I have recently returned from the German GP, where we paid a total of around £230 including 3 day ticket (95 Euros, earlybird ticket), ferry, fuel (from London), hotels, food & beer. We were a group of 4 guys and rented an apartment 45 mins from the track.
Can anyone beat this? There are some rules: one of my friends has arthritis, so must have a reserved seat and camping is out of the question.
What does it realistically cost to go to Hungary, Spa or Istanbul?
Malaysia is a dirt cheap race, good viewing points and dam hot weather…hotels aint too expensive, although its about a 50 min hike out of KL city to the track, good race because 3 days is enough for me in this city and you can fly to shanghai for the following weeks chinese GP……
I guess if you’re going for the general admission stands. Then they are a lot of races that could work out cheap.
I managed the Malaysian Gp on quite a reasonable budget, and I think the Indian GP would be really affordable if you are going for the general admission stands. I’m sure you could get stay in Noida for around 30-40 euros a day for 2 people. And the general admission tickets should be priced at around 45 euros a head for the weekend.
It would be nice to see people do what mattb has done to give people like myself and anyone who’s thinking about going to a race outside there own country by showing the total they’ve payed for the trip, and what they spent there cash on like fuel, hotel ect.
When i was reserching recently for 2012 the expensive thing i found was hotels usually being around £100 a night which usually single handedly takes it out of my budget
Brilliant post mattb as i’d love to be at the german GP next year
I’ve been to both Spa and Hungary. We’ve never got a grandstand at Spa because we think GA is much better there, that comes to £238 for this year booking only a month before. Hungary cost us a bit more but again it was last minute, but our grandstand saw the entire last sector, pit straight and the pits! Best view ever. And the tickets are much cheaper if you book before 2012 for the race.