EXPLAINED: What is a Guided Track Tour?

Posted on 31 May, 2022

Available with select Official Ticket Packages, the Guided Track Tour from F1 Experiences will kickstart your F1 weekend with an unforgettable lap of the circuit.

What happens on a Guided Track Tour?

During the Guided Track Tour, you are taken on a lap of the circuit while standing on the back of a flatbed truck*. You may recognise it because it’s normally the same flatbed truck used for the F1 drivers’ parade lap on Sunday before the race!

During your lap, our expert hosts – most of whom are racing drivers who have competed at the circuit themselves – provide running commentary.

You’ll learn more about the circuit's history, the best places for overtaking and where significant historical events and incidents have taken place through the years. *Not all circuits use flatbed trucks. In Australia, double-decker buses are used for Guided Track Tours.

Why is the Guided Track Tour worth doing?

It’s probably the closest you will get to the track during the entire race weekend! It’s an opportunity to see famous corners with your own eyes and to experience the unique characteristics of each circuit – from the elevation changes at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Circuit of The Americas to the tight confines of the Baku City Circuit.

There’s also plenty of time to capture some great photos along the way and make your friends jealous on social media! 

When do Guided Track Tours take place?

Normally on Thursday evening, before or after the Exclusive Pit Lane Walk and Championship Trophy Photo that are also included with grandstand ticket packages. If you are lucky, you may even get the chance to see some drivers and teams doing their track walks, which normally happen on Thursdays.

Exceptions include the Guided Track Tour for guests of the Champions Club, which normally happens on Friday evening, and Guided Track Tours for Paddock Club guests, which take place at various times over the weekend. Guided Track Tours normally start and finish on the Main Straight and take between 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the length of the circuit

Which Official Ticket Packages include a Guided Track Tour?

A Guided Track Tour is currently included with Starter, Trophy, Hero and Premier Ticket Packages. Guided Track Tours are also available for Paddock Club guests.