The 2018 Formula One is more than just a race. It’s an experience.

The FIA Formula One World Championships are about so more than just car racing. This epic extravaganza weaves its way through 21 countries over more than nine months, and features stunning panoramas, a super-charged atmosphere and, of course, the best-of-the-best in terms of racing royalty. Here you can rub shoulders with the glamorous and the wealthy, experience the cultures and cuisines of some of the world’s most beautiful cities, and soak up the fume-fuelled frenzy that sums up this premier street circuit event.

History

Formula One racing has its roots in the European Grand Prix championships of the 1920’s and 30’s and is currently the highest class of single-seat auto racing sanctioned by the FIA. The FIA Formula One World Championships have been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, and the season consists of a series of races known as Grand Prix held worldwide on purpose-built F1 circuits.

With seven world titles, Michael Schumacher has statistically been the greatest Grand Prix driver of all time, however, more recently, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and even our own Sir Jack Brabham have all graced the heralded walls of the event’s unofficial Hall of Fame. With many of next year’s drivers still to be contracted, die-hard fans will be thrilled to know that Australian Daniel Ricciardo is a certainty to gear-up for a stint with the Red Bull Racing team.

Highlights

Formula One cars are the fastest road course racing cars in the world, can reach up to 375 kilometres an hour at top speed and are capable of a lateral acceleration of over five G’s around corners (that’s G-Force for the novices and that’s super-fast!)

And while Europe is its traditional base, the sport’s scope has expanded significantly and an increasing number of Grands Prix are held at a variety of other must-see destinations across the globe.  International cuisine, diverse cultural experiences and the turbo-fuelled excitement of one of the world’s most famous sporting events … what more could you want from a holiday?

2018 Event

2018 marks the 72nd season of Formula One motor racing and the 69th Formula One World Championship. The season kicks off with the Australian Grand Prix in downtown Melbourne on the 25th March, and concludes with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on the 25th November at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Along the way, the event traverses 21 countries including Spain, Monaco, France, Britain, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Japan, the US and Brazil, and features world-renowned teams including Scuderia Ferrai, Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport and the McLaren Honda Formula 1 team.

Getting there

Given the majority of F1 circuits these days are located in or close to major cities, having a range of flight options is a given and also limits the chances of you having to pay an ‘F1 surcharge’.

Your Orbit World Travel agent can also book an organised tour for you, where you’ll have access to the best Grand Prix viewing tickets, circuit transfers, experienced tour guides and accommodation close to all of the F1 racing action. For car-mad enthusiasts, fantastic sightseeing packages are also on offer, which include captivating guided tours to some of the world’s best car museums and motor manufacturing plants.

We can also organise access to comprehensive tour guides that cover all the Grand Prix events, and give you detailed information on circuit maps, event schedules and the best grandstands to view all of the action. Tour packages are the ideal way to ramp up your whirlwind F1 experience – your most difficult decision will really be which country (or countries) you choose to enjoy it in!

Combine your love of travel with your ‘need for speed’ with Orbit World Travel. We can help fine-tune your F1 experience by accessing the most cost-effective flights, offering a range of accommodation options and advising you on some of the best tour packages that will guarantee you make the most out of your fun-fuelled adventure.

Register now and one of our expert consultants will be in touch with you shortly to discuss all of your travel needs.