March 17 Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne)
Date: 17 March
The Melbourne Grand Prix is located in Albert Park so quite unique (although some of the greener locals rue the day this race came to their city!). It’s one of the most relaxed and happy races of the year with a very enthusiastic crowd and brilliant public transport with trams operating to both gates 1 and 10. Several of the hotels which can be booked via LSA are walking distance from the track. Lots of great viewing with the stands named after world champions – Piquet, Brabham, Senna are all great or perhaps take a punt and try the Webber stand. A great race to visit – lots of restaurants, bars and a beach all within walking distance.
March 31 Bahrain Grand Prix (Sakhir)
Date: 31 March
A desert track and en route from Manama you pass by camels, palm trees and Bedouin villages. It is a great circuit with superb facilities and now in its 13th year but for the 4th year running, held by night. Anywhere close to Turn 1 is great viewing but many of the eateries are at the other end of the track. Meanwhile, off the track, there is loads of family entertainment located at the Formula 1 Village vending area. Children’s activities, carnival rides and games, theatres, shows and live music. It is a cheaper alternative to Abu Dhabi and the circuit is among the most welcoming of the year.
April 14 Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai)
Date: 14 April
April 28 Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku)
Date: 28 April
The city of Baku in Azerbaijan made its debut as the site of the European Grand Prix in 2016. The new street circuit, located close to the sea-front was praised by many drivers for the challenge that it offered, with its mix of long straights and tight corners with close proximity to walls.
May 12 Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona)
Date: 12 May
The Gran Premio de España is held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The track is 30 minutes drive from the vibrant city of Barcelona where one can stay in excellent hotels, dine in great restaurants and visit the numerous city sites.
Date: 26 May
Location: Monte Carlo
The Monaco Grand Prix is the race that every F1 driver dreams of winning. The infamous street circuit of Monte-Carlo offers the speed and thrills every spectator wishes to witness at a Grand Prix. Whether you watch the events of the Grand Prix unfold from a grandstand seat or aboard a luxury yacht, you will be able to experience the glitz, the glam and the excitement of this special race. Besides numerous hotels located in Monaco itself, spectators can also stay in one of the pretty Côte d’Azur towns or in Nice, just a 30 minute drive away.
June 9 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal)
Date: 9 June
Named after the Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve, the Montréal circuit lies on Notre Dame Island, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River. Its island location means the circuit is often exposed to the changing elements. Despite this, the race is a favourite with industry members and fans alike. Montréal is a fantastic city in itself with plenty to see and do. From the incredible Ritz Carlton to the Nelligan Hotel in the Old Town, there is a lovely variety of boutique hotels to choose from at this race.
June 23 French Grand Prix (Paul Ricard)
Date: 23 June
Location: Paul Ricard
After over 25 years the French GP is returning to Paul Ricard circuit between Toulon and Marseilles.
June 30 Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring)
Date: 30 June
After a 10 year hiatus, the Austrian Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2014. The Red Bull Ring is located in the middle of the beautiful Austrian countryside, in the Austrian state of Styria. The majority of accommodation options, which can be booked via LSA, are small Austrian guesthouses located in the surrounding area of the track. The closest city is Graz, which is an hour’s drive from the track.
July 14 British Grand Prix (Silverstone)
Date: 14 July
July 28 German Grand Prix (Hockenheim)
Date: 28 July
August 4 Hungarian Grand Prix (Budapest)
Date: 4 August
September 1 Belgian Grand Prix (Spa)
Date: 1 September
The Belgian Grand Prix is among the most historic races on the Formula 1 calendar. Located in the heart of the Ardennes, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, with its challenging fast and elevated corners, long straights, as well as its picturesque setting is a favourite with drivers. Spa itself is a beautiful town, 20 minutes drive from the track. Guests can choose between staying in quaint B&Bs and guest houses to larger, more modern hotels. There is a limited amount of accommodation close to the circuit, and it is possible to stay further afield, for example in Liège.
September 8 Italian Grand Prix (Monza)
Date: 8 September
September 29 Russian Grand Prix (Sochi)
Date: 29 September
The Russian Grand Prix takes place at the Sochi Autodrom. It is a brilliant street circuit which runs around the Olympic Park in Sochi. There are many accommodation options available located in the Olympic Park, a short walk from the track.
October 13 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka)
Date: 13 October
Suzuka is one of the last of the classic circuits and a great favourite with drivers. It’s a wonderful spectator experience as the crowd is quite different to any other race, tremendous fun and little can beat watching the cars at Degner curve. The track is located in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan and operated by Mobilityland Corporation, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. It has a capacity of 155,000. Accommodation is limited and expensive and taxis not cheap. It’s easier and cheaper to stay in Yokkaichi which is 30 minutes away then take the Kintetsu train to Shiroko station then the shuttle bus to the track. Great atmosphere and fabulous crowd.
October 27 Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City)
Date: 27 October
The Mexican Grand Prix’s recent return to the F1 calendar in 2015 was a triumphant success and is now one of the most vibrant and popular races of the season. The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track is located close to the airport and about 30 minutes from the centre of town. We recommend a select few hotels in the Polanco and Reforma areas; both areas offer excellent dining and entertainment options.
November 3 United States Grand Prix (Austin)
Date: 3 November
Formula One returned to the USA in 2012 after a five year absence, with the Circuit of America’s as its new home. Located on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Austin, COTA is a reflection of American hospitality offering all levels of hospitality with a laid back and fun approach to the F1 weekend. Not only does the new track lend itself to exciting racing but the after-race concerts usually offer impressive headline acts with Taylor Swift and Elton John having performed in the past, making it a great all-round family weekend. There are plenty of accommodation options in Austin; most guests choose to stay in Downtown so they can also take advantage of the wonderful restraunts and the bustling nightlife.
November 17 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos)
Date: 17 November
December 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)
Date: 1 December
Location: Yas Marina