Fly by Private Jet Charter to the Formula One Grand Prix Season
Formula One racing is about so much more than fast cars. While there is plenty of adrenaline-pumping action to keep the speed junkies on their toes, attending glamorous parties and mingling with the elite is just as essential to the Formula One experience.
The 2017 schedule takes jetsetters on a tour through the top destinations in the world and turns each one into a playground for the weekend. We’ve put together an insider’s guide to how you can attend the Formula One Grand Prix races like a true VIP.
Australian Grand Prix
24-26 March 2017
Location: Albert Park, Melbourne
Enjoy a glamorous day at the races, surrounded by the picturesque surroundings of Albert Park in Melbourne. Tickets range from $256 in the Grandstands to $3,993 for the Paddock Club Premium Suite, which includes premium seating, gourmet catering and an open bar. Tickets can be purchased here.
Chinese Grand Prix
7-9 April 2017
Location: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
The stunning Shanghai International Circuit was opened in 2004 to introduce China to the world of Formula One racing. Tickets range from $126 in the entry-level Grandstands to $450 for the Platinum area of Grandstand A. Tickets include premium views and complimentary snacks and coffee. Tickets can be purchased here.
Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
14-16 April 2017
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
As the “Home of Motorsports in the Middle East,” the Bahrain International Circuit offers first-class hospitality suites, access to luxurious five-star hotels and ample opportunities to network with the “who’s who” of the elite Formula One fan base. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Gran Premio de Espana
12-14 May 2017
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is considered to be one of the best-designed circuits of the modern day. Located just 30 minutes outside of vibrant Barcelona, the Grand Prix is the ideal opportunity for fans to taste the incredible Catalonian cuisine the city is so famous for. Tickets range from €119 in the Grandstands to €1,709 for the VIP Club Pass, which includes reserved seating in the Main Grandstand and catering. Tickets can be purchased here.
Grand Prix de Monaco
25-28 May 2017
Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
The Grand Prix de Monaco is the premier race on the Formula One calendar. A star-studded event in one of the most glamorous cities on earth, tickets and hotel rooms sell out far in advance for the Monte Carlo race. Tickets range from €845 in the Grandstands to €2,799 for the Platinum VIP Terrace, which includes panoramic seating from the highest floors, gourmet catering and an open bar serving fine wines and Champagne. Tickets can be purchased here.
Grand Prix du Canada
9-11 June 2017
Location: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Montreal
One of the best attended motor sports event in the world, the Grand Prix du Canada in charming Montreal also happens to be one of the prettiest. Tickets range from $154 in the Popular Grandstand to $2,540 for the Elite Restaurant, which includes table seating in the dining room, access to a private terrace and meals and beverages. Packages can be purchased here.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix
23-25 June 2017
Location: Baku Street Circuit, Azerbaijan
The newest race on the calendar, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix first debuted in 2016 as the European Grand Prix. Now, the race runs alongside the Baku Boulevard waterfront and through the beautiful Old City. Tickets range from $97 in the Filarmoniya Grandstand to $359 for the Absheron Main Grandstand, which offers prime views of the pitlane and finish line. Tickets can be purchased here.
Austrian Grand Prix
7-9 July 2017
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria
Located in the mountainous Styria region of Austria, the Austrian Grand Prix is among the most scenic races on the schedule. While not the most glitzy Formula One event, the race offers a scenic, relaxed charm and superb hiking, cycling and mountain-biking opportunities for outdoorsy types. Tickets range from €84 in General Admission to €445 for the Start-Finish Grandstand, which offers prime views of the best moments of the race. Tickets can be purchased here.
British Grand Prix
14-16 July 2017
Location: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Great Britain
The British Grand Prix at the historic Silverstone Circuit is among the most prestigious races on the schedule. The venue is home to breathtaking guest facilities including the Silverstone Wing, freshly opened in 2011. Tickets range from £275 in the Bronze Grandstands to £2,575 for the One Driver’s Lounge, which includes exceptional views, a celebrity chef-crafted menu and open bar. Tickets can be purchased here.
Hungarian Grand Prix
28-30 July 2017
Location: Hungaroring, Budapest
The Hungarian Grand Prix is the ideal opportunity to explore Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in central Europe with world-class nightlife, gourmet restaurants and stunning architecture. Tickets range from €84 in the Bronze Grandstands to €405 for the Super Gold Grandstand, which offers the best views of the main straight. Tickets can be purchased here.
Belgian Grand Prix
25-27 August 2017
Location: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
The Belgian Grand Prix is the perfect excuse to take a long weekend in stunning Spa-Francorchamps. The historic track features state-of-the-art facilities and magnificent surroundings that make for an unforgettable race. Tickets range from €145 in the Bronze Grandstands to €585 for the Gold Grandstand, which offers premium views of the pit lane and podium. Tickets can be purchased here.
Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia
1-3 September 2017
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
A visit to the Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia always makes for a glamorous getaway. On the outskirts of Milan — one of the great fashion capitals of Europe — and just minutes from glitzy Lake Como, it’s easy to turn your trip to the races into a jaunt through northern Italy. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
15-17 September 2017
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Singapore is among the highlights of the Formula One schedule, earning the title of “the jewel in the Formula One crown.” The tenth annual Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix promises to be as magical as ever, with a fireworks show capping off the night race. Tickets range from $193 in General Admission to $7,351 for the Paddock Club Premium Suite, which includes premium seating, gourmet catering and an open bar. Tickets can be purchased here.
Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
29 September-1 October 2017
Location: Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur
The Sepang International Circuit, designed to resemble a stadium, offers an excellent viewpoint for spectators no matter where your tickets are. While you aren’t at the races, nearby Kuala Lumpur is a shopper’s paradise, with a variety of elegant shopping centers featuring the top designers in the world. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Emirates Japanese Grand Prix
6-8 October 2017
Location: Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
Set just southwest of Nagoya, Japan’s third largest city, the Emirates Japanese Grand Prix is a popular favorite for drivers. The Suzuka Circuit was originally built in 1962 as a test track for Honda’s cars and motorbikes. The car-loving Japanese fan base makes for an enthusiastic race that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
United States Grand Prix
20-22 October 2017
Location: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
The Grand Prix USA takes place at the Circuit of the Americas, the world’s first purpose-built Formula One racetrack. True to its name as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the Austin race always features a star-studded lineup of musical performances on top of the racing. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Gran Premio de Mexico
27-29 October 2017
Location: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City
Located just east of Mexico City, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is in prime shape following a major renovation for its return to the schedule in 2015. In addition to revamping the track, a luxurious new Paddock Club Suite was added to accommodate VIP guests. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Grande Premio do Brasil
10-12 November 2017
Location: Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
The Brazilian Grand Prix is among the most festive on the schedule, creating a carnival-style atmosphere in the streets of the Interlagos neighborhood of São Paulo. São Paulo is home to luxurious five-star hotels, excellent restaurants and world-class nightlife that make for an indulgent getaway. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
24-26 November 2017
Location: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Don’t miss your chance to attend Abu Dhabi’s most glamorous weekend of the year. The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the largest international event in the United Arab Emirates, with a crowd expected of 60,000. In the evening, the magical twilight race gives way to star-studded after parties at the city’s top restaurants and on superyachts. Tickets are not yet available. Sign up here to be notified by email.