Red Eye’s Ultimate Formula 1 Bucket List22 Feb
Red Eye’s Ultimate Formula 1 Bucket List
With a truly international calendar – 23 races, in 21 different countries, on five of the world’s seven continents, it’s little surprise that Formula 1 has a global reputation for glamour and luxury – both on and off track.
From Melbourne to Monaco, Austin to Abu Dhabi, Silverstone to Singapore and plenty more besides, over 4 million people per year attend Grands Prix on all four corners of the globe, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a breath-taking array of different cultures.
As industry experts for nearly two decades, our team at Red Eye have been there, done that – and gotten most of the t-shirts!
We’ve compiled a few of our favourite experiences that you should consider adding to your Formula 1 ‘Bucket List’:
1) Experiencing the Monaco Grad Prix onboard a Super Yacht
For over half a century, the Monaco Grand Prix has been the undisputed jewel in the Formula 1 calendar.
It’s the one race that matters most to every driver, and along with the Indy 500 and Le Mans 24 Hours forms the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ of motor sport.
If the sight of the world’s most talented drivers racing at full throttle through the city streets weren’t enough, the hospitality – and parties – on offer in the iconic Harbour has to be seen to be believed.
Even better still, watching the race on one of the many Super Yachts that line the harbour, rubbing shoulders with the rich whilst enjoying the finest hospitality.
Want to see Monaco in style? Our team at Red Eye can offer a memorable trip to the principality as part of our distinguished Harbour Club. See our range of packages here.
You can also catch up with our catering partner, Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge, here.
2) Monza - Italy’s amphitheatre of speed
Situated at the heart of the Royal Villa of Monza park, the high-speed Italian Autodrome is one of the world’s most historic and renowned venues – and the stomping ground of Formula 1’s most illustrious team, Ferrari.
The passion shown by the Scuderia’s home crowd – the Tifosi – is legendary amongst motor sport fans the world over, and truly one of the sport’s great spectacles – particularly in the event of a home win, as Charles Leclerc experienced back in 2019!
Although Monza’s famed bank ovals of yesteryear are long since disused, the modern day 3.6-mile circuit offers no shortage of action, with crucial overtaking spots into the Rettifilo and Variante chicanes, whilst a good run out of the famed Ascari could give you a crucial tow down the back straight into the Parabolica.
Away from the tracks, the fine sights – and tastes – of northern Italy are sure to impress, making for one of the fans’ favourite stops on the F1 calendar.
3) Witness the Orange Army on home turf at the Dutch Grand Prix
Max Verstappen’s fanbase – the “Orange Army” – have become pretty synonymous in recent years with packed grandstands and an atmosphere to bring the house down.
That’s all set to ramp up a notch in 2021 with the long-awaited return to the F1 calendar of Zandvoort, just west of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
This fast, flowing 2.6-mile revamped circuit captured the headlines with its new banked final corner, and plenty of opportunities for fans to see a Formula 1 car on the limit of grip and adhesion.
Verstappen’s popularity is likely to draw in a landmark crowd, so why not be a part of it?
Red Eye currently has packages on offer to be a part of this historic return to Holland for Formula 1, with hospitality in the Race Home, well-placed for both the circuit and the seafront.
F1’s return will be cause for celebration – never mind if Verstappen wins! Be a party of the biggest party of the season and click here.
4) A Rock n Roll night out in Austin, Texas
Since joining the F1 calendar in 2012, the Circuit of the Americas has become a firm favourite for fans and paddock folk alike, due in no short part to its rich, vibrant entertainment and leisure scene.
With the pick of live music venues, restaurants and bars, it’s a perfect opportunity to combine the high-octane action on circuit with a relaxed (or rowdy!) night out after.
Or why not head to Pete’s Bar on 6th Street, which becomes a hub for the F1 fraternity on the Sunday night – it’s not unheard of for a Grand Prix driver or two to get on stage and perform for the packed crowd!
5) Sample the Infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
There are few sights anywhere in the world that compare with the Marina Bay skyline at night.
Just across the water from the 3.1-mile Marina Bay street circuit – famous for hosting F1’s first night race back in 2008 – is the now-iconic Sands Hotel, with one rooftop attraction not to be missed!
From the infinity pool at the top, enjoy panoramic views of Singapore, a vibrant, cosmopolitan urban jungle – truly, a city that never sleeps – least of all on Grand Prix weekend!
Here’s why we think the Singapore Grand Prix weekend is a race ‘like no other’.
6) Red Arrows display at Silverstone
World-famous as the host venue for the first World Championship race back in 1950, to this day Silverstone remains the best-attended fixture on the F1 calendar.
The action isn’t just refined to the circuit, however, it’s in the skies too!
The Royal Air Force’s aerobatic display team, the Red Arrows, are a regular fixture in the build-up to the main event, and their daredevil pre-race show in the Northamptonshire summer sunshine never fails to set the tone for the Grand Prix ahead!
Want to watch the British Grand Prix in style? Our VIP hospitality packages at Silverstone Live – our exclusive suite located at Silverstone Six – gives guests a prime grandstand for the action, on land and in the air, with panoramic views of six corners.
Why not rub shoulders with the stars, and upgrade to a Formula One Paddock Club pass for the weekend? Whatever you decide, our team are on hand to deliver a 5-star experience on home soil! Here’s a look at the unparalleled packages we offer.
7) Unparalleled views and hospitality at W Hotel Yas Marina
Previously known as the Yas, this stunning hotel gained immediate fame for its notable location – above and across the circuit – and futuristic design.
On a Grand Prix weekend, it’s the ‘place to be’ for anyone who’s anyone in the paddock, making it an ideal opportunity to cross paths with the stars of the show.
It also offers unparalleled views across the Yas Marina Circuit, giving guests the perfect view for the main event.
For 2021, we’re once again offering packages as part of our prestigious Harbour Club, including private suites, gourmet buffet catering, guest appearances and a whole host more – for more information, see here.
That’s our ultimate Formula 1 ‘Bucket List’ – but do you think we missed anything off? Drop us a comment and let us know!