Formula 1 Grand Prix races are hosted in some of the world's most sought-after holiday and tour destinations. No matter what type of traveller you are, you can look forward to an experience that's bursting with excitement and discovery, both on and off the trackside. 

To give you a taste, we've selected four of the best F1 tracks in the most exciting destinations. Offering an unrivalled combination of motor action and city glamour, it's F1 at it's best.

1. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Though Abu Dhabi is world-renowned for its breathtakingly ornate architecture and traditional culture, this city also offers a world of excitement for F1 fans.

Formula 1’s first twilight race joined the calendar in 2009, taking place on the purpose-built 25 square kilometre Yas Island. Held at the Yas Marina Circuit next to the iconic W Abu Dhabi hotel, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sees the world’s fastest drivers battle it out around 58 laps during the final race of the season. 

Yas Marina Circuit is one of the fastest tracks in F1: the drivers are at full speed for 69% of a lap and the circuit features one of the longest straights on the racing calendar. Following the climatic final race, a World Champion is crowned in style as fireworks explode over the superyacht strewn marina. One of the most entertaining races was when Max Verstappen clinched the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship after a last lap overtake on Lewis Hamilton.

Whether you're looking for a dose of adrenaline at the racetrack and theme parks, a spot of shopping or a peaceful sanctuary to unwind, Yas Island caters to all tastes and ages. Channel your inner Lewis Hamilton (who's won five times at the track) and race on the Yas Marina circuit yourself. At the race car driving school, you'll get expert tuition and learn how to tackle the track before climbing into an Aston Martin, a Ferrari 458 GT or a Mercedes-AMG GTS and hurtling around the track at top speed.

Yas Island is also home to Abu Dhabi's largest luxury mall, an aquarium, a golf course, a waterpark and even indoor skydiving. Thrill-seekers and F1 enthusiasts alike can get their fill at Ferrari World, a Ferrari-branded theme park. Here, you can experience what it's like to be a member of the Ferrari pit crew as you race against the clock to change a tyre on an F1 car, try out an F1 simulator, race family and friends on the go-kart track and, if you're brave enough, ride the world's fastest rollercoaster.

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Hospitality

Watch the adrenaline-fuelled action from our brand-new and exclusive platinum hospitality suite. From our reserved balcony, look out over the spellbinding marina skyline while savouring culinary delights and premium beverages.

We also sell packages to watch the race from the North Grandstand with views from turns three to five and along the back straight, plus twin-centre stays in Dubai and Mauritius for post-race relaxation. Wind down at one of Dubai’s most instantly recognisable luxury hotels, or spoil yourself with a week in Mauritius. Whether you soak up the culture, swim and snorkel in crystal-clear waters or simply relax on some of the world's best beaches, our twin centre packages allow you to experience the best of both worlds. 

2. Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco is arguably F1’s most famous track and a firm fan favourite. Set on the French Riviera, ultra-luxurious yachts abound and the sounds of champagne bottles popping fill the air. A trip to the Monaco Grand Prix guarantees an escape that's bursting with glitz and glamour.

The Monaco Grand Prix was on the calendar for the first year of the modern Formula 1 World Championship in 1950, but has been used as a race track as far back as 1929. Measuring just over two miles, Monaco is the shortest circuit on the F1 calendar with challenging narrow roads and sharp turns.

Because of its many tight chicanes, Nelson Piquet famously compared driving at Monaco to ‘riding a bicycle around your living room’. Despite Circuit de Monaco's challenges, it didn't stop Ayrton Senna winning an impressive six times (he currently holds the record for the most wins), while Michael Schumacher and Graham Hill both took five victories each in the principality. 

Alongside soaking up the atmosphere in premium grandstand seats, there's plenty of opportunities to encounter what makes this tiny country so special. Take the time to explore the capital, Monte Carlo, which is bursting with ornate architecture, immaculately manicured gardens, historical highlights and astounding natural scenery.

For an incredible view of the city, head up to the Jardin Exotique which boasts vistas of the harbour, palace and sea beyond. And because the garden is east-facing, it's also one of the best places to catch the sunrise over the city.

Even if you're not a gambler, make sure you check out the illustrious Monte Carlo Casino. This iconic building is not just ornate on the outside; step through the front doors and you'll be welcomed by a palace fit for a king with hand-painted murals, gold ceilings and grand chandeliers.

