2017 GP Advantage FAQs

GP Advantage Gate Entry Times

GP Advantage members have access to early entry before Gates open to the public for Behind The Scenes days for Pit Lane and Main Straight Walks.

To get access to the circuit you must enter through Gate 1 on Canterbury Road and show your GP Advantage ticket and lanyard during the following days and times:

  • Thursday 23 March (Pit Lane Walk) - 8am – Gold members only
  • Friday 24 March (Normal Gate Opening Time) – 10am all members
  • Saturday 25 March (Main Straight Walk) - 9am – Gold and Silver members
  • Sunday 26 March (Main Straight Walk) - 9am – Gold members only

Where can I collect my GP Advantage tickets on track?

GP Advantage members who have opted to collect their GP Advantage tickets at the Circuit can collect them at the GP Advantage ticket collection office, located at Gate 1 on Canterbury Road during the following times:

  • Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday 26 March: 8.30am – 3.30pm

 

Pit Lane Walk times

On Thursday 23 March 2017, GP Advantage members will get Behind The Scenes Day access to check out the team garages during Pit Lane Walk sessions. Pit Lane Walks are scheduled for the below times:

  • 0900 – 1020:        PIT LANE WALK 1 – GOLD MEMBERS ONLY
  • 1325 – 1355:        PIT LANE WALK 2 – GOLD MEMBERS ONLY
  • 1830 – 1930:        PIT LANE WALK 3 – GOLD & SILVER MEMBERS 

 

Assembly Point

Pit Lane Walk 1 (Behind The Scenes Day) - assembly point is located on the outfield side of the Main Straight overpass near Gate 1, indicated by the yellow star below.

Pit Lane Walks 2 & 3 – assembly point is located on the infield side of the Main Straight through the Coates Hire Supercars Village, indicated by the blue star below.

Please ensure you arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start time, and ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage lanyard and ticket. Late arrivals may not be permitted to participate.

Early morning access for Pit Lane Walk 1 (Behind The Scenes Day)

Access for the Behind The Scenes Day Pit Lane Walk 1 is for GP Advantage Gold members ONLY from 8am on Thursday 23 March 2017 from Gate 1 ONLY, on Canterbury Road. GP Advantage Gold members must show their GP Advantage ticket and lanyard to gain early access for the Pit Lane Walk.

All GP Advantage Gold members must complete the Pit Lane Walk before access is opened for the Melbourne Walk viewing area, GP Advantage members enclosure and other facilities around the circuit.

Main Straight Walk

All GP Advantage members can experience the thrill and excitement of walking down the Main Straight over the weekend on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017. Main Straight Walks are scheduled for the below times:

  • 0930 – 1030:          SATURDAY 25 MARCH – GOLD & SILVER MEMBERS
  • 0930 – 1030:          SUNDAY 26 MARCH – GOLD MEMBERS ONLY

 

Assembly Point

The assembly point for the Main Straight Walk is located between the Webber and Senna grandstands, indicated by the red arrow path and star below. Please ensure you are wearing your GP Advantage ticket and lanyard and arrive early. Entry onto the Main Straight will not be permitted after the advertised times.

Early morning access for Main Straight Walk

To access the circuit for the Main Straight Walk, GP Advantage Members must enter through Gate 1 only from 9:00am on Saturday 25 March 2017 (Gold and Silver members) and from 9:00am on Sunday 26 March (Gold members only).

All GP Advantage members must complete the Main Straight Walk before access is opened for the Melbourne Walk viewing area, GP Advantage members enclosure and other facilities around the circuit.

How do I purchase tickets to attend the GP Advantage Party?

GP Advantage party tickets are now on sale. You can purchase them here.

How do I purchase tickets?

Membership into the GP Advantage program has now closed. Memberships for 2018 will become available around June/July of 2017. 

 

 

When is the event taking place?

The 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will take place 23-26 March, 2017. 

 

How do I become a GP Advantage member in 2017?

To become a GP Advantage member you must purchase a Four Day Grandstand pass or Three Champions Grandstand ticket prior to the end of the membership period and you will automatically become a GP Advantage member. If you do not purchase before the below time, you cannot upgrade.

