What Grand Prix is cheapest?
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- 25th April 2018, 21:21 at 9:21 pm #365655AnonymousInactive
This year I’m looking to go to a Grand Prix for the first time. Does anyone know what would be the cheapest package, plus some other info?26th April 2018, 1:13 at 1:13 am #365658AnonymousInactive
Where about are you traveling from?
It probably used to be Malaysia but that is off the calendar now for a few years until it will come back as a night race. Vietnam will have a race in the next year or two and that most likely will be a cheaper option compared to some others, but if you are going this year that’s no good to you.
Monaco and Singapore are probably the two most expensive so if trying to do it on the cheap avoid these.26th April 2018, 7:39 at 7:39 am #365659AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the reply. I’m traveling from Ireland, ome adult and one child.26th April 2018, 12:27 at 12:27 pm #365664AnonymousInactive
Are you looking to stay in Europe or happy to head further?
Silverstone is obviously your closest option. I haven’t been but heard there isn’t too much around in terms of accommodation and many people camp out. If keeping costs down this is a good option. Maybe some of the UK F1F’s that have been can jump in here.
Belgium would be another close option and many camp there as well. As for the next on my ‘to do’ list this would be it.
In Europe I have only been to Spain & Monaco. Spain was great and I thought tickets were pretty well priced. If you stay in Barcelona the track isn’t really easy for access, at least what we found, it could have been a language barrier, but we ended up getting a taxi each day which was around 40 min from downtown and expensive. You can stay closer to the circuit but there didn’t seem to be too much to do.
As I said Monaco was expensive as a place to stay and eat & drink but ticket prices for grandstands seemed ok (we went hospitality but checked out all options). Many people stay in Nice and get the train in each day, its not far, 20 min maybe. We stayed in Monaco in a private apartment we got through HomeAway (also on Air ANB) so there are cheaper options there. Any hotels in Monaco and very expensive during that time. You can find cheaper places here to eat if you look around – as far a prices go Sydney & London are more expensive than Monaco.
Outside of our home race I have been to 5 overseas races. I find the majority of the cost is made up in flights and accommodation rather than the race itself. Of course you can go General Admission or Paddock Club, but if looking to save costs look at these two things first. Accommodation varies a lot between countries. We stayed in Singapore and it was through the roof, then you cross the border into Malaysia and stayed where most of the drivers do and its probably 25-30% of the cost of the Singapore equivalent.
Germany or Austria are close options for you as well, but I have not looked at these so not sure on pricing.
I hope that helps, if you have any other questions of the above I am happy to help. Anywhere you go will be awesome anyway :)26th April 2018, 17:33 at 5:33 pm #365704AnonymousInactive
Belgium sounds like a good track to go to. If I was to go camping, would it simply be that I got transport to the circuit, went to the camping site and put up a tent? I wouldn’t need any other accommodation would I? Thanks again!26th April 2018, 21:17 at 9:17 pm #365715Caroline MilesParticipant
Monza is the cheapest race we have been to for ticket prices followed believe it or not by Abu Dhabi. It is the travel and hotel costs that ramp the prices up so for Monza if you are happy to camp that is a way to keep the costs down. Tickets for Monaco are expensive irrespective of which option you go with and accommodation in Nice increases to reflect the fact people are staying for the GP. Spa is probably overall cheapest as you could drive (although I presume you would need to get the ferry and then drive down to catch the train or ferry) and then camp at the circuit.26th April 2018, 21:34 at 9:34 pm #365716AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the reply. How expensive would accommodation be in Spa?26th April 2018, 21:56 at 9:56 pm #365717AnonymousInactive
And also how expensive is it for Monza?26th April 2018, 21:58 at 9:58 pm #365718Caroline MilesParticipant
You tend to find the area closest to the circuit is booked up so need to stay outside Soa and travel in from surrounding areas if you wa t to stay in a hotel. I think Liege may be slightly cheaper or just over the border but you still have to travel in which is the downside. May be worth looking at a package with Select, Thomas Cook etc who will include your transfers so re over the hassle.26th April 2018, 22:44 at 10:44 pm #365719AnonymousInactive
Thanks :)27th April 2018, 7:10 at 7:10 am #365723AnonymousInactive
Finding a good spot now might be tough at Spa though. If I was you I’d go to Silverstone. Bronze for Spa is way too expensive compared to other countries.27th April 2018, 7:24 at 7:24 am #365724AnonymousInactive
By good spot, do you mean a good seat in the stands or?27th April 2018, 8:16 at 8:16 am #365725David Not CoulthardParticipant
Malaysia but that is off the calendar now for a few years until it will come back as a night race.
Today I learned.27th April 2018, 13:37 at 1:37 pm #365796AnonymousInactive
Is Malaysia coming back?28th April 2018, 2:14 at 2:14 am #365995AnonymousInactive
Maybe I am getting ahead of myself but I thought they putting together plans for a twilight/night race for Sepang? I hope they do, its a great circuit.
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