Where to buy F1 tickets: 3 tips to find the right provider (+ special discount)

Let’s state upfront that it’s better to choose an official reseller for your F1 tickets.
Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF-23. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 2, Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari SF-23. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 2,…

Everyone has probably heard horror stories about someone who couldn’t get into the venue. Nobody wants to go through that, but we get it: you desperately want to watch your favourite driver in real life. We’re here to give your three tips on how you can find the right ticket provider. We will do so, by looking at P1 Travel, a company that sells tickets for most of the Grands Prix in F1. At the end we’ve got a special gift for you, so stick around!

It’s all in the name

First off, look at the name of the reseller. What do they name themselves on their own website? Is it anything along the lines of official reseller? Then you’re on the right track.

Official partner, official ticket agent, authorized reseller, there are many different options. Is there no name that suggests a relation between the Grand Prix/circuit and the ticket provider? No need to worry, there are other ways of spotting a legitimate reseller.

Payment Methods

Next to an official name on the website, you can also search for official payment methods. And that doesn’t mean clicking a link to a shady website where you have to pay. You’ll be surprised how many people still fall for this trick.

Some examples of those official payment methods? The big international companies are some of them. Think of MasterCard, American Express or PayPal for example. If the ticket provider you’re looking at, has one (or more) of these, chances are they are legit.

If we look at P1 Travel, you can pay in various ways. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are some of the payment methods. So that is a good sign.

Customer Service

The last tip for scouting out a legit ticket provider, is checking if they’ve got a customer service department. Some form of (online) helpdesk you can contact in case there are questions/uncertainties about your order.

Mostly, having a customer service, means that the company is confident enough to answer your questions. On the other hand, the lack of a customer service or when it’s incredibly difficult to reach the customer service, usually isn’t a good sign.

Going back to P1 Travel, there are many options to reach them. On the homepage, you instantly get the option to chat with an employee. You can also find a lot of FAQs on the website and if you are in desperate need of assistance, you can phone them as well. So, by reviewing this tip, we can definitely call P1 Travel legit.

Speaking of reviewing, another part of the customer service is the reviews that independent people write about the company. Again, when we look at P1 Travel, we can see that there are a lot of positive reviews that people have left on Trustpilot. Especially about the service provided by the ticket provider. We’ve selected a few of them:

Where to buy F1 tickets: 3 tips to find the right provider (+ special discount)

Where to buy F1 tickets: 3 tips to find the right provider (+ special discount)

Finding the perfect ticket provider can be difficult. Everyone has heard negative stories with buying tickets in some way. But if you check the provider beforehand, the risk can be diminished to a minimum. Therefore, always look for an official name, well-known ways of paying your tickets and check if there’s a place that you can leave your questions. Forewarned is forearmed. 

By the way, P1 Travel has a special discount, just for you! If you subscribe to their newsletter here, you’ll receive a 15-pound discount code, to spend on one of the Grands Prix of this season. But of course, you’re free to roam their website in the search of the event of your dreams. They’ve got far more than just Formula One

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