Ranking The Top F1™ Destinations for the 2017 Season

By Darragh Farrelly

January 30, 2017

The start of the 2017 Formula 1™ season is less than eight weeks away! Sure, that may seem like a lifetime away, but it gives you ample time to start planning your trip to some of the world’s most exotic locations.

When it comes to the racing, nothing beats being there; the roar of the engines as they hare down the screeching straights, the smell of racing in the air, the cacophony of noise from the crowd. Make 2017 the year you witness the action LIVE. With our Formula One Paddock Club™, enjoy fine dining cuisine, open wine bars, exclusive tours of the pit lane, witness live interviews and meet F1™ legends in the process.

Here, we have ranked our must-see destinations for the 2017 season.

5. Where: Hungarian Grand Prix. Hungaroring – Mogyoród, Hungary

When: July 27 – 30

Why:  A staple of the F1™ since it debuted back in 1986, the Hungaroring, located just outside of the capital Budapest, is a twisty and narrow track known for strategic racing, and is widely regarded as one of the last ‘old-school’ tracks.

Located just ten miles from Budapest, this capital city is a historic treasure. A center of arts, Budapest has so much to see and is the cultural and commercial heartbeat of Hungary.



4. Where: Malaysian Grand Prix. Sepang International Circuit – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When: September 14 – 17

Why: Designed by renowned German engineer Hermann Tilke, Sepang is one of the most favored on the calendar due to its sweeping corners and width, thus providing more opportunities for overtaking.

Situated outside the populous Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s most-visited city is a must-see for examples of postmodern architecture, featuring the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.



3. Where: Belgian Grand Prix. Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Stavelot, Belgium

When: 24 – 27 August

Why: The first race after the summer break, Spa is a circuit that has been developed on in recent years, managing to maintain its beauty and prestige in the process.   

Nestled in the picturesque foothill of the Stavelot countryside, Spa-Francorchamps measures in at just over 7km in length, the longest circuit on the race calendar, with the left-right-left sequence at Eau Rouge-Radillom a fan favorite.



2. Where: Monaco Grand Prix. Circuit de Monaco – Monte Carlo, Monaco.

When: May 25 – 28

Why: A street circuit that navigates its way through the idyllic Monte Carlo, Circuit de Monaco is quite simply one a kind, and is the most recognizable track on the calendar.

The second-smallest country in the world, the principality on Monaco embodies glitz and glamour. Within touching distance from the French Riviera, you will not get a better race day experience as drivers negotiate the narrow hairpins and tight chicanes on a circuit overlooking the unblemished harbor. 



1. Where: United States Grand Prix. Circuit of The Americas – Austin, Texas.

When: October 20 - 22 

Why: Everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to a race-day experience, nobody does it like Circuit of The Americas™. The first purpose-built track within the United States, this 20-turn and 133-foot elevation change track is quite unique as a venue.

Based in Austin, Texas, the “live music capital of the world” is unparalleled on race week. Built with an expansive outdoor music venue which saw Taylor Swift strut her stuff post-race in 2016, Circuit of The Americas™ is the perfect destination if you are looking for a weekend of top-class racing, supplemented by a bustling city and events throughout the week.

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