Fly by Private Jet Charter to the Formula One Grand Prix Season
The 2018 Formula One World Championship, the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars, is set to make its return to the world stage. 2017’s reigning champion Lewis Hamilton is scheduled to defend his World Drivers’ Championship, his fourth time as title holder since winning the Mexican Grand Prix last year; while his racing team, Mercedes, attempt to retain their fourth consecutive Constructors’ Championship after their win at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. With plenty of worldwide races and exclusive parties with racing luminaries, there is plenty of action to keep your adrenaline racing.
Australian Grand Prix
23 – 25 March, 2018
Location: Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
Formula One returns to Melbourne, Australia, for the city’s 21st annual Grand Prix. The 58-lap, 307 km race kickstarts Grand Prix season in the best way. The race follows a thrilling street circuit around Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake, where attendees can soak up the Australian summer sun while watching all the action. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
6 – 8 April, 2018
Location: Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
Bahrain International Circuit is the second host of the 2018 Grand Prix. Visitors will be greeted by sunshine, sand and sea amid the hustle and bustle of Bahrain’s capital, Manama. While Manama translates to ‘Sleeping Place’ in English, the city’s Grand Prix excitement and exclusive souqs are enough to keep you up all day and night. Enjoy this 57-lap, 308 km Grand Prix race in 35˚C heat, feeling the anticipation as drivers compete to beat Pedro De La Rosa’s 2005 1:31.447 lap world record. Buy your tickets here.
Chinese Grand Prix
13 – 15 April, 2018
Location: Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai
The Chinese Grand Prix is the race against which all other modern tracks are judged. Situated east of Huangpu River in Shanghai’s Pudong district, this 56-lap, 305 km Grand Prix has been a worldwide spectacle since its inaugural race in 2004. Host city Shanghai is a hub of oriental magic coupled with some of the best shopping and business districts in the world. Get your tickets here.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix
27 – 29 April, 2018
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Perched on the western edge of the Caspian Sea, Baku is a unique blend of the modern and ancient worlds. Hosting its third Formula One World Championship this April, Azerbaijan is quickly assuming the role of a new world sport destination since hosting its first-ever European Games in 2015 and securing a coveted UEFA Euro 2020 hosting gig. This 51-lap, 306 km Grand Prix race is set to be one of this season’s best. Purchase your tickets here.
Spanish Grand Prix
11 – 13 May, 2018
Location: Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona
Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya has a race distance of 307 km and is comprised of 66 laps, making it one of the world’s biggest and best. Barcelona’s old town and Gothic architecture are juxtaposed by the modern Eixample region, which is teeming with shops, cafes and businesses, meaning this hub of European beauty has something for everyone. Buy your Spanish Grand Prix tickets here.
Grand Prix de Monaco
24 – 27 May, 2018
Location: Circuit De Monaco, Monte Carlo
Arguably the most glamorous destination of the Grand Prix racing season, Monaco epitomizes every aspect of Formula One: speed, passion and beauty. Rub shoulders with the world’s rich and famous whilst enjoying the 78-lap, 260 km Circuit De Monaco. Get your tickets here.
Grand Prix du Canada
8 – 10 June, 2018
Location: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Quebec
Join thousands of Canadians and fans from around the world in Quebec for this national event. As the country descends into Formula One fever, street parties, F1 exhibitions and driver appearances take hold. Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve’s 70-lap, 305 km race is always met with famous Canadian hospitality and incredible spectator energy, making it a must-stop for all racing enthusiasts. Purchase your tickets for the Canadian Grand Prix here.
Grand Prix De France
22 – 24 June, 2018
Location: Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
While Le Castellet’s state-of-the-art venue may look new to visitors, its long and rich relationship with Formula One actually began in 1971. Nestled into the ultra-glamorous South of France, this will be the first French Grand Prix in 10 years – so while the race distance and number of laps have yet to be announced, this World Championship race is not one to miss. Buy your tickets here.
Austrian Grand Prix
29 June – 1 July, 2018
Location: Red Bull Ring, Spielberg
Fringed by spectacular alpine scenery, the rugged mountains, lush meadows and rolling hills make the Austrian Grand Prix one of the most picturesque. The track’s pristine 71 laps, which make up the 306 km race, are complemented by friendly locals who welcome and join in the Formula One festivities. Will any of the racers beat Lewis Hamilton's 2017 1:07.411 lap record? Travel to Austria to find out and watch the action unfold live. Get your tickets to the Austrian Grand Prix here.
British Grand Prix
6 – 8 July, 2018
Location: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
The Great British Grand Prix is the world’s most prestigious for three reasons: (1) Silverstone is the oldest race within Grand Prix’s racing season; (2) England is home to seven of the top racing teams including Red Bull, Mercedes and McLaren; and (3) Formula One’s sports commercial management is based in London. Enjoy a glass of Pimms as the best racers in the world blitz the 306 km Silverstone Circuit this summer. Get your tickets here.
