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The Top 10 Most Expensive F1 Grands Prix to Attend on a Budget 

Prices for F1 tickets are more expensive than ever, but which Grand Prix takes the cake?...

Formula 1 is a prestigious sport with a lot of money behind it, which means that it often isn’t cheap to attend. With F1’s explosion in popularity, prices have increased to reflect that. On average, it costs an average of US$500 for a three-day ticket, which according to F1 Destinations, is an increase of 56% since 2019.

While tickets have gotten more expensive, which grands prix are the most expensive to attend including tickets, accommodation, and have a little spending money? These are ranked based on the budget price, which is the assumed minimum amount needed to attend the grand prix.

Note: All data comes from F1 Destinations. All amounts are in USD unless indicated otherwise. Budget prices include cheapest tickets and either camping or hostel accommodation. Mid-range fans buy a grandstand ticket and stay in a 3-star hotel, while the High-end fans stay in a 4- or 5-star hotel.

10. Qatar Grand Prix ($525 - $5,750)

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If you’re on a budget, attending the Qatar Grand Prix will cost you about $525:

  • That’s $165 for a three-day General Admission ticket
  • $120 per person for a twin-share room at an affordable hotel in Doha
  • and $240 spending money ($80 per day).

 

If you’re looking to spend a little more, it will cost you around $1,040. To break it down, that’s:

  • North Grandstand ticket = $410
  • 3/4 -star hotel in Doha for three nights = $180 (per person, twin share)
  • Spending money = $450 ($150 x 3)

 

If you’re going all out at Qatar it will cost you around $5,750:

  • F1 Experiences Champions Club 3-Day Ticket Package = $4,600
  • 4/5-star hotel = $250
  • Spending money = $900 ($300 x 3)

9. Dutch Grand Prix ($600 - $5,400)

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To attend the Dutch Grand Prix on a budget it will cost you about €550 (~$600) for the whole weekend.

  • 3-Day General Admission ticket – €250
  • Dorm bed at hostel in Amsterdam for three nights – €150
  • Spending money = €150 (€50 x 3)

 

The mid-range spenders can attend for €1,140 (~$1,240):

  • 3-Day Mid-range grandstand ticket (Silver II) = €440
  • 3-star hotel in Amsterdam for 3 nights = €400 (per person, twin share)
  • Spending money = €300 (€100 x 3)

 

The high rollers will be looking at spending about €4,965 (~$5,400):

  • F1 Experiences 3-Day Champions Club Package = €3765
  • 4-star hotel in Amsterdam for 3 nights = €600 (per person, twin share)
  • Spending money = €600 (€200 x 3)

8. Singapore Grand Prix ($670 - $6,210)

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On a budget, you’ll be spending about $880 SGD (~$655):

  • 3-Day Stamford Grandstand ticket = $398 SGD
  • Dorm bed at hostel in central Singapore (3 nights) = $180 SGD
  • Spending money = $300 SGD ($100 SGD x 3)

 

Mid-range spenders are looking at $2,500 SGD (~$1,860):

  • 3-Day Turn 1/2 Grandstand ticket = $1,288 SGD
  • 3 or 4-star hotel in central Singapore for 3 nights (per person, twin share) = $600 SGD
  • Spending money = $600 SGD ($200 SGD x 3)

 

On the high-end, you’re looking at spending $8,200 SGD (~$6,100):

  • 3-Day Green Room hospitality ticket = $5,500 SGD
  • 4 or 5-star hotel in central Singapore for 3 nights (per person, twin share) = $1,200 SGD
  • Spending money = $1,500 SGD ($500 SGD x 3)

7. Monaco Grand Prix ($724 - $6,888)

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On a budget, Monaco is one of the few places that you can still get grandstand tickets, though that only extends to the Friday. All up, you’ll be spending €665 (~$724) over the weekend:

  • Friday Grandstand Ticket = €165
  • Saturday & Sunday General Admission ticket (Rocher) = €200
  • Hostel bed in Nice = €150 (€50 per night x 3)
  • Spending money = €150 (€50 x 3)

 

For mid-range spenders, the weekend will cost you around €1,540 (~$1,675):

  • Friday Grandstand Ticket = €165
  • Saturday & Sunday Grandstand T Lower Ticket = €700
  • Mid-range hotel in central Nice for 3 nights = €375 (per person/double or twin share)
  • Spending Money = €300 (€100 x 3)

 

For those enjoying the absolute best of what Monaco has to offer, it will cost you around €6,330 (~$6,888):

  • 2-Day F1 Experiences Champions Club Ermanno Penthouse (Sat + Sun) = $5,499 USD
  • Four-star hotel in Nice for 3 nights = €600 (per person; double/twin share)
  • Spending money = €600 (€200 x 3)

6. Mexican Grand Prix ($725 - $5,800)

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Edging out Monaco at the lower end by just $1 is the Mexican Grand Prix, you could switch these two around if we ranked them based on their highest offering, but that’s not what this list is.

