- MURRAY WALKER
Whether you are a motorsport aficionado or not, a Grand Prix holiday can be an exciting and action-packed one. There is so much more than meets the eye beyond the racing: the noise, the excitement, the pageantry – both on the track, as well as off it – that you owe it to yourself to consider experiencing a fantastic Grand Prix holiday in person.
Remember that most organised racing series tend be to be organised into race calendars. Races tend to be logistically challenging events to plan, so race calendars are usually secured well in advance. A very race-centric holiday can take a minimum of two days and up to ten days for a leisurely touristy kind of trip.
• Consider the amount of time you have available for your Grand Prix holiday. • Consider your available locations – this will be dictated by the actual race calendar. Your motivation for wanting to visit a place could vary based on your tastes. Check out the full article for our recommendations: ‣ For the race fanatics ‣ For those seeking a city break ‣ For the adventurers
• Practice • Qualifying • The Race • Bonus: Support Races - Each will have their own respective practice, qualifying and racing sessions to fill the space between the main events.
A “typical” race weekend hosts all sorts of events and competitions such as driver meet-and-greets, pit walks, food stalls, corporate hospitality competitions, go-karting and the like. The Monaco Grand Prix plays host to pool and yacht parties, champagne lunches at Cafe de Paris, luxurious evenings at Casino de Monte-Carlo and helicopter tours of the principality.
Many race promoters launch tickets almost a year in advance, often with substantial discounts for early bird buyers. Keep in mind that you can buy tickets for each day individually or as a pack. Besides the number of days, you can choose your Grand Prix tickets based on: • Seating • Ticket-Tiering