KUALA LUMPUR – Asia is home to the most affordable Formula One Grand Prix races in 2014 especially in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Suzuka.
Travel site, TripAdvisor, in its TripIndex Racing unveiled that the Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur provided the most affordable tickets for F1 fans on a budget.
TripIndex Racing is the cost comparison of the 19 Formula One Grand Prix races for the 2014 season, based on the combined costs of a ticket to watch the race, one night stay in a hotel close to the circuit, a burger meal, a pint of beer and a soda.
In a statement today, TripAdvisor said the minimum price for a ticket to watch the Sunday race in Kuala Lumpur is RM101.37, with the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai offering the next best value at RM227.84 for the lowest priced ticket, followed by Bahrain at RM256.44.
When the cost of the race ticket is combined with the price of a meal and a night’s stay in a hotel nearby, Kuala Lumpur remains the most affordable race of the entire F1 season at RM535.98, followed by Shanghai (China) at RM641.96 and Suzuka (Japan) at RM825.94.
At the other end of the scale, Monaco took the crown for the most expensive F1 race, with a combined cost of RM4,665.70 to watch the race in greater comfort with the most expensive ticket.
The Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo on the Interlagos circuit emerges a close second with a combined cost of RM4,512.11 while the US Grand Prix in Austin rounds up the top three, with a combined cost of RM4,054.49.
TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors, covering more than 4.0 million accommodation rooms, restaurants and attractions.
The sites operates in 44 countries worldwide. – Bernama