On a budget you’re looking at spending about $760 over the weekend:

  • 3-day General Admission (Grada 6A) ticket = $490
  • Hostel accommodation for 3 nights: $120
  • Spending money = $150 ($50 x 3)

 

A mid-range weekend will cost around $1,605:

  • Mid-range grandstand ticket (Grada 4) = $945
  • Mid-range hotel for 3 nights = $360 (double/twin share, per person)
  • Spending money = $300 ($100 x 3)

 

On the high-end you’ll be spending around $5,800:

  • F1 Experiences Champions Club 3-day package = $4,299
  • 4-star hotel for 3 nights (per person, twin share) = $750
  • Spending money = $750 ($250 x 3)

5. British Grand Prix ($800 - $4,535)

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While the high-end isn’t as much as Monaco, you’ll still be paying more just to get in the door with budget weekends costing around $800 (£618):

  • 3-day General Admission ticket = £349 (Silverstone uses dynamic pricing so rose quickly due to high-demand)
  • Three-nights camping at Woodlands = £119
  • Spending money = £150 (£50 x 3)

 

Mid-range spenders can expect the cost to be around $1,280 (£990):

  • 3-day mid-range grandstand ticket (Copse 5) = £489
  • 3-star hotel close to Silverstone for 3 nights (per person, twin share) = £300
  • Spending money = £300 (£100 x 3)

 

On the high-end, you’ll expect to spend around $4,545 (£3,510):

  • F1 Experiences 3-Day Champions Club Ticket Package = £2,610
  • 4-star hotel close to Silverstone for 3 nights (per person, twin share) = £450
  • Spending money = £450 (£150 x 3)

4. Las Vegas Grand Prix ($950 - $15,000)

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Attending the Las Vegas Grand Prix is going to be costly no matter how you slice it with a budget weekend going to cost you around $950 (almost as much as a mid-range weekend at Silverstone!):

  • 3-day General Admission ticket = $500
  • Hostel bed in Las Vegas for 3 nights = $150
  • Daily spending = $300 ($100 x 3)

 

At the mid-range it’s going to cost you $3,050:

  • 3-day SG3 or SG8 Grandstand ticket = $2,000
  • 3-star hotel in Las Vegas for 3 nights = $900 (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily spending = $600 ($200 x 3)

 

The high-end is a staggering $11,000 for the whole weekend, making Vegas the grand prix where you can spend the most money by quite some margin:

  • 3-Day Trackside Suite Hospitality (South Koval Zone) = $8,000
  • 4 or 5-star hotel in Las Vegas for 3 nights = $1,500 (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily spending = $1,500 ($500 x 3)

3. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ($980 – $6,250)

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While it is the grand finale of a Formula One season, it isn’t quite the most expensive to attend. It won’t cost you the most to spend big at Abu Dhabi, but it will cost you to just attend with budget weekends costing around $980 (3,600 AED):

  • 3-day Abu Dhabi Hill ticket = 999 AED
  • Budget hotel in Abu Dhabi for 3 nights = 2,000 AED (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily budget = 600 AED (200 AED x 3)

 

The mid-range spenders are looking at around $1,800 (6,600 AED) for the weekend:

  • 3-day West Grandstand ticket or similar = 2,400 AED
  • Mid-range hotel in Abu Dhabi for 3 nights = 3,000 AED (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily budget = 1,200 AED (400 AED x 3)

 

The high-end isn’t too bad with it costing around $6,250 (23,000 AED):

  • F1 Experiences Champions Club 3-Day Package = 16,150 AED ($4,400)
  • 4-star hotel at Yas Marina for 3 nights = 4,500 AED (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily budget = 2,400 AED (800 AED x 3)

2. United States Grand Prix ($1,015 - $7,600)

Attending the US Grand Prix wouldn’t be so expensive if you didn’t need transport to the circuit each day, which really starts to hurt those on a budget who will likely have to spend around $1,015:

  • 3-day General Admission ticket = $475
  • Dorm bed at hostel in downtown Austin = $240 (3 nights x $80)
  • Spending money including daily transport to/from COTA = $300 ($100 x 3)

 

It will cost you double the budget if you’re looking in the mid-range with an approximate cost of $2,080:

  • Mid-range grandstand ticket (Turn 4 Lower) =$880
  • 3-star hotel in Austin for 3 nights = $600 (per person, twin share)
  • Spending money including daily circuit transfers = $600 ($200 x 3)

 

On the high-end, you’re looking at spending $7,600:

  • F1 Experiences Champions Club package = $5,499
  • 4-star hotel in Austin for 3 nights = $1,200 (per person, twin share)
  • Spending money = $900 ($300 x 3)

1. Miami Grand Prix ($1,040 - $10,000)

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You might be able to spend more in Vegas, but no grand prix costs more to just attend than Miami with budget prices at around $1,040:

  • 3-day Campus Pass ticket = $590
  • Hostel bed in Miami for 3 nights = $150
  • Daily spending: $100 x 3 = $300

 

The mid-range spenders will be forking out $2,475:

  • 3-day Turn 1 North grandstand ticket (B2-B5 section) = $1425
  • 3-star hotel in Miami for 3 nights = $450 USD (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily spending = $600 ($200 x 3)

 

At the high-end, you’re looking at spending around $10,000:

  • F1 Experiences Champions Club 3-Day Package = $6,999 USD
  • 4-star hotel in Miami Beach for 3 nights = $1500 USD (double/twin share, per person)
  • Daily spending = $1,500 ($500 x 3)

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