F1 Madrid 01/07 - 31/08/2026


How do I meet the races?

You have limited opportunities to meet your favourite driver, take a photo, or ask for an autograph if you don't have a rare and expensive paddock pass, but it's not impossible, so don't give up. Here are our tips:

Fan zones

Some drivers participate in the program in the fan zone. In particular, follow the social networks of the organiser, teams, drivers, and sponsors who support your favourite driver. There you will probably discover when, and where, you can catch your idol.

In front of the circuit

Some drivers don't sleep at the track but in hotels. There are usually reserved parking lots at the main entrance for the top parking pass holders, including the drivers. You can try to wait nearby, but be sure to get there early; drivers usually arrive at the circuit before the start of the day’s race program to avoid heavy traffic.

How to behave when you meet a racer

There are differences between racers and how they treat fans, so you should always follow a few basic guidelines. First, never delay racers if they want to go somewhere. They are under a lot of pressure. If they don't want to stop, don't demand it, or get angry with them.

If you want an autograph, your chances always increase when you want the driver to sign the official merchandise. 

Do you want a photo with the drier? It's certainly not out of the question, but be considerate. If you want a selfie, always consider the driver's personal space. Not everyone likes being hugged by strangers, especially when there are dozens of them.

How to enjoy the race as comfortably as possible

When it comes to F1 races, if you have an idea, tens of thousands of people will think the same way, so try to adjust your schedule differently fromeveryone else. Be anticipatory when eating or going to the loo so you don't spend the best part of the day queuing.

Where to watch the race from

In our grandstand guide, you will always find tips on where to go, and what you can see from a given grandstand. It's good to know what you're interested in beforehand. If you want to be as close to the track as possible, or if you are a keen amateur photographer and want the best shot. Plan what ticket you'll buy and where you'll be accordingly.

One more thing to watch out for when planning your circuit moves is that the distances on circuits can be quite long. Some transitions between stands can take tens of minutes, especially if there are a lot of people on the circuit. Instead, try to keep your transitions as short as possible.

How to get to the track

Some organisers host a "track invasion" after the race (for the last race on Sunday). The organisers open the entrances to the track for fans, who can then watch the podium ceremony from directly under the podium. If this experience is the highlight of your day, be sure to choose the stands closest to the stage so you don't miss out.

Contact us for any questions. We are here for you and ready to answer.


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