How to Meet Drivers with F1® Experiences
F1® Experiences gets you closer to F1 than ever before. Through our unique access, guests regularly enjoy the opportunity to meet with current and legendary drivers. Find out how you too can meet an F1 driver - or two - at an upcoming race!
Exclusive Pit Lane Walk
The first activity of the race weekend for our Fan Experience Package guests is an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk on Thursday afternoon. Unlike the public pit lane walk, you won’t be fighting thousands of other fans for a gap in the fence! With F1® Experiences’ Exclusive Pit Lane Walk, you can get closer to the teams and easier access when drivers do make an appearance, as they often do! Access to an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk is available with Starter, Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages.
Paddock Club™ Reception
Our Paddock Club Reception is one of our most popular inclusions, and for good reason! This is your opportunity to get up close and personal – including a selfie and an autograph – with a current or legendary driver while you enjoy the famed hospitality of the Formula 1 Paddock Club™. Recent appearances at our Paddock Club Reception have included current Formula 1® drivers – Fernando Alonso, Nico Hülkenberg, Charles Leclerc, Marcus Ericsson and Esteban Ocon to name a few – and retired legends such as 4-time World Champion Alain Prost and Canadian World Champion Jacques Villeneuve. Access to our Paddock Club Reception is available with Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages.
“Thanks for the marvellous experience in Spain! The Thursday and Friday events were simply the best and through them I managed to meet both my team's drivers; Stoffel Vandoorne at the Exclusive Pit Lane Walk and Fernando Alonso at the excellent Paddock Club Reception. Keep up the good work all of you and who knows, maybe we can meet again at another event next year.” Antonello from Malta.
In addition to premium race views and VIP hospitality, our Champions Club guests will also enjoy a special appearance from a current or legendary Formula 1® driver during the race weekend. Recent appearances have included Mark Webber at the Australian Grand Prix, 1996 World Champion Damon Hill in Monaco, Max Verstappen at Spa-Francorchamps, Lance Stroll in Canada and Romain Grosjean at the French Grand Prix.
Guided Paddock Access
The area behind the pits where team motorhomes are located is known as the F1® Paddock. Previously closed off to everyone except the teams, media and invited guests, you can now take a guided tour courtesy of F1 Experiences. Widely acknowledged as the most illustrious stretch of concrete at a Grand Prix weekend, guests have met drivers from today and yesteryear, team bosses, media and other celebrities! Guided Paddock Access is available with Premier, Paddock Club and Champions Club Ticket Packages at select races.
Even better than guided access, select Official Ticket Packages from F1® Experiences also include single- or multi-day access to the F1 Paddock. Walk around at your leisure or wait next to your favourite team’s garage for the chance to meet your hero! Single-day access to the F1 Paddock is included with Legend and F1 Pirelli Hot Laps Legend Ticket Packages at select races, while 3-Day Access is included with Ultimate Legend Ticket Packages.