The organisers of the June 7 Canadian Grand Prix have announced “family-friendly” pricing designed to make it more affordable for parents and grandparents to bring kids under 15 to the race.
Beginning Wednesday Feb. 11, seats in grandstand 33 located at the “Canadian Pavilion” chicane for children under 15 years of age who will be accompanied by someone 65 or older can get in free while the senior can buy a seat for $145.30, or about half the regular price of $275.
“We wanted to respond to requests from numerous fans who asked us to offer ‘family-friendly’ pricing making it easier for younger and older fans to attend the race. We understand that many young adults nowadays wish to share the experience of a Formula 1 Grand Prix with one or more children, or with their parents, at a reasonable price”, said race promoter François Dumontier, president of Octane Racing Group.
“The first edition of our new ten-year deal with the World Championship sporting authority was the perfect opportunity to allow different generations to come and spend quality family time in one of our grandstands.”
Grandstand 33, near the Floralies garden is also next to a large rest area which offers lots of natural shade, giving race fans views of the action as drivers go around turns 6 and 7 of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, one of the track’s passing zones.
Kids accompanied by a parent or adult between the ages of 16 and 65 still get in free but the adult pays the full $275 price. The Canadian Grand Prix weekend in Montreal is June 5-7.
Starting tomorrow, fans will have two ways of reserving their seats at the ticket office:
- By phone, at 514-350-0000 or 1-855-790-1245, weekdays from 9 AM to 8 PM; or
- On the web, securely, at circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca or admission.com.
Fans may also purchase seats in other grandstands with reserved seating, in the popular grandstand or general admission tickets at the same place and time.