What is Tours F1?
The Tours F1 programs were created
to provide an opportunity for fellow enthusiasts to experience their
favorite sport from the inside.
We provide all
the elements you really need to have an enjoyable travel
experience to a Grand prix event. We provide all
the convenience of an organized tour program and yet you are
free to make your own schedule and
enjoy as much independence as you like. We
are a "ground only" Tour Operator and not a Retail Travel Agency.
The Grand Prix Club, Inc. is a USA Corporation with headquarters in South
Florida. We are licensed, bonded and insured. Our participants have attended Formula 1 Events since 1982.
have negotiated access to the same facilities Teams and
Sponsors use to entertain their guests and other VIPs. Tour members
are right in the middle of the action. Your package features hotel accommodations,
all ground transportation, tickets and hospitality services. At most
events, we have our own
area or suite with all the amenities including catering, televisions,
private restroom facilities, great
viewing locations and in many cases Pit and Paddock
credentials. We also have VIP parking so we don’t have
to hike to the stands. At most events, we have use of both our Suite or
Restaurant viewing plus covered grandstand seating as well.
The Grand Prix Club
management conducts annual inspection tours of European Grand
Prix Circuits and Major Tennis facilities. We inspect over 250 hotels
and arranged all the other required support providers to enable us to put
this program together for you.
As is typical, most of the
Circuits are located in remote areas with limited availability of nearby
accommodations. To further complicate the lodging issue, there always
seems to be some large convention scheduled in the same area at the same
time. We have been fortunate to find great accommodations within a
reasonable distance that will provide an enhanced vacation for the
time tour members are not at the Event. We wanted to provide a European
experience so the properties we have chosen are all very comfortable
with nice bathrooms, modern facilities and Old World charm. The
Grand Prix Club would never put our tour members in a hotel we had not
The Grand Prix Club staff greets you
upon arrival and are with you throughout the scheduled trip, but you
will still have all the freedom of traveling on your own if you like.
objective is to provide a superior vacation experience in an
environment where our members have the opportunity to experience
their sport with fellow enthusiasts and friends.
Tour group size is
usually limited to 30 people per trip. Single
supplements can be arranged. The restriction on group size is based on
several factors, including size of the VIP facilities, as well as hotel
and ground transportation capabilities. In most cases, we try to
provide at least two departures from the hotel to the track for the Grand
Prix events, so the "early birds" (probably the guys) can get
there early and the others (probably the gals) can do what they want and
meet up later.
The principals of our
organization have had client relationships with Amoco, Audi, BP, BMW,
Exxon, Lotus, Porsche, Texaco and Saab to name just a few companies.
Angie Hasler - Member Services
Angie hails from Texas and has
over 15 years of experience living abroad and traveling extensively
in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Far East and Russia. She has worked in the
Travel, Diving, Fashion and Retail Industries for over 30 years and is an
avid tennis player and fan. She began work in the Specialty Travel
Industry beginning in 1978
Angie's focus is on providing an enjoyable
experience for the ladies, administration and to provide suggestions
on the many local "things to do" at each destination.
Steve Cole - Operations
Steve was born in Virginia and
has over 30 years of experience living abroad and traveling
extensively in Europe, Caribbean North America and Africa. Professional experience
includes the Motorsport, Travel, Hotel and Special Event Industries.
Having competed in motor racing for over 30 years he provides a special
insight into Formula 1 and moves easily within the Industry.
Steve's Specialty Travel Industry experience began in 1974. For over 20
years he consulted with Fortune 500 companies in their meeting, seminar
and executive travel departments. Steve has organized, managed and
escorted more than 400 weeks of tours all over the world representing over
Steve's focus is on providing smooth logistical
operations and looking for opportunities to enhance the Grand Prix
The Grand Prix Club is committed
to protecting your privacy. We will only provide information necessary
to secure your trips with the Grand Prix Club. Suppliers
(airlines, hotels etc.) will receive only the minimum information required
to make your reservations. The management of the Grand Prix Club will not
distribute or otherwise misuse your information.
This policy covers ANY information you provide to include
your name and your email address – we have a box on our contact
information page for you to click if you would like to have your email
address added to our Members page, if you do not want that added to the
Members page then don’t check the box. The only purpose of the
Members contact page is to provide a forum for Members to contact each