19 November 2018 09:41

We offer our advice based on the type of view you prefer

When going to your first race at a circuit, it can be tricky to select a grandstand without knowing the details around it based on the view and the type of action you can expect around that part of the circuit. Here, we outline some top picks to make these choices easier for you.

The Main Grandstand at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, looking down onto the start line and pit lane.

Those wanting to be in the heart of the race can sit in the Main Grandstand, overlooking the pits, podium, and grid. The further up the stand you’re sat, the more of the circuit you can see with a fine panorama of the track. Prices start from £389.

Looking down to Turn 1, with Grandstands F and E looking on to the track.

If wanting to see more on-track action, the long main straight at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona is a DRS zone and offers the most opportunity for cars to pass each other on the track. Grandstands A and F offer prime views of Turn 1, where the passing takes place. Prices in these stands start from £301.

Grandstands G and C (pictured) of the complex offer a view of several corners of the circuit.

For those wanting to soak up the atmosphere, the six of the final seven corners of the circuit are surrounded by Grandstands B, C, G, and H, using the natural bowl hillsides to create an arena. Prices for these grandstands start at £199, and offer multiple views of the area.

General Admission areas alongside Turns 7 and 8 are where the party starts.

General Admission zones surround the circuit, with the most popular areas being between Turns 7, 8 and 9, and on the hill side looking down on the back straight, approaching Turn 10. Prices for General Admission start from £99.

Tickets for the 2019 race are now on sale, with the race confirmed for the 10th–12th May. Ticket prices start at £50 for adults, with discounts available for those under 16, and over 65 years old. Grandstands E, V, and N are available for individual days, N having discounted packages for family groups. The Main Grandstand and Grandstands A, C, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M, are three-day tickets.

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