F1 in Vegas Without Breaking the Bank

For the first time in 40 years, fabulous Las Vegas will host Formula 1, and we are pulling out all the stops. But with a grand spectacle comes an equally hefty price tag. General admission tickets for the race – which have now sold out – started at $500 per ticket. The price of some VIP packages offered by hotels and other venues soar into the millions.

With all the high-priced experiences, you may wonder, “Is it possible to see F1 without breaking the bank?” Here are some tips for experiencing F1 in Las Vegas on a budget.

Tips for F1 on a Budget

What are some of the best ways to save money and still have a great time during Formula 1 weekend? Try some of these:

  • Rent a hotel room with friends
  • Attend a supporting event
  • Enjoy the race from an alternate venue
  • Check out other F1 fans’ tips

Attend a Supporting Event

Wherever Formula 1 goes, lots of fun follows. Race events expand far beyond the 50 laps at the main event on Saturday. While many F1 races let people attend the day-before practice runs for much less than the actual race, they only offered multi-day passes for the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be other race week events.

Las Vegas has dozens of nightclubs, and some of the highest-rated venues already have spectacular artists lined up for race week.

For example, Omnia at Caesars Palace and Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World will each have multiple shows sponsored by Insomniac Events, the producer of Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival.

Host cities also often have fan fests and car parades, though specifics haven’t yet been announced for Las Vegas. Keep an eye out for other local celebrations as the event gets closer.

Enjoy the Race from an Alternative Venue

If you plan on enjoying Formula 1 with friends, consider renting a hotel room as a group. Several resorts overlook the track and offer the opportunity to glimpse the race from your room.

While these hotel rooms will be among the more expensive lodging options for the weekend, splitting the cost can help you see the race without buying a ticket.

If you already have tickets to the event, it could still help reduce costs to share a hotel room with friends. If you want to stay on the Strip, the price will be much higher than normal, but hotels like Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Excalibur have comparatively reasonable room rates for an event weekend.

Staying off the Strip in a condo unit nearby or vacation rental like an AirBnB are also good options on a budget. Wherever you plan on staying, booking lodgings as early as possible is always best.

Formula 1 Updates

While Las Vegas may be one of the most expensive F1 events on the 2023 calendar, it doesn’t have to be for you. Formula 1 can be lots of fun without busting the budget. Stay tuned for more F1 updates as we get closer to the race.

FAQs about F1 in Las Vegas

  • Is the event sold out?Some tickets are sold out, but the grandstands (multi-day passes), premium clubs, and luxury hospitality still have limited tickets on the official website. Guests can also get tickets by booking hotel and event packages.

    If you missed out on the tickets you wanted, check out our tips for viewing the race on a budget.

  • Can I bring a bag?Yes, F1 allows bags, but they should be clear and should not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. Small bags or fanny packs are also permitted that are not clear if they are smaller than 4.5” x 6.5”. Diaper bags are allowed but subject to search.
  • Can I smoke at F1?Smoking, including e-cigarettes and vaping, is prohibited in enclosed spaces and viewing areas. However, authorized smoking areas will be at various points along the circuit.
  • Is there ADA access?Yes, the event will be fully ADA-accessible. Service animals are also the only type of animal allowed at F1. You can email the event at [email protected] if you have specific questions.
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