The beginner’s guide to buying F1 tickets in 2022
Where will F1 race in 2022?
Last month, Formula 1 announced a record 23-race calendar for 2022 featuring the debut of the Miami Grand Prix and the return of popular races in Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan that haven’t been held since 2019. The 2022 season begins in Bahrain on March 20 and ends in Abu Dhabi on November 20.
What kinds of F1 tickets are available in 2022?
- General Admission: The cheapest race tickets provide entry to the circuit but without a reserved seat. The General Admission offer varies considerably by race. Some circuits offer open access to various areas around the circuit (sometimes with viewing platforms), whilst at other circuits you are restricted to a small standing area or General Admission access is not available. General Admission tickets are normally priced between $100-200 USD for 3 days.
- Grandstand seats: Most F1 fans buy a seat in one of the grandstands. Prices for grandstand seats vary by race and also the location of the grandstand at the circuit – tickets for grandstands on the start-finish line facing the pits are normally the most expensive. Even if you have a grandstand seat for the weekend, you can still walk around the General Admission areas. Grandstand tickets are normally priced from about $250-500 USD for 3 days, though cheaper and more expensive options are also sold.
- Hospitality: The most expensive tickets provide trackside hospitality with all-inclusive food and drink; the Formula 1 Paddock Club is the best known (and most expensive) hospitality suite in Formula 1. The Paddock Club, which costs around $5000 USD for 2 or 3-day access, offers premium views in the heart of the action above the pit lane, high-end hospitality with open bars and exclusive benefits such as daily pit lane walks and driver appearances. If you’d still like to experience the Paddock Club but spending $5000 USD or more is beyond your budget, Friday-only access is often available for around $800 USD. More affordable hospitality is also offered in the Champions Club by F1 Experiences ($1500-2500 for 2 or 3-day access), as well as suites run by the circuit.
- Experience Packages: F1 Experiences also offers packages with grandstand seating and access to exclusive trackside activities such as guided tours of the track, exclusive pit lane walks, access to the F1 Paddock and guest appearances by F1 drivers.
Are F1 tickets already on sale for 2022?
Tickets are already on sale for around one third of races on the 2022 F1 calendar, including the Monaco Grand Prix, British Grand Prix, Austrian Grand Prix, Hungarian Grand Prix, Belgian Grand Prix, Dutch Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix. Tickets are expected to go on sale for more 2022 races in the near future. Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are also currently available at more than half of the races on the planned 2022 F1 calendar.
Are early-bird discounts available on 2022 Formula 1 tickets?
Yes, several races offer discounted tickets when purchasing well in advance, including the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix (20% cheaper until December 31, 2021), the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix (15% cheaper until December 31, 2021) and the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix (10% cheaper until January 31, 2022).