The 2019 Formula One season begins in March as Lewis Hamilton begins the defence of his Drivers’ Championship crown. The Brit has won the title for the past two seasons and can move within one championship of Michael Schumacher’s all-time record with another triumph in 2019.

Hamilton has been established as the leading contender ahead of the field for the title in the latest F1 odds at 6/5, although he will face challenges along the way. His journey begins in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne and we’ll now break down the top venues that the drivers and spectators will experience throughout the 2019 campaign.


The site of the opening Grand Prix of the season. The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park hosts the event and has done since 1996. It holds 80,000 people inside the circuit, offering ample opportunity for spectators to attend the event.

Given that it takes place in March, the weather in Australian remains pristine with temperatures ranging in the 20s. Melbourne is one of the most picturesque cities in Australia and offers a great deal outside of the race. The Yarra Valley offers a unique experience for wine lovers, watching the production and tasting the samples on offer.

Monte Carlo

The Monaco Grand Prix is perhaps the most unique race of the season. Formula One takes over the city of Monte Carlo, with the main roads being utilised as part of the track. Signs of the race can be seen throughout the year, highlighting its impact on the region.

Its capacity is limited to 37,000 spectators, although if you’re well placed you can see the race from vantage points around the city. It’s a beautiful part of the world, especially with the warm temperatures of April. There’s shopping and the beaches on the Mediterranean to take advantage of during the race week in a cosmopolitan city.


For fans of Formula One, it’s one race that cannot be missed. It’s certainly one for the traditionalists on the Silverstone Circuit. It doesn’t hold the glamour of Monte Carlo or Melbourne, but the race itself usually provides a spectacle. The circuit can hold up to 150,000 spectators for the Grand Prix, catering to racing fans and casual viewers. London is not that far away by car and the train should you wish to escape for a bit of retail therapy.


Formula One has only been in Singapore since 2008 and it has proved to be a popular venue among spectators and drivers. The race comes in a crucial time in the crux of the campaign in September as drivers at the top are making their charge for the crown.

One of the most exciting aspects of the race as that it occurs at night, offering a different dynamic to other Grands Prix on the circuit. Much like Monte Carlo, Formula One takes over part of the city as the Marina Bay Street Circuit hosts the event. There are countless experiences to take in on a visit to Singapore – it’s truly one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Visiting Sentosa or the Botanic Gardens are a must, though!

Abu Dhabi

The venue has become the finale of the Formula One season. It is also a night race due to the heat of the desert during the day time. The Yas Marina Circuit cost £800m to construct and is arguably the most attractive stadium on the circuit.

It holds 60,000 spectators and is one of the hottest tickets in Formula One due to the importance of the race. Outside of the race, there is the glamour of Abu Dhabi to explore, such as the Marina Mall and Saadiyat Island. It’s certainly the most lucrative venue so save your pennies for this one.

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