions.
  • OFF-TRACK ACTIVITIES: ideas on what to do away from the circuit, plus holiday ideas
  • BUDGET PLANNER: plan the cost of your F1 weekend, whatever your budget