30 Jun Top Places to Visit and Watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix This Year
In motorsports, there’s nothing quite like Formula 1. You get an adrenaline rush just from watching, as the gutsiest drivers on the planet attempt to outmanoeuvre each other at speeds approaching 360 kilometres per hour (220 mph).
But you know what’s even better? Watching a race in person. Travelling to a foreign country to watch your favourite drivers is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Throw in a bet or two with f1 bookies, and you have the recipe for a memorable day.
So, what countries should you visit to watch a 2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix race? We’ll highlight our top picks below.
Live in the British Isles, or able to get there on short notice? Start packing your bags, as the 2021 British Grand Prix is set to happen on 18 July at Silverstone Circuit. You’ll find this track south of Northampton, or northwest of London.
With only a couple of weeks to go until race day, tickets may be hard to come by. But with many pubs showing the race, you can still soak in the atmosphere even if you’re stuck outside the venue.
When you aren’t taking in the Grand Prix, take time to check out the Althorp Estate. Since 1688, the Spencer family, who has long had connections to aristocracy and the monarchy, has owned this palace. Most notably, this ornate building served as the home of Diana before she became a princess in 1981.
Need a bit more time to firm up your travel plans? Then set your sights on the Belgian Grand Prix instead. The 2021 edition of this race is scheduled to happen on 29 August at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. You’ll find this challenging course about 60 kilometres southeast of Liege.
As exciting as this event is, you’ll find plenty to occupy yourself with in the lead-up to race day. In Liege, Place St. Lambert contains the lion’s share of this city’s historic buildings. But if you manage to secure accommodation in Spa, check out its hot springs, which unsurprisingly, give this town its name.
Want to eat some of the world’s best food, see jaw-dropping sights, and take in a Formula 1 race? Then head to Italy in early September. From 10-12 September, the world’s best drivers will do battle at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, just northeast of Milan.
But before the checkered flag drops, take the opportunity to tick off some bucket list sights. These include the Duomo (a historic cathedral), Santa Maria delle Grazie Church (home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper), and La Scala (a world-famous opera house). And if you love the outdoors, the Italian Alps are within a day trip from the city.
There’s No Thrill Like a Formula 1 Race
We could all use a little jolt right now. Formula 1, with its soaring supercars, high-risk overtaking, and dramatic finishes, can easily provide that. Move now, and you might be able to see a race in person this year.