Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix tickets

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The 2013 Formula One calendar consists of 19 International races. The last race before the season’s finale in Brazil will be the United States Grand Prix in Austin November 15-17 at Circuit of the Americas. The circuit was the first to be built in the States for the sole purpose of Formula One racing. Last year, over 117,000 F1 Grand Prix tickets were sold, averaging $1,296 for a three-day pass. The circuit’s inaugural event in Austin was the No. 1 sporting event in November and 2012 ‘Sports Event of the Year’ at the SportsBuisness Journal/Daily Business Awards.

F1 Grand Prix tickets in 2013 are averaging slightly less than last year at $1006 for a three-day pass. The three days include Friday’s practice sessions (avg. $127), Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions (avg. $221), and Sunday’s races (avg. $605). The last 500 tickets in premium seating areas went on sale Friday, June 21. Premium seating includes reserved seats in the Main Grandstand, Turn 1 and Turn 15 (see U.S. Grand Prix seating chart below). Because these seats are highly desirable, a seat in this area (for three days) will cost you between $648 and $3,486. In comparison, a three-day General Admission ticket is priced as low as $206.

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F1 2013 tickets are a good indicator of what is to come of 2014 Formula 1 New Jersey Grand Prix prices in Weehawken. The second American F1 race will be called the Grand Prix of America and will make its race debut next season. Grand Prix of America tickets are expected to be more expensive than this year’s U.S. Grand Prix with more than double the number of attendees.

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