Where Will Formula 1 Take You in 2024?

The 2024 Formula 1 calendar features a record-breaking 24 races. Take a look at the best F1 destinations to visit in 2024 and start planning your trip.

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This year’s 22-race season still has eight races remaining, but smart F1 travelers are already planning ahead for next year. The 2024 F1 calendar features a record-breaking 24 races and tickets are already on sale for many popular events, some of which (Australia, Canada, Austria, Hungary) are close to already being sold out. With interest in attending races close to an all-time high, locking in your tickets, flights and accommodation early is key to both saving money and ensuring a better overall F1 travel experience in 2024.

The Middle East, Part 1: Bahrain & Saudi Arabia

The start of pre-season testing signals the end of the winter break and the return to the track for all ten teams, who will be at Bahrain International Circuit on February 21-23 for three days of testing with their new cars for 2024. (Learn more about attending pre-season F1 testing in Bahrain.) One week later at the same circuit, the true pecking order for 2024 will be established at the first race of the season, the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix (February 29-March 2). One of the F1 calendar’s hidden gems, Bahrain attracts less than 40,000 fans on race day. Whatever Bahrain lacks in trackside atmosphere is more than compensated, in our opinion, by easy access to the track and no queues inside! Coupled with affordable tickets and accommodation, plus close and exciting racing under lights, this is one race we are keen to return to. Tickets are now on sale / Official Ticket Packages are also available.

Formula 1 stays in the Middle East for the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (March 7-9), which follows just one week after Bahrain. Another night race, but this time on a frighteningly fast street circuit next to the Red Sea in Jeddah, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix has delivered plenty of exciting racing since debuting in 2021. And with the opening two races of the season taking place on back-to-back weekends, why not attend both? Bahrain and Jeddah are connected by regular 2-hour direct flights. Tickets for the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix are now available / F1 Experiences is also on sale

It’s worth noting that due to the start of the holy month of Ramadan on the evening of Sunday, March 10, 2024, both the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix will take place on Saturday evening. This puts the entire weekend schedule for both races forward by one day from previous years, with the first practice sessions taking place on Thursday, qualifying on Friday and the race on Saturday.

Down Under & Far East: Australia, Japan & China

Later in March, Formula 1 heads first Down Under, and then to the Far East, for three races in six weeks. Starved of easily accessible and affordable races for much of the season, the huge local fanbase has already snapped up most of the tickets for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix (March 21-24), which went on sale a few weeks ago. A limited number of tickets are still available, as well as Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences. One of the best organized – and best attended – races on the calendar, the Australian Grand Prix is held at Albert Park, a popular recreational space midway between the city centre and St. Kilda beach. From the circuit, there’s easy access via free trams to the best culture, events, restaurants and nightlife that Melbourne has to offer. 

As part of Formula 1’s efforts to regionalise the calendar, Japan moves from its traditional calendar slot in the second half of the season to become the fourth race in 2024. The 2024 Japanese Grand Prix (April 5-7) will now take place during Spring, when Japan’s famous cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Although temperatures will be cooler in April than in September, the race is less likely to be battered by the storms that have featured so prominently in recent years. Suzuka Circuit is one of Formula 1’s most popular circuits with drivers and fans alike. For the best choice of accommodation and off-track activities, we recommend staying in the nearby city of Nagoya and taking the train to the track. Tickets for the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix are now on sale. 

The final stop on Formula 1’s early season trip to Asia is the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix (April 19-21). Not held since staging Formula 1’s 1000th race in 2019, China’s return was delayed by the country’s restrictive Zero-Covid strategy, which didn’t end until earlier this year. Ready to welcome tourists once again, Shanghai is still one of the most exciting destinations on the current F1 calendar. The largest city in the world is vibrant, exciting and affordable for Western tourists. Shanghai International Circuit, connected by the Metro to downtown, offers modern facilities and close racing. Tickets are not yet on sale, but it’s worth reserving your accommodation now. You can already secure premium hospitality in the Paddock Club with F1 Experiences.

The Americas, Part 1: Miami

Overshadowed by the debut of Las Vegas, tickets for the second edition of the Miami Grand Prix earlier this year were not exactly in high demand. Nevertheless, the circuit around the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami did produce some exciting racing this year, and the organization was significantly improved. If warm weather, beaches, nightlife and celebrity spotting spark your interest, then it’s time to start planning your trip to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix (May 3-5). Tickets are already on sale via the promoter for 2024, and Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also available.

European Season Begins: Imola & Monaco

Not too many good things came out of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the return of Autodromo Imola to the F1 calendar was one of them. In stark contrast to new circuits in Miami and Las Vegas, Imola is an old-school circuit in northern Italy that’s steeped in F1 history. Imola’s shortcomings were highlighted by the terrible floods that saw this year’s race cancelled at the last moment, but we still recommend going to this race while you still have the chance. Stay longer to take in the history, culture, motorsport attractions and cuisine of the Emilia Romagna region. Tickets are expected to go on sale in December or January for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (May 17-19). Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are already on sale.