GP Advantage Gold membership 09:00am 5 May – 11.59pm 31 July 2016
GP Advantage Silver membership 00:00am 1 August – 11.59pm 30 Nov 2016

 

When does GP Advantage go on-sale for 2017?

There are several different on-sale periods for the GP Advantage membership program, these are:

Save your seat Four Day Grandstand  pass 5 – 22 May 2016
Save you seat Three Champions Grandstand 11 – 22 May 2016
Preferential seat 23 – 29 May 2016
Public on-sale Four Day Grandstand 1 July 2016
Public on-sale Three Champions Grandstand 1 July 2016

 

What is the new Four Day Grandstand pass?

The new Four Day grandstand pass is a reserved seated grandstand ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. The ticket also includes access to roaming grandstand seats  on Thursday*, allowing you to access any grandstand around the circuit excluding the Fangio and Fangio Premium grandstands.

To gain access to the Fangio and Fangio Premium grandstands on Thursday, you must purchase your Four Day grandstand pass during the GP Advantage sales period. These grandstands can only be accessed by GP Advantage members on Thursday.

 

 

*To be confirmed.

What is the Three Champions Grandstand ticket?

The Three Champions Grandstand ticket is a reserved seated grandstand ticket in three different grandstands each day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. The name of the Three Champions Grandstand ticket indicates which grandstand you will be sitting in on the Sunday of the event.

Three Champions Grandstand

Sunday

Saturday

Friday

Fangio

Fangio

Jones

Brabham

Brabham

Brabham

Fangio

Jones

Jones

Jones

Brabham

Fangio

 

The Three Champions Grandstand ticket also includes access to roaming grandstand seats  on Thursday*, allowing you to access any grandstand around the circuit excluding the Fangio and Fangio Premium grandstands.

To gain access to the Fangio and Fangio Premium grandstands on Thursday, you must purchase your Three Champions Grandstand ticket during the GP Advantage sales period. These grandstands can only be accessed by GP Advantage members on Thursday.

 

*To be confirmed.

What does Roaming grandstand mean?

Roaming grandstand means that you are able to access and experience any grandstand around the track to enjoy the fantastic and unique view lines that each grandstand can offer. You will be able to sit in any seat that has not been reserved.

Fangio and Fangio Premium grandstand can only be accessed using a Roaming grandstand ticket if you are a GP Advantage member.

The Roaming grandstand ticket offer is only available on Thursday. It comes complimentary for customers who purchase a Four Day or Three Champions Grandstand ticket and can be purchased once General Admission tickets go on sale.

Is there a Four Corner Grandstand ticket option in 2017?

The Four Corner Grandstands are no longer available at the Formula 1 Australia Grand Prix after the preferential seat period concluded on the 29 May 2016. These have been replaced with the Three Champions Grandstand ticket options. This option still allows you to attend the event over the four days.

How long does it take to receive my refund for the new 2017 ticket prices?

Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive this refund directly back to your credit card. You will receive an email containing the refund amount and confirming your seating allocations when the refund has occurred.

What is ‘save your seat’?

2016 members’ will have the opportunity to secure their seat that they had for the 2017 event. Members will be sent an email advising them when they can purchase their seat. Members can purchase on-line or through our call centre.

If tickets are not saved during this period, your seats will be released for sale.

I am a 2016 GP Advantage member, how do I save my seat?

The save your seat period has now closed. 2018 save your seat period will be confirmed closer to next year’s event.

Who is eligible for a children’s Grandstand ticket?

Children tickets are available in all grandstands. These prices apply to children, who as of Thursday of the event are between two and fourteen (2-14) years of age inclusive.

Infants less than two (2) years of age are permitted to enter the grandstand free of charge as long as they do not take up a dedicated seat.

If you require a seat for your infant you will be required to purchase a ticket for them for the seat they will occupy. 

Are there Concession tickets for GP Advantage and Grandstands?

No. Grandstands are only available with Adult and Children ticket prices.

I need to change the type of ticket I have as I am no longer a child, how do I do this?

To change your ticket type from a child to an adult, you need to contact our Grand Prix Ticketmaster booking line. Please click here for contact details and operating hours.