German Grand Prix
20 – 22 July, 2018
Location: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, Hockenheim
Close to the home of legendary racer Michael Schumacher, Hockenheim’s track is set to return to the global Formula One stage this year. While seven-time World Champion Schumacher might be retired, his compatriot and four-time champion, Sebastian Vettel, is ready to give Hamilton the race of his life on the 306 km, 67-lap circuit. Purchase your tickets here.
Hungarian Grand Prix
27 – 29 July, 2018
Location: Hungaroring, Mogyoród
Situated 20 km north of Budapest, the 306 km Hungaroring track is composed of 70 intense and adrenaline-pumping laps. Attending the Hungarian Grand Prix also gives you the opportunity to explore the city dubbed ‘Paris of Central Europe’ and ‘Queen of the Danube’. Get your tickets to the Hungarian Grand Prix here.
Belgian Grand Prix
24 – 26 July, 2018
Location: Circuit De Spa, Francorchamps
Located 8 km from nearby town Spa, the Belgian Formula One track is a favourite with racing finatatics. This is partly due to the fact that the natural water springs of Spa led the town to become known as the ‘Cafe of Europe’. One of the largest and oldest Formula One tracks, Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps is 307 km; that’s 44 laps of a 7.004 km circuit. Purchase your tickets here.
Grand Prix D'Italia
31 August – 2 September, 2018
Location: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
The home of the formidable Formula One Ferrari, the Italian Grand Prix has grown into a world favourite since its inaugural race in 1950. 53 laps of Monza’s 5.793 circuit make it the quickest circuit on the Formula One racing calendar. Enjoy the cultural and foodie delights of nearby Milan before and after the World Championship race. Purchase your tickets here.
Singapore Grand Prix
14 – 16 September, 2018
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
Singapore’s Grand Prix is the original World Championship night race and has been described by reigning champion Lewis Hamilton as “a very physical circuit”. Hamilton shared how one lap of Singapore’s track requires “double” the energy needed for Monaco’s track. 61 laps of this circuit give the race distance a total of nearly 309 km. But despite Hamilton's claims, he still holds the record for the fastest lap at 1:45.008. So if you want to see the best racers tackle the hardest course, purchase tickets here.
Russian Grand Prix
28 – 30 September, 2018
Location: Sochi Autodrom, Sochi
The longest track of the racing season, reaching a race distance of 309.745 km, the Russian Grand Prix first joined the World Championships in 2014. Located in Sochi, Russia’s largest and most popular resort and the country’s top sporting destination, the Russian Grand Prix joins a host of other sporting events in Russia in the next few years including the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To enjoy two days of world-class racing against a backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains and azure Black Sea, get your tickets here.
Japanese Grand Prix
5 – 7 October, 2018
Location: Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka
Situated 50 km southwest of Nagoya, Japan’s third largest city, the Japanese Grand Prix remains one of the most exotic locations within the Formula One season. With a race distance of 307 km, made up of 53 laps, this race is also one of the trickiest. To experience a mix of oriental and contemporary Japanese culture whilst enjoying one of the most exciting races of the season, get your tickets here.
United States Grand Prix
19 – 21 October, 2018
Location: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
One of America’s coolest cities, Austin is a cultural mix of hipsters, rodeo riders and tech entrepreneurs – and come October 2018, the city will be teeming with racing enthusiasts. The 20-turn, gradient-changing, anticlockwise Circuit of The Americas hosts a 308 km, 56-lap race that can hold up to 120,000 fans. If that’s enough to convince you this race is a staple of the Grand Prix racing season, sign up and get your tickets here.
Mexico Grand Prix
26 – 28 October, 2018
Location: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is situated just east of Mexico City, a cultural and foodie hotspot for residents and international visitors alike. The 305 km, 71-lap race is surrounded by a profusion of must-see tourist attractions such as ancient Aztec ruins, 17th-century palaces and top-class museums. To enjoy a couple of unforgettable days in Mexico, purchase your tickets here.
Grande Premio do Brasil
9 – 11 November, 2018
Location: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is a hub of bright lights, beauty and nightlife. Formula One brings out the best in the country: its fun-loving and friendly people. So join in the F1 festivities with the locals as drivers race around 305 km and 71 laps of Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Get your tickets here.
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
23 – 25 November, 2018
Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island
The 305 km, 55-lap Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most spectacular settings of all the Grand Prix races this season. Nestled in the east of Abu Dhabi, the track is surrounded by numerous five-star hotels and the Ferrari World theme park, putting it up there with the most glamorous Formula One venues. If you fancy visiting the world’s richest city for two days of incredible racing, purchase your tickets here.
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