Not ticked Monaco off your Formula 1 bucket list yet? Make it happen in 2024! A trip to the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix (May 23-26) doesn’t have to break the bank, unless you want it to. Even if you can’t afford to stay in Monaco itself on race weekend, make sure you set aside some time to walk the circuit and take in the city by night on race weekend. There’s plenty of accommodation available in nearby Nice, and regular trains are available on race weekend. With a limited number of places to watch the action, we recommend buying your tickets as early as possible; grandstand tickets for the 2024 Monaco GP are now on sale / Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also available.

The Americas, Part 2: Canada

Formula 1’s regionalisation initiative has not yet found another suitable date for the race in Montreal, which has been held in June for most of its existence. Tickets for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix (June 7-9) went on sale early and are already mostly sold out; the last tickets can be found here. It’s not hard to see the attraction of attending the race in Canada; ticket prices are cheap, especially for Americans, the race is well organized and the city of Montreal comes alive on race weekend like few other F1 cities. Official Ticket Packages are also on sale via F1 Experiences.

European Season Continues: Spain, Austria, Britain, Hungary, Belgium

A calendar mainstay since the early 1990s, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has a lot going for it. Reasonable ticket prices, excellent grandstand views and proximity to the history, culture, cuisine and nightlife of Barcelona are all reasons to attend the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix (June 21-23). On the downside, getting to the track can be difficult and the organization could be better (though 2023 was a big improvement over 2022). Spanish Grand Prix tickets are now on sale for 2024 / Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also on sale.

Attendances have been on the rise at the Red Bull Ring in recent years, thanks in no small part to the popularity of Max Verstappen and his traveling Oranje Army. The setting in the Austrian hills is glorious and recent races have been exciting. Camp trackside or base yourself in Graz, Austria’s second largest city and birthplace of Arnold Schwarzenegger! Tickets for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix (June 28-30) went on sale a few months ago and are almost sold out. The last tickets are available now / Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also on sale.

Held at the height of the summer on the circuit where the modern F1 World Championship began in 1950, the 2024 British Grand Prix (July 5-7) is one of the best attended races on the current calendar. Silverstone’s organization has improved out of sight in recent years, and a packed support and entertainment schedule provides some justification for high ticket prices. Camp next to the track for the quintessential British Grand Prix experience while keeping your fingers crossed for dry weather. Grandstand tickets are mostly sold out via Silverstone. , but you can still secure tickets for trackside hospitality enclosures in our British Grand Prix Ticket Shop / F1 Experiences Packages are also available

While it is no longer the last race before the summer break, the 2024 Hungarian Grand Prix (July 19-21) is still the cheapest race in Europe to attend. And the word is out. Budapest is a fantastic city to explore and the Hungaroring track regularly delivers an exciting weekend of racing. Tickets went on sale a few months ago and are mostly sold out already for 2024. The last tickets are available here / Ticket packages from F1 Experiences are also on sale

Tickets are also on sale for the 2024 Belgian Grand Prix (July 26-28). Although the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit is in many ways an impractical venue for the large crowds that now descend on it for Formula 1 (changeable weather and access issues primarily), the organizers have managed to keep the circuit on the calendar… for now. Visit this race while you still can for some of the best views on the calendar, especially from the new and covered Gold 3 grandstand overlooking Eau Rouge. Just don’t expect it to be easy. Finding accommodation, and then getting to and from the circuit, can be challenging, and no matter which seats you have, there will be lots of hills to climb! For premium hospitality with fantastic views of Eau Rouge, we recommend Champions Club Tower Packages from F1 Experiences.

SUMMER BREAK: After 14 races in less than five months, the F1 teams get a well-deserved summer break between the 2024 Belgian Grand Prix on July 28 and the 2024 Dutch Grand Prix on August 25. The races at Spa-Francorchamps and Zandvoort are four weeks apart, but factoring in travel and race weekend preparations, the break for most team members is only three weeks.

European Season Concludes: Netherlands, Italy

Formula 1 returns after the summer break with two of Europe’s most historic, atmospheric and exciting races on consecutive weekends, starting with the 2024 Dutch Grand Prix (August 23-25) at Circuit Zandvoort. Don’t discount attending if you are not a Max Verstappen fan, even just to witness the Oranje Army in full flight! Formula 1 has arguably outgrown the cramped Zandvoort circuit next to the North Sea, but excellent organization keeps the crowds moving and the queues to a minimum. Proximity to the fantastic city of Amsterdam (regular 30-minute trains are available on race weekend) is an added bonus. A good selection of tickets are now on sale in our Dutch Grand Prix Ticket Shop, or you can try your luck on the promoter’s resale platform.  Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also available now

From orange to red, Formula 1 heads south to the outskirts of Milan for the 2024 Italian Grand Prix (August 30-September 1). Home of the Ferrari-supporting tifosi, Monza is the oldest circuit on the calendar and is located within one of the largest city parks in Europe. Nearby Milan offers an excellent choice of accommodation and easy access to history, culture and nightlife. Although the trackside experience can be a little chaotic (2023 was a big improvement over 2022), there’s still nowhere like Monza and the post-race track invasion with thousands of Ferrari fans is a memorable experience. Tickets are not expected to go on sale until later this year, but Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are already available. 

