EXPLAINED - What is Inside F1®?

Get access to an exclusive trackside event with hospitality, interactive presentations and guest appearances. Learn more about attending Inside F1® with F1 Experiences.

What is Inside F1®?

Previously known as F1® Insider Access, Inside F1® is an exclusive event that takes place at the track on Friday night of race weekend for selected F1 Experiences guests. Normally held in the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ or the Champions Club after the end of Friday’s on-track action, guests at the Inside F1® event enjoy all-inclusive food and drink, interactive presentations and special guest appearances.
Normally hosted by James O’Brien of F1 Experiences or F1 journalist Claire Cottingham, Inside F1® features a series of interviews on the stage, usually involving a current or former F1 driver! This year alone, we have welcomed to the stage Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN drivers Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou, Haas F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen, and former World Champions Damon Hill and Mika Häkkinen!
Also taking to the stage during Inside F1® are F1 insiders such as the hugely experienced and popular F1 Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer and Jose Calvo from Alpinestars, the company responsible for providing race suits, gloves and boots to  many drivers on the current F1 grid. Expert Hosts from the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ (all professional racing drivers themselves) are also on hand during Inside F1® to interact with guests and perform a ‘show and tell’ with original Formula 1 race suits, helmets and steering wheels.

Why is it worth attending Inside F1®?

Inside F1® is probably your best opportunity all race weekend to get up close and personal with a current or former Formula 1 driver. Our driver guests will provide unique insights during their Q&A on the stage and will often be happy to answer direct questions from guests. If you are lucky, there is sometimes the opportunity for a selfie, autograph and/or a quick chat with our special guests.
Inside F1® also provides opportunities to meet and interact with like-minded Formula 1 fans in a relaxed social setting while enjoying premium hospitality. If you’ve never experienced the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ or Champions Club, attending Inside F1® is a great opportunity to spend some quality time inside the best high-end trackside hospitality suites in Formula 1. You will also be able to sample VIP hospitality prepared by professional chefs, which normally includes finger food, starters, mini mains and desserts. An open bar also serves beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the event.

Which ticket packages include entry to the Inside F1® event?

Entry to the Inside F1® event is included with Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages at selected races around the world*. Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages also include a host of exclusive trackside activities on Thursday afternoon/evening, as well as a 3-day grandstand seat. *Please Note: Inside F1® normally takes place at races where F1® Live is not held.

Where can I attend Inside F1®?

Access to the Inside F1® event is already available with Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages at selected races on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, including Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Imola, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Belgium and Italy! Additional Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages with Inside F1® access will be going on sale in the near future for additional races in the second half of the 2023 Formula 1 season.


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