Over the past 20 years, the price of attending some races has risen well above the rate of inflation.
The British Grand Prix is typical of this. A three-day general admission ticket to the 1993 race would have set you back ?é?ú52. Had that risen in line with inflation a corresponding 2014 ticket would cost just under ?é?ú90.
However the ordinary price of a general admission ticket to this year’s race is ?é?ú170 – over three times what it cost two decades ago. This is typical of the price increase seen at tracks which were also on the calendar in 1993.
Other tracks which have tripled the prices of their cheapest weekend tickets in that time include the Circuit de Catalunya, Hungaroring and Monza. Prices are twice what they were at Spa-Francorchamps, the Hockenheimring and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Perhaps unsurprisingly Monaco has seen the steepest rise in this time, increasing its general admission pass price almost six-fold in that time. But even so it is only slightly dearer to buy the equivalent ticket for that race as it is for this year’s British Grand Prix.
Prices at Silverstone have risen particularly steeply in recent years. The cheapest three-day ticket prices has gone up by ?é?ú10 per year on average since 2010, and the top-price grandstand seats have gone up even more.
F1 fans may have the chance to see the cars in action this season without spending so much. Up to four two-day tests may take place at tracks following race meetings. However it remains to be seen which venues will hold these tests, and whether they will be open to the public.
2014 ticket prices so far
NB. All cheapest tickets are general admission except Bahrain. Albert Park is a four-day ticket.
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