Formula 1 is not your average spectator sport. Traveling to a Formula 1 race takes an immense amount of planning. It’s not like catching an Uber to your local stadium or arena. You actually have to travel to the many exotic venues Formula 1 races take place.
Everyone seems to be into Formula 1 these days. Whether you’re a B list celebrity working an awkward interview with Martin Brundle on circuit to promote your brand or a legitimate fan looking to cheer on your race team, the sport has captivated us all.
We’re here to provide you some tips on how best to plan your Formula 1 Travel Expedition:
Step 1: Pick a Formula 1 Venue
Formula 1 is a global sport. Attending a race gives you an opportunity to travel to some of the most exciting places in the world. We’ve put together travel reviews to many of the Formula 1 venues: Silverstone, Barcelona, Monza, Mugello, Nürburgring, Monaco, Melbourne, Bahrain, Imola, Miami, Baku, Montreal, Red Bull Ring, Paul Ricard, Hungaroring, Singapore, Japan, Austin, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
Step 2: Decide on Group or Solo Travel
Deciding who to travel with the probably one of the most important things you do in life. If you have friends that are really into Formula 1 racing and culture, a group trip is a no brainer. However, if some of your friends make comments like, “man those race cars are too loud” or “dude this Champagne sucks” or “that pre race fly over by the Italian Air Force is kinda lame” you may want to travel solo. No one needs that negativity. There are plenty of locals that love Formula 1 all over the world, so a solo trip would be a blast.
Step 3: Single Ticket or Package
For group packages we highly recommend booking through F1 Experiences, the official operator for Formula 1 packages. You can purchase a package or they have a ticket + hotel option.
For single tickets Formula 1 has a Formula 1 Ticket Store. You can also use StubHub, TicketMaster or VividSeats.
Step 4: F1 Experiences VIP Hospitality
Should you have a corporate group to impress or just want the best seats in the house, book a VIP Hospitality Experience and get a Paddock Pass through F1 Hospitality. Heck, maybe you’ll run into Tom Cruise or see Lewis Hamilton on his scooter. It’s an experience unlike any other.
Step 5: Get a Top Class Private Driver
This is especially important for large groups. Avoid taking a rental car. It sounds fun but driving on the left side of the road (in some countries) and getting lost could cause you some serious problems. Also, you’ll more than likely be drinking a few alcoholic beverages on race day. Don’t be an idiot and end up in a prison in Singapore or Mexico. Don’t drink and drive, get a private driver with a nice Mercedes Sprinter van and enjoy the ride.
Step 6: Luggage and Formula 1 Gear
No one wants to travel like a scrub. We recommend Away, Tumi and Monos premium luggage for your domestic and international trips. All companies are top class so purchase what you think fits your style! Whether you’re a bandwagon Red Bull fan or a passionate tifosi of Scuderia Ferrari, everyone wants to look fresh. Check out the official Formula 1 Store and CMC MotorSports to get your gear.
Step 7: Have an Incredible Experience
Lights out and away we go!!