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Monaco Grand Prix

A trip to the French Riviera during the annual F1 weekend is a bucket list adventure. Choose our Monaco Grand Prix package to experience this iconic street race, combined with the finest hospitality. Stay in Nice to enjoy calm and tranquillity, followed by all the thrills of the Grand Prix in Monaco during the day. A ticket in Grandstand K Seating is included, offering some of the best views of the race.

3. Singapore Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2022. The rights of this image belongs to Singapore GP

A fan favourite since 2008 when it joined the calendar as F1's first night race, the Singapore Grand Prix promises thrilling racing against a backdrop of the glittering Singapore skyline.

The 61-lap Marina Bay Street Circuit comprises public city roads around Marina Bay, with some of the most unique features of any Formula One track.

Turn 18 sees the drivers pass underneath a waterfront grandstand. A stunning 1,600 custom-made floodlights illuminate the track at night and there's more corners than any other circuit on the calendar – 23 in total. These high-speed corners, along with bumpy surfaces and Singapore's heat and humidity, makes it one of the most physically demanding venues, even for the most experienced drivers.

As the first Grand Prix to be held at night, Singapore set a precedent that's been followed by Abu Dhabi, as well as Bahrain International Circuit, and now Jeddah. Singapore comes alive at night and F1 rarely looks better than it does at Marina Bay. Skyscrapers glitter, yachts bob in the floodlit harbour and an incredible fireworks display lights up the sky post race.

Singapore Grand Prix

There’s no better time to visit Singapore than when Formula 1 arrives, but there's plenty of world-famous sights to see in this enchanting city, too. Ride on the 165 metre-high Singapore Flyer, a giant Ferris wheel overlooking the track, stroll through the Supertrees and Cloud Forest at Gardens By the Bay and pick up some designer threads along Orchard Road. No trip to Singapore is complete without sampling a Singapore Sling in the historic Long Bar of the iconic Raffles Hotel.

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OZEN Life Maadhoo, Maldives

Combine action-packed racing at Marina Bay Circuit with a week’s relaxation in the Maldives with our twin centre package. With swaying palms, white sandy beaches, and abundant marine life beneath the turquoise waters, it’s quite simply paradise on Earth. We're proud to be an Authorised Partner for the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2022, so you can experience the best of the original F1 Night Race. Secure your Grandstand ticket at Turn 1 to be in the heart of the action.

4. British Grand Prix

British Grand Prix ©Silverstone Circuits Limited

The super-slick Silverstone Circuit is one of the world's fastest courses with challenging fast turns and long exhilarating straights. 

The track was originally designed as the perimeter road around a World War II airfield and first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948. Two years later in 1950, Silverstone was chosen as the venue for the first race on the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship and it's now the oldest race in Formula 1 history.

At 5.891km, Silverstone is the third-longest F1 circuit on the current calendar. Only Belgium's Circuit De Spa Francorchamps and Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan eclipse it. Twelve British drivers have won the race including Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell, Jackie Stewart and David Coulthard. In 2019, Hamilton set a record by winning his sixth British Grand Prix and in 2021, he extended his record to an incredible eight wins. He also holds the British Grand Prix lap record of 1:24.303. 

Maggotts Corner is the fastest and most hair-raising turn on the Grand Prix Circuit at Silverstone, while the longest straight is Hangar. Named as a tribute to one of the storage buildings on the airfield on which Silverstone is built, the 770-metre straight is tackled at 325 km/h and is one of the best spots to hear the engines roar and watch cars overtaking. 

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British Grand Prix Camp Kerala ©Silverstone Circuits Limited©MATCH Hospitality AG

For a quintessential race experience that is second to none, take your pick from one of our revered hospitality packages. Click here to see our extensive range of Official Hospitality options including Paddock Club and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Suite. If you are looking for VIP hospitality and accommodation, our Camp Kerala Packages offer the amazing opportunity to glamp inside the famous circuit, enjoy trackside hospitality on Hangar Straight and be closer to the action than ever before.

You'll be in pole position when you join Spectate at one of these iconic races.
Through our top connections with luxury hotels and suppliers, we can tailor-make your perfect itinerary, arranging everything from VIP experiences to first-class hospitality, for the ultimate bespoke holiday experience.
If you want the chance of a front row view of the racing action this year or next, contact us on 01244 355604 or book your place on one of our premium fully-inclusive packages now.
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