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What all newcomers to F1 at the Red Bull Ring need to know

Are you attending the Austrian GP for the first time? Here you will find everything you need to know before setting off.

We recommend drawing up a checklist to ensure you’re good and ready for the Formula 1 Qatar Airways Großer Preis von Österreich 2024. You should pack in your backpack, which must be no larger than A3 so that it can be stored under your seat: Your F1 ticket (plus Pit Lane Walk ticket if you’ve bought one in advance), personal ID, credit/debit card and/or cashless card and mobile phone. As there is no opportunity to charge your mobile phone at the venue, it is advisable to bring a power bank. Sunscreen and rain protection are also a must-have, but a word of warning: umbrellas are only permitted in the standing areas, not in the covered grandstands.

If you want to capture everything that happens on the F1 weekend with your camera, here’s what you need to keep in mind:

  1. Photos, videos and sound recordings may be taken without exception for private use 
  2. Cameras and digital cameras may only be taken to the grandstands if they are no larger than a standard SLR camera with a standard lens up to a maximum focal length of 180mm or a maximum lens length of 20cm.
  3. Prohibited photo equipment at the grandstand: photo cases, photo bags, photo backpacks, monopods and multi-legged tripods, telephoto lenses over 180mm focal length and 20cm longer (from camera, incl. lens hood). This regulation applies only to grandstands and does not apply to standing areas and fan zone.
Important info on permitted and prohibited items

All roads lead to Spielberg

To make sure your journey to the Red Bull Ring is as stress-free as possible, we recommend that you start planning it well in advance. The most relaxing, affordable and environmentally friendly way to get there is by bus, train or bike. A traffic guidance system along the access roads will make it easier for you to get to the car parks. Parking is accessible one hour before the site opens and is free for ticket holders.

Tip: Make a note of the number displayed at the entrance to each car park so that you can find your way back easily in the evening.

If you are a wheelchair user who has purchased a ticket for the home straight grandstand, then you will have received a parking permit with your ticket allowing you special access to the Red Bull Ring. There is a Handicap Info Point opposite the Welcome Center, where trained staff will be on hand to answer any questions, you may have. The home straight grandstand is equipped with a wheelchair ramp and toilets on the same level. If you have purchased a standard discounted ‘Handicap Ticket’, parking spaces for the disabled are available in all signposted car parks.

If you are camping at the site, it is recommended that you arrive on Wednesday or Thursday. If you arrive later, delays and diversions are to be expected. For Camping pink, turquoise (türkis), orange, green, purple, yellow und white campsites, the Knittelfeld West motorway exit is recommended. Those staying at the blue, red and beige campsites should turn off at Zeltweg West, however. We are once again offering a special service for campers – a shuttle bus to a nearby Spar supermarket. You can find the stops as well as all information points and much more on the interactive site map.

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Pit stop in the Red Bull Ring Fan Shop

Having the right gear to wear is an important part of going to the Grand Prix. At the merchandise stores in the F1 Fan Zone (behind the Niki Lauda Turn) and in the Steiermark Village (opposite the Red Bull Wing), you can get yourself decked out in the latest fashion accessories from the F1 teams. If you’re looking for that special souvenir, a ‘pit stop’ at the Red Bull Ring Fan Shop is a must. It’s only here that you can buy the new Red Bull Ring collection.

In addition numerous music acts will provide non-stop action throughout the F1 weekend. DJ acts like Yarden Saxophone, MORTEN and Toby Romeo will be generating a throbbing disco atmosphere in the official F1 Fan Zone behind Turn 1 (Niki Lauda Curve). The Styria Village opposite the Red Bull Wing (Welcome Center) will be the place to be for those who prefer a more folksy style of music. All ticket holders have access to the Fan Zones, regardless of whether they have a ticket for the standing or seated areas. It is advisable to use cashless payment, as only cashless payment is possible in many places on the Red Bull Ring site. All major credit and debit cards are accepted, as well as cashless cards.

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