Since its inaugural season in 1950, the FIA Formula One World Championship has revved the engines of racing fans with its premier F1 series of Grand Prix races taking place around the world on race circuits and closed city streets. The races pit the most skilled drivers against each other in single-seat, open-cockpit and open-wheel racing cars with 1.6-liter V6-engines, accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in mere seconds and reaching speeds over 220 miles per hour.
The FIA Formula One World Championship features 23 circuits in 2023, beginning in Bahrain and ending in Abu Dhabi, and drivers and pit crews from McLaren F1 Team, one of the oldest active racing teams in the championship, know it matters where they stay during these events. McLaren teams find reliable and friendly hospitality across Hilton’s portfolio of brands, with accommodations that ensure they get the best night's sleep before an adrenaline-fueled event and restaurants that keep them fueled up whether on the go or when making a pit stop.
Race fans can enjoy the same amenities with a stay at Hilton—and may even receive exclusive race experiences and perks as Hilton Honors members. Want to get in on the action? Here are some of the competition’s most exhilarating global events, and the Hilton hotels that will make your stay even more thrilling.
Miami Grand Prix
The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix features Hilton Honors Experiences tied to its partnership with McLaren Formula 1 Team. A special VIP Experience in May 2023, for example, provided a remarkable view of Miami International Autodrome, a fun VIP McLaren F1 Experience, access to Pit Lane walk and a two-night stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, which features stunning views, stylish décor and near proximity to race-day adventures. When not feeling the rush of the races, fans can enjoy relaxing oceanside or poolside, thrilling water sports activities and culinary journeys at six on-site restaurants that will take your tastebuds on a ride. For race enthusiasts, tickets for the three-day event give fans access to the only track held at an NFL stadium and to have a gondola going through the track, as well as a fake marina to create a unique and glamorous event.
Spanish Grand Prix
Catch speeding Formula 1 cars racing 66 laps around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Celebrating 110 years, the Spanish Grand Prix is one of the oldest races in the world. When races aren’t roaring, the circuit is open for guided tours, where track-days visitors can take a spin on motorcycles and bicycles or sample the track in some of the highest-performance sports cars available. Located outside of the artful city of Barcelona, home to Antonio Gaudí’s famed La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, travelers will also love roaming the streets on foot. Stroll along Platja de Llevant beach and stay at the nearby Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, home to a seasonal beach club, outdoor pool and the new Purobeach Barcelona poolside terrace to enjoy the warm Mediterranean sun.
British Grand Prix
The first grand prix in the United Kingdom was launched by the Royal Automobile Club in 1926, leading to the first British Grand Prix in 1948. A fixture in the Formula One World Championship since 1950, the 52-lap race takes place at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire. Beginning this year, race enthusiasts can stay at Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone, located directly on Silverstone Circuit’s Hamilton Straight, where they can watch races throughout the year from the trackside BOX Bar & Kitchen’s terrace viewing spaces. The hotel’s newest hotspot for 2023 is its skybar, The Rooftop, where fans can catch the action from above. Its ideal location affords private views from trackside guest rooms as well. Guests can also use Points for McLaren VIP Experiences or opt for hospitality packages offering unparalleled views of the track, as well as a premium menu created by celebrity chef James Martin alongside exquisite entertainment throughout the weekend.
Singapore Grand Prix
The first street circuit race in Asia explicitly designed for Formula One, Singapore Grand Prix racers took the city’s first lap in 2008. The 63-lap event continues to follow the Marina Bay Street Circuit today, where Singapore’s stunning marina and skyscraper-filled downtown flank the course. Ten minutes from the race circuit, the new Conrad Centennial Singapore rises above Marina Bay and is walking distance from the fun found at The Float, Esplanade, and Marina Square. The hotel is a destination within itself with its sophisticated bar, variety of high-end restaurants, and luxurious spa and guest rooms. During a visit, guests can break from the street action to savor the exquisite flavors of Cantonese cuisine, signature wok-fried dishes, and dim sum delights in the elegant Golden Peony.
Qatar Grand Prix
One of the newer grand prix races on the Formula One World Championship schedule, Qatar’s streets roared into action during its first 57-lap race on the Lusail International Circuit in 2021. Located just north of Doha, the capital city overlooking the Persian Gulf, race fans can enjoy the rush of a lively city with world-class museums and traditional markets. In the heart of Doha’s Old Town awaits Souq Waqif, where shoppers can find spices, handcrafted wares, traditional Arabic garments and souvenirs. Within walking distance to the Souq, Embassy Suites by Hilton Doha Old Town provides a home away from home with its spacious suites, free made-to-order breakfast and welcoming Evening Reception.
Las Vegas Grand Prix
Making its debut on the Formula 1 circuit in November, Las Vegas becomes the third city in the U.S. to host a race during the 2023 annual competition. The temporary street circuit will tear by the famed Las Vegas Strip and its dancing fountains, glitzy casinos, thrilling rollercoasters and upscale shopping. Offering its own glitz and glamour on the Strip is Resorts World Las Vegas, an energizing entertainment complex featuring Conrad Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hilton and Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts. It is complete with premium casino gaming, a diverse array of dining venues, world-class spa facilities, multiple pools, a dayclub and nightlife and a collection of high-end retailers offering esteemed fashion and brand names known across the globe. Elite Hilton Honors members can use their $15 to $25 per night Food & Beverage Credit at more than 40 different food and beverage experiences, including fine dining with European flavors at the chic Bar Zazu, Chef Ray Garcia’s fresh take on Latin cooking at ¡VIVA! and the Michelin-starred Caviar Bar Las Vegas, where Chef Shaun Hergatt centers your dining experience around Black Pearl Caviar.
Mexico City Grand Prix
Cars will barrel by bystanders at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, where Formula 1 races have been on the schedule since 1963. Drivers have clocked speeds up to 216 miles per hour during the “F1esta’s” exhilarating 71-lap event. Visitors will find more thrills across the capital city, including museums, thriving restaurants, shopping-filled plazas and expansive parks and greenspace. Less than 20 minutes from the raceway, Hilton Mexico City Reforma is found in the heart of the historic city center, opposite Alameda Central Park and near the Palacio de Bellas Artes. The property takes guests high above the action with a sixth-floor restaurant with an outdoor terrace and gardens and a rooftop swimming pool.
Monaco Grand Prix
One of the most famous racing circuits in the world, the streets of Monte Carlo traditionally become a track for the annual Monaco Grand Prix during Ascension weekend. Racing 78 laps around the principality since 1929, the race is one of the most prestigious of the championship, with glamourous events and legendary parties taking place day and night throughout the event. Rent your own car to coast along the Côte d’Azur and explore the enchanting French cities of Nice and Cannes. Opening in late 2023, the boutique Canopy by Hilton Cannes will provide a quiet reprieve from whizzing autos for the 2024 event and beyond. Overlooking the harbor and sandy beaches of Cannes, the property is nestled into the historic district of Le Suquet, moments from its main shopping streets and the art district.