What is ‘preferential seat’?

For 2016 members’ who did not purchase their tickets during the save your seat period, they will have the opportunity to purchase new tickets in a different location. Members can purchase on-line or through our call centre on 1800 100 030.

Preferential seat was available from Monday 23 May – Sunday 29 May 2016.

Does my Membership automatically roll over each year?

GP Advantage membership does not automatically roll over each year. To renew your membership you must purchase a Four Day or Three Champions Grandstand ticket in the nominated period to become a member for the following year.

What are the benefits of becoming a GP Advantage member in 2017?

Being a GP Advantage member gives you fantastic benefits all for just purchasing your ticket early. Benefits include;

 

  GOLD SILVER
Thursday Roaming Grandstand access Yes Yes
Thursday un-reserved Fangio Grandstand access Yes Yes
Thursday Pit Roof Access Yes Yes
Win - Trip for two to Abu Dhabi Yes No
Win - A Guided Formula 1 team garage tour * Yes Yes
Pre-sale GPA Members Party Yes No
Public sale to GPA Members Party Yes Yes
GPA Members Enclosure (subject to capacity) Yes Yes
Complimentry Offical Formula 1 program Yes No
Souvenir ticket and lanyard Yes Yes
Thursday AM Pit Lane Walk (Behind the scenes day)* Yes No
Thursday PM (afternoon) Pit Lane Walk* Yes No
Thursday PM (evening) Pit Lane Walk* Yes Yes
Saturday Main Straight Walk* Yes Yes
Sunday Main Straight Walk* Yes No
2016 Japanese Cinema Screening Invite (Melbourne) Yes Yes
Promotions - Gold Only Yes No
Promotions - Gold and Silver Yes Yes
Early Melbourne Walk Access - Thursday* Yes No
Early Melbourne Walk Access - Saturday* Yes Yes
Early Melbourne Walk Access - Sunday* Yes No

 

*Subject to FOM confirmation

What is “early Melbourne Walk access” within the benefits?

By becoming a GP Advantage member, you get the opportunity to gain early access to the circuit on selected days before the general public. The selected days are dependent on what membership you have. Accessing the circuit before the public gives you the prime opportunity to position yourself strategically within Melbourne Walk and take full advantage of this unique interaction with F1 drivers as they arrive on track.

What is a payment plan?

A payment plan is only available when purchasing a GP Advantage membership. You will be able to pay your tickets in three (3) separate instalments.

When will I receive my GP Advantage membership ticket?

For those that choose to have their tickets sent to them, you will receive your GP Advantage membership tickets on the below dates:

-          GP Advantage Gold members: December 2016 onwards

-          GP Advantage Silver members: January 2017 onwards

Tickets will only be sent once full payment has been received. If there is a change in expected delivery time, this will be communicated to you via email.

Since I have purchased my ticket, my contact details have changed. How can I update my details?

You have the ability to manage your account and update any of your details at any time. From change of address, email or phone number you can log into your account by clicking here and update your details accordingly. 

What happens if I lose my GP Advantage membership ticket?

Contact the Grand Prix Ticketmaster hotline on 1800 100 030 with your purchase details. Your original tickets will be cancelled. Depending on when the tickets have been reported missing, tickets will either be sent out to you or made available for collection from the GP Advantage Window on event days. A fee may be charged for the re-issuing of your tickets.

Can I upgrade my ticket from Silver to Gold?

Tickets can not be upgraded. To become a GP Advantage Gold member, you must purchase your ticket during the GP Advantage Gold period from 0900am 5 May – 11.59pm 31 July 2016.

Can I become a GP Advantage member if I purchase after 30 November 2016?

GP Advantage Membership is only available for Four Day or Three Champions Grandstand tickets if purchased before 30 November 2016. There is no opportunity to upgrade to GP Advantage after this date.

Can I pick my own seats?

Yes. If you are purchasing online, you can select your own seats if you are purchasing a Four Day Grandstand ticket. If you want to pick your own seats and want to purchase a Three Champions Grandstand ticket, please contact our Grand Prix Ticketmaster hotline on 1800 100 030.

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