Pretty much all sellers of F1 tickets are now offering passes to the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix. The race held in Shanghai is scheduled to take place between the 18th and the 20th of April and is the 4th round of the Formula One World Championship.

Tickets to the race are now on sale from GooTickets, BookF1 and GPTicketShop, with GooTickets offering the best prices overall.

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The ultimate grandstand at the Shanghai International Circuit is the ‘Main A’ grandstand which overlooks the start line and of course the busy pit lane.

If your budget will stretch to £332 / €402 / $547 per weekend ticket, then you will be able to grab a Platinum pass for the ‘Main A’ grandstand. These are the highest seats allowing a view of up to 80% of the circuit and are also in line with starting grid. Gootickets offer these particular passes at £4 cheaper than BookF1 or GPTicketShop.

If the above sounds a bit too much spend then you can sit slightly lower in the grandstand and perhaps not be as in line with the starting grid. Check out the ‘Main A – High’ tickets which GooTickets are selling at just £220 – two thirds of the price of a Platinum pass.

Tickets for the Chinese Grand Prix are listed as Saturday to Sunday. This is because on Friday the organisers allow fans to use whatever grandstand they wish so long as they have a valid weekend ticket.

Bringing the kids? Children who are 1.2 meter or smaller can enter the circuit for free but are not permitted to use a grandstand seat without purchasing a full adult ticket. That means there are three grassy areas to view the race from: C, F and J (see a map here on BookF1).

Quick facts about last years Chinese Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton took pole position in his AMG Mercedes with a Q3 time of 1:34.484
  • Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took the race victory and finished over 10 seconds clear or Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen, with pole position man Lewis Hamilton making the final step of the podium.
  • Sebastian Vettel left the Shanghai International Circuit at the top of the World Championship standings with 52 points, 3 clear of Kimi Raikkonen who was on 49.

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