Monza offers a wide selection of grandstands, but they are grouped around only a handful of the main turns around the circuit: Prima Variante (first chicane), Seconda Variante (second chicane), Variante Ascari (Ascari chicane) and Parabolica (last corner), as well as the grandstands next to start-finish. General Admission tickets at Monza are excellent, despite a lack of elevated viewpoints.
Italian Grand Prix Ticket Tips
Good to know:
- All grandstands (plus some General Admission Areas) offer views on a large TV screen;
- Seven grandstands are permanent, covered structures. The other stands are temporary structures;
- Children aged 11 and under get free access to the General Admission Areas, but you still need to reserve a free ticket if you order one yourself (not yet available for 2021);
- Grandstand tickets for children (age 0-11) have been significantly reduced in price. Only bookable in combination with a full price ticket;
- Day tickets for grandstands on Saturday or Sunday are available on request. Saturday tickets for the stands are affordable and should be considered if you are unable to attend on Sunday. Sunday grandstands tickets are about the same price as three-day tickets and that is why we do not recommend these tickets;
- Fans in wheelchairs will have free access to the General Admission Areas all weekend. Grandstand N25 is specifically reserved for wheelchair users.
Eight grandstands are located at the start-finish straight (Rettifilo Grandstand) in Monza, ranging in price from the most expensive covered central grandstands to the more affordable and economical grandstands with no reserved seat numbers. As always with grandstand seats on the main straight opposite pit lane, you get great views of the start-finish line and team garages, but little chance for a lot of action on track. For fans on a limited budget, we recommend the stands without seat numbers (free seating in the grandstand).
Seats in the large covered Central Grandstand (Grandstand 1) is the most expensive in Monza. Adjacent to either side of the central covered grandstand are the Left Lateral (Grandstand 4) and Right Laterals (Grandstands 26A, 26B, 26C). The price gives you a good idea of which grandstands have the best views – the Left Lateral is beyond the start line, while the most expensive Right Lateral grandstand is closest to the start line. The cheaper grandstands in this area are located further to the right, close to the exit of the last corner Curva Parabolica. If you want the best view of the podium celebrations, the cheapest Right Lateral grandstand (Grandstand 26c) is the one you want. All these stands are covered.
Roughly halfway between start-finish and turn 1 you will find Piscina (Grandstand 5), a cheap and lonely grandstand that we do not recommend. At the other end of the same straight, closer to the Parabolica exit, is the covered Vedano (Grandstand 24), a much better choice for a few dollars more.
Prima Variante Grandstands
Five grandstands are located at the first chicane, called Prima Variante (or First Chicane in English) in Monza. There are three grandstands on the inner side of the circuit (Grandstand 6A, 6B and 6C) and two grandstands on the outside of the circuit (Grandstand 8A and 8B). These grandstands offer some of the best views in Monza and continue to be immensely popular amongst international fans and Tivosi alike, hence the premium prices.
The smartest choice amongst inner grandstands is Grandstand 6C. As an added bonus, the grandstand is also located directly behind part of the old Monza circuit. The cheaper Grandstand 6B and Grandstand 6A are further away from the bend, but still provide decent views. On the outside of the circuit there is a large grandstand divided into two sections: seats in the more expensive Grandstand 8A are slightly closer to the track action than in Grandstand 8B.
Seconda Variante Grandstands
There are two grandstands on the inside of the circuit at the second chicane, called Seconda Variante, located after the third corner in Monza. You can see the F1 machines coming out of the high-speed Curva Grande corner (nice long corner where drivers can choose multiple racing lines) before braking for the chicane, which offers good overtaking opportunities. Grandstand 9 is a better choice than Grandstand 10. One downside against these stands is their somewhat remote location from the rest of the action in Monza. It takes at least 30 minutes on foot to reach these grandstands from most entrance gates.
Variante Ascari Grandstands
Eight grandstands are located on the inner side of the circuit near Variante Ascari, the fast eighth corner in Monza, with good overtaking possibilities. The best views can be found in the middle of the chicane in Grandstand 15. Grandstand 12 is at the entrance side of the chicane and close to the track, whilst Grandstand 13 is behind the gravel pit in the middle of the turn and Grandstand 16 is at the exit. The outer Ascari stands (Grandstands 18, 19 and 20) are located on the straight between Variante Ascari and Curva Parabolica: Grandstand 19 and Grandstand 20 are small covered grandstands, but visitors can find better views in this price range.
Curva Parabolica Grandstands
Five temporary and one permanent (covered) grandstand are located on the outside of the track when approaching the last corner in Monza, coined Curva Parabolica. It is also one of the most famous curves on the current FORMULA 1 calendar. Tickets on the permanent and covered Grandstand 22 are closest to the bend. The temporary grandstands are priced according to how close they are to the last corner: Grandstand 21A is closest to the corner and is, for example, a better choice than Grandstand 21B which retails for the same price. In the lower price range, Grandstand 21C is a better choice than Grandstand 21D or 21E.
Two additional grandstands are located on the inside of the circuit at the exit of the Parabolica corner, near the entrance to the pit lane. There is not much to choose between these two stands, so the cheaper Grandstand 23A offers better value than Grandstand 23B.
General Admission (Prato)
The General Admission Tickets (free roaming tickets) at Monza offer excellent value for money. Especially when you take into account “Free Friday” where you can take a seat in any grandstand regardless of your ticket. Provided you are willing to walk several miles over the course of a race weekend, it is possible to find some excellent viewing points with direct views of the track action and the park-like surroundings. As always, it’s easier to tour the track on Friday before the Ferrari Tivosi arrive in bulk for qualifying and the race. There are plenty of small bleachers and raised viewing areas scattered around the general admission area. No Formual 1 trip to Monza is complete without a walk through the forest to the farthest part of the circuit to check out the views from the Curve di Lesmo (turns 4 and 5). The general access area on the inside of Curva Parabolica is also a good viewing tip.
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