Heading East, Part 2: Azerbaijan, Singapore

It may not be well served by international air routes, but Baku is definitely worth the trip. The best part is that the 2024 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (September 13-15) takes place in the heart of the city, and there’s plenty of affordable accommodation within walking distance of the track on race weekend. The fanzone next to the foreshore is one of the best on the calendar, and the organizers sign big-name performers for race weekend concerts. With one of the smallest attendances on the calendar, there’s also still scope for the organizers to hold both a pitlane walk and driver autograph sessions for regular fans. Tickets are not yet on sale but you can secure an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences.

From the edge of Europe, Formula 1 packs up and flies to the other side of the world for another city-centre street race on the following weekend, the 2024 Singapore Grand Prix (September 20-22). The original night race remains one of the sport’s most popular destinations, and for good reason. Impeccable organization, exciting racing under lights, big-name concerts, fantastic cuisine and nightlife are just some of the drawcards. On the downside, the race is one of the most expensive to attend all season. Many grandstands are already sold out via the promoter, but you can still secure tickets in our Singapore Grand Prix Ticket Shop, including exclusive Paddock Club access. Also available are Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences.

FALL/AUTUMN BREAK: One of the quirks of the 2024 Formula 1 season is the presence of an additional four-week gap in the schedule during the second half of the season. Coming just four races after the summer break, the fall (or autumn) break will see no races held between the 2024 Singapore Grand Prix on September 22 and the 2024 United States Grand Prix on October 20.

The Americas, Part 4: Austin, Mexico City, São Paulo, Las Vegas

Formula 1’s last extended visit to The Americas in 2024 begins with an epic triple header taking in Austin (Texas), Mexico City and São Paulo on consecutive weekends. Despite only being part of the F1 calendar since 2012, Circuit of The Americas has cemented its reputation as a modern classic and the stateside race to choose if you are a racing purist. Attending the 2024 United States Grand Prix (October 18-20) is not only your chance to enjoy racing at one of the best circuits on the calendar for spectating, but also discover the legendary nightlife, cuisine and hospitality of Austin, Texas. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are now on sale for the 2024 USGP.

A regular sellout, the Mexican Grand Prix is one of the most exciting races to attend all season, especially now that local hero Checo Perez is amongst the frontrunners with Red Bull. Sit in the Foro Sol stadium complex for the best atmosphere, stay downtown, don’t be shy to try the street food and make sure you stay around for the Day of The Dead celebrations! Ticket sales for the 2024 Mexico Grand Prix (October 25-27) have already begun and many grandstands are already sold out via the circuit promoter. Get grandstand seats, including in the popular Foro Sol stadium complex, in our Mexico City Grand Prix Ticket Shop / You can also secure an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences.

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Located on the outskirts of the largest city in Brazil, Interlagos is an old-school track that has produced some of the most exciting races of the past 20 years. Whilst the city of São Paulo does have a reputation for being a little rough around the edges, the vast majority of F1 visitors experience no issues with safety, and the locals at the track are very welcoming. Ticket sales for the 2024 São Paulo Grand Prix (November 1-3) have already begun and the circuit promoter is already mostly sold out, but you can secure tickets in our São Paulo Grand Prix Ticket Shop / Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also on sale; Champions Club hospitality at the top of Grandstand B is recommended!

There’s a three-week gap after Brazil before the F1 circus travels north to Nevada for the 2024 Las Vegas Grand Prix (November 21-23). We’ll have to reserve judgement on this one, given that the inaugural race on the streets of Sin City doesn’t take place for two more months! Safe to say that the Las Vegas Grand Prix promises to get bigger and better every year, and waiting for the second edition of the race is also probably a smart move – there’s bound to be teething issues this year that will get sorted for 2024!

The Middle East, Part 2: Qatar & Abu Dhabi

Back to where it began in March, the 2024 F1 season concludes with another double header under lights in the Middle East. Will we see the championships go down to the wire like in 2021? Doha and Abu Dhabi are connected by a short one-hour flight or a six hour car journey, so attending back to back races to end the 2024 season is easily doable.

Ahead of its return to the calendar in a few weeks, the Lusail Circuit in Qatar is undergoing significant renovations including the construction of a brand new pits and paddock building that will seriously improve the circuit’s hospitality offering. New grandstands are also being added, but it is likely that the Qatar Grand Prix will be one of the lowest attended races of the season. As with Bahrain, this should largely be positive for the fan experience. Tickets are not yet on sale for the 2024 Qatar Grand Prix (November 29-December 1) .

One week later, the curtain is set to come down on the longest F1 season in history at the 2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (December 6-8). The Middle East’s answer to Monaco, the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix features superyachts, VIP parties and a 5-star hotel in the middle of the track! It’s also the only twilight race on the calendar, and the end of season parties are legendary. The downside? Abu Dhabi’s tickets (and accommodation prices on race weekend) are amongst the most expensive on the calendar. Tickets are expected to go on sale just after this year’s edition of the race.

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